Community Wellbeing Initiative Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Scope and background:

Reporting directly to the MEAL Coordinator and CWI Coordinator, you will strengthen the MEAL efforts, approaches and systems to foster learning and accountability for our clients; support IRC’s global and measurement ambitions of Strategy 100 and the Country Strategic Action Plan. You will oversee the MEAL functions of the CWI program within the Ethiopia MEAL team. The ideal candidate has a background in GBV program monitoring and evaluation, and GBV capacity building and demonstrates concrete experience

Major key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Partnership

- Keeps well organized Book of Accounts at the Field Office in accordance to the Finance guidelines. - Manage all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the CWI programs; respond to program needs; foster high standards and practices for quality data, analysis, and reports. Enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors; - Improve MEAL systems and approaches and foster learning; - Represent IRC at CWI meetings, forums, and other events & build partnership within IRC and other areas of expertise. - Champion design, access and use of data by leaders and partners for shared learning and evidence-based decision-making. - Collaborate with MEAL teams within and outside IRC to support harmonization of MEAL systems and approaches, sharing capacity and experiences.

Technical Oversight

- Lead the MEAL system and processes for the CWI program in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategy throughout the project cycle which include:

o Use learning, evidence, and data from previous projects to inform project proposal design.

o Develop logical frameworks, MEAL plans, digital data collection tools, processes for online data management.

o Establish and ensure timely data flow, quality checks, and audits, and updating of data visualization.

o Ensure the collection and management of disaggregated client overview for the sector grants.

o Supervise MEAL field activities for CWI sector.

o Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with program coordinators and managers to facilitate decision-making for real-time program adaptation.

o 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.

o Identify, detail, and share lessons learned to improve services and results for our clients.

- Engage in the design, method, and conduct of surveys such as baseline/end line, Post Distribution Monitoring, and the commission of evaluations in coordination with colleagues and partners. - Advocate for and support the expansion 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.

Human Resources

- Coordinate, lead, mentor and support a dynamic small to medium team of MEAL staff; 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 in MEAL: Lead and craft high-quality technical training and learning materials for partners, colleagues, and junior staff. - Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of country MEAL officers, assistants, and (if relevant) external consultants.

Key Working Relationships -----------------------------

Position Reports directly to or in Management in Partnership with: MEAL Coordinator & T Coordinator

Position directly supervises: MEAL Officers; Other Internal and/or external contacts.

Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Program Coordinators/Managers throughout the country program ----------------------------------------------------------------------

External: Partner MEAL staff; Clients, supervise external consultants in partnership with technical coordinators (if relevant).



- A University degree in a relevant field (such as: social science, public health, statistics & data management, development economics, or a related subject area) – a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. - A Minimum 5 years of working experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning-related functions. - Technical skills in setting up quality MEAL processes and creating logical frameworks and data analysis that leads to learning and action. - Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, Commcare, ODK Collect is vital as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA or other similar software. Knowledge of Tableau, PowerBi, or GIS software tools are additional assets. - Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills. - Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with presentation and reporting skills are a strong asset. - Confirmed ability to lead, mentor and empower a small to medium professional team. - Self-motivated with good organization, planning skills, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking. - A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems. - Willingness to travel to various field-level offices (40%). - Proven English Language proficiency.

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

- Name of the position you have applied for - Date of application - Summary of your qualifications and experience - Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job - Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address - Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: 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 Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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