Regional Meal And Knowlege Mangement Specilaists

The Opportunity

Save the Children works across a broad range of partners as per our Theory of Change and our partnership principles. Key strategic directions include building a diverse partnership characterised by equality and complementarity, enabling children and youth led organisations and their voices to be at the forefront, and scaling climate change, adaption and resilience approaches.

The SIDA CSO program will focus on partnerships with local civil society organisations, especially child led organization. Civic space for civil society, including child rights organisations, is increasingly being challenged, but Save the Children believes that a strong civil society is crucial to promote, defend and demand accountability for children’s rights. Save the Children Sweden’s CSO Strengthening Programme in Asia supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will seek to build a strong civil society that demands and supports the fulfilment of children’s rights – holding states to account and mobilizing and empowering children and their communities through a regional and integrated approach.

This position is a SIDA CSO project-based position linked to the project expectations. The MEAL and Knowledge Management Specialist takes the overall responsibility of design and implementation of SIDA CSO project MEAL and Knowledge Management systems by ensuring strong, accurate and timely MEAL and Knowledge Management (KM) systems are in place for the regional programme. The position will also act as convenor of Community of Practice (CoP) and promote culture of knowledge creation, sharing and horizontal learning across the programme, i.e., country, region and strategic partners which supports program quality, and development eventually promoting the well-being of children. The position will ensure that there is MEAL capacity of staff and regularly build capacity of staff and partner and ensure resource.

Key Responsibilities

Design and implementation of a comprehensive MEAL system for SIDA CSO regional programme that meets SCI standards

  • Lead and oversee the development and implementation of a Programme wide MEAL System for the SIDA CSO Programme and including for implementation partners. This system requires close collaboration with the Programme team and PDQ departments and must be in line with SCI’s Quality Framework and meet demands and standards of the donor.
  • Review and update the Program logframe and Indicator Reference Sheet and create alignment between regional and country-level activities and outcomes, where possible, and develop a detailed implementation and reporting plan aligned to the global SIDA CSO Program requirements.
  • Lead routine collection, analysis and use of evidence, including disaggregation for gender, disability and the most marginalised and deprived, to document impact, innovate and learn what work for children, and inform management, policy and programme solutions. This includes needs and baseline assessments, research and evaluation type of activities in coordination with with REALM as per the programme plan.
  • Lead use of systems that safely and appropriately ensure accountability to children and communities with whom we work by building trusting and collaborative relationships through information sharing and two-way communication, participation, and feedback and reporting mechanisms.
  • Ensure that KPIs related to MEAL activities are regularly met through institutionalisation of robust systems for tracking, reporting and following up improvement actions.
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL through training and capacity building for multiple stakeholders including CSO partners and strategic partners to support the creation of an organizational culture which prioritizes MEAL leading to quality programming.
  • As a contributor to proposal revisions, review and improve MEAL technical narrative and budgets within proposals, support development of SMART indicators with technical teams, ensure quality mechanisms are in place, and ensure consistency with the global SIDA CSO Program requirements and SCI MEAL strategies.

Design and Implement Learning and Knowledge Management system

  • Develop qualitative and quantitative learning agendas and work closely with programme teams, partners and Child led organisations in identifying learning and knowledge management (LKM) needs and priorities and cascade that process to project level.
  • Lead the process of improving integration and facilitating information exchange across systems and by working in collaboration with departments and partners or networks of partners to fully utilize learning and knowledge management systems and tools.
  • Championing knowledge management through storing and displaying evidence, and represent programme in working closely with CO, regional and global team (SCS) on LKM to identify the priorities and incorporate them in our LKM plan.
  • Seek opportunities for information sharing and learning exchanges with local actors/INGOs through digital and face to face coordination at local and national level and international level.

Manage the regional Community of Practice and Partnerships Practitioners

  • Act as a convenor and enabler of the Community of Practice (CoP). Lead in developing SIDA CSO learning hub to be used as one of the platforms for knowledge management – in close coordination with relevant stakeholders (RO, CO, partners, Member).
  • Convene a two-way learning platform for all actors and partners of the programme and beyond.
  • Promote learning and adaptations continuously across programme components. Drive specific regional learning agendas across the programmes and beyond.
  • Build the MEAL technical expertise and coherency of the partner Programme and MEAL team through use of a Community of Practice that includes regular workshops and staff exchanges.

Internal Reporting

  • Ensure accurate data collection and processing for all regular reporting including internal reports such as the Country Annual Report, the Programme Quality KPIs, etc.
  • Support MEAL aspects of donor reporting, including review of baseline, mid-term, endline or any other donor/project specific studies.
  • Respond to any internal or SC member request for specific information including production of geographic, thematic or programme-specific data.
  • Ensure that regularly updated MEAL mechanisms are in place for the project including technical reports and MEAL tracking tools that identify necessary future actions.
  • Ensure data quality and accuracy (including for external reporting as needed).


  • Any other tasks required by the supervisor.
  • 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.

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 tolerate

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 Date for Application: 6 March 2022

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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