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MEAL Assistant - Hershey HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-11-20 11:41   Secretarial / Front Desk / Assistance   Rivers   20 views
Job Details

Location: Ikom, Cross River

Grade: 5

Contract length: 1 year (renewable)

Team: Programme Development and Quality

Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Child Safeguarding

Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting the country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

Save the Children is implementing a 3-year project aimed at ensuring child protection through reduced child labor and increased accountability in the cocoa-growing communities in Cross River and Ondo States in Nigeria.

The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the MEAL team. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection validation and entry. S/he will support in coordination with operations and assist in planning field visits and assessments.

S/he will support in ensuring Accountability in supported communities including information sharing, participation and ensuring efficient feedback and response mechanisms.

Scope of Role

Reports to: MEAL Officer

Staff reporting to this post: None.

Role Dimensions: Field office-based position with at least 60% field visit

Key Areas of Accountability

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Assist in programme updates for programme management and internal information sharing.

Assist with data collection and verification processes as necessary.

Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the quality benchmarks/ monitoring checklist) and facilitate focus group discussions.

Assist with the implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)

Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed.

Assist in raising purchase requests and planning training for enumerators.

Any other duties as assigned.


Responsible for handling, documenting, confidentiality, and security of all informational resources related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries.

Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanisms, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programs and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received.

Support in facilitating participation activities in implementing communities

Documentation and Dissemination:

Contribute to preparing weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on MEAL.

Prepare field visit reports and do debriefing and action planning with relevant staff.


Maintain liaison with MEAL unit and other units including programmes, finance, supply chain, advocacy and campaign etc including field coordination/community mobilization team.


Ensure risk assessments are done before any data collection that involves children.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.

Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.

Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with International NGOs, UN agencies, partners, and/or local authorities including NYSC.

Computer literate with experience in the following computer packages; MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access.

Experience and Skills:


Verbal and written communication skills.

Listening skills.

Problem analysis and problem-solving.

Proficient in relevant computer applications.

Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging tasks and adapt to different working conditions.

Good spoken, reading, and writing skills in English with the ability to produce quality reports.

Ability to work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable, and patient.

Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.


Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection

Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children

Application Closing Date

30th November, 2023; 09:36

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Company Description
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save childrens lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.