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The Opportunity

The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability Learning (MEAL) Specialist is a key position within Program Development and Quality based in the Country Office and with guidance from the Head of MEAL, the incumbent will have oversight in the implementation of a quality, comprehensive and integrated MEAL system that meets SCI standards. The MEAL Specialist working closely with thematic/ sector specific Technical Specialists/ Advisors will develop and adapt MEAL tools/approaches, build the capacity of SC internal and partner staff, provide support and guidance to operations teams during designing, planning and rolling project MEAL systems in line with SCI and donor requirements.  The incumbent will ensure timely collaborative evidence generation timely course correction and reporting. 

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 

•    Minimum of 5 years of working in humanitarian programmes
•    Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in a humanitarian context
•    Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
•    Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
•    Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
•    Experience of training and capacity building 
•    Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
•    Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
•    Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
•    Excellent communication and influencing skills
•    Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
•    A high level of written and spoken English 
•    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 mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

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


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8 Jun 2021

22 Jun 2021 - 23:59 +03

Sanaa, Yemen

Programme, Development and Quality

Fixed-term contract


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