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 programmes 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:

  • Vacancy: MEAL Officer
  • Based in: Ha Noi

Main Responsibilities:

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.

  • Monitoring & Evaluation:
    • Provide support in developing project logframe during proposal development, particularly in identifying indicators of achievement
    • Support development of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and tools/approaches for project monitoring which comply with SCI Essential Standard on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) in close consultation with MEAL Manager, DPDQA, Program Teams and other MEAL Officers.
    • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken as planned
    • Provide technical support to Save the Children and local partners staff regarding MEAL activities to ensure quality data collection in a timely manner
    • Support the MEAL Manager in implementation of assessments and surveys, including baseline, endline, and KAP surveys
    • Undertake field visits to monitor progress and support monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • Support MEAL Manager and program teams in collection of information for program KPIs.
  • Accountability:
    • Work closely with Program Teams to ensure all staff in the country programme, including partner staff, fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children in particular, through training and coaching.
    • Work with Program Teams in formalizing beneficiaries and partners feedback mechanism in order to address any complaints they may raise concerning project implementation and/or support for investigation of the any significant complaints when needed.
    • Based on the results of investigation, make appropriate recommendation to concerned line of manager how to respond to any significant complaint.
  • Learning:
    • Promote learning throughout the organisation, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy.
    • Provide support to program staff when needed, to organize lessons learned workshop during project implementation or during end of project
    • Co-ordinate with programme staff to ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.
    • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments, researches and learning in coordination and cooperation with program staff.
  • Other tasks required by supervisor
    The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience, including adjustment on job description. 

Key Competencies:


  • Proven experience in programme monitoring, review and evaluation, including setting of indicators and collection, analysis and presentation of data relating to programme work;
  • Quick learner with ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Ability to provide technical support/inputs in developing and implementing MEAL
  • Excellent ability to meet tight deadlines accurately and on time
  • Able to write and speak in English and Vietnamese
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  SCI  mission,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Statistics, Economics, Business administration, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Science or Information Technology
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in M&E field, particularly experience in methodologies, developing logframes and result frameworks.
  • Ability to work with MS Excel; experience in MS Access and SPSS will be advantageous
  • NGOs networks and knowledge

Please send (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae updated
  • Completed Application form (template attached)
  • Contact of three referees
  • Covering letter addressing the list of competencies


Save the Children International in Vietnam,
4th Floor, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on Sunday, 10th 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
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-06-10