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Evidence, Learning & Accountability Coordinator
International Medical Corps
About International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. International Medical Corps’ mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas where few organizations dare to serve.
The primary function of the Evidence, Learning & Accountability Coordinator is to coordinate programme monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning efforts for International Medical Corps Zimbabwe to ensure high quality programming. He/she provides support to all departments in designing, monitoring and evaluating all projects’ interventions. The Evidence, Learning & Accountability Coordinator (Nutrition) will work closely with all staff, especially the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager and International Medical Corps leadership: Nutrition Coordinator, and Finance Administration Manager. The Evidence, Learning & Accountability Coordinator will also work closely with other program staff as required on all International Medical Corps Zimbabwe programs ensuring quality Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities.
Lead the MEAL efforts for all project’s activities that are implemented by International Medical Corps in Zimbabwe; Development of the design (participatory approach when relevant), development and testing of data collection tools, training on data collection tools, coordination with IMC Technical Coordinators and field level staff for high quality data collection, data analysis and report write up (internal processes); Work on the development of the Program Management Plans (PMP), Detailed Implementation Plan / Gantt Charts, Pipeline Resource Estimate Proposal, Indicator Tracking Tables as required; Oversee the MEAL system and all aspects of data collection, analysis and reporting, including using data for action (reviewing data and making adjustments as necessary; Develop methodology, sampling, and tools for outcome and process monitoring studies (pre-post tests, KIIs, etc.) that are relevant; Create and/or update MEAL tools, specifically related to nutrition and health and any other sectors that International Medical Corps Zimbabwe works in; Tailor complaints and feedback record templates according to Country Community Based Feedback Response Mechanism guidelines and donor requirements in coordination with International Medical Corps MEAL Advisor; Train field staff in data collection, data analysis and reporting; Routinely monitor implementation of project activities to ensure progress and identify programmatic issues that need to be addressed; Ensure data quality by performing periodic/regular supervision and review of data and data systems during sites visits; Contribute to concept note and proposal development (budget, HR plans, procurement plan etc) as required; Lead on report compilation, report writing and internal and external reports, as part of a key function of MEAL
Bachelor’s Degree in international development, public health, nutrition, statistics, community development, monitoring and evaluation or other relevant discipline is required. A relevant post-graduate degree is an added advantage; Minimum five years of experience in working in a relief or development NGO with a focus on MEAL processes – preferably in both emergency and development settings; Experience in design and implementation of MEAL systems, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to baselines, monitoring and evaluations is required; Good working knowledge of statistical packages (Excel, SPSS etc.) is required; Expert data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management; Good knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them; Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles; Ability to work effectively under pressure; Detail oriented and able to verify data quality; Proficient in spoken and written English, and fluency in isiNdebele; The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally; Be able to work under pressure and meeting deadlines