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MEAL Officer – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

MEAL Officer – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement; October 26 2023



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: MEAL Officer

Location: Adi Arkay

Employment: Full time

Deadline: Oct 27, 2023





Job Description

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A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.


The role of the Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) is to support better performance and greater accountability by implementing evidence-based program/project management at the field level, to guide and improve performance. The Officer, MEAL will provide technical support to the design of methodologies and tools to ensure the availability of clear and accurate information at the program/project level. The Officer, MEAL also plays a vital role in data management and quality by designing a MEAL system that adheres to the IMC’s Global MEAL Guidelines, the MEAL Minimum Standards for Quality, and the guiding MEAL policies and procedures, among others. The Officer, MEAL will provide technical support to the program and build capacity in the country mission through strengthening learning and knowledge sharing across the IMC and with the wider humanitarian community. The role holder will also support project development, including the preparation and management of the MEAL budget and project design.


Assessments, Surveys and Evaluations

  • Provide technical support on methodology and implementation to sectors conducting surveys.
  • Develop survey or evaluation TOR and coordinate the implementation.
  • Review survey questionnaires for relevancy and potential bias
  • Analyze survey data for potential errors.
  • Review all survey reports prepared to ensure data relevance and consistency.
  • Review and standardize data collectors training to ensure high quality data collection.
  • Timely plan and initiate all pre and post intervention assessments and surveys.
  • For internal evaluations coordinate necessary staff and resources to conduct evaluation
  • Review all evaluation reports prepared to ensure data relevance and consistency.
  • Together with the relevant field team always undertake Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) whenever or wherever
  • there is distribution to beneficiaries. And report back the findings with photos on regular basis.
  • Data Management
  • Support in piloting and management of the DHIS2 database to improve monitoring and data management within the organization. ·
  • Build capacity of staff through training to ensure adoption of new data monitoring tools and quality of data collected.
  • Regularly review data received from field offices to ensure correct usage and quality of data management systems.
  • Beneficiary Accountability
  • Together with the country senior M&E officer, field office managers and other relevant staff’s setup beneficiary complaint handling committee at field office level.
  • Facilitate the responses to the feedback/complaints raised by beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the complaints raised by the beneficiaries and action taken are appropriately documented into the logbook using the form for this purpose and reported to the country office.
  • Provide a compiled report on the process, findings, and challenges of beneficiary complaint handling mechanism on monthly basis to his/her supervisor.
  • Always involve in drafting beneficiary selection criteria for distribution and monitor the distribution is done based on these criteria.
  • Make sure that beneficiaries are aware of the precise quantity and quality of items they are supposed to receive so that they can identify when there is problem by providing clear and appropriate information to them based on the information sharing guideline.
  •  If required provide training to the field staffs on beneficiary accountability focusing on CHS, Sphere standards and others.
  • In collaboration with other relevant staffs conduct regular satisfaction assessments of the beneficiaries using innovative methodology such as the Listen Learn Act (LLA) or other forums of qualitative assessment; FGDs or KII and report back to the field office manager and country MEAL team.
  • Networking
  •  Attending field level coordination forums (M&E) when delegated by the line supervisor and ensure strong representation of IMC and update IMC program & management staff on the issues.
  • Keep abreast of new M and E tools and approaches and share to the IMC Ethiopia staff.
  • Represent IMC in any MHNT for IDPs and PHEM meeting organized at project site.
  • Prepare and submit biweekly, monthly, quarterly, donor and government reports timely to field offices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reporting and M/E

  • Regularly collect information and data from woredas and prepare monthly project updates and regular progress reports on outbreak response activities undertaken at field site.
  • Assist mobile health team staffs to enable them to compile the field-based reports and prepare simplified reporting formats. Representation
  • Represent the organization during outbreak technical meetings at zonal level. Additional Tasks:
  • Collaborate with other actors working in the target community. ·
  • Be flexible and be able to give assistance with different activities not included in this primary job description. · Implement other PHEM related activities as per direction from Senior Health program manager.

Job Requirements


  •  Typically, Degree in Information Technology, Statistics, Demography or related discipline, public health with M&E experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Typically, at least 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs, preferably with a non-Government organization + years of relevant and progressive experience in Emergency projects.
  • Knowledge on humanitarian accountability and understanding of the current accountability initiatives.
  • Experience in analysing data · Knowledge on research and data collection methods and familiarity with statistical tools such as SPSS, Epilnfo, SMART, STATAT and others (at least two).
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Knowledge of local language is Mandatory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in team environment

Additional Information

Travel Required: 70%

Scope (Financial / Non-Financial):

Key Contacts (Internal and External):

This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the requirements of International Medical Corps.

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. 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.

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.


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.

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.


How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV through OR before October 20, 2023.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc. are all encouraged to apply.



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