MEAL Assistant Job in Nigeria

 Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need around the world. With its headquarters in London, UK, SC works in over 120 countries globally, including Nigeria, helping children survive, learn and be protected by improving their education, health, nutrition, protection and economic opportunities, and in times of acute crisis, mobilizing rapid life-saving assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEAL Assistant

Job Identification: 8090

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Contract
Grade: 5
Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting the country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The GPE Multiplier ROOSC project will support Kaduna State to increase access to learning opportunities, improve enrolment, and ensure active participation and completion of quality primary education by all children, particularly children with disability, girls, and adolescents.
  • It will complement the programs and interventions of the government and those of its development partners to address effectively and substantially reduce the number of OOSC.
  • The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the MEAL team. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, validation, and entry.
  • S/he will support in coordination with operations and assist in planning field visits and assessments.
  • S/he will also support in ensuring Accountability in supported communities including information sharing, participation, and ensuring efficient feedback and response mechanisms.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: MEAL Officer
  • Staff reporting to this post: None.
  • Role Dimensions: Field office-based position with at least 60% field visit.

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Assist in programme updates for programme management and internal information sharing.
  • Assist with data collection and verification processes as necessary.
  • Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the quality benchmarks/ monitoring checklist) and facilitate focus group discussions.
  • Assist with the implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)
  • Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed.
  • Assist in raising purchase requests and planning training for enumerators.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Responsible for handling documenting, confidentiality, and security of all informational resources related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries.
  • Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanisms, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programs and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received.
  • Support in facilitating participation activities in implementing communities.

Documentation and Dissemination:

  • Contribute to preparing weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on MEAL.
  • Prepare field visit reports and do debriefing and action planning with relevant staff.


  • Maintain liaison with MEAL unit and other units including programmes, finance, supply chain, advocacy and campaign etc including field coordination/community mobilization team.


  • Ensure risk assessments are done before any data collection that involves children.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • B. Sc or equivalent with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with International NGOs, UN agencies, partners, and/or local authorities including NYSC.
  • Computer literate with experience in the following computer packages; MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access.


  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications.
  • Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging tasks and adapt to different working conditions.
  • Good spoken, reading, and writing skills in English with the ability to produce quality reports. Knowledge of local language (Yoruba) is highly desirable. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable, and patient.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.


  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection 
  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children.

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.


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
8th July, 2024 (04:49 PM).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online