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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

adama

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

IRC is 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, provide 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.

Country Background:

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 coordinated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihood of the disaster affected population, including host communities, through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions, and emergency response.

JOB OVERVIEW:

Reporting to and technically supported by the Senior MEAL Manager, the MEAL Officer works in close collaboration with program teams to optimize monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning capacities and opportunities of the IRC mission in Ethiopia , Adama Field Office, to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve and support the global ambitions of IRC Strategy 100, and the Country Strategic Action Plan.  The MEAL Officer oversees, leads and implements MEAL activities of all active Grants/Projects in the Adama Field Office (covering Oromia region) within the Country MEAL team.

 

Responsibilities: 

Leadership and Partnership

  • Support all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the specific field Office; respond to program needs; foster high standards and practices for quality data collection, analysis, and reports. Enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors.
  • Implement and support MEAL system and approaches in your areas of expertise and foster learning as per the IRC MEAL Standards. 
  • Represent IRC at technical meetings, forums, and other events & build partnerships within IRC and area of expertise. 
  • Champion access and use of data for shared learning, sound decision-making, and data-informed programmatic adaptations. 

Technical Oversight

Run the MEAL system and processes for the field office in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategies throughout the project cycle which include:

  • Collaborate with MEAL and non-MEAL staff to ensure that data is collected, compiled, checked for its quality and completeness in compliance with IRC and donors’ standards for quality.
  • Conduct regular data quality checks and audits and analysis to ensure high-quality data, compile a report with relevant indicator data per grant, showing targets versus actuals.
  • Beneficiary counting: a quarterly gender and age disaggregated overview per grant per sector should be provided.
  • Document and share learning, evidence, and data from previous projects to inform project proposal design.
  • Implement MEAL plans, revise (digital) data collection tools, follow-up on processes for online data management, quality checks, and audits, and updating of data visualization.
  • Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with program officers and managers to facilitate decision-making for real-time program adaptation.
  • Produce quality reports and updating dashboards with key findings that foster learning and decision-making and share in project cycle management meetings and team meetings.
  • Identify, document, and share key findings and client feedback to improve services and results for our clients.
  • Support deployment of surveys such as baseline/end line, Post Distribution Monitoring, and the commission of evaluations in coordination with colleagues and partners.
  • Support the use of standard mobile data technology and online dashboard to enhance timeliness and quality of data collection, analysis and visualization.
  • Join and contribute to IRC’s effort in meeting its internal and external accountability commitments through the implementation of sound accountability, client feedback, and response mechanisms. 
  • Provide technical support to other field offices when there is a need or where there is less number of grants in the permanently assigned field office.
  • Work closely with Safe Programming Team and Sectors to ensure gender equality and client safety.
  • Facilitate capacity building for program staff (especially the MEAL focal points/sector managers on skills and knowledge related to M&E and accountability and learning, including IRC global initiatives.

 

Human Resources 

  • Coordinate, lead, mentor MEAL Officers/Assistant(s); foster timely and high-quality achievement, and an inclusive and respectful team climate.
  • Promote the growth and development of others in IRC teams and partners: present high-quality technical training and learning material for partners, colleagues, and junior staff. 
  • Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of M&E/MEAL Assistant, field incentive workers and enumerators.

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