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MEAL Assistant – Beledweyne *- Somali Nationals Only*

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: MEAL Officer

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in social sciences, economy, statistics, social work, social administration, development studies, information technology or other relevant academic discipline Background of implementing effective M&E systems or program data base such HMIS/EMIS/CPIEMS/MRP The ability to represent the organisation and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives. Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in both humanitarian and developmental responses Demonstrable track-record in data tracking, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate information to a range of stakeholder audiences; Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of other data analysis software such STATA, SPSS, etc, will be an added value Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities; Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams; Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments; Commitment to Save the Children values Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and prioritise competing demands on time. Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will be closed on 18th November 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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