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The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International Kenya Country office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as MEAL Officer. The role holder will support in the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems, build the capacity of staff in their analysis and dissemination of data, and coordinate information management and reporting system.  The job requires good knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning through project implementation cycle. Key area of accountability is developing of MEAL plans, In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Statistics or Mathematics or other relevant area.
  • Minimum three years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Demonstrable track-record in data management, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Working knowledge of data analysis programmes e.g. SPSS and digital data collection approaches specifically use of ODK.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written) and understanding of local language will be added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good typing and data entry speed.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

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Location: Save the Children operates in 12 Countries within the East and Southern Africa Region i.e. South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The Organisation

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


This role will be based in any Country Office with SCI Presence under National Contract terms

The CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding will provide leadership and technical guidance on the Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding component of the ‘Protecting Children in Conflict Africa’ Programme, and contribute to Save the Children’s Protection of Children in Conflict programmatic ambitions and the Stop the War on Children Campaign through a complex cross-regional Programme that has been growing since its inception in 2013. The CAAC Programme supports programming and advocacy initiatives targeting children in situations of armed conflict and a wide range of actors such as the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs), Treaty Bodies, Bilateral Institutions, Member States, Civil Society Organizations and Armed Actors both State and Non-State at strategic policy and decision-making level to address the complex subject of children in situations of conflict.

The CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding will be responsible for technical and operational implementation of the Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding workstream of a complex cross-regional Programme targeting children, Civil Society Organizations and a wide range of actors such as the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs), Treaty Bodies, Bilateral Institutions, Member States and Armed Actors both State and Non-State at strategic policy and decision making level where decisions will require independent judgement within the role’s technical scope, as guided by existing guidelines, standards and guidance of the Head of CAAC Programmes. 

The CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding will provide technical direction in the design and business development, lead on the quality implementation and management of the Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding workstream deliverables. The role will provide technical guidance to influence change and manage relations with actors at all levels in relation to Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding. The role, within its technical scope, will be expected to contribute to adaptation, development of solutions and recommendations for change linked to procedures and practices with long-term impact in the field of CAAC, Peace and Security, and Relations with Armed Actors.  

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and extensive thorough working knowledge in Child Protection in Armed Conflict and Emergencies
  • 5 years or more experience in Child Protection Programming with at least 3 years cross-regional level experience. Demonstrated Postgraduate Professional or Specialist working knowledge and experience in Child Protection and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.
  • Demonstrated Professional or Specialist working knowledge and experience in Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming. 
  • Solid understanding and engagement with the African Union Peace and Security Architecture.
  • Solid understanding of Armed Actors engagement and relations
  • Demonstrated experience working on Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding tools, methodologies and approaches.
  • Demonstrated capability to make decisions with creativity and some independent judgment
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing to obtain the cooperation of others.
  • Proven excellence in working in a team, being a team player, and significant experience working in an international organisation.
  • An appreciation and understanding of how to manoeuvre in a context of shrinking space for civil society, ensuring Save the Children’s integrity and child rights are not compromised
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues facing children and youth, rights-based program approaches, and child safeguarding principles.
  • Strong skills and proven experience in program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams and in a matrixed structure; and an ability to work with diverse populations.
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector work
  • Proven experience in designing Terms of Reference, and ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches.
  • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with youth and an understanding of youth-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Exemplary level of spoken and written English.


  • Fluency in French, both verbal and written, desirable

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Reports to:  Operations Manager

Staff reporting to this post:  

Direct: Health Officers (2)

Budget Responsibilities:  (oversightup 1,000,000 USD budget allocated for the projects)


The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently or intensively because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing .


The post holder will be responsible for overseeing  implementation of three health project as follows: Partnership for child survival implemented in Kibera and Mathare Urban informal settlement wih the goal of accelerating reduction of childhood mortality and morbidity implemented through health care facility and community health volunteers and community health assistant.;Pnuemonia in urban slums a project with the goal of contributing to reduction of childhood morbidility and mortality by improving pneumonia case managemented by developing an evidence based model that can be replicated. This project is implemted in partnership with KEPRICON and Reducing Infectious Disease in Children Under Age 5 in Kenya, a project aimed at  increas immunization coverage to contribute to decreases in the incidence of immunizable infectious disease in children in under-age-5 mortality in Nairobi urban informal settlement, Wajir and Mandera Counties.


To contribute to reduction of childhood morbidilty and mortality. The post holder will technical and management leadership to ensure quality health iterventions. He/She will contributes to the achievement of projects’ objectives within the planned timescale, budget and scope.  Key important areas of accountability include; budget management, project implementation, stakeholder management,  capacity building of staff and partners through appropriate supervision, training and technical support, contributing to monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on project progress

Role Dimensions: The health Coordinator will work with the health programme team and field management team, related line ministries and community structures and other sectors to accomplish the overall goal of the programme. High complexity in terms of technical assistance to the SCHMT, medium complexity in terms of rollout of the new ICCM  model, as well as oversign Monitoring and Evaluation of all the programmes assigned.


Technical delivery

  • Effectively coordinate community health and facility-based aspects of programme intervention for synergy and to address Child health issues indentified in the three projects.
  • Coordinate with the MOPHS/MOMS and other stakeholders to ensure that the programme remains in line with national priorities and strategies, does not duplicate efforts and attains sustainability.
  • Provide effective technical support to county government counterparts and implementing partners in child health strategies applicable in the projects.
  • Organizing and coordinating training and capacity building initiatives for SCHMT, CHAs and CHVs.
  • Establish and sustain working relationships with government departments and stakeholders relevant to the programme’s focus area at Sub County and County levels.
  • Participate in the documentation and dissemination of this learning, both internally and externally, to ensure that good practice is understood and adopted and that creative debate and information exchange is encouraged.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on key program approaches for immunization and iCCM, including sustainable approaches to mentoring health care workers, CHAs and CHVs.
  • Monitor the implementation partner related work plan to  ensure that activities are executed according to the work plan.
  • Represent Save the Children at meetings with other NGOs, UN Organizations, S Ministry of Health officials at county and sub-county level.
  • Ensure that all work undertaken is child focused and contributes to the achievement of the programme sector strategy objectives and outcome indicators

Project  Management

  • Provide overall leadership, and oversee the implementation of the three projects assigned.
  • Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyses budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of the project work plan, budgets, and technical reports for submission to the member and donor.
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • In Collaboration with the field based staff, prepare annual and quarterly work plans and ensure that program activities are implemented as planned and within the approved budget.
  • Work with Programme Managers and technical specialist to prepare donor Project reports.
  • Contribute to the production of the overall quarterly and annual reports as well as donor reports prepared by the programme.
  • Build capacity of the staff in specific areas of deliveries and ensure on the job mentoring and coaching sessions are conducted for high performance.
  • Ensure routine monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with partners toghther with Child Health TA and Awards colleagues.

Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
  • Conducting regular field monitoring visits to ensure quality programme implementation
  • Reviewing and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor reports
  • Lead and ensure documentation and sharing of case studies, success stories or human interest stories

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


  • A basic University degree in Public Health or Nursing sciences with a post graduate degree in Public Health or related fields Field experience in the related fields may be considered in lieu of a post graduate degree. .
  • Minimum five (5) years post-training relevant mix of professional work experience in Child health programmes. Experience in mobilizing communities for health and development with Nairoibi urban informal settlement of Kenyan added advantage.
  • Three years experience in budget holding role.
  • Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy
  • Demonstrable commitment to tackling social determinants of health and health inequalities, with a strong focus on equity in health and development, ensuring right of access to health for the poorest and marginalized.



  • Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power related issues into programme activities.
  • Experience in facilitating trainings to health personnel
  • Experience of working with participatory methodologies (involving children).
  • Experience of working collaboratively with local government.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to write clear and well structured reports in English.
  • Ability to be self sufficient and resourceful.
  • Ability to plan and organise work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to train, motivate a team, and work with others in a collaborative framework.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness to commit to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Willingness to work in rural districts
  • Competance with Microsft office packages

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures

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Work Location: Turkana and Samburu

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

Role Purpose 

Under the general guidance and direction of the Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Advisor, the Household Economic Strengthening Officer will provide support to all livelihoods or household economic strengthening work at field level. S/he will be involved in the research and learning, monitoring and evaluation of the livelihoods aspects of the NAWIRI project. With the guidance of the HES Advisor, S/he will be involved in the coordination and networking with NAWIRI consortium partners led by Mercy Corps, County departments responsible for agriculture, livestock, nutrition, trade and other NGOs. S/he will support on all household economic strengthening elements of the project, providing capacity building for the county staff. S/he will promote best practice in the livelihoods programmes and contribute to the overall success of the NAWIRI programme. S/he will be involved in the implementation of livelihoods or household economic strengthening activities in Turkana and /Samburu County.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Work closely with the county government partners in implementation of the livelihoods component of NAWIRI programme.
  • Liaise with other consortium implementing teams to ensure sequencing, layering and integration and implementation of various components of NAWIRI projects.
  • Participate in the drawing of detailed implementation plans (DIP) and ensure daily/weekly/monthly planning for its implementation. 
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits, ensuring that project objectives are met as per agreed work plans.
  • Participate in the development of reporting systems for data collection, follow-up, and feedback to relevant partners and other agencies.
  • Support supply-chain staff in the coordination and quality control of livelihoods supplies.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation, inclusion and accountability in NAWIRI programme.
  • Participate in monitoring and provide timely, relevant, accurate input on overall technical aspects of NAWIRI Livelihoods programme work in Turkana and Samburu counties. 
  • Liaise with the HES Advisor to ensure County government staff receive the necessary and appropriate technical support. In consultation with the HES Advisor agree on the range of advice, support, training and/or other assistance required by the other arms of NAWIRI to ensure sequencing, layering and integration as per the agreed model of poverty graduation component of NAWIRI programme.
  • Provide inputs for generation of quality first draft reports to donors to ensure that technical debates are well articulated and reports are of acceptable quality before submission.
  • With guidance from the HES Advisor, participate in the design and implementation of Livelihoods related research or assessments work such as HEA baseline assessments etc.
  • Regularly review and monitor programmes for child safeguarding issues. Take corrective action in modifying programme activities and/or report incidents.
  • Collect complaints and feedback during field activities and ensure that these are shared with MEAL officers for updating of the CFRM database.
  • Participate actively in NAWIRI programme meetings, planning and review activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences, Community Development or other discipline relevant to rural livelihoods.
  • At least 3 years relevant project work experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of livelihoods, crop and livestock production as well as other cross cutting issues.
  • Understanding and experience in implementing nutrition security, food security and livelihoods programmes.
  • Good understanding of system approach to ending persistent acute malnutrition.
  • Clear understanding of and proactive approach to nutrition resilience, hunger and food security issues in Kenya, particularly in the context of Turkana and Samburu counties.
  • Understanding and experience in child rights programming.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of county staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Experience with livelihoods programming in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
  • Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili, both written and oral; Local language skills a major advantage.
  • Qualified native candidates from Samburu and Turkana counties are encouraged to apply

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