New York City (United States of America)
The IRC is delivering healthcare services in humanitarian settings around the world, including conflict-affected countries and refugee settings. The IRC’s vision is to lead the humanitarian field by implementing high-impact, cost-effective programs for people affected by crisis and by using our learning and experience to shape policy and practice. To achieve that vision, the IRC’s Technical Excellence Unit (TE) provides technical assistance to IRC’s country program staff and shares what we learn to influence policy and practice. The TE Unit is comprised of six technical Units, all of which have deep expertise in their respective sectors: Education, Economic Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Governance, Health, Violence Prevention and Response. These technical units work closely with the Research and Innovation Unit.
The health technical unit is organized in four sectors; primary health, reproductive health, environmental health and nutrition. The structure emphasizes a clear division of roles between technical assistance core and important functions versus other specialized support/thought leadership functions in order to best meet the needs of country programs and regions. In 2019 the health technical unit supported programming in 6 regions and over 30 countries.
Job Overview/Summary: The Health Unit and IRC country programs conduct a variety of monitoring and evaluation activities including studies, surveys, design and implementation frameworks and M&E strategies, technical support to country programs, capturing lessons learned from programs and contribute to organization wide measurement activities. The Health M&E Officer will backstop a variety of ongoing activities, directly support program health and nutrition evaluations, provide targeted support to monitoring of country health programs, coordinate the development of a primary health care and nutrition data toolkits, and coordinate the evaluation and learning agenda from COVID adaptions.
The Health M&E Officer will report directly to the Health M&E Advisor.
The Health M&E Officer will support different projects that contribute towards improved monitoring, evaluation and learning from IRC health programs around the world.The Health M&E Officer’s main responsibilities are outlined below.
Health and nutrition needs assessment and program evaluations
• Support of nutrition surveys, specifically SQUEC, SMART and IYCF surveys
• Support development of standardized assessment tools for health and nutrition programs
• Support the evaluation of Health Unit led NCD and child health projects
• Provide targeted country support for needs assessments and program evaluations
COVID learning agenda
• Coordinate the COVID adaption learning agenda across IRC health programs
• Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data about COVID adaptations
• Support the writing of reports on learnings from qualitative and quantitative data about COVID adaptions
Coordination of Health Toolkits
• Lead the coordination between the Health Unit, Measurement Unit and country programs for the development of data toolkits
• Collect information from country programs about utility of toolkits and examples of existing tools
• Lead the development of systems for testing of the toolkits
Support Health Unit in M&E strategies:
• Contribute to M&E technical support to country programs (including support to developing Theories of Change, M&E frameworks and processes, etc);
• Support to the Outcome and Evidence Framework strategy to identify country programs which need to improve their Good and Great standards and ensure these programs are up to speed and meet minimum standards;
• Contribute to the M&E sections of business proposals
• Participate in the coordination of the IRC’s Annual Statistics data collection process, review and analysis;
• Contribute to identifying lessons learned from country programs and packaging them into briefs, concept notes or other formats for dissemination