Humanitarian MEAL Manager

Humanitarian MEAL Manager

The MEAL Manager will be expected to lead on the Cat 2 MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, MEAL master budgeting, coordination, and support relevant fundraising, procurement and recruitment processes as well as proposal writing and strategy and log frame development at national level.  Save the Children is committed to accountability to affected people and meaningful child engagement during humanitarian responses. The MEAL Manager will be expected to lead on establishing appropriate accountability mechanisms and supporting child participation within responses. In most circumstances, the postholder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Bachelors or Masters’ degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • 5+ years experiences of working in technical MEAL roles.
  • Previous humanitarian response experience in response country or overseas.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and establish MEAL systems in for emergencies.
  • Strong skills in collecting, analysing, interpreting and encouraging the use of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Proven ability in using data and analysis to influence programmatic change.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach/mentor staff.
  • Proven experience of managing a team and project(s).
  • Experience of working through systems of community participation and accountability, including training staff in relevant approaches.
  • A high level of written and spoken English and local language, including an ability to write clear and well-argued reports.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and representational skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Experience of using child-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Experience in “Communicating with Communities”.
  • Experience in data collection through technology (e.g. KoBo Toolbox).
  • Experience in statistical and qualitative analysis software e.g. NVivo and SPSS.

Contract duration: 3 months

Location: South Sudan

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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


Find out more about this role by downloading the job description here  Job description

Date advertised: 18 Mar 2021

Closing date: 1 Apr 2021 – 22:59 CAT

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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