Meal Coordinator Job at Save the Children

Meal Coordinator Job at Save the Children

Meal Coordinator Job at Save the Children

MEAL Coordinator at Save the Children

Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations, and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve newborn and maternal health, and support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems.

We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services that concern them, and support, and respond to emergencies.

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Our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Role Purpose

The MEAL Coordinator takes the overall responsibility of operationalizing the MEAL system and SCI MEAL approach for the program. The post-holder will be expected to lead on MEAL system implementation including monitoring program quality, rolling out accountability mechanisms, supporting program evaluations, and leading on MEAL budgeting.

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The Program MEAL Coordinator will lead on research by ensuring we are capturing and documenting learnings from the approaches used in the program. The MEAL Coordinator will lead MEAL capacity building of project staff for successful delivery and attainment of project objectives.

Contract Duration: 1 Year renewable

No of Vacancies: One (1) Position

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Location: Zanzibar

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Working closely with the MEAL Specialist and in collaboration with the Programme Manager, the MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and promoting the use of MEAL systems to ensure that the program team:

  • Is informed on the extent to which the program development interventions are impacting the lives of the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Receives regular, timely, and context-specific, meaningful feedback from program beneficiaries, and staff. The feedback should effectively inform and signal areas where strategic attention and improvement are required.
  • Generate evidence-based knowledge on the impacts the program interventions are leading to within the communities over the life of the award.
  • Collect information that demonstrates the significant value of combining research and innovative
  • programming to achieve the program’s intended results and influence policy change.

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Program Monitoring, Assessments, Evaluations, and Reporting

  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager and MEAL, the Specialist establishes and ensures the implementation of a strong MEAL system for the program (MEAL plans, indicators performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks, etc.)
  • Lead program studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations, and other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual DIPs.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager and MEAL Specialist, develop process, output, and outcome level Quality Benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA).
  • Review MEAL reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.
  • Identify program staff MEAL capacity needs and inform the Program Manager and MEAL unit and put in place MEAL capacity building plans.
  • Develop and maintain the Indicator Performance Tracking Tool and Output tracker for the program that will guide the preparation of program progress updates on a monthly basis
  • Lead roll-out of program MEAL systems and processes to measure achievement and progress towards achieving project objectives/outcomes and results/outputs against indicators (indicator performance tracker tables, quality checklists, etc.).
  • Lead monitoring of program quality using quality benchmarks and ensure that findings are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into program decision-making, incorporating accountability and learning.
  • Contribute to child-focused and child-led program implementation, by ensuring children’s participation, reporting back to children, and child-led M&E.
  • Lead compilation of data and reporting for the program in relation to SCI global indicators and total beneficiaries reach reports

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Accountability and Organisational Learning

  • Working with the Programme Manager to facilitate learning activities such as program review workshops, lessons learned reports, etc.
  • Ensure participation of beneficiaries and children in monitoring and evaluating the programs,
  • Establish accountability mechanisms for the program to ensure information is shared and feedback collected from the program beneficiaries; provide reports and support the implementation team using key learning from the accountability system for program development, planning, improvement, and implementation.

MEAL Coordinator at Save the Children

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Representation and Advocacy

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and governments, advocating for the specific needs of children.
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated in collaboration with other SC sector teams to strengthen programming and impact on children.
  • Provide appropriate information on the program to facilitate effective engagement with donor and Tanzania government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner in Zanzibar and in the Songwe Region specifically.

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Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Building capacity and knowledge of program staff on MEAL systems, strengthening organizational knowledge and understanding of effective programming through networking, experience sharing, and searching for innovative ideas
  • Demonstrate and practice behavior that develops a sense of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity, and innovation, and emancipates.

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Child Safeguarding

  • All staff has an obligation to ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct, and related policies. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • All staff must ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk).

Meal Coordinator Job at Save the Children

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in an area of social development or equivalent. A Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum three years of practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large i
  • International non-governmental organization or other international development body;
    Demonstrable track record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on
  • M&E methodology and analyze and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation, and report-writing skills, with particular competency in participatory research methods;
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports. A high level of written and spoken English
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values-driven teams;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours and work with diverse community beneficiaries
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values, and principles
  • Information Communication Technology literate

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How to Apply

Please read the full details of the position at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/careers and apply as instructed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for Interviews.

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Application closing Date: 27th September 2022

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Please note:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process

The deadline for submitting the application is 28 September 2022.


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