Senior Meal Officer – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

Senior Meal Officer – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement; March 1 2024



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: Senior Meal Officer – Afar

Location: Afar

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: February 28 2024

Deadline: March 9, 2024





Job Description


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International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.



Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, the Senior MEAL officer will be responsible for assisting in the development and roll-out of tools for effective management of data across all technical sectors. He/She will be the field focal point to assist technical managers in data management, surveys, and assessments. Manage, monitor, and support trucking program performance and create a learning environment. The Senior MEAL officer is expected to consolidate and analyze data on a routine basis, ensuring that verifiable data is gathered, and meaningful conclusions can be reached from that data.



Assessments, Surveys, and Evaluations

  • Provide technical support on methodology and implementation to sectors conducting surveys
  • Develop survey or evaluation TOR and coordinate the implementation.
  • Review survey questionnaires for relevancy and potential bias
  • Analyze survey data for potential errors
  • Review all survey reports prepared to ensure data relevance and consistency
  • Review and standardize data collectors training to ensure high quality data collection
  • Timely plan and initiate all pre and post intervention assessments and surveys
  • For internal evaluations coordinate necessary staff and resources to conduct evaluation
  • Review all evaluation reports prepared to ensure data relevance and consistency
  • Together with the relevant field team always undertake Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) whenever or wherever there is distribution to beneficiaries. And report back the findings with photos on regular basis.                                        

Data Management

  • Support in piloting and management of the DHIS2 database to improve monitoring and data management within the organization.
  • Build capacity of staff through training to ensure adoption of new data monitoring tools and quality of data collected.
  • Regularly review data received from field offices to ensure correct usage and quality of data management systems.

Beneficiary Accountability

  • Together with the country senior M&E officer, field office managers and other relevant staff’s setup beneficiary complaint handling committee at field office level.
  • Facilitate the responses to the feedback/complaints raised by beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the complaints raised by the beneficiaries and action taken are appropriately documented into the logbook using the form for this purpose and reported to the country office
  • Provide a compiled report on the process, findings, and challenges of the beneficiary complaint handling mechanism on monthly basis to his/her supervisor.
  •  Always involved in drafting beneficiary selection criteria for distribution and monitoring the distribution is done based on these criteria.
  • Make sure that beneficiaries are aware of the precise quantity and quality of items they are supposed to receive so that they can identify when there is a problem by providing clear and appropriate information to them based on the information sharing guideline.
  • If required provide training to the field staff on beneficiary accountability focusing on CHS, Sphere standards, and others.
  • In collaboration with other relevant staff conduct regular satisfaction assessments of the beneficiaries using innovative methodologies such as the Listen Learn Act (LLA) or other forms of qualitative assessment; FGDs or KII and report back to the field office manager and country MEAL team.


  • Attending field-level coordination forums (M&E) when delegated by the line supervisor and ensuring strong representation of IMC and updating IMC program & management staff on the issues.
  • Keep abreast of new M and E tools and approaches and share them to the IMC Ethiopia staff.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.




Job Requirements


 Minimum Requirements
  • Degree in Information Technology, Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology or related discipline, public  health with M&E experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs, preferably with a Non-Government organization.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian accountability and understanding of the current accountability initiatives.
  • Experience in analyzing data
  • Knowledge of research and data collection methods and familiarity with statistical tools such as SPSS, Epi-Info, SMART, STATA, ENA and others (at least two)
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the project area required
Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.



It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

How to Apply


Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV at before March 10, 2024.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.



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