MEAL Officer – IRC International Rescue committee

MEAL Officer – IRC International Rescue committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 3,000 staff and workers in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding, and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary

As part of IRC’s MEAL unit, the MEAL Officer will manage internal M&E reports that are generated by MEAL staff inside Syria. The person will be required to receive, catalogue, manage, and share MEAL reports with designated focal points on non-MEAL teams including the Health, Protection, and Economic Recovery Teams. Additionally, the MEAL Officer will be asked to conduct ad-hoc analysis of data from Health, Protection, and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) programming. The MEAL Officer should have advanced communication skills, advanced excel skills, and be highly organized. The position may require long hours and a sincere commitment to humanitarian response work. The ultimate objective of the MEAL Officer is to ensure that critical information is delivered to decision-makers in a timely fashion and that information is well organized. Under the leadership of the Syria MEAL Coordinator, the MEAL Officer will play a key, hands-on role in achieving IRC Syria’s goal to use data and information in all decision making.

This is an ideal position for a young professional or recent graduate that is looking to expand their experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Management, or NGO work. The ideal candidate is outgoing, friendly, and dedicated to serving others.

This position is a great opportunity for learning and upward advancement.

Major Responsibilities

Knowledge Management
• Receive structured and unstructured reports from staff inside Syria and synthesize information into reports
• Maintain the MEAL team’s online filing structure
• Catalogue all MEAL team activities from inside Syria including the administration of surveys, needs assessments and spot checks, and their associated outputs.

Reporting
• Triage information provided from MEAL team and send communications to program focal points on important topics.
• Write brief summaries in English of MEAL activities
• Follow up with staff inside Syria on M&E activities

Data Analysis
• Support the ICT4P Manager on the MEAL team with excel-based data analysis
• Support the ICT4P Manager on the MEAL team with data cleaning
• As needed, complete tasks related to dashboarding, tool development, and technology.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: MEAL Coordinator
Indirect/Technical Reporting: NA
Position directly Supervises: NA
Key Internal Contacts: Program Managers and Information Management Staff

Job Details

Posted Date: 2018-11-22
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Research and Development
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Jordan
Degree: Bachelor's degree

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