Ended MEAL Assistant

The Job

International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self reliance.

To learn more about our mission visit: https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/who-we-are

Job Title: MEAL Assistant

Location: Aden- Al-Mokha

Position Reports to: MEAL Officer and/or MEAL Manager/Coordinator


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 underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and supports their self-reliance.


International Medical Corps began working in Yemen in February 2012 implementing a range of programs in Sana'a, Lahj, Aden, Ibb and Taiz focused on primary health care, nutrition, WASH, and food security and livelihoods. Since the outbreak of conflict in 2015, International Medical Corps' interventions have focused on urgent, life-saving interventions.

Job Purpose

The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Assistant (Monitor) 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 - Monitor will follow-up progress and collect data on the effectiveness of planned interventions by collecting and supporting with the data analysis. The MEAL Assistant - Monitor 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.

Main 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 MEAL department in 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 facility and community levels adhering to data quality audit guidelines.


  • Apply the concept of random sampling, systematic sampling or appropriate household’s selection method following instructions/guidelines of a manager.
  • Apply the method ‘spin-the-bottle’ used for selection of households in population-based surveys.

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 a 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 smart phones/tablets.

Techniques for presenting information

  • Translate Arabic-English and English-Arabic qualitative data.
  • 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.

Candidates’ Specifications



  • Diploma or a bachelor's degree in related fields.



  • 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.
  • Proficiency in MISION’S LANGUAGE (Speaking – Reading – Writing)..


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


This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the requirements of International Medical Corps.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & 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 you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have 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.

How to Apply

candidates need to submit their CVs to IMC-AdenHR@InternationalMedicalCorps.org and need to write the title of the position they apply for it in the "email subject line".

  • Employer: IMC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Mokha
  • Posted on: 21 June 2020
  • Deadline: 30 June 2020