Deputy Director – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) At Save the Children

Save the Children invites applications for the above mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates.

The Opportunity

As a senior member of the PDQ/ Evidence & Leaning team, the Deputy Director- MEAL will lead in designing and implementing a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in all projects and programmes according to SCI Quality Framework under the guidance of Director- Evidence and Learning. S/he will support programme design incorporating all MEAL components to ensure programme quality and draw lessons learned to contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality programme for children in Bangladesh.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the programme development and planning process and provide technical leadership and inputs to logical framework/Results Framework.
  • Ensure that projects have a robust MEAL plan and track, document, and display where the programme stands with regard to its indicators and shows progress achieved towards the indicator targets.
  • Lead in designing the Progress towards achieving Project level target linked to County Strategy plan monitoring mechanism and provide technical support to Projects and sectors in implementing this mechanism
  • Support MEAL Senior/Managers for ensuring robust accountability mechanisms are in place and functioning effectively in all programmes (in line with CHS-Core Humanitarian Standard) with special focus on gender, age and diversity of those giving feedback.
  • Coordinate with Senior Manager Research, Learning & Knowledge, MEAL team and programme team to ensure that lessons learned from Monitoring, and Evaluation initiatives are properly documented and are incorporated into project implementation and design.
  • Through the robust MEAL system and implementation, support building evidence base for the organisation, in line with learning agenda, on what works for children.
  • Provide leadership to the Programme/Sector level MEAL team, including team cohesion and team building and an enabling environment where staff can develop to their full potential.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 9 years’ experience in monitoring & evaluation, proven track record [5 years + in leadership positions] of developing, implementing, and reviewing MEAL systems/strategies at senior level for both development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Solid work experience in monitoring and learning systems, including those of “knowledge management” leading to evidence generation and update
  • Previous experience of successfully implementing CSP progress monitoring and Outcome Level Monitoring at Country/Sector Level.
  • Solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including skills in analysis, documentation, and presentation of complex data/information.
  • Experience in designing and implementing Technology based MEAL system/processes.
  • Experience of conducting and/or commissioning evaluations.
  • Good analytical skills, effective negotiator, with the ability to proactively influence cross sectoral and departmental buy-in.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication.
  • Proven capacity to manage team and also train and coach staff.
  • Fluency in written and spoken in English
  • Should be proficient in computer operation, particularly, in R/SPSS, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Statistics/Anthropology/Social Sciences or relevant discipline

The Organisation

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 realise 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.

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

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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