Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job Description 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 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 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. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Reporting to and technically supported by the Senior M&E Officer, 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 Hagadera Kenya 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 shall be responsible for the overall collection, summarizing, compiling and dissemination, storing and timely reporting of all forms of data generated from the activities of the Health, Nutrition, Protection, RH/HIV and WPE programs into strategic program information/reports with a key focus on generation and submission of timely and qualitative and quantitative reports to the Program Management Team, donors and relevant collaborators. They shall be expected to keep hospital records and stationery.
Leadership and Partnership
- Support all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the Hagadera refugee context; respond to program needs; cultivate 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. - 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.
- Run the MEAL system and processes for IRC Hagadera refugee camp 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 data quality; - Document and share learning, evidence, and data from previous projects to inform project proposal design; Implement M&E/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 further learning and decision-making and share in project cycle management meetings and team meetings; - Identify, document, and share client feedback to improve services and results for our clients. - Support deployment of surveys such as baseline and end line, 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.
- Coordinate, lead, mentor MEAL 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 on boarding of MEAL Assistant, field incentive workers and enumerators.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports directly to: Senior M&E Officer.
Position directly supervises: MEAL Assistants.
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Program Managers and Officers, ICT Officer, Partnerships Manager, HR, Field Coordinator. External: Beneficiaries, program partner organizations, local and national government.
Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information management or equivalent technical degree. A minimum 3 years of working experience in a related field. Possess basic technical knowledge of M&E approaches and techniques in some or all of the following areas: Outputs, Outcome monitoring; Theories of Change, Logical frameworks, Data collection, Basic data analysis, Accountability, Client feedback mechanisms. Experience in conducting primary quantitative data collection and data entry. Basic proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, CommCare, ODK Collect is required, knowledge of Tableau or PowerBi software tools are additional assets. Good computer skills in MS Office, especially Excel; and Word – with experience in writing reports. Self-motivated and pro-active demeanor with good organization, planning, and analytic skills, including prioritizing work, multi-tasking and attention to detail. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and in constantly evolving work environments. Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills are definite assets. A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems. Fluency in English Language. Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others. 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 allowance. Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.