MEAL Assistant at International Medical Corps (IMC)


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEAL Assistant

Location: Borno


  • The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Assistant is to support the MEAL Officer in the implementation of the MEAL work plan and contribute to achieving and improving the quality of the program/project.
  • The MEAL Assistant will follow up on progress and collect data on the effectiveness of planned interventions by collecting and supporting with the data analysis. The MEAL Assistant plays an important role in carrying out MEAL activities in the field, including field monitoring and verification, baseline and endline assessments, needs assessment and surveys.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

General Duties and Responsibilities
IMC’s Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures:

  • Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within IMC and amongst its beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the Code of Conduct, ethics, values, and standpoint with regards to internal and external actors.

MEAL System:

  • Use data collection tools to gather qualitative and quantitative data at different levels (facility and community).
  • Support the MEAL department in the development of databases for all programs by using available technologies.
  • Implement the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and system in accordance with the purpose of MEAL activities.
  • Implement field-level MEAL activities according to the MEAL work plan and support M&E activities, such as physical verification of assets, post-distribution monitoring, data quality audits, surveys/assessments, etc.
  • Ensure data entry using an electronic database

Data Quality Management:

  • Conduct on-site routine data quality audits at different field site/office levels.

Sampling Techniques:

  • Apply the concept of ‘random sampling’ following instructions/guidelines of a manager while conducting any community-level survey.
  • Apply the ‘spin-the-bottle’ method used for the selection of households in population-based surveys.
  • Implement probability and non-probability sampling techniques as and when appropriate after consulting with the manager.

Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques:

  • Conduct qualitative data collection activities and review data from the field for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible.
  • Regularly perform data cleaning and data integrity and ensure data quality.
  • Perform data entry using statistical software, under guidance and supervision.

Mobile and Manual Data Collection:

  • Understand the purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of mobile data collection techniques.
  • Collect data using smartphones/tablets.

Techniques for Presenting Information:

  • Translate qualitative data from mission language to English and back.
  • Apply and use basic data visualization skills (use of tables and graphs to represent data and information) for data presentation.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promote internal learning by sharing timely feedback from and to the field.
  • Process basic data visualization using tables and graphs to represent data and information.
  • Support the program/project in documenting the lessons learned.

Community-based Feedback and Response Mechanism:

  • Adhere to key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including IASC CAAP, CHS, and Sphere Humanitarian Charter.
  • 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.
  • 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 adhere to those standards.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation and abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report.
  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


  • Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in related fields. (Social Sciences e.g Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Data science e.t.c)


  • Previous experience working with a humanitarian organization is highly desirable.


  • Understand the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and the purpose of MEAL.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Personal and organizational skills, including time management and the ability to meet deadlines.


  • Significant communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the local context and the local language.
  • Ability to collaborate with the different departments.

Application Closing Date
5th September, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the Position as the subject of the email.