Senior MEAL Officer job opening at Street Child – Maiduguri, Borno

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Street Child

Position: Senior MEAL Officer

Industry: Company Nonprofit/NGO

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

Street Child is seeking candidates for a position in Senior MEAL Officer based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Street Child, an international organization established in 2008, works with local partners to support the most marginalized children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies. With a mission to ensure children are safe, in school, and learning, Street Child provides physical, psychological, and psychosocial support to protect children from harm and abuse, including exploitation, neglect, and violence. Our programs promote child agency and increase the capacities of caregivers and communities to care for and create conducive environments for children to flourish.

Street Child creates inclusive, safe, secure, and sufficient schools and learning spaces that allow children to access stable, supportive relationships and routines and acquire socioemotional skills. Our programs increase the capacities of communities and state systems to sustain schools so children can continue learning in low-resource environments and emergencies. Local-level action is essential for long-lasting impact. Street Child works in partnership with local organizations and includes significant support to strengthen them.

Currently, Street Child operates in 22 countries across Africa and Asia, with a network of over 130 local partners. The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for supporting the planning, implementation, and follow-up of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) processes as part of the implementation team. This role includes developing and executing annual MEAL plans, creating or adapting MEAL tools, training staff, communities, and partners, and documenting and disseminating key learnings from MEAL and research results.

The Senior MEAL Officer ensures that all projects are accountable to beneficiaries and other stakeholders in line with Street Child Nigeria and donor policies and practices. This role is performed in close collaboration with the Programmes staff and key stakeholders and partners under the consultation of the MEAL Manager. During major humanitarian emergencies, the role holder may be expected to work outside the normal role profile and adjust working hours accordingly.

Job Detail


  • Provide MEAL-related support to downstream partners in the projects.
  • Coordinate routine monitoring and training of relevant partners in MEAL methodologies and tools (including sampling techniques, data collection tools and techniques, data analysis, and reporting).
  • Participate in the initiation and conduct of the baseline, and end-term evaluation of the project.
  • Support in updating the Management Information System (database) and relevant tools for the project.
  • Ensure all projects are connected to the newly digitalized MEAL system.
  • Contribute to the quarterly output performance reports.
  • Implement and execute the MEAL frameworks for the projects.
  • Develop and implement quarterly and annual Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Plans for projects.
  • Provide ongoing support in reviewing the MEAL framework, plans, and tools for projects.
  • Provide feedback for field-based partner project staff.
  • Undertake data quality assurance (DQA) and use the Quality Benchmarks.
  • Document and share lessons learned, case studies, and best practices to inform ongoing implementation, advocacy, and future programming.
  • Promote accountability among all staff, community, and district levels in the project impact areas through training, coaching, and follow-up.
  • Facilitate establishment and utilization of appropriate feedback mechanisms to improve programming and enhance accountability.
  • Support consistent and systematic integration of MEAL issues into the projects.
  • Maintain coordination and effective relationships with team, colleagues, and external partners.
  • Contribute to various data reporting systems and ensure data use for decision-making processes.
  • Implement MEAL plans, including working with project teams and partners to support tools and data for the plans.
  • Attend local strategy meetings/discussions held under child safeguarding procedures.
  • Discuss subsequent action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children.
  • Monitor the progress of all child safeguarding cases.
  • Facilitate regular opportunities to discuss concerns about practice within teams.
  • Support the integration of child safeguarding into all activities.
  • Co-arrange ongoing capacity building of staff in child safeguarding issues.
  • Work with program managers to ensure awareness among beneficiaries about the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Senior MEAL Officer position at Street Child:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in MEAL-related roles.
  • Strong knowledge of MEAL methodologies and tools.
  • Experience in training and capacity building.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain effective relationships.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, or a related field.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years in MEAL-related roles.
  • Experience in training and capacity building.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting.


  • Knowledge of MEAL methodologies and tools.
  • Training and capacity building skills.
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Teamwork and relationship-building skills.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Senior MEAL Officer at Street Child:


NGN 738,009.79 - 738,009.79 per-Month.

Job Benefits

  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of marginalized children and communities.
  • Professional development and capacity-building opportunities.
  • Supportive work environment.
  • Potential for contract extension.

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based incentives.
  • End-of-year bonuses.

Date posted: June 20, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


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This position requires frequent field visits and may necessitate working outside normal hours in the event of major humanitarian emergencies. The role also emphasizes child safeguarding and accountability to beneficiaries and stakeholders.