MEAL Coordinator – Multiple Locations

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MEAL Coordinator (4 positions)

Country/Region:  Uganda, West Nile Region & Western Uganda

Location:  Arua (1), Kiryandongo (1), Kyangwali (1), Rwamwanja (1)

Organization:  Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN


Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The MEAL Coordinator provides oversight for project MEAL function including; putting in place and ensuring project uses basic M&E tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on activity implementation; outputs and outcomes; in collaboration with the Regional MEAL Manager (RMM), Project Manager (PM), and Project team ensure project has information brief; regular sharing of project updates with stakeholders; a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from project partners and stakeholders; in collaboration with PM, RMM and Technical Advisor (TA), ensure that the project has and uses quality benchmarks in implementation of project activities; together with PM, RMM and TA identify a learning agenda for the project; plan for learning activities and documentation of learning experiences;. In addition, provide technical support and supervision for data management to ensure that project data for informing outputs and outcome progress is collected accurately and in timely manner; support training of project team and partners on quality data collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on child protection priorities.

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Key areas of accountability include:

  • Program design
  • Set up a strong MEAL system and operationalize MEAL in the field locations
  • Design and operationalize Accountability mechanism
  • Integrate ICT in the project MEAL system
  • Build culture of Learning and Knowledge Management
  • Planning, Budgeting and Reporting
  • Communication and Networking
  • Capacity building of program teams

To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, computer science and related humanities courses. A Post Graduate training in M&E will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of three years working experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably Child Protection, Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Livelihood related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO). Expertise in using mobile data collection apps including Kobo, Survey CTO, etc. will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with District Local Government, humanitarian implementing partners and Education consortium in emergency programs.
  • Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of district health and livelihood programs
  • Experience and skills in providing training and mentorship to project teams, district level partners in Child protection MIS, data collection, management and reporting
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Statistical Packages like SPSS, STATA and management of large data bases**.**
  • Effective interpersonal skills – networking, oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate via email as well as the use to Microsoft TEAMS and other communication technologies.
  • Diplomacy and Confidentiality, Planning and organizing skills.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 11th July 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.