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MEAL Officer

  • Contractor
  • Sierra Leone
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Save the Children profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Save the Children

Save the Children International (SCI) is looking for energetic and hard-working woman and man to serve as MEAL Officer at the Kailahun Field Office. If you have a passion for children, and you wish to be part of a dynamic team supporting development in Sierra Leone, then we look forward to your application! Women are strongly encouraged to apply, and we are also keen to receive applications from residents living in or hailing from the aforementioned location – Kailahun Districts.

The Role: The MEAL Officer will lead on the implementation of the MEAL plan, systems and processes for the project, including accountability and feedback mechanisms, and all learning, review and evaluation activities in the district. The MEAL Officer will work to support implementation of the overall GAC ASRH Foundation MEAL system. S/he will assist MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, maintaining Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), assisting with planning field visits, post-distribution monitoring, assessments and evaluations, as well as providing general support in data entry and management. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and guidance from Project Director and MEAL Specialist.



  • A degree level in Social Science – Statistics, social work, sociology, Economics, Mathematics, computer science or equivalent field experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in a development and humanitarian context.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience working with International Organisation.


  • Previous experience in development of data collection tools in digital platform such as Kobo collect
  • Previous relevant experience, in research such as data collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Strong skills in excel and other data management software such as Atlas-ti, SPSS and STATA
  • Experience in knowledge and database management
  • Experience in working with Save the Children and other organisations is an added advantage in data collection
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • 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
  • Experience in using participatory methodologies in programme implementation, preferably involving children.
  • Good understanding of children and/or family issues, as well as issues of discrimination, diversity, and inclusion
  • An understanding of and commitment to, the values of Save the Children, especially a child-rights approach to programming.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Experience in working with community members of diverse background
  • Excellent Interview skill
  • Strong analytical and listening skill.
  • Motorbike riding skills with valid license are considered a plus.


Closing Date: 13th December, 2022

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.


Applicants are advised that

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

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.

  • Candidates should apply through the link that will be provided by
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications
  • Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

How to apply

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