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Lead Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation (P2)

Save the Children

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Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. In times of crisis, Save the Children does whatever it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build resilience for years to come. We are seeking a Lead Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation. In this role, you will help us collect and analyze the data that lets us know if we’re achieving our ambitious goals for children. You report to the Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation on our national team, but will work closely with the state teams doing the programming for which we are collecting data.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

State Data Collection & Reporting (70%):

  • Manage data collection for one or more states’ portfolio(s)
  • Develop simple data collection tools and processes
  • Train staff to use data collection tools and databases
  • Collect meal distribution, gift in kind, program attendance, and other data
  • Ensure data are complete, valid and reliable.
  • Follow up with staff to resolve discrepancies and fill in missing data
  • Coordinate monthly data review meetings with state teams and communicate trends, issues and insights to inform ongoing implementation
  • Provide data, analysis, visuals and other information needed for state monitoring & reporting

National Monitoring & Evaluation Reporting: 30%

  • Provide general data management and reporting support to 1-2 national Advisors leading MERL for one or more of our national program, partnerships, and/or services
  • Support the development of MERL plans for new programs and services
  • Submit monthly state data to national team
  • Assist with creating data visuals and developing reports as needed
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts across the MERL department

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience managing, analyzing, and cleaning data across multiple projects
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite, with a high-level of knowledge and experience using advanced formulas and other features in Excel
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to deliver accurate work within deadlines
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the state up to 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience providing technical support to database users
  • Monitoring & Evaluation experience
  • Experience with complex online data systems
  • Experience working on education and community initiatives
  • Experience working in a non-for-profit environment
  • High-level of proficiency in spoken and written Spanish


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $66,300 – $74,100 base salary.
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $65,300 – $67,500 base salary.
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $54,400 – $60,800 base salary.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location. Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day. You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.


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