MEAL Manager (Start Network)

Save the Children
02 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Fixed term contract for 2 years We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as MEAL Manager. You will be responsible for the performance of the Start Funds MEAL team, taking a lead role in enhancing Fund performance through strong MEAL activities, linking with the wider evidence and Start Network strategies. Currently hosted by Save the Children, the Start Network is planning to become a fully independent entity. It has a vision that the humanitarian sector can change to become more diverse, decentralised and collaborative, and as such is currently working on four key areas: Start Fund (for financing emergency responses), Start Engage (for strengthening civil society capacity), Start Labs (for experimentation, rapid prototyping and learning) and Start Response (for more adaptive, decentralised and collaborative humanitarian responses). Comprising of thousands of partner agencies and with a staff of a quarter of a million working in 200 countries and territories, the Network's reach is huge. As MEAL Manager you will oversee MEAL for all existing fund management, currently including Global Start Fund, Anticipation window of the Start Fund and Migration Emergency Response Fund. You will also ensure the quality delivery of all Funds' related MEAL activities. In addition you will: Be accountable for the coordination and delivery of all MEAL activities, including task and resource management Be accountable for the measurement and reporting of the Start Funds' performance metrics in line with the Network KPIs Oversee the identification and implementation of diverse and innovative approaches to MEAL Oversee reporting to all Start Funds' donors including log frame updates, annual reviews and external evaluations Lead on the delivery of data transparency activities such as the publishing of accurate and representative data to the Start Funds Portal. To be successful you will have substantial experience of delivering MEAL for multi-million-pound programmes with previous humanitarian field experience. Previous line management experience is essential, as is a proven ability to drive and implement strategy. In addition you will have:] Substantial experience delivering MEAL for multi-million-pound programmes experience of managing consultants and external evaluators Proven skills in developing log frames, theories of change and donor reporting Experience in organising events and engaging varied stakeholders in complex issues Excellent verbal and written communication skills with stakeholders at different levels. At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you. To apply please visit our website. Closing date: 15th March 2018