Child Protection Officer (Child Labour) Hershey – Ondo needed at Save The Children

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Job title : Child Protection Officer (Child Labour) Hershey – Ondo

Job Location : Ondo

Deadline : November 30, 2023

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Save the Children is implementing a 3 year project aimed at ensuring child protection through reduced child labour and increased accountability in the cocoa-growing communities in Cross River and Ondo States in Nigeria. 

The MEAL Officer will be responsible for establishing and managing a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) system for the project in their location. Core duties for the position include designing and implementing a MEAL system in accordance with Save the Children International (SCI) standards. 

The position holder will support evaluations/assessments, monitor program progress and quality, document lessons learnt, and contribute to periodic monitoring and reporting. Ensuring gender-sensitive, inclusive, and participatory MEAL processes, including children’s involvement, is crucial.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop robust MEAL plans, systems, processes, and tools for the project in line with SCI and donor requirements.
  • Take the lead in data collection efforts for the project, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Conduct in-depth data analysis to derive actionable insights and recommendations from project data.
  • Execute quarterly monitoring, and accountability activities to enhance project performance, including quality benchmarks, data quality assessments, and/or data quality assessments. 
  • Document data collection and analysis findings, contributing to comprehensive and informative reports.
  • Ensure monthly updates to the SCI’s Project reporting Information Management & Evidence (PRIME) system, accurately reflecting project progress and achievements.
  • Monitor the implementation of programs, ensuring that activities are carried out according to standards and protocols.


  • Support in ensuring the project is implementing the 3 pillars of Accountability – Information sharing, participation and feedback & reporting and providing relevant documentation.
  • Assist in establishing robust accountability mechanisms, ensuring the voices of project participants are considered in project adaptation/design and implementation.Conduct periodic community feedback and stakeholder meetings to gather input, feedback, and insights on the program, enhancing community engagement, and promoting transparency and accountability.

Knowledge Management & Learning

  • Actively engage in program learning initiatives, facilitating discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions among project teams.
  • Ensure project MEAL documents are adequately stored in the SCI Resource Centre. 
  • Support in the development of case studies and success stories for the project


  • Ensure risk assessments are done before any data collection that involves children.
  • Ensure Safeguarding and PSEA are part of every training agenda. 

Staff Management & Coaching

  • Coaching and mentoring of direct report to achieve project deliverables. 
  • Support the implementation of the SCI performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of direct reports.


  • Comply with SCI policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other tasks within the MEAL function as the line manager requires, adapting to project needs and challenges.  


  • Degree level qualification in Information Technology, Economics, Statistics or demography, or any related courses



  • At least 3 years of experience working in MEAL for developmental organizations.
  • Experience in implementing, Child protection and Protection programs in development contexts program is an added advantage.  
  • Experience in the use of analytical and visualization tools/software 
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.

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