Monitoring Evaluation And Learning Officer (MEAL Officer), Chargé de Suivi Evaluation Et Apprentissage (Chargé MEAL), Buea, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Monitoring Evaluation And Learning Officer (MEAL Officer), Chargé de Suivi Evaluation Et Apprentissage (Chargé MEAL), Buea, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req25384

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation And Learning Officer (MEAL Officer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: BUEA

Job Description

Job overview:

Reporting to EH Manager and technically supported by the Senior MEAL Officer, the MEAL Officer works in close collaboration with program teams to optimize monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning capacities and opportunities of the IRC mission in Cameroon to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve and support the global ambitions of IRC Strategy 100, and the Country Strategic Action Plan.  The MEAL Officer oversees, leads and implements MEAL activities of WASH sector within the Country MEAL team.


Leadership and Partnership

Support all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the WASH sector; respond to program needs; foster high standards and practices for quality data collection, analysis, and reports. Enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors;

Implement and support MEAL system and approaches in your areas of expertise and foster learning;

Represent IRC at technical meetings, forums, and other events & build partnerships within IRC and area of expertise;

Champion access and use of data for shared learning, sound decision-making, and data-informed programmatic adaptations.

Technical Oversight:

Run the MEAL system and processes for WASH sector in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategies throughout the project cycle which include:

Collaborate with MEAL and non-MEAL staff to ensure that data is collected, compiled, checked for its quality and completeness in compliance with IRC and donors’ standards for data quality;

Document and share learning, evidence, and data from previous projects to inform project proposal design;

Implement MEAL plans, revise (digital) data collection tools, follow-up on processes for online data management, quality checks, and audits, and updating of data visualization;

Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with program officers and managers to facilitate decision-making for real-time program adaptation;

Responsible for conducting the KAP and PDM surveys, including reporting.

Produce quality reports and updating dashboards with key findings that foster learning and decision-making and share in project cycle management meetings and team meetings;

Identify, document, and share client feedback to improve services and results for our clients.

Support deployment of surveys such as baseline and end line, and the commission of evaluations in coordination with colleagues and partners;

Support the use of standard mobile data technology and online dashboard to enhance timeliness and quality of data collection, analysis and visualization;

Join and contribute to IRC’s effort in meeting its internal and external accountability commitments through the implementation of sound accountability, client feedback, and response mechanisms.

Human Resources:

Coordinate, lead, mentor MEAL Assistant(s); foster timely and high-quality achievement, and an inclusive and respectful team climate;

Promote the growth and development of others in IRC teams and partners: present high-quality technical training and learning material for partners, colleagues, and junior staff;

Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of MEAL Assistant, field incentive workers and enumerators.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports directly to or in Management in Partnership to: EH Manager and Senior MEAL Officer

Position directly supervises: Assistants and/or enumerators.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Program Manager and Officers, Database Officer, ICT Officer, Partnerships Manager, MEAL Coordinator, EH Coordinator

External: Beneficiaries, program partner organizations, local and national government.


A technical degree or equivalent in project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Epidemiologist, public health – additional relevant work experience may substitute for education;

A minimum 1 year of working experience in a related field;

Possess basic technical knowledge of MEAL approaches and techniques in some or all of the following areas: Outputs, Outcome monitoring; Theories of Change, Logical frameworks, Data collection, Basic data analysis, Accountability, Client feedback mechanisms;

Experience in conducting primary quantitative data collection and data entry;

Basic proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, CommCare, ODK Collect is required, knowledge of Tableau, PowerBi, or GIS software tools are additional assets;

Good computer skills in MS Office, especially Excel; and Word – with experience in writing reports;

Self-motivated and pro-active attitude with good organization, planning, and analytic skills, including prioritizing work, multi-tasking and attention to detail;

Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and in constantly evolving work environments;

Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills are definite assets;

A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems

Language : Speak English fluently,

Willingness to travel to various field-level offices 60%.

Mode Of Application:

Candidates should apply online on the Organization’s Website or drop copies of their applications at the Buea Office located at Camp Sic- along the Bokwango Road; Bamenda Office located at Up Station, Governor’s Street or in the Kumba Office at the PLAN International Building in Buea Road. Not Later than 7th April 2022, 5:00Pm.

Application Pack Must Contain the following:

– An Application Letter

– Motivation Letter

– Updated CV

– Work Attestations

– Academic Attestations


Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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