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MEAL Assistant At Save the Children – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience1 – 2 years
  • LocationTurkana
  • Job FieldData, Business Analysis and AI


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.


  • Manage information generated through MEAL activities, such as complaints databases, action tracker.
  • Organize field visits to monitor program activities / interventions against Quality Benchmarks/Quality Checklists and produce & share reports with program team as well as 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 plan, strategic plans, MEAL Plan etc. 
  • Ensure that the agreed action plans are followed in timely manner by 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  Research and MEAL Specialist.
  • Share MEAL findings & CFM issues in each monthly meeting 
  • Support in 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 to 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 Meeting, Data Quality Assurance, Mentoring and Supportive Supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time by supervisor

Contract Duration: 5 months (with possibility of extension) 

Work Location: Lokitaung-Turkana


  • Bachelors holder in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, or Population Studies, or relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis or organizational development) or similar field of study. 
  • At least 1-2 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience 
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from UoN, AMREF or KIM will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience of undertaking evaluations/research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis using relevant software such as STATA or SPSS and ATLAS.ti 
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in INGO’s and or UN Agencies in developmental or in humanitarian programmes, with 6 months to 1 years in field postings, and 1+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience working with USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement 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 assessment and project reports
  • Technical expertise in various data analysis software and proven experience using mobile technology for data collection with experience of 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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on to apply

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