Abuja, Jobs, Nigeria

Roving MEAL Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Roving MEAL Coordinator

Job ID: 210005C0
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (with ability to deploy within 72 hours to any newly arising needs in any SC’s implementing and accessible areas)
Grade: 3
Contract Length:  6 Months Contract
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Programme: Humanitarian Fund (HF)
Title:  MEAL Coordinator, Roving Rapid Response Team

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and 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.

Role Purpose

  • Save the Children Nigeria will establish and train a Roving Rapid Response Team. The team will be based in Abuja, with the ability to mobilize and respond within 72 hours to any newly arising needs in any SC’s implementing and accessible areas.
  • The Roving Rapid Response Team will be trained in conducting rapid needs assessment and time managing the start-up of the responses while supporting new proposals development and further on appropriate handover to the FO’s teams.
  •  In the first phase, the team will be led and composed mainly by HSTs, and it is expected to become nationalized entirely within a period of 6 months.

As a key member of the Roving Rapid Team, she/he will take shared responsibility to ensure and provide technical support and enable deployed field offices to deliver on crucial MEAL deliverables:

  • General MEAL mainstreaming, capacity building and support of SCI and partners project staff and field-level project monitoring, including data collection, analysis, and reporting of indicators, qualitative and quantitative information for the migration project. Staff to support include project and CO M&E staff, project managers, and partners.
  • Ensure the migration project:
  • Meets and exceeds the programme standards for design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Applies the SCI and SCI Nigeria program standard operating procedures
  • Implements SCI MEAL priorities and initiatives
  • Leads on cross-cutting themes
  • Demonstrates outcomes and impact for target groups

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Roving Operations Manager, Rapid Response Team
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Lead the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation processes and systems within the Migration program
  • Leading the implementation of SCI MEAL systems and other related standards, processes, and systems within project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting requirements.
  • Set up field office level information and reporting system for the donor projects
  • Lead the implementation of base/mid/end lines and evaluations
  • Support country teams to set up information and reporting systems in line with country office level requirements
  • Ensure the development of MEAL plans and project framework
  • Provide guidance related to harmonized data collection related to project objectives and indicators and integrate these into reports
  • Develop tools for data collection and analysis
  • Develop and maintain a database storing all data required by the project
  • Set up all processes required for effective data collection and analysis required by the project

Provide training and capacity building on MEAL processes and tools:

  • Capacity building, coaching, and distance support provision for project staff and partners in charge of MEAL functions
  • Develop, consolidate, adjust and inform the project MEAL plan
  • Being the point of contact for project teams for pre-activity and post-activity support
  • Provide induction for project staff on MEAL systems and tools

Publication and reporting:

  • Ensure the development of high-quality professional publications and reports that reflect quality project outcomes
  • Document project impact and the project’s lessons learned
  • Document innovative approaches related to MEAL
  • Support the documentation of other approaches/practices within the project

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 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 national scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, project and field managers, as well as partners
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to approach.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


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

Additional job responsibilities

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive. 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 must carry out the duties following 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 protecting children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties following SCI policies and procedures.
  • JD written by: Faton Krasniqi, / DPO

Experience and Skills

  • A Degree in a relevant field either in relation to monitoring and evaluation or in statistics
  • Substantial monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Prior experience in the management of consortia and multi-country programs ( 2 years)
  • Substantial experience in data collection and management
  • Good knowledge in developing and manipulate the database and statistical tools
  • Successful track record of implementing simple, effective monitoring systems, including experience in data collection and management
  • Experience in remote and matrix management
  • Proficiency in written and spoken  French and English


  • Experience in Child Protection/Youth/Migration programming.
  • Experience in Rights-based approach
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programming, design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Working experience in challenging and insecure contexts and similar.
  • Capacity and willingness to be highly flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online