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MEAL Training Specialist

Nairobi | London | Abidjan

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

Job Overview: 

Responding to the world's worst humanitarian crises in a variety of roles, the International Rescue Committee's staff is a force for humanity and hope. Are you skilled and passionate? We want to add your energy to ours!

As a member of the Measurement Unit, the MEAL Training Specialist will be responsible for developing and delivering learning and training resources for MEAL staff across IRC's country programs in the Crisis Response, Recovery, and Development department. The primary responsibilities will be to build learning content and to facilitate training sessions, both virtually and in-person.

The role will report to the Learning and Training Advisor and collaborate with subject matter experts and MEAL product owners. Specifically, this role will work closely with the Director of Data and Monitoring, the Data and Monitoring Systems Lead, the Data and Monitoring Project Advisor, and the Regional Measurement Advisors.

The MEAL Training Specialist will need to develop broad familiarity with the span of IRC programs and operations around the world. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of personal initiative and the ability to work well in a complex, multicultural, dynamic environment.

Qualified candidates residing in any location where the IRC operates are encouraged to apply!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Measurement Unit colleagues to create learning resources to improve the M&E knowledge and skills of staff across M&E-related functions, including, but not limited to guidance documents, tutorial videos, training packs;
  • Facilitate online and in-person training sessions and/or workshops;
  • Coordinate training logistics: scheduling, registration, technology testing;
  • Develop and curate learning resources for IRC Intranet (RescueNet) and the learning platform Kaya;
  • Work with colleagues and translators to ensure core training materials are available in official IRC languages (English, French, Arabic and Spanish).

Job Requirements :

Work Experience:

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in monitoring and evaluation, including experience in data collection, analysis, visualization, and use of M&E technology;
  • Experience training staff;
  • Experience working in low- and middle-income countries; running workshops in low-resource settings; and working in culturally and linguistically diverse settings

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent data skills: analysis, visualization, interpretation, methods (e.g., survey design, sampling);
  • Excellent collaborator with strong interpersonal skills; able to build relationships with staff in different roles;
  • Excellent digital literacy: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), file sharing;
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail and quality, delivering timely results.

Education: BA/BS in development, public health, statistics, related field, or equivalent professional experience

Language Skills:  Fluency in English required.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Experience using Camtasia or other screen-recording software
  • Fluency in French, Spanish, or Arabic highly desired
  • Experience using Kaya or other Totara-based LMS
  • Excellent M&E technology skills: CommCare, Power BI or other data visualization software

Working Environment:

  • Standard office working environment
  • This role may require working remotely full- or part-time and part-time remote employees may be required to share workspace.
  • Travel up to 15% of the time, including travel to fragile or conflict-affected areas

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Equality, 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 and IRC employees must adhere to the values and principles contained in the IRC WAY (Standards of Professional Conduct). These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. Consistent with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from exploitation and abuse, child protection, workplace harassment, financial integrity, and retaliation.
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