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MEAL Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC) - Vacabncy in Ethiopia

Gambela, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer


  Salary: 14,131.00 to 15,579.00 ETB /month, plus 40% of hard ship allowance and PF/Pension contribution from IRC and it will be based on the candidate’s qualification and earning history.    



Accountability and Monitoring Systems

  • Develop and/or update M&E tools, databases and monthly reporting formats in close collaboration with the MEAL focal points/sectoral managers.

  • Support the staff in mobile data collection; using Kobo Collect, CommCare and the IRC apps to collect and analyze data.

  • Conduct data audits and analysis to ensure high quality data, compile a report with relevant indicator data per grant, showing targets versus actuals and an action plan and send this to the Field Coordinator, MEAL Manager, and Technical Managers and Coordinators on a monthly basis. 

  • Beneficiary counting: a quarterly gender and age disaggregated overview per grant per sector should be provided.

  • Advise staff on data management and storage to field staff, in collaboration with IT.

  • Manage the development of effective and sustainable feedback mechanisms to IRC from program beneficiaries/stakeholders.  

  • Contribute to the rollout of IRC global strategic initiatives related to measurement and accountability, and enable reporting against IRC global standards and requirements. 


    Assessment, Learning, and Documentation

  • Ensure relevant, timely, and quality support to the field office on assessments and evaluations; i.e. support in developing the survey tools, data analysis and report writing.

  • Attend and participate in semi-annual meetings with other MEAL Officers, , the senior M&E officer,  the MEAL Managers and the Accountability and Learning Coordinator on project monitoring and learning updates, achievements, challenges.

  • Provide documentation and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessment, and other learning activities.

  • Track and ensure organized, comprehensive electronic filing of documented findings/analyses.

  • When appropriate/applicable, facilitate and participate in information sharing opportunities among IRC offices/partners/donors. 


    Capacity Building

  • Facilitate capacity building for other IRC staff (especially the MEAL focal points/sector managers on skills and knowledge related to M&E and accountability and learning, including related IRC global initiatives. Relevant topics may include but are not limited to, designing monitoring tools, monitoring budgets, analyzing monitoring data, conducting assessment/ evaluation, and implementing feedback mechanisms.  

  • Conduct visits to sub-offices and intervention areas to provide training, technical assistance, and support, as well as to ensure that accountability and learning tools and strategies are understood and being implemented effectively.


Job Requirements


Candidate selection will be based on the criteria described below.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, systems science, and/or other related fields with at least four years of relevant professional work experience; 


Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience, preferable in an international NGO, in similar role/with similar responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated understanding of direct monitoring and evaluation experience, specifically in the humanitarian and development context.

  • Demonstrated experience developing tools and systems for, and building capacity of others in skills related to, program tracking and documentation.

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including logical models, conceptual frameworks, and assessment/evaluation.

  • Demonstrated experience of implementing beneficiary complaint and feedback mechanisms.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

  • Preferred knowledge of mobile data collection tools such as Kobo Collect or CommCare.

  • Familiarity with information management systems and analysis software is a plus.

  • Effective, high-quality communication, writing, and interpersonal skills are essential.







Personal specifications:

  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.

  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.

  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Applicants, and especially women, having experience in a refugee setting are encouraged to apply



The length of the posting is for one year initially, but could be extended, contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation and funding.  Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply!



How to Apply

How to apply:

·         Please apply electronically on Ethiojobs or send CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC Gambella Field Office PO. Box 275. 

·         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. 


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.

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