Save the Children MEAL Assistant Job

MEAL Assistant Job, Current NGO Jobs In Kenya,


Under the general guidance and direction of the Research and MEAL Specialist; the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant will work as part of the county M&E team responsible for program quality assurance, accountability, documentation, and learning. S/he will be involved in day to day implementation of the M & E system sub-county level including data collection, collation, entry, analysis, and use for decision-making. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of the Role:

Reports to: MEAL Officer 

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage information generated through MEAL activities, such as complaints databases, and action tracker.
  • Organize field visits to monitor program activities/interventions against Quality Benchmarks/Quality Checklists and produce & share reports with the program team as well as the management team based on quality and accountability findings. 
  • Support program staff to strengthen joint planning and monitoring with stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to the quality of program design – reviewing log-frames, results frameworks, project plans, strategic plans, MEAL Plans, etc. 
  • Ensure that the agreed action plans are followed promptly by the program team and that the feedback loop is closed. 
  • Share all information (monitoring reports, CFM databases, preliminary verification reports, case studies, etc.) with the support of the Research and MEAL Specialists.
  • Share MEAL findings & CFM issues in each monthly meeting 
  • Support in the roll-out  of USAID Nawiri monitoring and evaluation strategy and tools at the Sub County Level
  • Collect program routine monitoring data and follow up with the program team on data collection and reporting.
  •  Support roll-out and supervision of data collection through Annual Surveys, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and Quality Inquiry Surveys.
  • Timely entry of monitoring data into mobile and computer-based data collection systems and working with MIS officers to resolve data quality issues observed.
  • Entry of IPTT data on PRIME.
  • Support  Monitoring and Evaluation activities to ensure that program-based monitoring activities are being performed according to schedule.
  • Support in conducting Quarterly data review meetings and Routine Data Quality Assurance.
  • Support and collaborate with the M&E Officer to provide timely reports and data summaries.
  • Assist in maintaining a clear and transparent filing system at the Sub County level office.
  • Support the process of testing and adopting relevant technologies for improving the efficiency of the program’s MEL function at the Sub-county level.
  • Strengthen Sub-County government M&E and Data Use Platforms including Review Meetings, Data Quality Assurance, Mentoring, and Supportive Supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time by the supervisor


Communicating with Impact

Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

Level required: Accomplished

Innovative and Adaptive

Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in ever-changing and uncertain global and working environments.
Level required: Accomplished 

Problem-solving and decision making

Takes effective, considered, and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization.

Behaviors (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling 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.


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


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity, and 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 the highest levels of integrity.


  • Must hold at least a diploma in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, Population Studies, or a relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis, or organizational development) or similar field of study. Undergraduate in similar faculty is an added advantage.
  • At least 1-3 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience ( Entry Level  Fresh Graduate)
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from UoN, AMREF, or KIM will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience in undertaking evaluations/research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis using relevant software such as STATA or SPSS and ATLAS.
  • Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Local language (Turkana or Samburu) preferred

Experience & Skills


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in INGOs and or UN Agencies in developmental or humanitarian programs, with 2+ years in field postings, and 2+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirements is an added advantage
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessments and project reports
  • Technical expertise in various data analysis software and proven experience using mobile technology for data collection with experience in electronic data collection using tablets or other devices.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with statistical/graphical software or spatial software. 
  • Proven experience with current technologies, such as web-based data management and analysis tools, digital data collection, mapping, Google applications, data visualization, interactive dashboards, etc
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values-driven teams.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values, and principles


  • Experience working in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working with complex/large USAID-funded projects and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirements is an added advantage
  • Experience in managing private and international donor-funded projects
  • Experience in training and capacity building experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums

How To Apply

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Apply Before 11/16/2023, 11:59 PM