Feb 27, 2019

Provincial Support MEAL Advisor

  • Save the Children South Africa
  • Polokwane, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Purpose

The MEAL Advisor will act as a support in the MEAL system to projects and provinces from design, implementation and delivery of projects and programmes. In addition, he/she will ensure future learnings are carried over to new and other projects.

Key Responsibilities
Ensuring the MEAL systems meet Save the Children South Africa MEAL standards by e.g. availability of standard MEAL related project documents and tools, proposal compliance in respect of MEAL budget and processes
Developing a MEAL system that meets the prescribed standards
Developing and supporting the implementation of project MEAL plans
Conduct monitoring on quality benchmarks of interventions implemented to inform quality improvement of interventions.
Coordinate review meetings for projects on a quarterly basis
Facilitating and documenting all lessons learnt for application in project and improved implementation
Ensuring all baselines and endlines are supported through training for enumerators for data collection, ensuring quality controls are in place and that data is captured and ready for analysis
Provide donor reporting against indicators
Promote accountability and participation in sharing project findings with communities
Develop and manage feedback mechanisms and ensure appropriate child participation in monitoring and evaluation of projects
Make an input on learning in the project design and training as and when required
Provide training for Project staff in building capacity on MEAL skills base
Make an input from lessons learnt in a project into programmes and overall organisational learning
Ensure lessons learnt are translated into project development
Support knowledge management, including oversight of documentation of lessons learnt at the end of project


Must have the ability to lead teams
Must have good communication skills (both verbal and written)
Must be able to work under pressure
Must be able to meet deadlines

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
Diploma/Certificate in Project Management / Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage
3 years previous experience in a similar role
Computer literacy (MS Office package)

Please submit applications . Clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor: Provincial Support
Grade: 4
Reports to: Head of MEAL
Base: Polokwane
Reporting: Team of 1 - 4
Child Projection Level: 3
Travel Requirements: Regular
Budget Responsibilities: Nil
Assets Responsibilities: Own Assets and those used by other
External Representation: Regular information to others
Contract Period: 15 months

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