International Rescue Committee

Task title: MEL Officer – USAID/OTL

Company: International Rescue Committee

Task description: Company description The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reacts to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists individuals to make it through and reconstruct …

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Position: MEL Officer – USAID/OTL

The International Rescue Committee reacts to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists individuals to make it through and reconstruct their lives. Established in 1933 at the demand of Albert Einstein, IRC provides life-saving care and life-altering help to refugees required to run away from war or catastrophe. At work today in more than 40 nations and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC brings back security, self-respect, and intend to millions who are rooted out by dispute or catastrophe. IRC blazes a trail from damage to house.


The IRC has actually been present in Nigeria considering that 2012 when the company reacted to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, incorporated approach for conflict-affected populations. IRC Nigeria now runs a nation workplace in Abuja and field workplaces in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state, and Damaturu of Yobe State. Presently, IRC Nigeria carries out programs for main healthcare, nutrition, ecological health, females’s defense and empowerment, defense, kid defense, education, food security & incomes.

USAID’s Opportunity to Find Out (OTL) is a 5-year project that intends to address the instant education requirements of out-of-school kids (OOSC) and youth in Borno and Yobe states, through more secure brand-new and existing non-formal education, while preparing for sustainable improvement of education systems at the neighborhood and federal government levels. The OTL goal is to guarantee out-of-school kids and youth in Northeastern Nigeria are securely able to acquire fundamental abilities, consisting of literacy, numeracy, and social and psychological abilities, to advance to greater levels of education, training, and/or engagement in the labor force.

Task Overview/Summary

  • The function of the MEL Officer position is to coordinate the collection, collection, debt consolidation, and analysis of data to track OTL project activities, display development, and support impact measurement.
  • S/he will likewise perform development research study, take part in reflective practice, produce lessons from projects/programs and prepare MEL prepare for the OTL (MEL) sector.
  • S/he is accountable for developing and making sure much better field-level data management systems for the core program s/he is appointed to and collaborates the appropriate and prompt examination of project goals/impact
  • S/he will add to the existing client action systems and guarantee program staff involvement in MEL activities.
  • S/he likewise will work carefully with the IRC MEL system on technical matters and report to the MEL lead.

Significant Obligations
Program/ Project Style and Knowing:

  • Support in performing evaluations such as midline, and endline assessments, in addition to other studies like FGDs, class observation, efficiency scorecards, and associated activities.
  • Conduct training for OTL staff on the MEL system, efficiency indications, data quality control, and facilitative data collection with regional partners and stakeholders.
  • Take Part In project evaluation, specifically in log frames, and add to finding out
  • With support from the MEL Lead, establish and maintain a project- level details management system.
  • Carefully deal with the OTL program team to guarantee the project has actually checked basic tracking tools that record both program activity and indications development.

Tracking and Assessment:

  • Accountable for tracking development versus keeping track of work strategies.
  • Accountable for making sure the on-time execution of tasks’ significant tracking occasions consisting of however not limited to data quality audit and field guidance.
  • Accountable for offering technical support to staff and partner companies on the details management systems, appropriate data collection, and record-keeping.
  • Accountable for upgrading MEL plan prompt and offering feedback to program staff on status and quality of execution.
  • Accountable for regular monthly and/or quarterly efficiency indication analysis, consisting of generation of reports in addition to discussions for staff associated to continuous efficiency.
  • Accountable for performing routine data confirmation works out to guarantee reporting and collection of quality data in addition to to check for efficiency, accuracy, and consistency
  • Accountable for recording findings from data quality audits and store in project submits to guarantee cumulative and sustainable gain access to.
  • Accountable for carefully dealing with staff to guarantee they follow appropriate treatments and requirements throughout recipient registration.
  • Liable for the recruitment of enumerators and support in other studies consisting of engagement of experts.
  • Add to offering MEL inputs for reports composed throughout project execution.
  • Deal With project staff to guarantee that data is gathered and gotten in the databases in addition to tracking sheets, and platform data quality audits frequently to determine and solve systemic issues impacting data quality.

Info Management and Reporting:

  • Support in developing and keeping project details management system.
  • Accountable for sending data set to upgrade nation office-wide program database on regular monthly basis.
  • Support to guarantee all tasks have down/ forward client responsiveness systems and deal with project staff to make certain of its execution.
  • Accountable for putting together quarterly, biannual, and yearly tabular, and narrative reports (as needed by project stakeholders) on tasks’ achievements by cost and notifying the management for unique discrepancies from the plan.

Capability building and guidance:

  • Accountable for offering help to partners in developing tracking and reporting tools and developing database management systems.
  • Accountable for the orientation of front-line staff, partners’ staff, and volunteers on the tracking tools and training them on how to utilize data for decision making.
  • Liable for training, mentoring and monitoring Data assistant.
  • Accountable for her/his subordinate/s in finishing efficiency management activities consisting of efficiency preparation, tracking, and yearly efficiency appraisals

Needed profile for task advertisement: MEL Officer – USAID/OTL


  • Degree/ diploma in stats, computer system science/IT/or any sector or sub-sector associated field

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 (3 )- years’ experience operating in tracking and examination favored;

Showed Technical Abilities:

  • Shown knowledge on using analytical bundles such as GIS, QGIS, PowerBi, Tableu and so on
  • Shown on using ICT4D such as Kobo gather, Ona, commcare etc.
  • Shown report writing skill, assistance and communication abilities
  • Strong data collection, analysis, and report composing abilities needed.
  • Ability to work separately, believe analytically and take effort in fixing issues.
  • Familiarity with log frame analysis and M&E plan.
  • Experience in performing assessment.
  • Most significantly, commitment to IRC worths and concepts.
  • A strong team gamer with outstanding social abilities and the ability to deal with groups of varied backgrounds.
  • Languages: English is a must, Hausa, Kanuri will be an advantage

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Complete expert proficiency in Microsoft Workplace Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to Travel: 40 % of time will be needed to be invested in the field.
  • Standards of Expert Conduct The IRC and IRC employees should comply with the worths and concepts laid out in the IRC Method – Standard Procedure. These are Stability, Service, and Responsibility. In accordance with these worths, the IRC runs and imposes policies on Recipient Security from Exploitation and Abuse, Kid Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Office, Fiscal Stability, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking personallies and a number of others.

Gender Equality: IRC is devoted to narrowing the gender space in leadership positions. We offer advantages that provide an allowing environment for females to participate in our labor force consisting of adult leave, gender-sensitive security procedures and other helpful advantages and allowances.


IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC thinks about all candidates on the basis of benefit without regard to race, sex, color, nationwide origin, faith, sexual preference, age, marital status, veteran status, special needs or any other particular secured by relevant law.

Task requirements for task advertisement: MEL Officer – USAID/OTL Task classification:

R&D, project management

Associative activities

Social, public and human services
Work type:

Irreversible contract – Fixed-term contract

Anticipated salary: Remuneration is Attractive

Place: Nigeria

Task date: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:50:02 GMT

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