Terms of Reference

Friday 8 October 2021


Terms of Reference

Save the Children in Kosova/o is looking to enter into a service agreement with a Monitoring and Evaluation  professional, to join its Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)  team.



Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Team/Programme: Program Development and Quality (PDQ)

Reports to: MEAL Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Grade Level:4


The M & E Officer will support the implementation of the overall MEAL system to achieve effective monitoring and evaluation, review, and reporting of the programmatic child-focused outcomes of Save the Children in Kosova/o. S/he will assist the PDQ team with M&E and programmatic activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, implementing post-distribution monitoring (PDM) processes, as well as being the focal point for the  annual reporting of Save the Children in Kosova/o programme and the quarterly reporting of its partners’ projects. 

The M&E officer will work under the supervision of the MEAL Coordinator and programme staff to support and develop plans, tools, processes for data collection, analysis and reporting of thematic and advocacy programming and outputs. S/he will generally support the PDQ department to ensure MEAL systems are working effectively and overall to achieve outcome and impact focused projects and programmes in line with Save the Children (SC) rights based approach and donor policies and practices.


Monitoring and Evaluation System Development/ Management

·        Guided by the PDQ department priorities, work with MEAL Coordinator, Programme Thematic Coordinators, and Programme Implementation team to ensure the development of innovative and effective research, monitoring and evaluation tools and mechanisms that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to implement the ongoing awards.

·        Work collaboratively to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of program quality to periodically review the plan that ensures grant-funded programs comply with MEAL requirements.

·        Support the MEAL coordinator in the preparation of country level analytic reports on the status of child rights issues and assist the organization and facilitation of quarterly monitoring, progress review and learning events, including those of partners.

  • Undertake field missions with MEAL Coordinator and Geographical Coordinators, to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned activities.
  • Oversee any focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries for data collection and ensure submission of reports and follow up for wider learning and receive feedback on SC programmes.

·        Lead the development of Terms of Reference for MEAL consultancies and arrangement of baseline data collection, where necessary for project start-up, and mid-line and end-line surveys during and at the end of projects.

·        Under the supervision of the MEAL Coordinator, ensure that the findings from the MEAL system contribute to SC’s collaboration with children, civil society organisations, communities, and the government.

  • Assist MEAL Coordinator and programme staff to develop SMART outcomes and indicators during project design and proposal development that align with international and national outcomes and indicators for use in measuring programs.

·        The position requires for 70% of the time to be engaged in M&E and programmatic research activities as appointed by MEAL coordinator and PDQ Manager.

·        The position will be required to travel 15% of the time to SC field locations/municipalities.

·        The remaining 15% of the position’s time will be allocated on relevant administrative PDQ tasks.


  • Work closely with MEAL Coordinator, Programme Thematic Coordinators, and Programme Implementation team to ensure timely development of internal and external M&E outputs and related deliverables; verify accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of information. 
  • Report in compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards of SC.
  • Assist the preparation of consolidated annual program reports and the organization of appropriate learning to disseminate key achievements and lessons learnt.

Additional important areas of accountability: Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Personal Safety and Security, other relevant policies and procedures

Behaviours (Values in Practice): Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.


•           University Degree in International Development, Social Sciences or any relevant field in human rights and/or project management/Master’s degree is an advantage

•           A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in a I/NGO environment

•                 Experience with development area and ‘data to inform’ and ‘data to perform’ principles

•                 Functional knowledge of statistics and data processing; experience collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data

•                 Excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge; Familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software is an advantage

•                 Strong understanding of child rights principles, in line with international child rights instruments (i.e. UNCRC) and country context 

•                 Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work;

•                 Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team

•                 Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

•                 Culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

•                 Ability and willingness to travel to all parts of the country

•           Fluency in written and spoken English, especially in drafting various reports

•           Valid driver’s license.

Application Information:

Please apply to scik@savethechildren.org not later than October 17th COB with email subject “M&E Officer” by sending a copy of your CV and cover letter.