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About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

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.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Job Description:

Job overview:

Reporting to the Senior MEAL Coordinator and technically supported by the Regional Measurement Advisor and the Regional Senior Specialist – M&E Technology, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) MIS Coordinator will work in close collaboration with program, grants, and support teams to optimize data management capacities and opportunities of the IRC mission in Afghanistan to provide timely quality data in order to support evidence-based planning.

To this end, the MIS Coordinator will be responsible to ensure that a robust data management system is in place, and that it is sufficiently resourced and successfully implemented from collection to visualization so that it can contribute to improved planning and decision-making throughout IRC Afghanistan.

In support of these goals, the MIS Coordinator will provide vital technical assistance, capacity sharing, individual mentoring, supervision and training to MIS focal points in-country and to partners.


Data Management:

  • Oversee the development, on-going modifications, strengthening and functioning of the country level data management system;
  • Develop dedicated Data Management Plans (DMP) for all ongoing, and new grants;
  • Monitor roll out and functionality of Database Management Systems (DBMS) across users including implementing partners as required;
  • Develop strategies to increase data use and demand amongst relevant staff and other data/information users;
  • Design and maintain electronic and paper-based MIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative (spatial and non-spatial) data and information;
  • Facilitate trainings for non MEAL/MIS staff (e.g. PMs, TCs) on the use of project databases and database related reporting; for example, for reporting on IRC Standard Indicators;
  • Provide capacity building on effective use of DB products and systems and to ensure that DB staff deliver this efficiently and effectively.

Database Strategy

  • Develop and implement appropriate data collection methodologies and tools, analysis plans, reporting outlines, and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
  • Ensure that proposal budgets capture appropriate cost and financial information to enable implementation of both internal and external database system components;
  • Establish and maintain data standards, best practices and adherence to these standards as required;
  • Identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in database management and incorporate them in the country MEAL strategy;

Team Management and Training

  • Ensure that staff under their direct responsibility understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
  • Provide capacity building on effective use of database products and systems, such as specific trainings on CommCare, and Power BI;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts among team members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of relevant staff;
  • Identify the MEAL training needs of team members and discuss plans with the Senior MEAL Coordinator for both internal and external trainings;
  • Coach, train, and mentor MIS focal points with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the MIS team and providing professional development guidance.

Job Requirements:

  • A University degree in a relevant subject area (statistics, measurement and evaluation, data science, social science, public health, or a related field) – a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education;
  • A minimum 6 years of working experience in the field of Information Management Systems and proven technical skills in setting up quality MIS system that leads to evidence-based decision-making for multi-sectorial and multi-donor funded programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with strong presentation and reporting skills;
  • Extensive experience in conducting assessments, and the development of data management and data-flow structures for projects;
  • Strong management and social skills and proven track record of working with diverse groups of people in a multicultural environment;
  • Self-motivated with excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills – able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection tools such as Kobo and CommCare, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of Power BI, Tableau, GIS, SPSS, STATA or other similar data analysis and visualization software is additional asset;
  • Willingness to travel to various regional and field offices, if security conditions and situation permits
  • Fluency in English (written and speaking)

Submission Guideline:

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:

applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process.

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

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