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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer - Re-advert

adama, ethiopia

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: adama, ethiopia
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8152

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer - Re-advert

Sector: Evaluation & Learning

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Adama, Ethiopia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Job Overview:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer contributes to overall program quality through the coordination, and implementation of enhanced monitoring and evaluation, accountability, and learning strategies; the emphasis is on streamlining processes and tools for efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability throughout the project cycle across the IRC’s various sectors and grants.

MEAL Officer Position holder will be based in Adama field office and directly report to the Senior Field Manager and technically report to the MEAL Manager in Addis Ababa.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

Accountability and Monitoring Systems

  • Develop and/or update M&E tools, databases and monthly reporting formats in close collaboration with the MEAL focal points & sectorial managers.
  • Conduct data audits and analysis to ensure high quality data, compile a report with relevant indicator data per grant, showing targets versus actuals and an action plan and send this to the Field Coordinator, MEAL Manager, and Technical Managers and Coordinators on a monthly basis. 
  • Beneficiary counting: a quarterly gender and age disaggregated overview per grant per sector should be provided.
  • Advise staff on data management and storage to field staff, in collaboration with IT.
  • Manage the development of effective and sustainable feedback mechanisms to IRC from program beneficiaries/stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to the rollout of IRC global strategic initiatives related to measurement and accountability, and enable reporting against IRC global standards and requirements.

Assessment, Learning, and Documentation

  • Ensure relevant, timely, and quality support to the field office on assessments and evaluations; i.e. support in developing the survey tools, data analysis and report writing.
  • Attend and participate in semi-annual meetings with other MEAL Officers, , the senior M&E officer,  the MEAL Managers and the Accountability and Learning Coordinator on project monitoring and learning updates, achievements, challenges.
  • Provide documentation and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessment, and other learning activities.
  • Track and ensure organized, comprehensive electronic filing of documented findings/analyses.
  • When appropriate/applicable, facilitate and participate in information sharing opportunities among IRC offices/partners/donors.

Capacity Building

  • Facilitate capacity building for other IRC staff (especially the MEAL focal points/sector managers on skills and knowledge related to M&E and accountability and learning, including related IRC global initiatives. Relevant topics may include but are not limited to, designing monitoring tools, monitoring budgets, analyzing monitoring data, conducting assessment/ evaluation, and implementing feedback mechanisms. 
  • Conduct visits to intervention areas to provide training, technical assistance, and support, as well as to ensure that accountability and learning tools and strategies are understood and being implemented effectively.
  • Support program department heads  in proposal development, in review of  monthly, quarter and terminal government and donor reports against the  standards, indicates and organizational strategic action plans  and ; in review of different agreements as per the guide lines and policies.
  • Support the staff in mobile data collection; using Kobo Collect, CommCare and the IRC apps to collect and analyze data.


Education: BA Degree/Post Graduate Degree in social sciences, statistics, computer science and/or other relevant fields.

Work Experience: 3 years for BA Degree holders & 2 years for Post Graduate Degree holders.

1 year supervisory skill and basic managerial skills. INGO experience is a plus.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated understanding of direct monitoring and evaluation experience, specifically in the humanitarian and development context.
  • Demonstrated experience developing tools and systems for, and building capacity of others in skills related to, program tracking and documentation.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including logical models, conceptual frameworks, and assessment/evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing beneficiary complaint and feedback mechanisms.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of mobile data collection tools such as Kobo Collect or CommCare, information management systems and analysis software.  
  • Effective, high-quality communication, writing, and interpersonal skills are essential.

Personal Specifications:

  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.
  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good command of English, Afaan Oromo, and Amharic languages is required.

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