MEAL Officer- (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning)
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 are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Support the process of ensuring that child safeguarding and child protection mainstreaming are integrated into all M&E frameworks through measurable output and outcome indicators; and support the process of piloting and scaling up local level beneficiary complaints’ mechanisms in relation to staff conduct, with an emphasis on the Child Safeguarding Policy and measure to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children.
Save the Children’s education programs in Sri Lanka address issues of educational quality and relevance, as well as access for marginalized children, with emphasis on the needs of girls, children with disabilities, and ethnic minorities. Save the Children’s basic education model in Sri Lanka includes Literacy Boost and focuses on providing training and technical support. Save the Children is providing guidance for a national rollout led by the MOE. Furthermore, Save the Children has strong experiences working with local and national partners (Ministry of Education) to implement rehabilitation activities that target both health and education facilities.
Save the Children has been awarded a five-year program – PALAM/A – from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole). McGovern-Dole feeds school children, reduces hunger, enhances food security, and improves literacy (especially for girls) in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world. By providing school meals, teacher training, and related education and nutrition support, McGovern-Dole helps boost school enrollment, attendance, and literacy results. McGovern-Dole also provides support to maternal and child nutrition (MCN).
The M&E officer will be responsible for implementing the project MEAL plan and activities for a particular province and he/she will work with close supervision by the M&E Coordinator. He/She will also responsible for coordinating regular and timely data collection activities using monitoring tools developed for the project and support M&E Coordinator and M&E Manager to conduct a regular review of performance of the project at district & national level.
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 ROLE:
Reports to: M&E Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our 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 others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
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
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.