MEAL Specialist


The Opportunity


The MEAL Specialist guides the overall M&E strategies in the “Literate Village” project and oversees the implementation of the entire planning, monitoring and evaluation activities across the project including the administration of surveys and assessments. The role includes providing technical inputs on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning activities and providing coaching and technical support to the project and partners MEAL staff. The MEAL Specialist ensures that performance monitoring, action research, and evaluations are consistent with the project results and values continuous learning and substantial commitment to quality across the project components. The role includes responsibility for contributing to SCI global reporting systems and ensuring compliance with USAID contractual obligations and Save the Children standards and requirements.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in monitoring and evaluation, education, project design and management, social sciences, or a similar relevant field.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (spoken and written) is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in designing M&E systems, research, accountability and/or learning; and report writing with extensive experience in USAID funded projects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of education sector with good understanding of educational research and literacy assessments.
  • Wide experience in developing qualitative and quantitative tools for research, studies and assessment related to education.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring results and indicators of education access and quality, learning outcomes, and community engagement.
  • Experience with social research methodologies, designs and tools.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods and tools, such as SPSS, QDA Miner, etc.
  • Excellent analytical and creative abilities with strong results orientation.
  • Deep understanding of USG indicators, for USAID funded projects.
  • Ability to work independently, and within a team in a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector, this role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.


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


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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


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







Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 May 2021

Closing date: 17 May 2021 - 23:59 EET

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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