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Save the Children Jobs Kabul 2023-acbar Jobs Kabul


Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per SCI Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 230000GK
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Save the Children
Years of Experience: 7 Years
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent field experience

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 realize 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

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•            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.

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SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

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Job Description for Save the Children Jobs Kabul 2023-acbar Jobs Kabul


The MEAL Manager is a key position within the ECW funded project. SCI’s the Consortium Lead and will coordinate implementations of consortium wide MEAL process and systems. S/he support the design and leads on implementation of a quality, comprehensive and integrated MEAL System that meets SCI standards; MEAL staff management, mentorship, internal reporting, as well as programme development.

S/he directly work closely with Province based MEAL Coordinators and directly support MEAL Officers and assigned staff to ensure SCI and donor MEAL requirements are realised. S/he is a member of the Program Development and Quality (PDQ)- MEAL Department Leadership Team and a member of the Digital Data Management Team in the Country Office, and ARO- REALM Working Group.


Reports to: Head of REALM

Technical Reports/relationship: Consortium MEAL staff

Role Dimensions: The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with the ECW consortium including Save the Children members, the Country Office Programme Development & Quality team, advocacy colleagues, Regional Advisors, technical counterparts in other organisation, donors etc. The candidate will lead the Consortium Wide MEAL technical working group (MEAL TWG) and ensure SOPs are in place and follow up to ensure, an effective, efficient and consistent MEAL system is in place.

The role is also expected to engage with internal technical working groups and communities of practice.

Context: Humanitarian and development

Primary Technical area: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

Travel: Frequent travel to field locations

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  1. Support design and lead on implementation of a Comprehensive MEAL System that meets SCI standards
  • Lead and oversee the adaptation and implementation of CO MEAL System for humanitarian and development programmes at the Consortium level, and may include local implementation partners as well. This system requires close collaboration with the Programme Ops and PDQ Departments and must be in line with SCI’s and Consortium wide agreed Quality programming frameworks. The Consortium wide- MEAL systems need to meet demands and standards of different donors.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a consortium wide monitoring frameworks, tools and processes to measure performance and programme quality. This includes supporting thematic and operation staff to develop and monitor Quality Benchmarks.


  • In collaboration with MEAL Coordinators support routine collection, analysis and use of evidence, including disaggregation for gender, disability and the most marginalised and deprived, to document impact, innovate and learn what work for children, and inform management, policy and programme solutions. This includes needs and baseline assessments, feasibility studies, evaluations and research.
  • Ensure systems that safely and appropriately ensure accountability to children and communities with whom we work by building trusting and collaborative relationships through information sharing and two-way communication, participation, and feedback and reporting mechanisms.
  • Systematically identify, document, share and use learning from Save the Children and others’ work, in order to continuously adapt and improve our programming. This includes learning agendas, learning workshops and after-action review, action planning and tracking of learning uptake.
  • Support MEAL emergency preparedness and response within existing country MEAL frameworks, systems, tools and processes, adhering to the Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

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  • Implement knowledge management systems through championing use of platforms that store and display evidence and learning that is made accessible and actively used between countries, regions and the Centre,
  • Explore innovative opportunities to pilot approaches that are new or could expand to further areas of programming.

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  • Ensure that KPIs related to MEAL activities are regularly met through project level robust systems for tracking, reporting and following up improvement actions.
  • Foster innovation by identifying opportunities to pilot new approaches and to upgrade tools, systems and process based on advances in the aid sector.

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MEAL Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Lead the Consortium-wide MEAL team by structuring it appropriately and then hiring and retaining highly qualified and motivated MEAL staff.  This includes direct supervision of all Area level MEAL staff
  • Build the technical expertise and coherency of the team through use of a Community of Practice that includes regular workshops and staff exchanges.

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  • Manage the performance of direct/indirect supervised MEAL staff by clearly (supporting) setting objectives, assessing performance, and providing coaching, mentoring, and training that aligns with SCI’s Global MEAL Capacity Building Strategic Work plan.


  • Ensure MEAL Coordinators and offices have and understand clearly defined roles and responsibilities that are understood by Program Ops and PDQ teams.


  • Promote all aspects of MEAL through training and capacity building for multiple stakeholders including MEAL staff and PDQ Leadership to support the creation of an organizational culture, which prioritizes MEAL leading to quality programming.
  • Participate in relevant MEAL training opportunities and networks in country, region and globally.


Strategic and Annual Planning

  • Ensure that evidence and learning is brought together across thematic and operational regions to develop a Country Strategic Plan (including participating in a Child Needs Situational Assessment).
  • Support the development of the Consortium Annual Plan (CAP) including mapping and planning for future evaluations,
  • assessments or studies and ensure that data is accurate is collected across the consortium.


  • Support Project Director, Project Manager and Coordinators to analyse progress against programme objectives and strategies and the overarching contribution to humanitarian and CSP indicators.


Internal Reporting

  • Ensure existence and application of Consortium wide Data flow management is in place allowing for effective and efficient capacity building of all involved parties to ensure timely, reliable, consistent, and complete data collection
  • Ensure accurate data collection and processing for all regular reporting including internal reports such as the Country Annual Report, the Programme Quality KPIs, categorised emergency sit reps, and “Total Reach”.


  • Support MEAL aspects of donor reporting, including review of baseline, mid-term, end line or any other donor/project specific studies.
  • Respond to any internal or SC member request for specific information including production of geographic, thematic or programme-specific data.
  • Ensure that regularly updated MEAL mechanisms are in place for each project including technical reports and MEAL tracking tools that identify necessary future actions.
  • Ensure data quality and accuracy (including for external reporting as needed).


Programme Development and MEAL Resources

  • Work closely with the Project Director to ensure MEAL plays an integral role at every stage of the project lifecycle, leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact.


  • As a contributor to proposal development, support MEAL budgeting and development of SMART indicators with Sector Technical Advisors, Project Director and Project Managers, ensure quality mechanisms are in place, and ensure consistency with the CO and SCI MEAL strategies.
  • Effectively manage the Consortium level MEAL budget by understanding sources of funding, DEA, and possible gaps, and optimizing available resources.

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Child Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Ensure that child safeguarding and child protection mainstreaming are integrated into all M&E frameworks through measurable output and outcome indicators;
  • Lead the process of piloting and scaling up local level beneficiary complaints’ mechanisms in relation to staff conduct, with an emphasis on the Child Safeguarding Policy and measure to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children.

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  • all M&E frameworks include at minimum an indicator to monitor beneficiary feedback (men, women, children) about

a) staff conduct towards in relation to SEA and the Child Safeguarding Policy, and

b) broader programming interventions that might be putting children and women at risk of abuse, exploitation or harm.


BEHAVIOURS (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.

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  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.



  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fights racism, gender inequality and discrimination in all forms; and to model positive behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to equality and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.


Child Safeguarding:

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.

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Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

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Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:


  • Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent field experience




  • Minimum of 5 years of programming experience within the aid sector, preferably linked to one of Save the Children’s priority technical sectors (Child Poverty, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Health & Nutrition), and with the majority of that time focused on overseeing comprehensive MEAL systems that ensure programme effectiveness and quality.
  • Understanding of both emergency and development contexts, with a preference for experience in both contexts. Preferred candidate must have experience supporting ECW funded projects in Afghanistan or in the region.
  • Experience adhering to international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, Sphere, and CHS) or equivalent.
  • Experience and knowledge of monitoring systems, including robust and responsible data collection and use.
  • Experience and knowledge of evidence generation and learning on what works (and does not work) for children, including designing/commissioning, implementing and applying: needs assessments, baseline studies, evaluations and research, learning workshops and learning agendas.
  • Experience and knowledge of systems for accountability to children and communities, including information sharing, participation of adults and children, and feedback and reporting mechanisms. Ability to prepare and facilitate technical MEAL trainings and workshops across countries in the region (including remotely). Direct experience working with communities in participatory activities.
  • Proven success in building and managing a team and dedication to developing staff capacity through training, supervising, coaching and mentoring.
  • Skilled at communicating and influencing across relevant teams and offices.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, defining and planning a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure contexts, including flexibility to work with incoming emergency response teams.
  • Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis software.
  • Strong remote-working abilities and self-motivated.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites.
  • Proficient in speaking and writing English.



  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant region/context
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one crosscutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Experience and knowledge of Save the Children’s structure, mandate and child focus.



Technical competencies:

  • Ensures linkages across portfolio ensuring quality and coherence of MEAL systems and evidence gathering
  • Manages resources and capacities to develop and maintain quality MEAL systems
  • Facilitates strategic alignment of data to global priorities


Generic Competencies

  • Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children
  • Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for children.
  • Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in project and programme design, management and oversight.


Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and Cover Letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

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