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MEAL Manager
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Section/Unit: MEAL
 Supervisor: Deputy Director of Programs (DDP)
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 02 March 2021



The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Other Relationships:

  • Internal: Deputy Director of Programs, Grants Coordinator, Health Coordinator, Child Protection (CP) Coordinator, Environmental Health (WASH) Coordinators and Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator.
  • Region/Global: Regional Measurement for Action Advisor.
  • External:  Donors and Sub- grantees


Main Purpose of Job:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager is responsible for managing MEAL of the key components of IRC Sudan programs that include health and nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); CP and WPE. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring Design and Management

  • Support DDP to design and manage Sudan country office monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems and build the country MEAL strategy.
  • Lead in the preparation and implementation the country office MEAL plan.
  • Collaborate with DDP and other internal stakeholders to design and implement baseline assessment within first 90 days of awards.
  • Collaborate with IRC stakeholders to design, test, adjust, and use program monitoring tools that collect necessary data required for grant reporting and IRC’s remote management standards.
  • Ensure with Program colleagues that Data collection tools are designed and used, IRC data management platforms are effectively understood and used and that smart visualizations are generated for internal and external use.
  • Support IRC’s Grants Team to contribute to grant management deliverables, especially on the project data, and Client feedback management; ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
  • Ensure monitoring aligns with IRC’s global requirements.
  • Collaborate with partners to strengthen beneficiary feedback mechanisms, informed IRC Sudan’s best practice and contextual constraints.
  • Design and support final program evaluation for different grants, as required by the grant agreements.
  • Support robust partner relationship management characterized by the core partnership principles from IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS) of responsibility, results-oriented approach, equality, transparency and complementarity.


Technical Quality

  • Establish monitoring and evaluation standards and work to achieve high-level information collection and analysis across to drive quality implementation.
  • Collaborate with WASH, health, WPE and protection technical advisors.
  • Ensure data is of the highest quality by performing routine data quality assessments and data audits.
  • Ensure gender is mainstreamed within monitoring and evaluation functions, including leading the review of disaggregated data on a quarterly basis to inform program adaptations.
  • Network with international and Sudan humanitarian actors working in Sudan to understand context and programming modalities to inform monitoring and evaluation approaches.
  • Other tasks as needed.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Master’s degree in relevant field is preferred.


Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working on monitoring and evaluation with humanitarian organizations.
  • Experience in project management with managerial and operational skills
  • Strong data management and analysis skills, including ability to establish data management platforms.
  • Previous experience collaborating with technical staff preferred.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
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Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Arabic language skills preferred.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, cultural, humanitarian and donor context of Sudan is ideal.


Language Skills: 

  • Fluency in Arabic and good in English, both written and spoken, required.


Certificates or Licenses:


Policy compliance – IRC way policies

  • Ensure any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct are reported to technical coordinator or other member of IRC team. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all IRC employees, including temporary hires and consultants.
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.



  • Ensuring confidentiality in the case of disclosures of abuse or violence, and showing respect and sensitivity to community members at all times.
  • Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link: https://sudanjob.net/IRC


The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  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, and Anti-Retaliation

Working Environment: 75% travel to field sites


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