MEAL Specialist- PPM Prime

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 February 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Closing on 14 April 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity

A new and exciting opportunity to join Save the Children International either in our London office or remote from any of our Country or Regional offices as a MEAL specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning)-MEAL components within the PPM PRIME project, which is a key strategic initiative for Save the Children. The organization is currently undergoing various changes and transformation across a number of core business processes, systems, and structures, through the implementation of a number of High Performing Organization Change Projects.

This project will support proactive and timely management of programs and significantly increase the accessibility of information about Save the Children’s program achievements, resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness and a culture of evidence-based knowledge, learning and action on what works best for children and focuses on these three main areas:

  • Project management(through developing & rolling out a standard project management methodology with support tools & business processes),
  • Project information management(through rolling out an IT platform - PRIME- that will hold Project Information, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Reporting & Analysis functionality); and
  • Learning & Development for Project Managers(through developing standard JDs & improving recruitment, induction, onboarding, and development of Project Managers)

MEAL will be embedded within the Program/Project Management methodology, and PRIME will act at the system to capture, analyse, and report this information. One of the Project MEAL Manager’s main focus will be to ensure that the MEAL components developed in PRIME are complete, fit for purpose and ready to be deployed to the organisation. Given the methodology and system has a significant impact on the business, the role will engage heavily with the business, across all levels, to ensure that these are successful deployed & used.

In order to be successful you will bring:

  • Extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in a complex matrix organization; ideally within both development and emergency contexts
  • Strong practical experience in in program/project monitoring and evaluation (preferably field based and in multiple countries as well as HQ level)
  • Experience in developing and rolling out IT systems and tools that support MEAL objectives - including data collection, data management, data analysis, and reporting (Preferable)
  • Knowledge and experience with a range of MEAL tools and techniques
  • Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision making process at different levels
  • Highly developed influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in providing MEAL training/capacity building
  • The ability and willingness to travel for up to 10%

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. 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.

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