Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer (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:

  • Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer (MEAL Officer)
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Main Responsibilities:

Key Area 1: 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

Key Area 2: Accountability:

  • 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.

Key Area 3: Learning:

  • 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.

Representational/ Coordination/ Networking:

  • Internal: The post holder will be expected to work with project officer, MEAL coordinator under the supervision of project manager.
  • External: The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain personal links and effective relationships with partners & counterparts and Member MEAL pointed person(s), project beneficiaries.

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.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Business administration, International Development;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project M&E field, experience in training intervention and beneficiary follow up is an advantage;
  • Proven experience in program monitoring, review and evaluation, including setting of indicators and collection, analysis and presentation of data relatingto program work;


  • 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.

All application packages must be submitted via

In case you cannot access to the above link, please send your updated CV (in English), your Cover Letter and your SC’s Application Form to email: [email protected]

The SC application form and the full Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 11:59 pm on 20 September 2019.

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, 2019-09-20