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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Coordinator - Yemen

Aden (Yemen)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Aden (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
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Requisition ID: req7637

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Coordinator - Yemen

Sector: Evaluation & Learning

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Aden, Yemen

Job Description

Background: The IRC Yemen began its Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs in response to the impact of conflicts in 2012. In 2015, IRC expanded to eight governorates in the south and north of Yemen through direct programming and through local partnership in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Women Protection and Empowerment. 
Job Overview/Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator will provide the leadership necessary to ensure that the IRC Yemen country program develops and meets its monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning commitments, as set out IRC’s Strategy 2020, MEAL Strategy, and partnerships with donors. The MEAL Coordinator will lead a country program department, comprised of two teams (Monitoring and Evaluation, and Client Responsiveness and Accountability) that contributes to evidence-based program design and continuous improvements of program quality based on data and learning. 
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
•Implement and grow IRC-Yemen’s MEAL strategy, encompassing Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Client Responsiveness and Accountability
•Identify, monitor and address unmet needs related to within the parameters of the Strategic Action Plan and sector priorities
•Ensure the country program meets IRC’s global monitoring standards ‘Monitoring for Action’ to improve monitoring practices, data quality and use of data within the organization
•Champion an organizational culture shift to focus on data being used for evidence based decision making
•Strengthen client feedback and response mechanisms based on regional standards and expectations
•Ensure continued generation of accurate beneficiary reach data as per country requirements
•Ensure the effective set-up and use of data platforms (CommCare, PowerBi, COMET) to ensure relevant stakeholders have timely access to appropriate information
•Strengthen systems and procedures that measure country program-wide performance and achievements towards outcomes (using the Outcomes & Evidence Framework core indicators and other methods as appropriate) and strategic and organizational commitments
•Collaborate in the development and execution of coherent planns for strengthening MEAL capacities of implementing partner organizations, incorporating technical assistance into the design stages of program logframes, indicators, and measurement methodologies, plans and tools
•Lead on planning and managing internal or external program evaluations and support the greater sharing and use of research/learning within IRC’s program sectors
•Provide MEAL technical assistance to program teams and inputs into the design stages of program proposals, budgets, logframes, indicators, and measurement methodologies, plans and tools
•As needed and in coordination with other program sector leads and country program management, represents IRC in inter-agency forums and relevant working groups 
Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development
•Supervise and support three MEAL department Managers – M&E Manager (North), M&E Manager (South), and Client Responsiveness and Accountability Manager (Country-wide), including at least fortnightly catch-ups and regular performance management 1:1s
•Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in Yemen.
•Coach, train, supervise and mentor MEAL department staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
•As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: Senior Coordinator for Grants and Accountability

Qualifications

•MA/MBS, Economics Degree in international development, social sciences, or a related field
•At least 5 years of experience within the international development / humanitarian sector, several of which was at senior management level (some international experience preferred)
•Technical excellence in M&E systems for multi-sectoral emergency or post conflict settings
•Strong experience in client responsiveness and accountability mechanisms
•Experience with multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded programs
•Excellent organization and program management skills, including work planning and budget management 
•Experience with situation analysis and  assessments
•Excellent problem solving skills, and demonstrated ability to handle pressure and improve.
•Excellent computer skills in programs such as: CommCare, PowerBi, HIS systems, SPSS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•Excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional patience and be able to interact, partner and thrive in a diverse environment 
•Demonstrable commitment to staff training and development and effective at facilitation 
Work Environment: There is active conflict in parts of the country and a possibility of the conflict expanding into other locations. The situation in Sana’a is currently quiet but remains unpredictable. Security will be thoroughly discussed during the interview process. 
Housing: Lodging in Sana’a and Aden is in shared IRC guesthouse. All IRC sites have electricity and internet. Food is the individual’s responsibility.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in The IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons 
Gender Equality:IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability #LI-GR2



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