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Colombia- MEAL Manager

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Save the Children

Deadline for registration: February 8, 2018

LOCATION: Colombia – Bogotá, with travel to Guajira and Arauca

ROLE PURPOSE: The primary objective of the post holder is to oversee the MEAL system that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of the Humanitarian Response in Colombia. The MEAL Manager will develop and adapt M&E tools/approaches, build the capacity of the MEAL unit, provide support and guidance to operations teams, clearly define M&E functions across the Operations and PDQ teams, and support the accountability/MEAL team in rolling out the MEAL system across the response in all sectors. S/he will guide teams in achieving outcome/impact focused projects and ensure response programme accountability to beneficiaries, local government and non-government partners and SC Members and their donors in line with Save the Children’s, and donors, compliance requirements. The post-holder will support the proposal writer in the design of new programmes, and development of the MEAL inputs for the Humanitarian Response Plan. S/he will coordinate closely with the Technical Advisors at both Response and Country Office level.


Monitoring and Evaluation

 Develop and implement a framework for monitoring programmes including rapid assessment and baseline/endline tools, project specific and overall response monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activities.

 Develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-frequency and data collection, cleaning, validation and management).

 Provide guidance to the MEAL Officer and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting and project management purposes.

 Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.

 Support project managers and technical advisors in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and quality

 Ensure that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.

 Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)

 Support the PDQ Team bringing together data and findings from across projects and operational regions to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.

 Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.

 Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.

 Design of tools such as satisfaction surveys (Child-Friendly spaces, services provided, etc.).

 Evaluation – oversee final external evaluations or/and participate in design and development of internal evaluations (methodology, tools, sampling size).


 Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.

 Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.

 Design and develop effective accountability mechanisms (tools, formats, procedures) and unsure that complaint and feedback database is updated and analyzed regularly.

 Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.

 Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.

 Design and Implementation of the Hotline and the processes associated to the line. Ensure that all relevant staff (MEAL team, PMs, FMs, CSG) are trained on the processes of handling complaints and request collected through the hotline.

 Design and support MEAL Officer on feedback mechanisms after consultation with communities


 Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.

 Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design. The MEAL manager will be responsible for developing and monitoring of the action points implementation tracking tool as result of lessons learned events.

 Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.


 With the support of Team Leader identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programme, and support rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.

 Identify training needs and lead on Capacity Building Events for the MEAL and other programme staff ensuring a high capable team is in place all the time.

 Develop and follow up on MEAL budget.

 Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.



 Postgraduate Degree in Development, related Social Science or Programme M&E

 Minimum 3 years relevant experience in developing and implementing M&E systems

 Previous experience of working on large-scale, complex, multi-sectoral programmes in an emergency context

 Previous experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)

 Experience in all aspects of programme development, proposal writing and budget development.

 Proven experience in using statistical software and Kobo data collection.

 Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills.

 Fluency in written and spoken English.

 Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

 Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

 Fluent in Spanish

POSTULACIONES: Se recibirán hojas de vida desde el día 25 de enero hasta el día 08 de febrero de 2019 y podrán aplicar a través de la página de computrabajo:


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