Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Adviser

Lesbos | Greece

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 6 months

The role

Save the Children is looking for a creative individual for our programme in Greece who has the experience and competencies to work as Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Adviser. The post holder will be the focal point for MEAL system design and implementation, review and evaluations across the Save the Children Greece response programme, and linking to the Regional Response Team (RRT).

The post holder will ensure that all projects across the Greece field locations are continually monitored for their effectiveness and appropriateness and that lessons are documented and communicated to inform on-going implementation and future programming. They will guide programme staff on helping to establish appropriate and effective monitoring system across all sectors and field locations, including the use of beneficiary feedback data, to assure the quality of interventions. The MEAL Adviser will ensure building capacity of staff and partners on accountability to beneficiaries, with a specific focus on children, in line with Save the Children's and donors' policies and practices. The post holder will also lead on the Communicating with Communities (CwC) agenda, engaging with other partners inter-agency, and leading on developing information for families and children on the move.

Ultimately, they will ensure that the programme has evidence-based knowledge on the positive and negative impact of interventions and that this information is consolidated for the European refugee response program and is made available to senior management for timely decision making.

Qualifications and experience


  • Education to Masters level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Significant experience managing projects and/or undertaking M&E/MEAL-related roles in humanitarian contexts
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in humanitarian contexts
  • Proven skill in working with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Experience establishing systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Significant experience in designing and managing assessments and evaluations in humanitarian contexts
  • Ability to work both in a hands on implementation and advisory capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Available to travel frequently throughout Greece
  • Experience of contributing to successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports with high level of written and spoken English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Experience working with "children on the move", refugee or migrant populations
  • Demonstrated experience developing information messages for Communicating with Communities
  • Specific experience of designing and managing major donor projects
  • Language skills in Arabic or Farsi

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ''

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Lesbos | Greece
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Environment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-18

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