Job Listing: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Research Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (RMEAL) Officer

Company Name: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Type: Contract

Application Deadline: 18th July 2024

About The International Rescue Committee (IRC): The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities. The IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity, and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people worldwide for a better future.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior RMEAL Officer (RMEAL Manager) – Play Matters, the RMEAL Officer works closely with program teams to optimize monitoring capabilities and opportunities, evaluation, accountability, and learning for PlayMatters project to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve. This position will have the primary responsibility of data collection, entry, and analysis requiring high proficiency and skills in data management processes, including data collection tool design, quality data collection, data quality assurance, and data visualization.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Data Management and Quality Assurance:
    • Develop data collection tools in line with project data and information needs.
    • Ensure data collection tools are accessible in the project digital data collection system (CommCare HQ).
    • Collaborate with the Senior RMEAL Manager to orient project team on data collection tools and systems.
    • Follow up and ensure timely use of tools and templates for data collection and reporting.
    • Guide data collection in project areas and ensure data is stored in the central database (CommCare HQ).
    • Support data analysis and update project dashboards for visualization.
    • Review data quality at project sites and ensure accurate data entry into CommCare.
    • Support implementation of complaints and feedback mechanisms using the PlayMatters Accountability Information Management System (PAIMS).
    • Monitor project performance and share information to support decision-making.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Implement RMEAL SOPs in line with project and IRC procedures.
    • Track PlayMatters project progress against work plans, indicators, and targets.
    • Participate in needs assessments, baseline surveys, evaluations, data quality audits, client satisfaction surveys, and field supervision.
    • Provide technical assistance on information management systems, data collection, and record keeping.
    • Ensure compliance with RMEAL project and operational reporting templates.
    • Support planning and monitoring of project activities at school and community levels.
  • Program Support and Learning:
    • Design and update project results and measurement tools and systems.
    • Document and share client feedback to improve services and results.
    • Participate in surveys, assessments, and evaluations with project staff and partners.
    • Support research to generate learning and credible evidence for project improvement and sustainability.
    • Ensure learning from project implementation and research is incorporated into project plans.
    • Share lessons learned, data, and information with project and peer staff.
  • Partnerships and Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI):
    • Provide support to IRC partners as required.
    • Participate in safeguarding training and activities.
    • Promote a safe and respectful environment and support colleagues to understand and comply with safeguarding policies.
  • Other Duties:
    • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
    • Raise purchase requests as required.
    • Work constructively within the team and take initiative on new tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • A university degree in Statistics, Business Statistics, Demography, Economics, Social Sciences, or a relevant field.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in data management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning-related functions.
    • Experience with mobile data collection (Kobo, CommCare, ODK Collect) is required.
    • Knowledge of Tableau, PowerBi, or GIS software tools is an asset.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and Word.
    • Self-motivated, organized, and good at planning and analysis.
    • Ability to work under pressure and in evolving work environments.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Willingness to travel to field sites.

Standards For 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, Accountability, and Equality. The IRC operates policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity:

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment. IRC does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. IRC ensures reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process.

NB: This advert will close on 18th July 2024.


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