IRC MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job purpose

  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking dynamic, analytical, and highly motivated individuals for the position of MEAL Manager for IRC Gambella field office. The ideal candidate has worked for an NGO in the programs department (e.g. design, management, monitoring) and has concrete experience with monitoring and evaluation, and tracking systems and processes.

    Key Job functions/responsibilities

    Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy

  • Develop M&E frameworks, standards and protocols for the CDC project and other projects implemented under Gambella field office based on project log frames and IRC’s Monitoring for action (MfA) standards to improve monitoring and evaluation practices, data quality and evidence-based decision making.

  • Work closely with the Senior EH manager, Senior EH MEAL manager and MEAL Coordinator to develop standard data collection tools and systems to ensure timely, relevant, and high-quality data for the CDC and other projects implemented in Gambella field office.

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to all program and M&E staff in the implementation of M&E plans, the application of data collection tools, data management and quality checks, and data analysis and reporting.

  • Draft, develop and oversee monitoring, evaluation, and research activities, including study design, questionnaire , data collection, data analysis & reporting, and dissemination under CDC project.

  • Serve as a focal person for the CDC project in relation to M&E including research and maintain communication with the donor (CDC) on the data collection, analysis and documentation.

  • Coordinate monthly HH survey and annual knowledge, practice and coverage (KPC) survey with the support of Senior Sanitation and Hygiene Officer under EH sector.

  • Accurately collect, clean and compile routine M&E data to report progress towards the CDC project objectives and other assessments as outlined in the M&E plan. Data will be collected on project outcomes and outputs, using developed monitoring tools and digital data collection KOBO software.

  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback for all projects is adequately captured, analyzed, and responded to by program teams in line with IRC’s Client Responsiveness initiative.

  • Work with IRC MEAL Coordinator and GIS unit, as well as information and communication technology (ICT) staff at HQ or in the regional office on the use of technology for improving M&E systems.

  • Capture Learning, document and disseminate internally and externally in collaboration with the Senior EH manger and MEAL Coordinator and participate in learning events as relevant.

  • Lead evaluation efforts such as emergency real-time evaluations, internal end-of-project evaluations, impact studies, case studies as needed.

  • Together with the MEAL Coordinator and senior EH manager, facilitate quarterly and annual data reviews and reflection sessions as specified in the M&E frameworks to track progress and agree on corrective action together with the program team.

    Capacity building

  • Coordinate and conduct capacity building for CDC and other project staff and partner organizations where appropriate on monitoring, evaluation,
    accountability and learning to improve knowledge and skills in project cycle management. Trainings will be based on training needs assessments and these may include needs assessments, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, data analysis, presentation and interpretation of data and reporting

  • Conduct regular visits to field sites to provide oversight, coaching and mentoring for CDC and other project staff and making sure that the set standards and procedures are implemented effectively and meet the highest quality standards.

  • Act as the MEAL focal point for the CDC project and other Projects, work closely with NGO counterparts and at appropriate forums/workshops to share lessons learned and further develop IRC’s own knowledge base and programming.


    Job Requirements

  • A university degree in statistics, social sciences, public health and economics however experience can substitute qualification but not vice versa

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree and 3 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.

  • Proven skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation in emergencies and development including multi-sectorial and consortium projects.

  • Proven abilities in translating log frames/results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data tools and protocols, data collection and management, use of data bases and data analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and rolling out tools and data systems and feedback/accountability mechanisms for and building capacity of others for assessing progress and documentation.

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies including logical models, conceptual frameworks, assessments and evaluations.

  • Knowledge and experience with digital data collections and analysis tools such as ArcGIS, Kobo Toolbox and CommCare.

  • Knowledge of Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) agreed Commitments to Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and global commitments on participation revolution

  • Familiarity with information management systems and analysis software and data presentation platforms such as Power BI or Tableau.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and capacity strengthening of staff

  • Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to work, handle, and meet contending targets in a fast-paced operating environment.

  • Consistent track record of proactively identifying and presenting potential problems and proposing solutions.

  • Able to function effectively in a changing work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing needs and pressure.

  • Committed to the IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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