MEAL – Data Assistant at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEAL – Data Assistant
Requisition ID: req49739
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Arrangement: In-person

Key Responsibilities
Data collection tools and storage:

  • Ensure all received aggregated data is accurately entered into OTL databases in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all data collected are verified, validated, and stored appropriately according to IRC policies.
  • Support the development of data collection tools for digital data collections.
  • Train program staff, Learning facilitators and research assistants on the data collection tools.
  • Conduct routine data collection exercise across project locations.
  • Ensure regular update and usage of OTL databases.
  • Participate in project Data Quality Audits, project surveys such as; EGRA, EGMA, ASER and TARL
  • Support the standardization and consistent use of data collection tools.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries/clients are fully sensitized on client responsive channels (Accountability mechanisms) for reporting.

Data analysis and reporting:

  • Perform routine analysis of data collected to ensure efficient and effective reporting.
  • Ensure data collected are thoroughly reviewed, verified and reliable for reporting.
  • Ensure the appropriate reporting of field level data that is responsive and align to project indicators.  
  • Ensure proper tracking of project indicators, particularly recording and reporting data according to USAID data segregation label.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project locations, particularly learning centers.
  • Support the conduct of the Teacher Classroom Observation (TCO) across project sites.
  • Support the MEAL Officer in conduct the periodic evaluations such as DQA, baseline, midline and endline assessments.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to research assistants and learning facilitators.

Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor:

  • Perform other task-related assignments proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: MEL officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: MEL Lead
  • Position directly Supervises: Research Assistant/Enumerators

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Program Lead, Reporting and Communication Lead, Consortium Leads, State, Education Officers

Key External Contacts: 

  • Teacher Mentors, Learning Facilitators, Enumerators, Data hub information officers, and consortium partners.


  • Education: Degree / Diploma in Statistics, Computer Science / IT / or any other Social Science course
  • Work Experience: At least 1 year experience in delivering monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection, management and reporting etc.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated the use of ICT4D such as Kobo collect, Ona, Commcare etc.
  • Demonstrated report writing skill, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong data collection, and data documentation skills required.
  • Familiarity with MEL tools and processes.
  • Experience in supporting assessment.
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles.
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidats should:
Click here to apply online