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IRC Hiring Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading humanitarian and development agency, supporting communities in transition in 40 countries. Simultaneously a global technical leader and proven implementer, IRC has shaped youth priorities and approaches at the national level and implemented programs at the community level since its founding in 1933. IRC has worked in Kenya since 1992, implementing highly effective programs in youth livelihoods, economic development, women empowerment, integrated healthcare, and nutrition.


In partnership with the IKEA Foundation, the IRC and a network of local and global partners have developed a program – Refugees in East Africa: Boosting Urban Innovations for Livelihoods Development (Re:Build) – that sets out to do just that. Re:Build’s vision is for urban refugees and vulnerable host residents to achieve economic self-reliance and benefit from strengthened urban economic, regulatory and social environments.

Re:Build will strive to enable change at varying levels, from better access to livelihoods opportunities and inclusive services within communities, to improved refugee-related policies and more targeted and effective service delivery from national, regional and global actors.

Scope of Work:

Working under the direct supervision of the MEAL Officer and technical guidance from the Senior MEAL Officer, the MEAL Assistant will be based in IRC Urban Office in Nairobi, Rongai Livelihood Resource Centre. The MEAL assistant will work closely with all program staff in the field to implement the IRC Re:Build MEAL commitments and improve program quality through enhanced data management systems and processes.

The MEAL Assistant will be responsible for leading day-to-day MEAL issues arising in the Field Office and providing technical support to field teams to ensure the effective implementation of projects.

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Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with program to ensure routine data collection as per the MEAL project workplan.
  • Support the field organization of data collection survey, client satisfaction survey, and client feedback collection systems.
  • Ensure data is reported in the IRC project indicator dashboard.
  • Input and maintain up-to-date monitoring and client databases in CommCare.
  • Participate in regular data verification and audit exercises to assess the quality of data reported and address any anomalies identified.
  • Keenly supervise project progress through standardized data collection tools and methodologies.
  • Support MEAL officer in the compilation of Monthly, Quarterly, Biannual, and annual reports through provision of timely accurate and updated data.
  • Develop project monitoring and evaluation tools with support from M&E Officer and Senior MEAL Officer.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • A degree in mathematics, education, statistics, economics, community development, project management, or any business-related course.
  • A strong commitment to the mission and values of the International Rescue Committee.
  • 2 years of experience in the relevant field.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data collection and entry.
  • Basic understanding of data collection tools and mobile data collection systems, with a willingness to learn.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively participate in discussions and interviews during qualitative data collection.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and act in accordance with the rules from the M&E team lead.
  • Proficiency in using technology, especially mobile devices, and data collection apps.
  • Prior experience in data collection, surveys, or related fields is a plus.

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, Accountability and Equity. 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 Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

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 parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other encouraging benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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