Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

Job Code: 210001LS
Location: Adamawa
Team: Programme Supports (Integrated Health and Nutrition (IHN) Project)
Grade: 5
Contract Length: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or arisiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Ensure implementation of the MEAL plan for Integrated Health and Nutrition program in Adamawa state including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to partners MEAL officer/manager  and government counterparts to ensure  highest possible quality  data collection, data management and reporting. Stay professional and follow all policies on COVID-19 pandemic.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: State Team Lead and gets technical supports from MEAL Manager.
  • Dimensions: State – based
  • Staff reporting to this post: N/A

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1: Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:

  • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, databases, etc.) to track IHN project.
  • In collaboration with MOH, MOE, MWASD and relevant SC staff, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan.
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports with support from the MEAL officer/manager.
  • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
  • Support the M&E officer/manager to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
  • Support the M&E officer/manager in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
  • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites.

Objective 2: Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support the M&E Officer/Manager to monitor IHN project at the intervention states and communicate findings and progress to Program Managers
  • Participate in evaluation of IHN project, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
  • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the IHN Team.

Objective 3: Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:

  • Support coordination of IHN projects monthly, quarterly, and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Manage the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database.
  • Work with state teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly.

Behaviours (Values In Practice)

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.

Experience and Skills

  • 1-2 years previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g. SPSS, STATA-12,DHIS etc.)
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in training others in community engagement and advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in community engagement and advocacy in Northern Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to Adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
  • Experience working with adolescent on sexual and reproductive health will be an added advantage.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding Our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
29th March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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