International Rescue Committee

Roving Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer – Nineveh / Mosul

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Job Overview

Job Overview/Summary:

The Roving MEAL Officer is responsible for overseeing MEAL functions within the Ninewa office and coordinating with International Rescue Committee (IRC) partners across Iraq. This role involves the design, coordination, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning frameworks for IRC projects. The Roving MEAL Officer is tasked with developing a systematic monitoring framework aimed at enhancing the collection of both qualitative and quantitative evidence.

Furthermore, the Roving MEAL Officer leads in creating MEAL tools and activities, contributing to the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of IRC programs. Additionally, this role encompasses the management of program data for quality assurance purposes. The position requires regular visits to Erbil and Baghdad.


Major Responsibilities:

  • MEAL Management at Ninewa Field Office (50% of time)
  1. Manage the implementation of project-specific M&E plans aligned with donor and IRC standards.
  2. Support project teams in creating monitoring and data-capturing tools.
  3. Revise and compile data, providing guidance on data management.
  4. Conduct frequent data quality audit checks and ensure project-level means of verification are organized.
  5. Collaborate with project teams to fill monthly Program Indicator Dashboard (PID).
  6. Upload project-specific M&E details onto information management software.
  7. Provide oversight for portfolios of projects, capturing programmatic information and working closely with programs to collect monthly beneficiary count reports as the focal point.
  8. Provide technical training for enumerators in terms of data collection approaches, data protection, and client safeguarding.
  9. Ensure the execution and implementation of IRC’s Client Responsiveness and Accountability (CRA) channels in the Ninewa field office and coordinate with the CRA focal point at the country office.
  10. Raising community awareness about access and eligibility to services, expected staff behavior and client feedback and safeguarding mechanisms, and how to use them.
  11. Collecting and recording client feedback while carrying out project activities.
  12. Reporting on client needs, preferences, and feedback to their supervisor.


    • MEAL Coordination with IRC Partners Across Iraq (50% of time)
  1. Conduct regular visits to IRC’s partner offices in Ninewa and other locations across Iraq.
  2. Serve as the primary MEAL field liaison between the IRC MEAL team and partners’ MEAL focal points.
  3. Ensure that partners’ MEAL focal points are equipped with the appropriate data collection tools and means for various project activities.
  4. Ensure that the data flow for regular reporting is understood and effectively utilized by MEAL focal points from partners.
  5. Provide necessary support in introducing new mechanisms and tools for data collection and reporting to partners’ MEAL focal points.
  6. Responsible for identifying and capturing learning opportunities in the coordination mechanism of MEAL management between IRC and its partners.


Staff Management and Development

  • Coach, train, and mentor MEAL assistant with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance.
  • Supervise and mentor MEAL assistant, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Offer leadership support for successful adherence by MEAL assistant to IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.


Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Area Coordinator

Position technically supervised by: MEAL Coordinator
Position directly supervises:  MEAL Assistant

Indirect Reporting:  N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:


Internal: Close collaboration is required with other MEAL staff, particularly the Information Management (IM) Manager and the CRA Senior Officer. This collaboration extends to IM Program Officers, other IRC Iraq program sectors. Additionally, coordination is essential with the Grants, Supply Chain, HR, and Finance Departments.


External: Collaborate closely with local partners, particularly their MEAL focal points, and external consultants for evaluations and research.


Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, data science, development studies, or other appropriate fields. A master’s degree in a relevant field is a plus.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 2 years of MEAL experience in the field of humanitarian emergency and development is required, preferably working with refugees or conflict-affected populations.
  • Travel: The position requires 50% of the time to be spent visiting implementation areas in Ninewa, Erbil, and Baghdad.


Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:


  • Language Skills: Fluency in spoken/written English and Arabic / Kurdish is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of design and implementation of M&E systems; including qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of ODK database and information dissemination software, with preferred knowledge in GIS.
  • Proven leadership, program management, staff development, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Competency in writing progress and observation reports and data audit reports; familiarity with principles and practice of data analysis.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email/internet software.
  • Ability to travel to and be based in project sites as needed.


Total benefits:

  • Salary range: (2,026,545 – 2,634,509) Iraqi Dinars, based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity and budget as well as calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
  • 13th month salary per year.
  • 21 days of leave and 15 days of paid holidays per year.
  • IRC provides health insurance for staff and their dependents.

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.

If anyone asks you for any financial or non-financial favors to help you secure a job at IRC, kindly report to [email protected].

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