MEAL Coordinator - SWAP

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The Organization 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.

Application Information: 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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

MEAL Coordinator - SWAP

Country/Region: Uganda

Location: Kampala

Organization: Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN


Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?


The MEAL Coordinator will provide oversight for Maternal and Newborn Health project MEAL function including; putting in place and ensuring project uses basic M&E tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on activity implementation; outputs and outcomes; in collaboration with the National MEAL Manager and Head of MEAL and project team ensure project has information brief; regular sharing of project updates with stakeholders; a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from project partners and stakeholders; in collaboration with project manager, Head of Health & Nutrition ensure project has and uses quality benchmarks in implementation of project activities.

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Key areas of accountability include:

Program Support:

In close collaboration with the Project Manager functionalize plan including setting up of mechanisms to monitor and document the progress of implementation of project activities:

  • Provide technical guidance and lead capacity building of project staff and implementing partners on implementation of MEAL within the project.
  • Take lead on project monitoring and periodic report generation for the project to ensure information reporting systems fulfill needs of Save the Children, communities, host government, donors and other stakeholders, and are in line with MEAL standards and integrating Child Rights.
  • Work closely with MEAL country office team to support the implementation of outcome indicator monitoring, including counting the number of children reached in the project area.
  • Develop systems and processes for the implementation of the MEAL framework and practices within the project and support efforts for the same in the regional office.
  • Participate/coordinate the Design of quantitative and qualitative participatory project evaluations (baseline, annual and final evaluations), assessments, reviews and other special studies.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to ensure that indicators of performance are regularly tracked and that activities implemented are well aligned with the indicators.
  • Facilitating documentation of lessons learnt from monitoring and evaluation and ensuring that the lessons learnt are utilized to inform programming and advocacy.
  • Working with data management SOPs, ensure setting up and regular use and updating of the project management information systems.
  • Leading implementation research, collaborative learning and dissemination of project knowledge management products.


  • The MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for developing/sharing of tools and providing training for MEAL implementation to project partners.
  • In collaboration with partnership advisor and regional MEAL manager provide routine periodic monitoring and support to ensure effective implementation of MEAL according to SCI standards and donor requirements.
  • Manage project associated consultancies to deliver quality evaluations and or assessments.

Planning, Budgeting and Reporting

  • In collaboration and consultation with Project manager take lead on drafting annual and quarterly project plans.
  • Take lead on preparation of quarterly programmatic reports and ensure timely, accurate and comprehensive reporting on project progress.

Communication and Networking

  • Create and sustain positive working relationships internally with other technical staff; externally with the district local government and CSO partners, and other stakeholders, and also maintain an up to date understanding of key development trends in the project area.
  • Ensure coordination with the government activities and structures in the implementation of the Saving Women and Preterm Babies Project.

To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:

  • A minimum of a degree in Statistics, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation, HMIS, GIS and DHIS2, and mobile data collection apps including Kobo, Survey CTO, etc. is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years monitoring and evaluation working experience in a health-related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO).
  • Experience of working with District Local Government on health programs particularly on Maternal, Newborn Health with a focus improving reporting for HMIS using DHIS2.
  • Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of district health and livelihood programs.
  • Training and mentorship of District level partners and or health workers in clinical data collection management and reporting.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages like SPSS, STATA and PowerPoint.
  • Motorcycle riding skills are a must.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

Application Information:

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

Application closes on 18th June 2024 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organizational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures & disabilities etc. We are guided by our values in everything we do and recognize that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.

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