Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant (Ref: MEAL-TR-0207)

Save the Children İstanbul
Tam Zamanlı 1-3
Arapça (C2, Level 6, Advanced),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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İlan Detayları

SCI 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children is seeking job applicants for a MEAL Assistant post in Istanbul. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant will report to the Senior MEAL Officer whilst providing support to various project and s/he will work closely with the Project Managers, MEAL team, as well as other project staff in the implementation sites. The MEAL Assistant’s responsibilities include but not limited to conducting frequent on-site monitoring, maintaining the Complaint and Feedback Mechanism (CFM), conducting data collection (qualitative and quantitative), entry, and analysis, and translation support where relevant.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Senior MEAL Officer

Staff reporting to this post: None 


The MEAL Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Data collection, analysis and use:

  • Conduct frequent monitoring visits to project activities, report back via relevant reporting templates.
  • As per scheduled activities, conduct or assist community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on SC programmes and/or partners’.
  • Review incoming data for cleanness, completeness and consistency, and improve data collection tools as necessary. 
  • Take part in various assessments at different capacities, i.e. data collection, data entry, analysis, translation, facilitation.

Information management systems:

  • Prepare dashboards to present the CFM data in a user friendly manner
  • Compilation of relevant reports, plans and information/supporting documents and sharing with PDQ and program teams as needed.
  • Maintains security and confidentiality of data.


  • Coordinate with MEAL staff to review weekly/monthly data submissions, as well as project achievements against targets.
  • Proactively engage programme teams to compile information and supporting documents concerning the activities.
  • Review monthly data and highlighting concerns where relevant
  • Prepare field visit reports following monitoring and or additional assessments where relevant.


  • Maintain the Complaint and Feedback Mechanism (CFM).
  • Support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability and support the implementation of the complaints and feedback mechanisms in line with the relevant frameworks/SoPs.
  • Respond to the hotline, categorize the complaint, and follow up on the complaint as required.
  • Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including children) and that information is shared with affected communities.
  • Ensuring that information from feedback is analysed and disseminated, managing referrals, and helping to produce informational materials for beneficiaries.


  • Maintain safety and confidentially of the documents/system and their contents.
  • Maintain filing system for data in soft and hard copies.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support where relevant.
  • Actively contribute to making the project safe for children and gender sensitive (and to the extent gender transformative) in collaboration with SC’s Gender Focal Point at all times.
  • Ensure that the MEAL system in place is in line with SCI standards, donor requirements and humanitarian programming standards.  

Perform other duties as required.  



  • Turkish nationality is a requirement for this position.
  • 1 year of professional experience in humanitarian sector.
  • Familiarity/training/experience in MEAL systems.
  • BSc/BA/BEng in Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics or related field.
  • Working knowledge in data collection, analysis, and information/database management.
  • Fluent in Turkish, English, and Arabic (speaking, understanding, reading, and writing).


  • Farsi proficiency is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes in education and protection sectors.
  • Working knowledge of PowerBI or similar software.
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents, and particularly refugees.
  • Familiarity in qualitative data collection through focus group discussions and key informant interviews via child friendly methodologies.


Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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. 

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Save the Children

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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