MEAL Project Officer


The MEAL Project Officer is is responsible to monitor and measure that Child poverty projects outputs, outcomes and impacts are achieved according to the agreed indicators, to facilitate capturing lessons learned in the implementation of different program activities and ensure lessons learned are integrated in program development.  The MEAL Officer will also contribute in establishing and monitoring accountability mechanisms to gather feedback from beneficiaries and partners concerning their views about our projects.  The position will represent Child Poverty Program in the MEAL focal point group and contribute to Country Office MEAL initiatives in that capacity.


Key Area 1: Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Develop Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) tools/approaches for Child poverty program monitoring (beneficiary tracking, data collection and analysis, reporting, etc.) in line with SCI Quality Framework.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken as planned and with use of Quality Benchmarks, MEAL Dashboard, Evaluation standards.
  • Responsible for management of projects’ MEAL plan and MEAL dashboard tracker
  • Provide technical support to Save the Children and implementing partner staff regarding MEAL activities
  • Provide regular analysis and recommendations of program progress 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.

Key Area 2: Accountability:

  • Work closely with program team to ensure all project staff, including partner staff, fully understand and promote accountability through trainings, workshops and campaigns.
  • Responsible for promoting the use of CFM in project locations and give feedback to country office MEAL staff on this system.
  • Support Accountability Focal Point in reporting and investigation of complaints and feedback as and when needed.
  • Based on analysis of complaints, make appropriate recommendations to line management.

Key Area 3: Learning:

  • Promote learning throughout the program, particularly on issues of program quality, policy analysis and advocacy.
  • Coordinate with program staff to ensure that lessons learned and best practices 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 project staff.
  • Provide inputs into project reports, country annual report and country annual planning.  
  • Support country MEAL team in relevant MEAL tasks when required (10% of LOE)

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. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in M&E, statistics, social science or related fields.



  • Minimum 2 years of experience in project M&E field, experience in database, capacity building 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 program data, learning and accountability mechanisms. .
  • 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.
  • Skills in data analyses (both qualitative and quantitative data) using suitable packages (STATA, SPSS for quantitative data, and NVivo or MAXQDA for qualitative data)
  • Skills in data visualization is desirable.
  • Skills in database management is desirable.
  • Having research background is desirable.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines accurately and on time
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI mission, values and principles including rights-based approaches.


  • Prior experience working with Save the Children and familiarity with organization’s policies and procedures will be an advantage.

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

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

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Closing Date for Application: 15th December, 2021

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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 believe that gender equality is a basic right for all people

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


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Vị trí: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2021-12-15