Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Officer – (Accountability & Learning)

  • Contract
  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

International Medical Corps

Reporting to: MEAL Coordinator


International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

IMC Worldwide is a global humanitarian alliance that comprises the resources and capabilities of two independent affiliate organizations, IMC and IMC UK. Together, our mission is to save lives and relieve suffering through the provision of health care and training. With headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, we collaborate to maximize resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities.

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JOB SUMMARY: The Officer Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is responsible for ensuring accountability mechanisms are in place at IMC, that they are being implemented across all programs to fulfill IMC’s minimum accountability standards, especially with regards to community engagement; including, information sharing, beneficiaries’ meaningful participation, and feedback and complaints handling. With the support of Associate Manager AAP/MEAL lead (Coordinator/Manager), the Officer AAP will be responsible for implementing, and day to day management of the country Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanisms (CBFRM) process. Furthermore, the Officer AAP will also contribute to the successful management of knowledge management and learning (KML) processes incorporating lessons learnt and best practices stemming from AAP activities, working closely with Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL Lead, Assistant AAP and program staff. Additionally, s/he will provide regular reporting on feedback and complaints to the Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead and manage the country office’s CBFRM database.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


IMC’s policies, guidelines, and procedures • Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within IMC and amongst its beneficiaries. • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the Code of Conduct, humanitarian principles and the 9 Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments. • Support the Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead on the implementation of policies and procedures for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and reporting AAP and CHS commitments. • Apply knowledge management and learning practices as detailed in the IMC MEAL manual and standards.

Project design and planning • In the absence of an Associate Manager AAP, support the country MEAL Lead to identify the budget and resources needed for AAP activities. • Support MEAL team in adapting needs assessments and planning to be more inclusive data collection from vulnerable and marginalized groups or appropriate key informant (women, children, older people, people living with disabilities, and other marginalized ethnic/social groups). • Support the completion of complementary AAP analysis/assessments, including, but not limited to conducting stakeholder analysis, communication needs assessment, and/or community consultations

MEAL systems • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL Lead in adapting and developing mixed-method (qualitative and quantitative) tools and approaches for promoting community engagement and meaningful opportunities to participate in decision-making, particularly in the inclusion of vulnerable groups. • Develop and pilot simple data collection tools based on AAP monitoring indicators alongside the MEAL team. • Ensure that AAP data is collected routinely throughout project cycle (not just at project mid and endpoints, enabling corrective action). • Support implementation of robust monitoring system for AAP initiatives. • Promote and incorporate considerations to the different needs of vulnerable groups, including people of different sex, age, and disability status, into all MEAL systems and activities. • Support or lead in the implementation of gender analyses and gender assessments as required, including data collection • Ensure AAP tools and systems are in place for learning and decision making on the needs of vulnerable groups, including disaggregation of all data, development of mainstreamed and specific indicators, specific research questions, and targeted recommendations in reports.

Accountability to affected populations • Follow up on AAP and CBFRM systems at site level. • Based on community feedback and assessment data, identify, and utilize the best communication approaches to provide communities with relevant and actionable lifesaving and information. • Develop tools and methodologies to routinely share timely, accurate and relevant information with communities. • Ensure accountability processes are fully in line with IMC AAP commitments, including IASC CAAP, CHS, and the Sphere Humanitarian Charter • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead in conducting periodic community consultations to gauge progress towards achieving AAP improvement plan objectives. • Participate in routine solicitation and collection of beneficiary feedback regarding IMC’s activities and stated commitments. • Carry out regular checks as part of monitoring to ensure information shared with communities is understood, relevant and useful and updated, as necessary. • Travel to the field as necessary to ensure beneficiaries’ participation and monitor data collection

Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanism • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead in developing and maintaining local Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanism (CBFRM), a systematic process to capture, monitor, resolve and respond to feedback and complaints from crisis-affected communities. • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead with the implementation of methodologies to consult communities on their preferences based on the operational context. • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead in designing CBFRM channels with input from community members to ensure they are safe, non-threatening, and accessible to all (including women and men, boys and girls, and vulnerable and marginalized groups). • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead that feedback is received regularly from the field offices through various channels (feedback boxes, WhatsApp, email/phone hotline, help desks, etc.) and is entered promptly into the CBFRM database • Serve as primary focal point to receive beneficiary feedback on the quality of IMC programs through the dedicated channels and to raise awareness of the channels. • Maintain and update CBFRM database, tracking all feedback and complaints from point of receipt through closure. • Review, categorize and refer feedback to relevant internal departments and external service providers. • Oversee the processing of all feedback/complaints and coordinate closely with Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL Lead to ensure that beneficiary complaints and feedback are properly addressed. • Ensure that complaints are systematically responded to, explaining IMC actions/decisions to resolve issues are communicated back to the individual/community who raised them. • Support in implementing and monitoring the CBFRM, accountability initiatives, and practices across the Mission. • Provide Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead with weekly/monthly reports on the status of the feedback system, caseload, and recommendations. • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead in developing reports analyzing trends and capturing learning for senior management and program teams • Conduct periodic quality checks of the CBFRM database and documents to ensure compliance with IMC Procedures.

Data Management Systems • Contribute to development and testing of IMC central CBFRM database software to improve processes related to data organization, analysis, and reporting. • Facilitate CBFRM database troubleshooting and user requests. • Conduct routine quality checks of CBFRM database entries to ensure timely and accurate recording of community feedback and complaints, re-educating IMC staff as needed • Ensure central CBFRM database is maintained, and data is analyzed for trends and disseminating findings. • Support the development of basic data management tools to capture AAP lessons learnt and best practices by working closely with MEAL Coordinator/Manager. • Support the development of relevant database for tracking and documenting AAP activities (e.g., trainings community sensitization and consultations). • Support the development of project level AAP reporting and data flow map.

Evaluation design • Support AAP components for internal and external evaluations and community consultations, to analyze the performance of AAP mechanisms in projects. • Contribute to the preparation of AAP components in project evaluation and facilitate the field level work. • Use quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods of data collection in evaluating AAP aspects.

Techniques for presenting information • Clearly communicate findings of accountability activities and reviews against targets set by the project using basic data visualization tools such as tables and graphs to represent data and information. • Support Associate Manager, AAP/MEAL lead sharing findings from CBFRM and other participative forms of community engagement and feedback collection to incorporate into after-action reviews and lessons learned exercises. • Support the development of high-quality case studies and lessons learned reports related to accountability activities. • Support the Development of information sharing/communications plans and tools for disseminating messages to crisis-affected communities in simple, easily understood terms, and accessible and preferred languages and formats. • Use PowerPoint or similar presentation software to share results of data analysis and monitoring. • Present AAP data in simplified yet informative formats, depicting disaggregated community perceptions on quality of humanitarian actions and accountability commitments. And depicting disaggregated results to ensure vulnerable groups are utilizing CBFRM.

Capacity development and training • Deliver basic and intermediate level training to staff (handling of feedback and complaints, information sharing, participatory methods, use of tools and core concepts as they pertain to Accountability to Affected Populations and the CHS). • Plan, manage and deliver required CBFRM training to IMC staff and volunteers. • Identify gaps in staff knowledge of AAP concepts and skills and support Associate Manager, AAP/ MEAL lead in training and following up with building capacity of relevant country staff to ensure the integration of AAP best practices. • Assess the knowledge change of participants of trainings. • Organize/facilitate training to improve skills of staff pertaining to AAP and the implementation of the CHS. • Maintain staff training records, to ensure all staff in the mission receive CBFRM training.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Typically, a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, statistics, or international development, with experience or background in MEAL, Accountability to affected population. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. • Typically, 3+ years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization and or working with refugees/IDPs in humanitarian settings. • Understand key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP) e.g., IASC CAAP, Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) or similar humanitarian quality management initiative. • Knowledge of quality management and accountability initiatives, codes of conduct, principles and standards commonly used in the aid sector, in particular: o The International Red Cross Movement and NGO Code of Conduct in Disaster Relief o The Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Protection Principles o The Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action o The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action o The Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse the International Red Cross Movement and NGO Code of Conduct in Disaster Relief • Strong training facilitation/presentation skills and/or experience with carrying out community level information education communication (IEC) campaigns. • Demonstrated knowledge of accountability mechanisms. • Basic understanding of MEAL processes (monitoring and evaluation) techniques. • Should be highly computer literate and advanced skills in Microsoft Applications including, Word, and Excel, as well as Mobile Data Collection tools. • Capacity to think critically and analyze quantitative data. • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills with attention to detail. • Excellent inter-personal, communication and listening skills, with ability to work with people from various groups and background. • Demonstrated understanding of data protection and confidentiality as part of data collection and management practices, and ability to respect and maintain confidentiality. • High-level English proficiency (Speaking – Reading – Writing) • High-level MISSION’S LANGUAGE proficiency (Speaking – Reading – Writing).

Compliance & Ethics

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

This job description is subject to periodic review and adjustment in order to achieve IMC’s goals in Jordan, and any changes to JD will be discussed and agreed between signed below.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

we strongly encourage and support people with Disability to apply to this position as long as it does not conflict with the performing the tasks of the position.

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