Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer

Full Time


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer

Location: Kakuma, Rift Valley, Kenya

Job Overview

Reporting to and Technically Supported by the MEAL Manager
Are you passionate about making a difference in humanitarian efforts? The International Rescue Committee (IRC) invites skilled and dedicated individuals to join us in responding to the world’s most challenging crises. We are a leading global humanitarian agency, operating in 42 countries, committed to providing relief, rehabilitation, and support to those affected by natural disasters, conflict, and oppression.

About Us

IRC – A Force for Humanity and Hope
We specialize in diverse sectors including public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection of rights. If you possess the skills and dedication, we invite you to join our team to contribute your expertise to our mission.

Job Description

Leadership and Partnership

Driving Quality and Accountability
As a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing the monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning capacities within the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Collaborating closely with program teams, you will champion the collection, analysis, and reporting of high-quality data to ensure exceptional programming for our beneficiaries. Your efforts will contribute to the realization of IRC Strategy 100 and the Country Strategic Action Plan.

Technical Oversight

Data-Driven Excellence
Your responsibilities encompass a spectrum of technical oversight, including:

  • Collaborating with both MEAL and non-MEAL staff to ensure data is meticulously collected and adheres to IRC and donors’ standards for quality.
  • Facilitating real-time program adaptation by undertaking regular analysis of monitoring data and providing actionable insights to program officers and managers.
  • Producing insightful reports and dashboards to drive learning and informed decision-making.
  • Implementing MEAL plans, refining data collection tools, ensuring online data management, and maintaining data visualization.
  • Using mobile data technology and online dashboards to enhance data collection and analysis.
  • Championing accountability through client feedback mechanisms.

Human Resources

Mentoring and Team Growth
In this leadership role, you will coordinate, mentor, and lead MEAL Assistant(s) to ensure a cohesive, inclusive, and efficient team. Your mentorship will promote the growth of junior staff and partners, furthering IRC’s commitment to excellence.


Are You the Right Fit?

  • Technical degree or equivalent in relevant fields such as Health Information Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience in related fields.
  • Proficiency in MEAL approaches and techniques, quantitative data collection, and data entry.
  • Experience with mobile data collection tools like Kobo, COMM Care, DHIS, ODK Collect; familiarity with Tableau, PowerBi, or GIS tools a plus.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office (Excel and Word) for report writing.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic work environments and under pressure.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and a strong understanding of accountability.
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.

Why Join Us

Be Part of Our Impact
By becoming an integral part of the IRC team, you will contribute to life-changing efforts for vulnerable populations around the world. Your expertise will help us create meaningful change through innovation and data-driven decision-making.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  • Showcase Relevant Experience: Highlight your experience in monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis to demonstrate your suitability for the role.
  • Emphasize Technical Skills: Mention your proficiency with tools such as Kobo, DHIS, and data visualization platforms to underscore your technical prowess.
  • Demonstrate Leadership: Share instances where you have mentored or led teams to showcase your ability to lead and drive growth.
  • Highlight Accountability: Discuss instances where you have championed accountability and client feedback mechanisms to display your commitment to quality and improvement.

Note: IRC values diversity and encourages applicants regardless of race, gender, or background. IRC adheres to a strict no-fee policy during its recruitment process.

Join us in making a difference! Apply now to become a vital part of our humanitarian mission.

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