MEAL Specialist

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview:

Are you experienced in the use of technology in support of monitoring and evaluation in the humanitarian or development field? Come join a team dedicated to making program data more accessible, meaningful and useful, contributing to IRC’s ambition to become a data-driven organization!

IRC is investing significantly to improve the M&E of its programs in international Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD). In response to country teams’ needs, the Measurement Unit has designed and is in the process of rolling out the Program Indicator Dashboard (PID), a PowerBI and Excel based tool that allows users to visualize indicator progress in a variety of formats to support donor reporting, program management, and strategic planning. It is expected to encourage uptake of IRC’s Core Indicators and to replace the annual collection of global statistics. This role will provide support for the configuration, deployment, and quality assurance of the PID. Working with the Director of Data & Monitoring, the Senior Business Analyst, IT Specialists and other members of the Measurement Team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with regional teams (Regional Measurement Advisors and Regional Technology Senior Specialists) and Technical Advisors to support implementation of the PID, including but not limited to training and metadata quality control across deployment countries.
  • Analyze existing guidance for gaps and support the development of communication materials appealing to diverse audiences across the organization including trainings, case studies, blogs, etc. to socialize and improve PID uptake.
  • Track deployments and establish a system for organizing and documenting feedback and decisions to support development of new requirements and a future roadmap.
  • Support alignment between IRC’s standard Core Indicators and the PID by collaborating with the technical units to define data elements to be used in both.
  • Other measurement unit responsibilities as mutually agreed.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, monitoring and evaluation, business or other relevant field.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience, including program support, monitoring and evaluation and technology implementation roles in humanitarian/development projects in low resources contexts.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Understanding of program monitoring, and experience with collection and analysis of output, process and outcome indicators.
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization, in Excel, Power BI, Tableau or similar.
  • Excellent organizational and written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to learn fast and work independently in a culturally diverse environment, listen and respond sensitively to different communication styles, and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Experience with user acceptance testing (UAT) and IT project management and information systems deployment
  • Knowledge of at least one other IRC language (French, Spanish or Arabic).

Working Environment:

  • Standard office working environment; may require some remote work and employees may be required to share workspace.
  • Some international travel as needed, up to 20%.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, 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 Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

How to apply

Closing date: 10/24/2022