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MEAL Officer

International Rescue Committee

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Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req52657

Job Title:  MEAL Officer

Sector:  Monitoring & Evaluation

Employment Category:  Fixed Term

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Kakuma, Kenya

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee(IRC) is a leading humanitarian and development agency, supporting communitiesin transition in 40 countries. Simultaneously a global technical leader andproven implementer, IRC has shaped youth priorities and approaches at thenational level and implemented programs at the community level since itsfounding in 1933. IRC has worked in Kenya since 1992, implementing highlyeffective programs in youth livelihoods, economic development, womenempowerment, integrated healthcare, and nutrition.


The MEAL Officer will report tothe MEAL Manager. He/She will be responsible for working alongside the MEALmanager and MEAL Assistant in spearheading monitoring, evaluation, learning andreporting activities in the IRC Kakuma program by working with the Health,Nutrition, SGBV and Safe Programming programs to ensure that all activities arecarried out and challenges addressed on time for overall project goalrealization.

Major responsibilities :

A) Supervision of M&ESystems and Tools in use .

Liaise with the Kakuma west SubCounty Monitoring and Evaluation team to avail all the MOH tools required fordata collection and reporting in the facilities. Conduct continuous on jobtrainings to the program staff on the MOH and IRC tools utilization on anongoing basis to ensure data collected meets the quality requirements. Conduct support supervisory visitsto the facilities to ensure the data management systems are used effectivelyand take part in meetings aimed to improve the systems in place. Document any challenges reportedby the users in regard to the usage of the data collection tools and share withthe M&E manager.

B) Monitoring and Evaluation

Work closely with the MEAL managerto ensure presence of a robust monitoring plan in, developing monitoring andevaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the projects action plan. Take lead in conducting regulardata review meetings at the field office noting the actionable points andlessons learnt. Update data in the respectivedatabases in use and provide information to the program staff on request. Participating actively inenforcing of quality assurance, quality control and quality improvementmeasures for all field programs intervention. Conduct routine data qualityaudits to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality; anddocument findings from data quality audits and store in project files to ensurecollective and sustainable access. Support the program staff in theirroutine activities by participating in facilitating and documentation. Design data collection tools anddatabases required by the program staff for aggregation and analysis ofinformation. Conduct field monitoring visitsand document findings and share lessons. Work with partners staff to ensurethat data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets,and/or the data platform on a regular basis. Data management of KHIS data, HIV& TB data, Nutrition reports, Knowledge and attitude surveys and Diseasesurveillance.

C) Grant Management and Compliance :

Work with the field teams toensure that program indicators are tracked through regular field visits Review all reports to ensure thatdata provided is reliable and accurate and that target indicators are met andexplanations provided where indicators are not met; Ensure that programs are on trackthrough keeping and updating indicators tracking matrix.

D) Staff Capacity Building

Train staff on data managementprocedures, quantitative and/or qualitative data (support on; Cleaning,sorting, categorizing and organizing data) Provide consistent, supportivesupervision to strengthen program staff performance as necessary to meetmonitoring objectives.

E) Administrative Duties

Administratively manage theM&E Assistant.

F) Client Responsiveness and Accountability

Lead and coordinate processes tocollect, review and respond to client feedback at the field level. Set up feedback mechanisms tocollect and respond to client feedback – both proactive and reactive(technological improvements to existing mechanisms), with support from the CRManager. Conduct regular FGDs and meetingswith different stakeholders to solicit feedback on IRC’s work. In health facilities, establish ahelp desk/information table for the community members to answer beneficiarycomments/questions. Prepare help desk reports from theCFR and share with the managers. Prepare CRA reportsbased on consolidated analysis of client feedback recorded via proactive andreactive channels, to be discussed at field meetings, project review meetingsfor analysis and decision making at the field level

Bachelor of Science degree inHealth Information management or equivalent. Computer literacy with possibleadvanced Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint and Ms access. Knowledge in computer statisticalpackages (EPI INFO, SPSS and Stata).

Required Experience & Competencies:

At least 3 years’ experience inM&E and Managing Health Information System Strong data interpretation skills,report writing and presentation skills Demonstrated experience incapacity building and mentoring of staff Knowledge, skills and experiencein participatory methods Experience in use of data toinform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring Strong communication skills; oral,written and presentation skills. Strong management skills(Managing,motivating and developing staff) Team player. Ready to work in difficultenvironmental conditions Must be flexible and culturallysensitive

Standards of ProfessionalConduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principlesoutlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity,Service, Accountability and Equity. In accordance with these values, the IRC operatesand enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse,Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal IntegrityAnti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

Gender Equality : IRC iscommitted to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offerbenefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in ourworkforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols andother encouraging benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer : IRCconsiders all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex,color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, ordisability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are providedreasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interviewprocess, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits andprivileges of employment.

Kenyan nationals are encouragedto apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salaryand employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


Please take note thatInternational Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connectionwith its recruitment processes.

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