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South Sudan: Head of MEAL

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 04 Jul 2017

Head of MEAL

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Head of MEAL will provide leadership to MEAL unit for undertaking responsibilities as per South Sudan MEAL framework.

  • The staff member will ensure development and functioning of systems for enabling quality programme development and implementation.
  • The staff member will support the rollout of MEAL system across South Sudan Country Program and ensure that accountability standards are integrated into all aspects of Save the Childrens programming in South Sudan.
  • S/he will accomplish rollout of MEAL systems through leading the implementation of the newly developed comprehensive MEAL framework for Save the Children in South Sudan.
  • The staff member will be responsible for building the capacity of relevant MEAL staff and lead MEAL staff in undertaking initiatives for effective support provision to programme management in terms of Quality Assurance.
  • The staff member will be responsible for contributing to proposal development and strategy planning, and promoting and fostering a culture of shared learning and accountability to children and their families.
  • S/he rolls out a MEAL system for:

  • Monitoring projects against program quality benchmarks;

  • Ensuring accountability to children/communities in SCI programming through establishing systems for information sharing, participation and feedback handling;

  • Lead on undertaking internal/external evaluations;

  • Enable organizational learning through archiving findings of the MEAL systems.

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

Location: Juba, South Sudan, with frequent travel to field

Qualifications and Experience


  • Demonstrated skills setting up and rolling out MEAL systems
  • Strong experience in information management systems, data base management
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Extensive experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in a humanitarian setting
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent communication skills; Excellent written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and commitment to child participation. Desirable:

  • Prior experience with Save the Children International highly desired

  • Experience in both implementation and design desirable

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in South Sudan desirable

  • Experience with beneficiary communications desirable

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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

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


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