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Health Unit M&E Coordinator

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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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 Unit M&E Coordinator will report directly to the Health Unit M&E Advisor.

Key Responsibilities:

The Health Unit M&E Coordinator will primarily lead and coordinate the development of Health and nutrition Toolkits, lead the collection and analysis of data for IRC’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Minimum Package designed to help health facilities rapidly meet global IPC standards, contribute to the IRC Annual Statistics 2021 process and contribute to different projects that improve monitoring, evaluation and learning from IRC health programs around the world.The Health Unit M&E Coordinator’s main responsibilities are outlined below.

Coordination of development of Health Toolkits

•Lead the coordination between the Health Unit, Measurement Unit and country programs for the development of data toolkits

•Establish reporting requirements and outline what data elements are needed, sources of this data and how to capture data

•Develop the required templates (including developing templates in excel that can then be transferred to Commcare)

• Set out analysis and visualization on Power BI (i.e. what indicators, which report templates will the data go to and how it will be visualized)

•Consultations with MU/IT to understand the needs and design the tools

•Set up App in Commcare and Power BI

•Pilot in 2-3 settings and capture lessons learnt (including training of end users).

•Make toolkits available for more global roll out following the pilot testing.

Support IPC assessments at Health Facilities

•Work with the Measurement Unit (MU) to develop and update the IPC App on Commcare, regularly managing communication between the Technical Advisors and the MU on these changes

•Lead content development (in collaboration with IPC TA) and facilitate trainings on use of Commcare for data entry, use of Power BI for data visualization

•Undertake troubleshooting with countries and Technical Advisors in regard to use of Commcare and Power BI (MU to take this up, working with M&E)

•Undertake global analysis of IPC data on Power BI and advise on a data analysis plan for use by TA and country programs going forward (twice a year mid-year review- June & end of year-December), and for adhoc strategic reasons)

•Build capacity of country, regional teams and TAs to conduct IPC data analysis and run regular IPC assessment reports as assessments are conducted.

•Make a global IPC baseline assessment report by region that can be shared with country and regional leadership for action, working with TAs to obtain contextual background information and input on recommendations

•Collect, prioritize, and communicate feedback and proposed changes to Commcare and Power BI from country programs, TAs and other stakeholders to IPC work stream working group and implement out agreed upon changes

•Communicate updates and changes to the Commcare and Power BI applications to technical coordinators, country M&E and TAs for communication with health program staff for appropriate action

Contribute to the Health Annual Statistics process for FY2021:

•Participate in the coordination of the IRC’s Annual Statistics data collection process, ensuring data has been submitted on time by Country Programs and following up where data is still needed;

•Carry out a preliminary review of data submitted, ensuring completeness, and identifying gaps;

•Updating the Data Review Tracker, liaising with key focal points to ensure the data review process is of the best standard;

•Liaising with the data review team and making sure queries are redirected to the right people.

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 IMPACT standards, and ensure these programs are up to speed and meet minimum standards;

•Contribute to the roll out of the MEAL handbook and Program Indicator Dashboard;

•Contribute to the M&E sections of business proposals at country and global level

•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

Job Requirements:

•Graduate degree in public health, statistics, health policy or relevant topic preferred

•Experience in LMIC / humanitarian settings;

•Good understanding and proven experience in monitoring and evaluation;

•Good understanding and proven experience in health research methods, data analysis and quality control;

•Strong statistical skills;

•Ability to work in French desirable;

•Experience working with digital technology for health platforms (CommCare, KoBo, PowerBi) desirable

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Health Unit M&E Advisor

Position directly supervises:N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Health unit team members including STAs, TAs, admin, and communications staff; Airbel Impact Lab staff; country program staff

External:Academic partners, donors, representation at external meetings and conferences


Working Environment:Remote work, with country support visits (if feasible)


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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