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MEAL OFFICER

 

Child Protection level–3

Contract length:12months

Location: Western Area

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date:20th October, 2017

 

To find out more about this job, please download the job description BELOW

 

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We are seeking competent, reliable and self-motivated individuals to contribute to our Global Priorities by joining us in our Sierra Leone Country Officeto ensure the delivery of high quality project activities in the target communities with a focus on building the capacity of Save the Children staff and key institutions with which SC collaborates, including both government and non-government agencies and organizations to ensure project quality and sustainability.

In this role, you will work closely with the Project Coordinator supporting implementation of the overall Fambul Wel Bodi III project MEAL system. S/he will assist the MEAL and project team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, implementing post-distribution monitoring (PDM) as well as being the focal point for CFRM for target communities. The MEAL officer will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability, and will manage the feedback mechanism. The MEAL officer will work closely with the MEAL Coordinator to support data entry and management as needed. They will generally support the MEAL team and project team to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively in the implementation.

In order to be successful in this role, you should have previous experiencein data collection and analysis, customer service, reporting. You should have strong knowledge in Statistics, Social work, Sociology, Economics or equivalent field experience and the ability to engage effectively with people at all levels from different cultures. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

A degree level in Social Science – Statistics, social work, sociology, Economics or equivalent field experience.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • A minimum of  two (2) years’ experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in a development and humanitarian context
  • Previous relevant experience, such as data collection and analysis, customer service, reporting
  • Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue
  • Strong skills in excel and other data management software
  • Experience in knowledge and database management
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely 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’s child focus mandate and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Planning, organisation and administration skills
  • IT literate

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with Reproductive Sexual Health project
  • Experience in knowledge and database management
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in an international NGO

Application Information:

  • SCI Safeguarding Policy Statement; we need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children.
  • Candidates should possess Social Security Numbers (NASSIT)
  • SCI maintains zero tolerance to dual employment.
  • Reference and Security clearance checks will be conducted.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driving license for positions related to field activities.
  • Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document including your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.
  • Applicants should address their applications to the HR/Admin Manager, Save the Children, 5H Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown or 8 Beudu Road, Kailahun Town and send a copy of their application addressed to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour & Social Security, New England, Freetown.
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications
  • Applicants should collect a copy of our Child Safeguarding & Code of Conduct policies from the nearest Save the Children office from Monday to Friday between 0900hrs and 1700hrs.
  • Please indicate on the envelop position applied for and job location as stated on the advert.
  • Applications can be hand-delivered to the addresses above or send by email to vacancy.sl@savethechildren.org

Please read the job profile, ensure you meet the Essential Criteria before applying.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and questions about the post will be answered during the interviews.

SCI AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  PERSON WITH DISABILITIES AND WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Please note that Save the Children do not charge fees for recruitment, kindly call our toll-free fraud/general Feedback Line 922 (same number for Airtel and Africell) for complains.

 

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