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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - MEAL Intern Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa; Somaliland
Category: Other



About us


For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the


Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa


Position: MEAL Intern

Duration:   6 Months

Duty Station:  Hargeisa


Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.


Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link:


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Applications close on Thursday 28th January 2021 @ 11:59pm.


We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required.




















Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Intern

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality

LOCATION: Hargeisa


POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

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



To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by supporting the REALM staff in their recording, analysis and dissemination of CRM data, and coordinate CRM information management and reporting systems. The post holder will also support the REALM Officers in hiring and supervising enumerators, you will be responsibilities for proactive call data quality checks, the post holder will manage and follow up enumerator payments, you will also manage taps/smart phone for data collection.


Your support in the delivery of an effective Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning function will play a key role in the expansion and improvement of the quality of Save the Children programmes in Somaliland to increase impact and enable positive change for children




Reports to: REALM Assistant  



Save the Children works in 6 regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year



Staff directly reporting to this post: None



Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by:

·         Manage Complaints/feedback and response mechanisms (CRM) and include systems that effectively manage complaints by consolidating complaints and feedback across Somaliland.

·         Receive and register complaints/feedbacks in complaint database of the assigned area.Makes sure that the complaints are logged in a professional and timely manner.

·         Follow up with project staff on feedback and actions taken on CRM cases through to completion and update the status of the cases accordingly.

·         Manage the toll-free line and help projects to manage and report on other mechanisms being used at project level.

·         Respond and communicate with the beneficiaries in a dignified manner regarding their complaints/feedback.

·         Provide support to projects to establish and implement accountability mechanisms and reporting by working closely with project field staff to ensure beneficiary (downward) accountability.

·         Produce monthly or quarterly reports on accountability including CRM, information sharing and beneficiary participation in projects.

·         Keep regular follow up of complaints and update complaint database on daily basis

·         Conduct field visit as required and prepare/share field visit report to the line manager.

·         Assist MEAL Officer/Research Coordinator in all MEAL/Research tasks including monitoring reports, assessments and studies

  • Undertake routine data quality verification and quality program monitoring using program quality checklists, compiling findings and sharing them with respective program teams
  • Support the sharing of learning related to M&E practices encouraging consideration of results both between and within sectoral teams,
  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.

·         Conduct other task assigned by line manager in line with requirement of MEAL

·         Carry out dual responsibility in case of big emergency as per organizational requirement.  

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


·         Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically


·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks


·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency




·         Basic understanding of M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in both humanitarian and developmental responses is an added value

·         Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of other data analysis software such STATA, SPSS, etc, will be an added value

·         Willingness to improve planning, coordination, and reporting skills

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

·         Commitment to Save the Children values


·         University degree in social sciences, economy, statistics, social work, social administration, development studies, information technology or other relevant academic discipline;


Closing Date will be 28th January 2021.


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