MEAL Assistant needed at Save The Children

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Job title : MEAL Assistant

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : February 15, 2024

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Save the Children is implementing a 1-year project aimed at improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among students and communities in Lagos States Nigeria. 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. 

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.


  • A bachelor’s degree 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 

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