GG5 MEAL Officer

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 22 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programs are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

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.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for GG5 MEAL Officer based in Ho Chi Minh City.


The MEAL Officer is responsible to monitor and measure the project’s outputs, outcomes and impacts are achieved according to the agreed indicators, to facilitate capturing lessons learned in the implementation of different project activities and ensure lessons learned are integrated in program or project development, contribute in establishing feedback mechanism to gather information from beneficiaries and partners concerning their views about our program.

Key areas of accountability

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Develop Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and tools/approaches for project monitoring which comply with SCI Quality Framework on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) in close consultation with country office MEAL Manager and Regional/International Technical Advisors.
  • Develop beneficiary tracking database, data collection and reporting tools to capture longitudinal baseline, intervention, and follow-up data on beneficiaries and program activities.
  • Monthly compile and clean beneficiary database and ensure that the database is up to date with beneficiaries’ status.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken as planned
  • Provide technical support to Save the Children and implementing partners staff regarding MEAL activities to ensure quality data collection in a timely manner
  • Provide regular analysis and recommendations of the project progress based in the database as required
  • Lead implementation of assessments and surveys, including baseline, end-line, and assessment tools covering relevant project indicators as needed
  • Undertake field visits to monitor progress and support monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Document case studies and best practices
  • Provide support with donors’ reports as needed


  • Work closely with project/program team to ensure all staff in the country programme, including partner staff, fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children and youth in particular, through training and coaching.
  • Work with country office MEAL Manager to develop an effective system for complaints handling and response mechanisms are established and functioning at the program implementation levels.
  • Lead and/or support for investigation of the complaints and feedback as and when needed.
  • Based on analysis of complaints, make appropriate recommendation to line management.


  • Participate in the Project Management Board meeting every 3 months and facilitate the Learning component as one of project outcomes.
  • Promote learning throughout the organization, particularly on issues of program quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.
  • Co-ordinate with program staffs to ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into program implementation and design.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments, research and learning in co-ordination and cooperation with program staff.

Key Competencies

  • Quick learner with ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Ability to provide technical support/inputs in developing and implementing sound M&E and Accountability system for children.
  • Excellent ability to meet tight deadlines accurately and on time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI mission, values and principles including rights-based approaches

For further information and how to apply, please go to our website at

The closing date for application is 5 pm on Friday, 8 June 2018.

Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-06-08