ROLE TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability
and Learning (MEAL ) Coordinator Child Protection program
TEAM/PROGRAMME:    Zanzibar field office / Child Protection    LOCATION:  Zanzibar
GRADE: 3    POST TYPE:   Tanzania Nationals only
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

MEAL Coordinator for the Child Protection program in Zanzibar field office will lead on the design, implementation and management of a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning framework for all of the Child Protection projects (and other projects in Zanzibar as requested). MEAL Coordinator will support the Zanzibar representative, Child Protection Program Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the use of program evidence and learning for decision making, accountability and continual improvement of overall programs, advocacy and popular mobilization.

Reporting Structure
MEAL Coordinator for Child Protection will be directly line managed by the MEAL Specialist in Dar es Salaam with dotted line management by the Zanzibar Child Protection/ Child Rights Governance (CRG) Program Manager. The MEAL Coordinator for the Child protection program will closely work with the Department of Program Development and Quality as well as the Department of Program implementation in Dar es Salaam, Save the Children Member Technical Advisors, Award Management Unit, Communication, Advocacy and Finance Team. Externally, the MEAL Coordinator will work with government and other partners at all levels, children and young people, parents, community, donors, consultants other NGOs and academics.  

Reports to: MEAL Specialist in Dar es Salaam with dotted line management by the Zanzibar Child Protection/ CRG Program Manager.

Contributes to design and implements MEAL frameworks for projects in Zanzibar, with priority given to the SIDA projects and other child protection projects to ensure the frameworks meet all SCI child protection and other technical global requirements. The MEAL frameworks for Zanzibar should at the same time be in alignment with the overall program, donor and partner information needs.
•    Leads implementation of the MEAL pilot for the   VAC projects in Zanzibar: monitoring on program indicators and minimum quality standards for all program activities and reporting in accordance with them; establish accountability mechanism to gather/respond to feedback from beneficiaries (with particular emphasis on children’s participation); set up learning mechanisms (explore research, evaluation and learning needs and organise capacity building sessions).
•    In close collaboration with MEAL Specialist documents learning from implementation of the MEAL work in Child Protection in Zanzibar
•    Based on MEAL pilot learning, contributes to development of Tanzania MEAL Strategy.
•    Conducts periodic MEAL self-assessments in collaboration with PDQ team and designs action plans in agreement with Child Protection and Zanzibar Program Manager and Program staff.
•    In close collaboration with MEAL Specialist, develops project MEAL Plans in line with SCI standards, and leads on implementation of MEAL Plans and budgets; including development of quality data collection tools, data storage and validation mechanisms and reporting tools, for all projects in Zanzibar.
•    Provides necessary training and on-job support and supervision to staff and/or partners on use of the relevant MEAL tools and documentation of work.
•    Leads on timely compilation, analysis, synthesis and quality internal and external reporting of all projects using SCI Child Protection and other relevant Global Indicators, minimum standards and MEAL Plans.
•    Coordinates timely submission of data from partners and other program staff.  Maintains and updates data software and the output trackers for all relevant data.
•    Continually strengthens monitoring and evaluation of projects as per Save the Children Theory of Change as well as donor requirements.
•    Contributes to design and implementation of periodic evaluation activities in line with the SCI Evaluation Guidelines including baseline surveys, research and evaluations in Zanzibar.
•    Supports the implementation of a data management system to inform planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects.
•    Supports Zanzibar Programme Manager, Child Protection Program Manager and programme team in the regular analysis and use of data for decision making, management and learning, and advocacy and popular mobilization activities.
•    Undertakes regular visits to field locations to support and implement MEAL processes.
•    Ensures that SCI Global Indicators and MEAL needs are incorporated into new child protection and other proposals relating to Zanzibar.
•    Participates in planning and budgeting of MEAL components in the new proposals (3-10% of the total budget of development projects and 5-10% for the humanitarian projects).

Emergency Responsibilities 
Save the Children Tanzania (SCI) will respond to any emergency situations that puts at great risk the survival, protection, and well-being of significant numbers of children, resulting from natural disasters, conflicts, population movements and where particularly vulnerable communities are found to be in acute need. In executing an emergency response, SCI will endeavour to respond within 72 hours of a sudden catastrophic event. With this SCI through the line manager at any point of emergency may assign the post holder with emergency responsibility role outside of the normal JD or area of work if required, however no staff will be forced against their will to work anywhere that they deem unsafe or insecure.

Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
The post holder has the responsibility to fully understand the provisions of Child Safeguarding Policy and its 3 complimentary policies (Child Participation, Local Procedures and Reporting Abuse); to conduct him/herself in accordance with the Policy rules and to ensure that the way the work is carried out does not put children at risk.
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 broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
•    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
•    Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
•    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
•    Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
•    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    Willing to take disciplined risks
•    Honest, encourages openness and transparency
•    Commitment to Save the Children values

•    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches
•    At least 3 years of Experience in developing M&E systems for multi-partner, multi-site programmes and partners
•    University bachelor or higher degree in program monitoring and evaluation, sociology, social science or any related fields
•    Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation, audits, reviews related to Child Protection programmes, with practical experience of developing real time evaluations, assessment systems and researches and also undertaking evaluations or participating in/leading evaluation/review/research teams
•    Demonstrable understanding of planning, monitoring, evaluation and accountability initiatives
•    Skills in designing and implementing information management
•    Good organisational skills, evidence of organised and systematic approach to work and information management.
•    Experience in capacity building.
•    Strong interpersonal and organisational skills, and ability to work under pressure
•    Proven analytical and problem solving skills
•    Excellent verbal and written skills in Swahili language and good written and spoken English
•    Strong computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word, and ability to use computer programs to collect, document and share assessment and monitoring results
•    Ability and willingness to travel to project locations across Tanzania.
•    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
•    Fluency in written and spoken English.
Date of issue: 06 October 2015.     Editor: Gerald Usika- MEAL Specialist for Save the Children Tanzania Country Office.