The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s leading humanitarian aid organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster, helping them to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC seeks to be an operational and inspiring leader in matters of resettlement, asylum, and integration, demonstrating its credibility and expertise as a leading service provider, partner and advocate across the arc of the global displacement crisis. IRC currently operates in the U.S., Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For a complete listing of countries in which IRC operates and supports refugee programs, please visit http://www.rescue.org/where
Across Europe, the IRC delivers programs that address acute humanitarian needs of asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants who are newly arrived, stranded or in transit, and programs that address their longer-term integration needs.
In response to the increased number of people on the move from 2015, the IRC began responding in the Balkans to assist vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Since the conflict in Ukraine started in February 24, 2022, which brought the consequent displacement into neighboring countries, the IRC new programs on protection and Refugee Info East Europe programs are being established to address the most pressing needs of people on the move across South-East Europe. IRC continues to use its voice and expertise to increase safe and legal pathways, ensure protection and improve the quality of resettlement, asylum and integration services. The programs are implemented in close partnership with local non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions.
Scope of Work
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer will support the program team in developing, managing, and strengthening monitoring efforts of the IRC program in the Balkans and Ukraine neighboring countries with the aim of ensuring a high program quality in line with international humanitarian standards and responsiveness to beneficiary needs and donor requirements in a rapidly changing context.
The M&E Officer will support a robust monitoring system that facilitates both accountability and learning and includes data collection, analysis, learning reflection and timely action-taking. The position may require some travel to other areas of IRC operation. Reporting lines and key working relationships
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer work under the supervision of the of Head of Office, and in close coordination with program staff, and RAI Europe Measurement Advisor, to develop appropriate M&E systems and plans, accountability and learning mechanisms.
Monitoring Data Collection and Analysis:
• Support the implementation of activities according to the program’s M&E plan and adherence to IRC’s monitoring standards;
• Support the introduction of an organization-wide data base for monitoring data;
• Support the program teams in designing/updating M&E tools, as well as in guiding data collection and analysis as required;
• Plan, manage, and conduct periodic visits to data collection in program sites;
• Conduct manual data entry from paper-based into electronic forms during interim period;
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of program data;
• Lead the review, analysis and revision of data collection tools;
• Lead the preparation of data for M&E reports;
• Carry out regular data quality audits (DQAs);
• Conduct Program’s tracking of planned vs. achieved results;
• Storage data collected adhering to IRC protocols. Perform other duties as required.
Capacity Strengthening, Learning, and Accountability
• Provide individual support to program staff in areas of data collection (e.g. how to use mobile tools (smart phones, tablets), for data collection) ;
• Develop program database;
• Prepare, participate in, and support follow-up of data review meetings that serve to discuss program progress and use data to inform decision-making for program adaptation;
• Conduct field monitoring visits and provide regular feedback to program staff;
• Support/Deliver M&E/data base/ data collection trainings;
• Support the design of beneficiary feedback on program services to improve program quality, managing data collectors, and
• Lead learning sessions with beneficiaries and staff, presenting to then the results of beneficiary feedback
• Ensure that IRC meets its internal and external accountability commitments through the development and implementation of accountability mechanisms appropriate for the rapidly evolving context, and including a beneficiary feedback and response mechanism utilized by program teams.
• Promote an environment of best practice and knowledge sharing between programs and within programs between different offices.
All IRC staff are required to adhere to “The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct” and the IRC country employment policies.