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 helps bring them back to self-reliance.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND Due to conflict in Syria, refugee numbers in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq are on the rise since mid-2012. Collapse of health care and social service systems in Syria mean access to basic lifesaving services is limited as the country enters its third year of war. Presently, there are more than 340,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey; 450,000 in Lebanon; 470,000 in Lebanon; and 140,000 in Iraq, including individuals awaiting registration. Three quarters of refugees are living in urban and rural communities amongst host populations. Approximately 350,000 refugees are living in 21 refugee camps across Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq. The humanitarian response has focused on alleviating the burden on host governments and providing essential services.
JOB SUMMARY The regional M&E Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and harmonization of effective monitoring systems to analyze information trends, contextually within the programs that International Medical Corps deliver and region wide. The regional M&E Coordinator will be based in Antakya, Turkey and will be the technical supervisor to M&E Officer based in Turkey. The regional M&E Advisor will coordinate and support the rollout of health information systems based on universally accepted and national protocols. Additionally, the regional M&E Advisor will coordinate with Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon teams on the harmonization of tracer data for sector interventions to promote results management and evidence building activities for internally displaced and refugee populations. Activities will also include the training and support of IMC staff on analysis, interpretation, and communication of data on a regional level for ongoing and future programming.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Data Collection and for improved Monitoring; • Support the rollout and training on M&E tools (e.g. PMPs, M&E plans) for Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan; • Support the design and implementation of regional database for streamlining cross-cutting quantitative and qualitative information using ‘tracer indicators’ that will enable IMC to build better evidence within the regional response; • Train technical focal points on database use and data interpretation to improve data for decision making; • Collate, analyze and summarize regional quantitative and qualitative data in the form of dashboard; • Adapt accountability tools supported by International Medical Corps to ensure accountability measures and reporting are integrated in programming among stakeholders; • Coordinate with IMC’s Health Technical Unit and Emergency Response Team to strengthen data management and monitoring in emergency responses through sharing protocols, tools and guidance developed for Syria response.
Evidence Building and Results based Management: • Coordinate and support country specific or regional assessments, surveys, and evaluations in respective sectors; • Perform program quality assurance activities (e.g. DQA) and frequent site visits of key program interventions; • Coordinate the design of training curriculums and roll out of trainings (e.g. disease surveillance) for IMC and partner staff based on universally accepted and/or country protocols; • Develop appropriate training assessment and evaluative tools for International Medical Corps staff and their counterparts to measure training outcomes in collaboration with HTU staff; • Manage the dissemination of results and briefings in full collaboration with IMC’s Health Technical Unit staff for improved decision making; • Perform other duties and responsibilities as designated by Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS: (Training/education/experience/physical demands required; provide 6-8 requirements)
• Masters level or higher degree in epidemiology or public health;
• At least seven years of applied experience with humanitarian organizations in designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks in the health sector;
• Experience with large scale emergency response monitoring and evaluation and reporting to donors (OFDA, BPRM, DfID, etc.);
• Extensive experience in conducting surveys, assessments, and evaluations for multiple sectors (mental health, WASH, and health) using practical methodologies in austere conditions;
• Demonstrated experience in database design and other tools for information management;
• Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using the statistical package EPI-Info7, SPSS, and/or STATA;
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Arabic is a plus.