Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator
Background of IRC:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs and contributes to overall program quality through the conceptualization, coordination, and implementation of enhanced monitoring and evaluation, accountability, and learning strategies. The emphasis is on streamlining processes and tools for efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability throughout the project cycle across the IRC’s various sectors and departments.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ----------------------------------------------------------
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
- Implement and grow IRC Ethiopia’s MEAL strategy, encompassing Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Client Responsiveness and Accountability - Ensure the country program meets IRC’s global monitoring standards ‘Monitoring for Action’ to improve monitoring practices, data quality production and use of data within the organization - Champion an organizational culture shift to focus on data being used for evidence-based decision making - Strengthen client feedback and effective and sustainable response mechanisms based on regional standards and expectations - Ensuring appropriate client feedback channels are in-place for all sectors and all locations and that client feedback and complaints are received, appropriately recorded and responded to in a timely manner - Maintain an accurate and secure archiving system for both quantitative and qualitative data is in place, accessible and being use appropriately - Assure continued generation of accurate beneficiary reach data as per country requirements - Lead effective set-up, maintenance and use of data platforms (CommCare, PowerBi and Box) to ensure relevant partners have timely access to appropriate information - Strengthen systems and procedures that measure country program-wide performance and achievements towards outcomes (using the Outcomes & Evidence Framework core indicators and other methods as appropriate) and strategic and organizational commitments - Lead on planning and handling internal or external program evaluations and support the greater sharing and use of research/learning within IRC’s program sectors - Provide MEAL technical assistance to MEAL staff embedded in technical program teams and provide inputs into the design stages of program proposals, budgets, logframes, indicators, and measurement methodologies, plans and tools - Ensure that MEAL staff are actively engaged in Project Cycle Meetings. - Lead in the documentation and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessment, client feedback and other learning activities (in terms of content, medium and access). - Maintain linkages to regional and headquarters Research and Innovation, and Measurement focal people to assist in drawing on and contributing to global learning.
Other leadership roles and responsibilities -------------------------------------------
- Safe Programming - Provide leadership to the Safe Programming team to establish safe, effective, and responsive programs that are age, gender, disability, and diversity informed.
Capacity Building ------------------
- Lead the rollout of IRC global central initiatives related to measurement and accountability, including adapting in-country tools to align and enable reporting against IRC global standards. - Ensure that all field-based MEAL staff receive technical support and supervision. - Conduct regular visits to field sites to ensure that M&E and accountability tools and strategies being implemented optimally. - Collaborate in the development and execution of coherent plans for strengthening MEAL capacities of implementing partner, incorporating technical assistance into the design stages of program log frames, indicators, and measurement methodologies, plans and tools
- At least 4 years of experience working in a similar role/with similar responsibilities in a multi-sectoral and multi-donor environment. - Demonstrated understanding of project handle and direct monitoring and evaluation experience, specifically in the humanitarian and development context. - Demonstrated experience developing tools and systems for and building capacity of others related to program tracking and documentation. - Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including logical models, conceptual frameworks, and assessment/evaluation. - Knowledge and experience with digital data collections tools such as ArcGIS, Kobo Toolbox and CommCare - Demonstrated experience in designing and rolling out feedback/accountability mechanism and data management systems - Knowledge of AAP, CHS and global commitments on participation revolution - Familiarity with information management systems and analysis software and data presentation platforms such as Power BI or Tableau. - Shown experience in managing and capacity strengthening of staff - Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact in English. - Demonstrated ability to work, lead, and meet going for deadlines in a fast-paced operating environment. - Consistent track record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions. - Must be able to function optimally in a sophisticated work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal successfully with going for priorities and pressure. - Dedicated to the IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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.