Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning/Knowledge Management (MEAL/KM) Specialist

Job categories Health, Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5143/23817
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, SUN
Duty station Dakar, Senegal
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended
Application period 29-Apr-2022 to 20-May-2022


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Since 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition. The SUN Strategy 2021–2025 (SUN 3.0) prioritises country leadership and focuses on supporting systemic change at the country level. It seeks to capture the ambition of SUN countries and guide the work of all actors at all levels aligning concerted action behind and responding to commonly agreed national priorities set out by governments in SUN countries. 

SUN 3.0 is committed to fundamental, non-negotiable aspects of effective nutrition action, including equity and the principle of leaving no one behind. For its third phase, the SUN Movement will drive forward gender equality and enshrine youth leadership across the Movement.  SUN 3.0 will strengthen partnerships to achieve greater impact on nutrition through food systems, health systems, social protection systems, actions by the private sector and humanitarian and development actors, and through education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and climate change adaptation.

The SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) plays a central role in enabling the multiple members and structures of the Movement to work together to advance progress on country-level priorities and the global positioning of nutrition.  

The SUN Movement Secretariat comprises approximately 35 personnel, based in Geneva and in various regions globally.  All parts of the Movement – member governments, the SUN Global Support System - the GSS, consisting of  four SUN networks (Civil Society, United Nations, Business, Donors) and the SUN Movement Secretariat, together with the SUN Movement Coordinator, work together to align and focus efforts on priorities within countries.

The SUN Movement Secretariat is hosted by UNOPS.

Role of the MEAL/Knowledge Management Specialist:

The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL)/Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist is part of the Country Action Team of the SUN Movement Secretariat.  The purpose of this team is to support SUN Countries in advocacy, positioning, planning, multi-sector/stakeholder collaboration, resource mobilisation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of their National Nutrition Plans, and accountability and learning..  

The MEAL/Knowledge Management Specialist reports to the SMS Regional Representative, Africa Portfolio 1. The purpose of the role is to support and strengthen SUN Countries evidence-based policy making and implementation, including through implementation of the Movement’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system.  

This role helps to ensure policy and practice across the Movement is informed by country needs, with a focus on translating the political commitment of SUN Movement actors into coherent action in-country, aligned with national priorities.

This role is based in Dakar, Senegal, and is responsible for the Africa Portfolio 1 geographic region.


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