Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives, fight for their rights and 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: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Job Identification: 8084

Location: Kaduna

Employment Type: Full-time

Key Areas of Accountability

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop robust MEAL plans, systems, processes, and tools for the project in line with SCI and donor requirements.
  • Provide MEAL technical support to partners. 
  • Document data collection and analysis findings, contributing to comprehensive and informative reports.
  • Ensure monthly updates to the SCI’s Project reporting Information Management & Evidence (PRIME) system logframe, accurately reflecting project progress and achievements.
  • Monitor the implementation of programs, ensuring that activities are carried out according to standards and protocols.
  • Take the lead in data collection efforts for the project, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Conduct in-depth data analysis to derive actionable insights and recommendations from project data.
  • Execute quarterly monitoring, and accountability activities to enhance project performance, including quality benchmarks, data quality assessments, and/or data quality assessments. 


  • Ensure the project is implementing the 3 pillars of Accountability – Information sharing, participation and feedback & reporting and providing relevant documentation.
  • Assist in establishing robust accountability mechanisms, ensuring the voices of project participants are considered in project adaptation/design and implementation.
  • Conduct periodic community feedback and stakeholder meetings to gather input, feedback, and insights on the program, enhancing community engagement, and promoting transparency and accountability.

Knowledge Management & Learning:

  • Actively engage in program learning initiatives, facilitating discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions among project teams.
  • Support in the archiving of Project Documents in the Resource Centre
  • Support in the development of case studies and success stories for the project.


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


  • Comply with SCI policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other tasks within the MEAL function as the line manager requires, adapting to project needs and challenges. 


  • Minimum of BSc or equivalent qualification in Education, Demography, Statistics, Information Technology, Computer Science, or any related courses.

Skills & Experience:


  • At least 3 years of experience working in MEAL for Humanitarian/developmental organizations.
  • Experience in implementing education or child protection programs is an added advantage. 
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.

Skills and Behaviours (Values in Practice):


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and 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.


  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, take responsibility for their own personal development, and encourage their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children and engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Application Deadline 8th July, 2024.


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