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Roving MEAL Coordinator

Beirut | Abidjan | Dakar

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beirut | Abidjan | Dakar
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises in a great variety of roles, the International Rescue Committee’s staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

We are one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. We are committed to innovation and creative partnerships.

Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, we assist people from harm to home.


Do you have great MEAL skills and experience, and a willingness to travel extensively? This role may be for you!

The main purpose of the role is to provide direct support to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning activities in IRC country programs to cover extended staff vacancies/absences or to support teams during times of significantly increased workload or during special projects.

When not assigned to a specific country, the Roving MEAL Coordinator will provide technical support to other Measurement Unit initiatives, including the development and delivery of staff training and the testing and deployment support for new tools and systems.


Direct country support (60-70%)

Provide MEAL support through one of two approaches (agreed prior to assignment)

1.     Act as the MEAL/M&E Coordinator for the country program during an extended absence or vacancy.

  • Provide technical leadership for strong monitoring systems and processes throughout the project cycle from the design, implementation to close-out and learning including:
  • Supervise medium to large sized MEAL team across multiple sectors and geographical areas:
  • Represent the IRC on MEAL at internal and external meetings, forums, and other events.

2.     Provide specialist M&E support to existing MEAL teams for special projects or for during increases in workload, including but not limited to:

·       Design, planning or execution of project evaluations;

·       Leading or supporting needs assessment activities;

  • Provide technical leadership for the design, method, and conduct of surveys such as baselines and end lines;

·       Providing training to M&E teams and other staff with M&E responsibilities.

·       Deploying electronic data collection or other M&E technology tools.

Support to global projects (30-40%)

·       Develop content for learning and training materials intended for use by IRC MEAL staff;

·       Co-facilitate remote training sessions for M&E staff;

·       Provide subject matter expertise to the development of MEAL tools such as standardized indicators and data protection guidance;

·       Participate in user acceptance testing for new MEAL tools such as standard data collection applications.


Position Reports to Senior Advisor, Measurement Action. When assigned to country programs, temporarily supervised by Deputy Director, Programs, or in-country MEAL lead, with technical oversight by the relevant Regional Measurement Action Coordinator.

Position directly supervises: None on ongoing basis. May temporarily supervise in-country MEAL staff during country assignments

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

During country assignments:

Internal: Deputy Director for Programs, M&E Teams, Program Coordinators and Managers throughout the country program, Regional Measurement Action Coordinator, Regional M&E Technology Sr Specialists, Client Responsiveness & Accountability (CRA) Technical Advisors, Grants Coordinators and Managers, Finance Coordinators,

External: occasional engagement with Partners, Governments and Clients

During HQ assignments:

Internal: Senior Advisor – Measurement Action, Director of Data and Monitoring, Learning and Training Advisor; other Measurement Unit and Technical Unit staff;

External: none


  • A University degree in a relevant subject area (statistics, monitoring & data management, social science, public health, economic development, or a related field) – a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education;
  • A minimum 5 years of experience within Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning-related functions, within IRC or a similar humanitarian agency;
  • Demonstrated ability to promote staff learning through the development and facilitation of training sessions, as well as through mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills;
  • Strong management and social skills and proven track record of working with diverse groups of people in a multicultural environment;
  • Self-motivated with excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills - able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking;
  • Experience in roving positions or short-term consultancy assignments, especially in humanitarian or development projects is an advantage;
  • Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, CommCare, ODK Collect are crucial as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel; SPSS, SATA or other similar software;
  • Knowledge of Tableau, PowerBI or GIS software are additional assets;
  • A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems is a distinct advantage;
  • Willingness to travel, including to sites in high-security environments, up to 60% of the time;
  • Fluency in English (written and speaking) essential, in addition to fluency in one of French, Spanish or Arabic.

At IRC - we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.  

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other human demographic.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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