Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee
Duty Station:
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Country Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator will provide program management
and ensure technical quality of all MEAL staff in each field office. The MEAL
Coordinator will be responsible for all MEAL related program actions
(design/proposal development, project start-up, implementation and close-out),
providing technical MEAL leadership for all program sectors with specific
attention to data quality and use. S/he will address identified needs through
capacity building and technical support on data collection methods, data
analysis, data quality assurance and result-based management. The MEAL
Coordinator will conduct frequent visits to field operations to assess the
quality of the program, MEAL work, ensure understanding and compliance with
MEAL procedures and providing guidance and coaching to staff. The MEAL Coordinator
will support program development, to ensure that all MEAL activities are
adequately planned, budgeted for, and resourced. The MEAL Coordinator will also
play a key role in organizational culture change and strategic planning, to
ensure that data (from monitoring, evaluation, feedback, context analysis, and
gender analysis) is consistently used to drive improvements in programming, and
to ensure that a culture of continuous learning is developed in the Country
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Program Management
and Technical Quality
on existing practices, establish a coherent Uganda MEAL system (approaches,
procedures, structures) across all sectors (Women’s Protection and Empowerment,
Health, Protection and Rule of Law, Education and Livelihoods).
strategic direction for the development and optimization of MEAL systems and
resources to account for the Country Program’s growing programming portfolio by
guiding implementation of IRC recommended resources and systems for MEAL in the
country program
the Country Program meets IRC’s global monitoring standards (“Monitoring for
Action”) for improved monitoring practices, data quality, and use of data
within the organization.
that all MEAL data collection and analysis is gender sensitive.
and lead MEAL staff to conduct regular Project Data Quality Audits of projects
where and when needed.
the continued functioning of, and improvements to, the country’s client
feedback mechanisms and regular context analysis mechanisms.
Program Development
and maintain the MEAL Operating Budget, which supports long-term planning for
the funding of all MEAL functions and infrastructure.
program sector teams and the Grants Unit in ensuring that all new proposals
adequately resource the MEAL Operating Budget.
Lead the
development and review of proposal log frames, indicators and their alignment
with the IRC core indicators, measurement methodologies, plans, and tools.
Staff Performance
supervise, and build the capacity of MEAL team members in relevant technical
and management competencies.
train, supervise, and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear
expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and
timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented
semi-annual performance reviews.
high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable
basis, at least every two weeks.
a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of
strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and
providing guidance on career paths.
required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to
document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment
the adoption of gender-sensitive analysis and practices among all direct
Strategy, Learning,
and Organizational Culture Change
an organizational culture shift from a focus on data being primarily for donor
reporting or indicator calculation purposes, to a focus on using data for
programmatic course correction and other decision making.
an organizational culture shift to increase respect for and use of client
feedback, contextual analysis, and gender analysis.
greater sharing and use of gender-sensitive monitoring data, feedback, context
analysis, and lessons learned within and across IRC’s programmatic sectors,
including by contributing to program development and design, to ensure that
interventions are responsive to the needs of clients and are informed by a
sound understanding of the context.
consistency of indicators across programs, with the goal of developing systems
and procedures that measure country-wide performance and achievements towards
outcomes (e.g. by using IRC’s publically available Outcomes and Evidence
Framework) and strategic commitments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator job placement must
hold a Degree or Master’s in field relevant to Data Management, Monitoring and
of three to six years field experience in project and program monitoring and
evaluation, including: Project Monitoring and Evaluation System Design,
Management of Monitoring Systems, Project Evaluation.
experience in data analysis software such as DHIS, SPSS, Excel, and Access.
in managing large MEAL program and managing & capacitating people.
experience in data reporting to donors.
from working with Results Based Management.
experience of creating data collection tools.
training/capacity building skills in MEAL.
dedication to ensuring that programs are sensitive to gender and responsive to
client feedback.
facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately
collect feedback from all members of a community regardless of their age,
gender, or other diversity factors.
to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments.
skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
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, and
Deadline: 13th July 2020
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