IRC MEAL Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

IRC MEAL Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

  • The IRC started operations in South Sudan in 1989 providing services to the most vulnerable communities in Unity State, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Eastern and Central Equatoria State and Lakes State among others. In 2016, following the IRC2020 Strategy, IRC focused in mainly four states in South Sudan to ensure that the scale and reach of the IRC work is manageable and within quality. IRC programs in South Sudan focus on Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Child Protection and Women Protection and Empowerment.

    Job overview

  • Reporting to the Deputy Director for Programs, and supported technically by the Regional Measurement Action Coordinator (RMAC) and the Senior Specialist M&E Technology, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator works in close collaboration with the program technical Coordinators, Grants, and support teams to optimize monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning capacities and opportunities of the IRC mission in South Sudan, to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve, and to support the global ambitions of IRC Strategy 100, especially the Data Ambition, and the Country Strategic Action Plan.

  • To this end, the MEAL Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that monitoring, evaluation, and accountability, and data management systems are in place, sufficiently resourced, and successfully implemented from collection to visualization, and that MEAL data is contributing to improved learning and program quality.

  • The MEAL Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that MEAL principles are integrated into every step of the project cycle, as per IRC’s corporate guidelines, and they contribute to the implementation of the Country Strategic Action Plan and Strategy 100.

  • In support of these goals, the Coordinator provides vital technical assistance, capacity sharing, individual mentoring, supervision, and training to MEAL staff at IRC. The coordinator also leads and the sharing of capacity with IRC local partners.


    Strategic Leadership and Partnership

    • Establish and drive common strategies and approaches to the country’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Accountability processes that reflect and contextualize Strategy 100 and the Country Strategic Action Plan and ensure that the MEAL structure is fit for this purpose.

    • Lead all aspects of MEAL (including client feedback mechanisms) functions across multiple sectors and multiple geographical areas/ large portfolios and/or complex environments.

    • Develop, coordinate and strengthen capacity sharing partnerships with MEAL counterparts of partner agencies, local organizations, and government.

    • Represent the IRC on MEAL at internal and external meetings, forums, and other events.

    • Champion design, access, and use of data by leaders and partners for shared learning and evidence-based decision-making.

    • Shape and implement MEAL systems and approaches that meet IRC standards and practices, that meet project and program needs, enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors, and foster program learning.

    • Reinforce integration of cross-sectoral priorities in MEAL, including gender, protection, safeguarding, disaster risk reduction, Diversity-Equality-Inclusion and Do No Harm.

    Technical Oversight

    • Provide technical leadership for strong monitoring systems and processes throughout the project cycle, from design and implementation to close-out and learning including:

  • Using learning and evidence from internal and external sources, including previous projects to inform proposal design and theories of change.

  • Developing and operationalizing logical frameworks, MEAL plans, data collection tools, processes for data management, client feedback approaches, quality checks and audits, and data visualization.

  • Developing and advocating for adequate M&E/MEAL budget and staffing structure for all projects.

  • Producing high-quality data, analysis, reports, presentations, and
    dashboards of key findings that foster learning and decision-making and are shared in key meetings such as project cycle meetings and strategic senior management team meetings.

    • Provide technical leadership for the design, method, and conduct of surveys such as baseline and endline, and the commission of evaluations and surveys as required in coordination with program coordinators, technical advisors, and external partners were vital.

    • Lead and advocate for the expansion of standard mobile data technology and online dashboards to enhance timeliness and quality of data collection, analysis, and visualization.

    • Provide technical leadership to IRC’s effort in meeting its internal and external accountability commitments through the implementation of sound accountability, client feedback, and response mechanisms.

    Human Resources

    • Promote the growth and development of others in IRC teams and partners: assess proficiencies; develop and lead targeted learning and training strategy. In particular, coach, mentor, and support M&E/MEAL staff provide vital tools and resources, as well as on the job training.

    • Supervise medium- to large-sized MEAL team across multiple sectors and geographical areas: Set clear performance objectives; manage staff work plans; establish regular performance reviews; champion a positive working environment for professional development; foster an inclusive and respectful team climate, where all staff are valued and respected and can contribute to their maximum potential.

    • Lead the recruitment of country MEAL staff, TTA’s, consultants and, support their onboarding.


    • A University degree in a relevant subject area (statistics, monitoring & data management, social science, public health, economic development, or a related field) – a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education.

    • A minimum 5 years of working experience within Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and learning-related functions.

    • Leadership experience and proven technical skills in setting up quality M&E/MEAL system that leads to evidence-based decision-making for multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded programs.

    • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with strong presentation and reporting skills;

    • Strong management and social skills and proven track record to work with diverse groups of people in a multicultural environment.

    • Self-motivated with excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills - able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking.

    • Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection software such as Kobo, CommCare, ODK Collect are crucial, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA, or other similar software.

    • Knowledge of Tableau, PowerBI, or GIS software are additional assets.

    • A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems is a distinct advantage.

    • Willingness to travel to various regional and field-level offices - (40%).

    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) in addition to Language (specify which language/s and fluency level are required).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC MEAL Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

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