Closing date: 18 Apr 2018
The MEAL Coordinator is a central part of the SC Syria Response Office MEAL team to support the implementation of the overall response MEAL system for programmes which are delivered by Syrian NGO partners. He/she will report directly to Deputy Head of Office and will be the focal point for all MEAL related activities in North West Syria (NWS). He/she will drive the implementation of the response MEAL system in coordination with the partners’ team and the sector programmes, consolidating the SC data management system across NWS for partners projects. He/she will manage the NWS MEAL staff will coordinate with the Syria Response MEAL Technical Adviser to ensure proper running of the MEAL system across the programme. The MEAL Coordinator will also support the implementation of activities for integrating a high level of beneficiary accountability across programme including the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for digitised data collection. He/She will generally coordinate the central MEAL team and programme teams to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively across the programme.
Qualifications and experience
Education to BSc/BA/BEng level in Social Sciences, Information Management, Statistics or related field
Previous relevant experience such as data collection and analysis, software engineering, conducting surveys/assessments.
Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue.
Strong skills in excel and other data management software.
Fluent English and Arabic, both spoken and written.
Excellent communication and influencing skills.
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
Ability and willingness to work inside Syria for occasional visits.
Previous management experience
Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes
Experience with institutional donors (i.e. DFID, OFDA, ECHO)
Extensive experience in knowledge and database management
Experience of training and capacity building
Contract length: 12 Months
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.
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.
Applications from Turkish, Syrian and Jordanian nationals preferred.
A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
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.