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School Meal Officer
Save the Children International



 Supervisor: School Meal Program Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Jabel Awlia-Khartoum State
 Duration: 9 Months
 Closing Date: 16 Sept 2021


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 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.

 Duties and responsibilities:

SCOPE OF ROLE:  The meal officer work will require interaction with the relevant heads of program, PTAs, Teachers, as well as WFP staff in the field (sub-offices). Close collaboration and consultation with program coordinator, and other stackholders in Jabel Awlia/Khartoum


Reports to:  School Meal Program Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: 7

Budget Responsibilities: Yes

Role Dimensions: Save the Children International in Sudan is working across Sudan e.g. Khartoum, South, West and North Kordofan, North, West & Central Darfur States, Blue Nile, and the Red Sea State in Sudan. Our thematic coverage includes child rights governance, child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, and humanitarian emergencies. We maintain diversified sources of funding including SIDA, OFDA, ECHO , GSK, WFP , UNICEF , UNHCR , etc.

This is a challenging role in a complex environment. It requires a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can manage the difficulties of living and working in such an environment and still be fundamental in helping to drive forward our programmes and our ambitions


Programme Management:

  • Provide leadership and a sense of direction to the School meals program (SMP) monitors and head teachers on the clearly set objectives of SMP. In addition to this, the position holder orients the head teachers and SMP monitors on the strategies and modalities of achieving the set objectives of the program
  • Prepare Food distribution plans, pipeline reports and review distribution reports from the targeted schools.
  • To provide leadership to the schoold meal monitoring assistances and the volunteers and ensure compliance with school feeding standard operating procedures, organisational guidelines and policies.
  • Develop detailed activities work plans along with the implementation strategies.
  • To ensure all activities are undertaken in accordance with SCI standard operation procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Ensure projects are regularly monitored by SCI, partner organization and, concerned stakeholders with appropriate monitoring checklist.
  • Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to relevant SF  programme Schools in Jabel Awlia
  • Perform other duties in addition to the above responsibilities, commensurate with background and experience, to be identified by the project coordinator.
  •  Producing and compiling weekly, monthly, end of term and program final report to inform   programme direction.
  • Liaise with program coordinator and WFP field staff to sensitize the stakeholders on the importance of SMP in meeting education objectives
  • The position holder will supervise SMP monitors and SM teachers and closely analyses the performance and the quality of their service delivery.
  • The position holder will give professional advice to SMP monitors so that they carry out their monitoring activities which will in turn help them to monitor food usage and impact on learners’ school attendance and academic performance thus helping them carry out their duty in a manner that is consistent to the general objectives of
  • The position holder will inculcate in his subordinates a spirit of team work, build confidence, motivate and encourage high performance
  • Assist the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team in undertaking MEL activities as required.
  • To provide feedback on the lessons learned from the implementation of field activities and make recommendations for improvements as required.


Lgistics & Supply Chain:

  • Ensuring that programme resources given to members of School Feeding team are accounted for.
  • Help in organizing logistics components to ensure programme supplies are in adequate measures in schools at all times.
  • Collect, verify and analyse information required for delivery of programme goods. Ensuring that organization assets and equipment are taken care of and that staff are practising due diligence when dealing acting for SCI’s SFP
  • Take overall responsibility for managing the field office, ensuring efficient application of SCI’s policies, procedures and administrative systems and the application of the Management Standards of the organisation.
  • Ensure operations and logistic supports are properly managed as per the requirement of the field office.
  • Serve as point person to promote and implement Child Safeguarding Policy in field (Mandatory)


People’s  Management:

  • Contribute / suggest to the development of SMP monitors in the field, based on programmatic, administrative and financial requirements of the SFP
  • Ensure all staff members have clear performance objectives, based on their job descriptions and evaluate the staff's performances and provide feedback for their performance improvement and capacity building
  • Organize different forum and meeting to keep abreast of progress/plan at field level. In addition,program follow up meeting with the PTAs and the monitoras


  • Coordinate the preparation of timely and food distributions  reports programme on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Support the Programme coordinator with grant set up, cycle and closure, including budget and payment schedule, reporting dates and schedules.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning team to collect information on programme monitoring, progress and quality to support ongoing reporting, proposals and other operational management tools.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:



  • At least 2 years of progressively working on programs with INGOs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic


  • Willingness to learn and share information
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a team. 
  • Good computer skills in MS packages (Computer Applications; word, excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to be in control of delegated responsibilities.
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills.
  • Strong reporting skills and experience in developing donor reports.
  • Working independently with limited supervision.
  • Practical experience of programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven ability to work to programmes and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyse large volumes of diverse data.
  • Well developed community mobilization skills
  • Good knowledge of financial management in the NGO sector.
  •  Computer literate in Microsoft packages especially Excel and Word
  • Energy and self motivation.
  • Outstanding ability to self-organize


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Send or through CV to https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210006KP&lang=en   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 15/September/2021. Any application after this date will not be considered. All interviews done in HAC Labour Dep.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract .





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