International Rescue Committee

MEAL Assistant – Kirkuk

Job Overview

Requisition ID: req11010

Job Title: MEAL Assistant – Kirkuk

Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kirkuk, Iraq

Job Description


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.



The IRC established programs in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), education, economic recovery, child Protection and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC’s assistance and emergency programs address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country, and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in, Baghdad, SAD, Anbar and Mosul.


 Position Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, The Monitoring and Evaluation assistant contributes to enhancing the quality of the IRC Humanitarian Emergency Response programming through ensuring minimum quality standards are applied in monitoring measures. He/she contributes toward the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of IRC. In addition to programme data management for quality purposes.


Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct data collection like Post Implementation Monitoring, Observations, Market Surveys, Price monitoring, verification, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KII) with different persons of different age groups (children, youth, adults) and different gender.
  • Entering and cleaning the data from Post implementation monitoring, FGDs, observations and KIIs, participate in data analysis and draft reports.
  • Collect beneficiary’s feedback through distributing leaflets, posters, and giving awareness session to beneficiaries about feedback mechanism with explaining the channels as well.
  • Conduct field visit to program/local partner activities in order observing them
  • Conduct training for casual workers on data collection methodologies
  • Provide supervision for quantitative data collection activities
  • Conduct data quality checks in the field and ensure accuracy and completeness of survey questionnaires
  • Supervise all M&E Casual workers (Enumerators and Data Entry clerks)
  • Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of programmes in accordance with the M&E standards
  • Ensure that hard copies of data collected is kept at project sites.
  • Plan with MEAL Officer about data collection needs and activities.
  • Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings and make relevant recommendations on a regular basis.
  • Any other relevant task as required


Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Field Coordinator
Position directly supervises:

Indirect Reporting:
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
this position will be working with all active programs in Kirkuk and Hawija through conducting field visits.







1. A bachelor degree preferred in social sciences, statistics or development studies

2. At least one year of experience in data collection; including qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment and monitoring.

3. Experience in participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, data processing or analysis

4. Excel knowledge; and information dissemination software

5. Very good written and spoken in Arabic and Kurdish, intermediate level in English.

6. Good report writing and information dissemination skills

7. Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles

8. Ability to travel to different project sites as needed.



1. Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships for effective project design and implementation.

2. Communicates with integrity to different stakeholders- good interpersonal skills with people across a wide social range including project beneficiaries/community members, other IRC staff/managers, government officials etc.

3. Knowledge of mobile data collection database.


Standards of Professional Conduct: 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Gender Equality

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Attention Returning National Candidates:

IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.


Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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