Employment opportunities at Save The Children Tanzania

Since the organization began operating in Tanzania in 1994 and prior to that in Pemba since 1986, the organization has grown tremendously and now operates throughout the country. With it’s head office in Dar es Salaam, with regional offices in Lindi, Shinyanga and Zanzibar.

Save the Children Tanzania works on seven thematic areas: Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, and Emergencies. Policy influencing and advocacy, gender, HIV/AIDS are other areas, which contribute to the current programming.

TITLE: Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Emergency Response/MEAL

LOCATION: Kigoma Region


CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 Months, renewable


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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The job holder will be responsible for coordinating Humanitarian Response Programme monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning efforts in Kigoma and ensure high quality programming for Refugee children, youth, partners and donors. In close collaboration with the Emergency response Manager and Emergency Field manager as well as thematic Coordinators, the MEAL Coordinator will play leading role in coordinating the implementation of strategies to ensure proper planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of the Response projects and the timely dissemination of best practices & lessons learned. The MEAL Coordinator will also be responsible to lead in coordinating MEAL related activities of other for all the projects being implemented by Save the Children (SC in Kigoma). She/he is responsible to ensure that the delivery of the programs is in line with SCI’s Minimum Operating Standards, donor requirement, SC MEAL essential standard and specific programmatic approaches designed by the Donor and Response Quality Bench Marks.

SCOPE OF ROLE: The position is under the line management of the Emergency Response Manager and is directly reporting to this post. The MEAL coordinator will also have dotted line management to the Country programme’s MEAL Advisor. This post has direct coordination role of all program teams to get the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning tasks of projects and programs performed appropriately so as to contribute to achieve the organizational goal and objectives.

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager.

Staff directly reporting to this post: MEAL officers.


Lead and capacitate the MEAL team and improve the synergy and integration of sectors to enhance delivery of safe and quality programming with outstanding results for children and their communities
Design and implement participatory and result based MEAL system that will generate timely information and feedback to project counterparts at all levels, and to management and donors
Lead the development of the MEAL plan for all the Awards in the Humanitarian Response.
Develop and implement a work plan for rolling out the MEAL system at program and field office level
Provide technical support to Programme Manager/Project Officer on implementing M&E plan, Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) & Logical Framework
Provide technical support for the identification of appropriate indicators and relevant data sources, and the development of data collection systems and tools for the programs
Building the capacities of field office staffs on the application of the various MEAL tools and providing day-to-day technical assistance to them in the implementation of the tools, including onsite support
Compile and produce quality organizational reports as per the donor and partners requirements;
Ensure that regular reports are generated from monitoring data and that findings are communicated effectively to appropriate persons and units
Undertake field visit to monitor and supervise project implementation, identify bottlenecks
Supporting project teams by designing, leading and/or coordinating the implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations, as well as country-level data analysis and participate in formative & operation researches, joint projects monitoring and reviews / lessons learning workshops/events, documentation/sharing of success stories, case studies, best practices and lessons learned on a regular basis
Lead on accountability activities to ensure high accountability standards are upheld, including the development and use of information materials and the establishment of a robust feedback and reporting mechanism that is regularly monitored, updated, and used to inform organization at planning level
Serves as focal person for the implementation of Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) and child safeguarding policies/procedures
Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are included in all MEAL activities
Work with communication manager or officer to document and share progress and achievements of the programs in the region
Perform other duties as and when delegated by the line manager
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

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holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling 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;

BA/MSc degree in an area of social work or any other related fields.
At least 4 years experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: Education in Emergencies, CPiE, Child rights governance, , Health and Nutrition, and emergencies
Experience in setting up and managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time
Experience in and proven ability to support, train and mentor staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methodology
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
Fluency in English, Kiswahili (both verbal and written) French and Kirundi will be an added advantage.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children strategy, vision, mission, values and principles, good understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection
Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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.

The deadline for submitting the application is 23 August 2021.