Senior Meal Officer

at International Medical Corps (IMC)
Location Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 27, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About International Medical Corps

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’.


Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, the Senior MEAL officer will be responsible for assisting in the development and roll-out of tools for effective management of data across all technical sectors. He/She will be the field focal point to assist technical managers in data management, surveys, and assessments. Manage, monitor, and support trucking program performance and create a learning environment. The Senior MEAL officer is expected to consolidate and analyze data on a routine basis, ensuring that verifiable data is gathered, and meaningful conclusions can be reached from that data.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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 the beneficiary complaint handling mechanism on monthly basis to his/her supervisor.

·         Always involved in drafting beneficiary selection criteria for distribution and monitoring 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 a problem by providing clear and appropriate information to them based on the information sharing guideline.

·         If required provide training to the field staff on beneficiary accountability focusing on CHS, Sphere standards, and others.

·         In collaboration with other relevant staff conduct regular satisfaction assessments of the beneficiaries using innovative methodologies such as the Listen Learn Act (LLA) or other forms of qualitative assessment; FGDs or KII and report back to the field office manager and country MEAL team.


·         Attending field-level coordination forums (M&E) when delegated by the line supervisor and ensuring strong representation of IMC and updating IMC program & management staff on the issues.

·         Keep abreast of new M and E tools and approaches and share them to the IMC Ethiopia staff.


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.


Job Requirements


•         Typically, Degree in Information Technology, 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] + years of relevant and progressive experience in [monitoring and evaluation of programs, preferably with a non-Government organization

•         [Knowledge of humanitarian accountability and understanding of the current accountability initiatives.

•          Experience in analyzing data

•         Knowledge of research and data collection methods and familiarity with statistical tools such as SPSS, Epilnfo, SMART, STAT, and others (at least two).

•         Excellent oral and written English communication skills

•         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment

•         Knowledge of the project area is required.

•         Strong analytical skill o excellent organizational and time management skills and a high level of attention to detail.

•         Fully computer literate with working knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications


Additional Information

Travel Required:     40 % of Time to refugee camps
Scope (Financial / Non-Financial): Non-Financial
Key Contacts (Internal and External):
Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to positon, 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 partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

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.
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