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Assistant, MEAL (Local hire)


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 US 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.

  1. Description of the position

About the job

The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Assistant is to support the MEAL Officer in the implementation of the MEAL work plan and contribute to achieving and improving the quality of the program/project. The MEAL Assistant will follow-up progress and collect data on the effectiveness of planned interventions, by collecting and supporting with the data analysis. The MEAL Assistant plays an important role in carrying out MEAL activities in the field, including field monitoring and verification, baseline and endline assessments, needs assessment and surveys. The role holder will also work on ensuring that Community-Based Feedback and Response Mechanisms (CBFFMs) are in place across operational areas.

Reporting line

The MEAL Assistant will report directly to the MEAL Officer and indirectly to the MEAL Manager and the Field Coordinator, and will also be expected to work closely with MEAL and Program team.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. 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, ethics, values, and standpoint with regards to internal and external actors.
  1. MEAL system
  • Use data collection tools to gather qualitative and quantitative data at different levels (facility and community).
  • Support MEAL department in development of databases for all programs by using available technologies.
  • Implement the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and system in accordance with the purpose of MEAL activities.
  • Implement field level MEAL activities according to the MEAL work plan and support M&E activities, such as physical verification of assets, post distribution monitoring, data quality audits, surveys/assessments, etc.
  • Ensure data entry using an electronic database.
  1. Data quality management
  • Conduct on-site routine data quality audits at facility and community levels adhering to data quality audit guidelines.
  1. Sampling
  • Apply the concept of random sampling, systematic sampling or appropriate household’s selection method following instructions/guidelines of a manager.
  • Apply the method ‘spin-the-bottle’ used for selection of households in population-based surveys.
  1. Qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Conduct qualitative data collection activities and review data from the field for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible.
  • Regularly perform data cleaning and data integrity and ensure data quality.
  • Perform data entry using a statistical software, under guidance and supervision.
  1. Mobile and manual data collection
  • Understand the purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of mobile data collection techniques.
  • Collect data using smart phones/tablets.
  1. Techniques for presenting information
  • Translate Arabic-English and English-Arabic qualitative data.
  • Apply and use basic data visualization skills (use of tables and graphs to represent data and information) for data presentation.
  1. Learning and knowledge management
  • Promote internal learning by sharing timely feedback from and to the field.
  • Process basic data visualization using tables and graphs to represent data and information.
  • Support the program/project in documenting the lessons learned.
  1. Community-based feedback and response mechanism

Adhere to key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including IASC CAAP, CHS, and Sphere Humanitarian Charter.

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.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience and Attitude Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Statistics, Social science or related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization and or working with refugees/IDPs in humanitarian settings;
  • Understand key concepts and commitments regarding AAP;
  • Understand the fundamental principles of evaluation and have experience with population-based and beneficiary-based surveys;
  • Have the analytical, conceptual, and strategic thinking skills regarding protection, health and nutrition programs;
  • Be able to conduct regular field visit;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large quantities of data and convert it into understandable results;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, data processing and data analysis software;
  • Proficiency in English

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Significant communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the Northwest local context and the local language.
  • Ability to collaborate with the different departments.
  • Personal and organizational skills, including time management and the ability to meet deadlines.
  1. Others :
  2. Security
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies;
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with others staffs and community leaders and community volunteers.
  1. 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 standards to staff, if applicable, and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
  1. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com*. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.*

How to apply

Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 Professional references and copies of relevant supporting documents. The application file bearing the mention « application for the position of MEAL Assistant » should be forwarded send at International Medical Corps to the following address e-mail: camrecruitments@internationalmedicalcorps.org

NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For the Country Director and by delegation the Coordinator, Human Resources .

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