International Rescue Committee – IRC -Health And Nutrition MEAL Manager – Readvert 

Job Overview:  

Reporting administratively to the Technical Coordinator and technically to the MEAL 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 Health and Nutrition (H&N) program within the Ethiopia MEAL team.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership and Partnership

  • Manage all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the Health and Nutrition (H&N) 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 Health and Nutrition (H&N) 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 H&N program in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategy throughout the project cycle which include:
  • Use learning, evidence, and data from previous projects to inform project proposal design;
  • Develop logical frameworks, MEAL plans, digital data collection tools, processes for online data management.
  • Establish and ensure timely data flow, quality checks, and audits, and updating of data visualization.
  • Ensure the collection and management of disaggregated client overview for the sector grants.
  • Supervise MEAL field activities for H&N program.
  • Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with program coordinators and managers to facilitate decision-making for real-time program adaptation.
  • 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.
  • 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/endline, 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 dashboards 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 through Management in Partnership – administratively to the Technical Coordinator and technically to the MEAL Coordinator.

Position directly supervises: MEAL Officers in the unit.

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).

Job Requirements

  • MBA/MSc graduate in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, project management, monitoring & data management, economic development, statistics, or a related field)
  • A Postgraduate or University degree in a relevant field– a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education.
  • A Minimum of Four 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.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English (written and speaking) in addition to Language (specify which language/s and fluency level are required).

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

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