MEAL Officer – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Saturday Mar 30 , 12:43 PM , 2019
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Save the Children

Job Description

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children, offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


The purpose of the community facilitator position is to Improve food security and livelihoods of the vulnerable IDP/returnees households, through the provision of emergency early maturing crops, animal health services, and conditional cash transfer support. She/he provides overall technical, organisational support and plays facilitation role in communities she/he is assigned, including technology and best practices, awareness creation and linkages and behavioral change through education, information and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area in order to ensure that the messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions. She/he will be the link between the project and the community to ensure implementation of – food security & livelihood matters intervention. In general, MEAL person will provide technical support to emergency Programme teams in the implementation of Emergency programs across Save the Children Implementation areas.


 Planning and leadership

·      Community Empowerment and Training

·      Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring ·        Technical Support and Facilitation

·      Facilitate the establishment of steering committees for beneficiary targeting and verification

·      Ensure the intended beneficiary will receive the required entitlement or services to improve household’s resiliency

·      Ensure the Cash and Voucher are appropriately delivered to the intended beneficiaries, in collaboration with the programme team, will support the, assessment, development and implementation of CTP

·      Collaborate with the program and support teams as well as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) team to conduct relevant cash feasibility assessments to further the expansion of cash-based programming.

·      Follow appropriate agronomic practices will be exercised by the beneficiaries

·      Monitor households as per the standard of Save the Children operational procedures

·      Emergency responses to make programs more responsive to local markets and more beneficial to general coping capacities;

·      Lead in Rapid Market Assessments with the support of the project officer

·       Lead learning and documentation.

Ensure Programme quality and standards are met

·      Ensure sound methodological approaches using Save the Children Standard Operational Procedures and international standards and protocols for cash-based programming adapted to local, national policies / laws and other agents.

·      Work closely with MEAL teams to adapt and institute post-distribution monitoring for cash modalities and to evaluate/study the impact of the use of cash in Save the Children.

·      With the MEAL team employ or modify existing systems for accountability to beneficiaries, donors and Save the Children in relation to quality and timely delivering programs.

Programme development and resource mobilization

·      Support the development of innovative solutions to complex challenges in emergency responses.

·      Provide input on proposals, reports, sector strategies and other planning and fundraising documents.

·      Support the technical teams in designating the vulnerability targeting criteria and dissemination to communities, and local authorities.

·      Assess capacity and feasibility of local partnership and coordination.

Support to programme implementation

·      Assist development of and support set-up of humanitarian programmes and work alongside Technical teams to provide mentoring and supervision of integrated sectors.

·      working closely with field office level operations departments to ensure Standard of Procedures for cash and voucher programming are used for implementation and adapted as required to each context

·      Oversee information and shared learning across teams and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are documented and understood as the basis for improved programming.

Advocacy and Support

·      Develop networks and maintain relationships with other INGOs, local NGOs, donors and government working on cash-based interventions

·      Ensure meeting agendas, participation and minutes are recorded and circulated in a timely fashion.

·      Represent Save the Children, where necessary, in all relevant external meetings and to advocate CTP             approaches as appropriate.

·      Effectively manage all data and Information Management needs and tools.

Perform other duties as he/she will be assigned

Job Requirements

The post-holder is expected to have the following attributes:


·      First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably, community development, social/livelihoods development, Sociology, humanitarian assistance, agricultural economics,) or substantial community development experience.

·      A minimum of two years of experience in working in related project.

·      Experience in emergency and early recovery setting with national or International organizations highly desirable.

·      Good communication skills, ability to convey complex information in a straightforward manner

·      Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with multicultural and multi ethnic teams, including working with partner organizations

·      Experience of training and capacity building and ability to carry out training needs analysis and develop capacity building, Mentoring and coaching skills

·      Ability to synthesize and analyses data

·      Proven experience in networking, influencing and negotiation skills ·        Strong commitment and sympathy to Save the Children

·      Fluency in spoken and written English; Oromifa and/or Gedeofa desirable.

·      Willingness and ability to pick up new concepts, skills and approaches quickly


·      Training in CTP, climate change adaptation mechanisms or systems

·      Experience with coordination (cluster-level and informal) and leading technical working groups ·        Proven experience in development and emergency contexts.

·      Experience in identifying and implementing innovative

·      Experience in post-distribution monitoring (assessments and reporting).

·       Proven experience in multi-sector market-based interventions, in emergency and recovery contexts


 SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases.

Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

·    Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,

·    Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

·    Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

·    Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

How to Apply

Deadline: April 8, 2019

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through   or before or on April 08, 2019.

a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should providethem upon request otherwise your application will reject.

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