POSAO – Vacancy for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Save the Children’s Refugees and Migrants Crisis in Serbia – National Post

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children with a dual mandate for both emergency and development context.

Our 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 in Serbia seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer


The MEAL Officer will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system. The post holder will assist MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, maintaining the Output Tracker (OT) and the Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), assisting with planning field visits, post-distribution monitoring, assessments and evaluations, as well as providing general support in data entry and management.  They will support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are put in place and working effectively.


  • Continuous development and maintain of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system
  • Together with MEAL Manager define data collection methods/approaches and design appropriate data collection instruments
  • Conduct field visits to monitor implementation of project activities and the quality of provided support.
  • Consult refugees and migrants, especially children on their needs and relevance/appropriateness of provided assistance.
  • Collect, analyses and present routine monitoring data and support evidence-based decision making and reporting
  • Provide support to partners’ field teams and ensure the accuracy and reliability of collected data
  • Participate in designing and conducting needs assessments, researches and evaluations.
  • Support Beneficiary Accountability across all project sites and maintain/administrate feedback mechanisms
  • Identify and document trends, gaps and lessons learned and share findings with program and operations staff
  • Support evidence-based project/program planning and development, including proposal writing; design logic frameworks and indicators; ensure that MEAL plan is developed.
  • Together with MEAL Manager, conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field and country-office level regarding Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning priorities and quality standards.
  • Document MEAL related procedures and good practices
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct

Please note that this position requires presents in the field and the applicant must therefore be available for travel.

Duration of the post: 3 (three) months with possibility of an extension.


Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

The successful candidate should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

  • Qualification in a relevant field such as social sciences, statistics, public administration, or other data analysis based program
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning experience in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience with different methodological approaches and various quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods/tools/instruments
  • Advanced data analysis and presentation Excel skills (pivot tables, graphs/charts, dashboards, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Good writing and presentation skills and high level of written and spoken English
  • 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.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Knowledge and experience with Result-Based Monitoring and Theory of Change model
  • Working knowledge of some data analysis softwere (i.e. SPSS, NVIvo, Tablue, R, Stata, or some other)

Experience with online and mobile data collection tools and apps (i.e. KoBo Toolbox/Collect; iFormBuilder; etc.)


Application consisting of CV with names and contact information of three references and a cover letter can be sent by e-mail to: serbia.recruitment@savethechildren.org


The vacancy is open until 6th of August 2017 at 17.00 pm. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a running basis and applicants called in for interviews before the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.