Ended Nutrition Data Management Assistant

The Job

Job Title: Nutrition Data Management Assistant

Band / Level / Grade: 9 A

Department: Nutrition

Location: Sana’a

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee 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 in 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC Yemen Country program has been established in 2012, and currently is implementing integrated Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health (WASH), Economic Recovery and Development, Women Protection and Empowerment and Education programming in eight governorates. The IRC Yemen Country Program operates with main offices in Sana’a and Aden. Other subfield offices include Abyan, Hodeida and Al Dhale, with the Al Dhale office also covering Lahj, and the Abyan office also covering activities in Shabwah.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Data Management Assistant will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of nutrition program data in Sana’a.


1: Ensure that each field site has the right tools to compile reports as needed.

  • Ensure that all data collected from the supported field sites is entered in the data base designated on weekly/monthly or quarterly basis or following the need/request of the officer and Nutrition Manager.
  • Provide timely feedback to the staff of health facilities related to data quality issues such accuracy and completeness so it will be corrected.
  • Ensure to document all means of verifications for Nutrition program activities for a range of different donors.
  • Provide orientation and training to Nutrition staff on data collection/ monitoring/ survey tools as needed.

2: Complete data entry and share reports on time as per agreed deadlines.

    •Assists in preparing the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) data as required for donor reports and project proposals.

  • Undertake visits to IRC supported health facilities for checking on data quality, on the job training and on the spot feedback as relevant.
  • Keep record of the nutrition data and share with relevant staff as needed.
  • Attend IRC orientation, training/workshops when required and/or arranged by program.
  • Providing timely and detailed feedback whenever identifying any significant gap in the program activities. 
  • Systematically screens and cross-checks internal and external reports, situational reports, information and communication material for accuracy and consistency.
  • Ensure to document all means of verifications for Nutrition program activities for a range of different donors.

3: Perform any other task needed and requested by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Requirements (Qualifications, Skills and Abilities)

  • Health, Nutrition, or Epidemiology background with at least 2-year experience in data entry or monitoring and evaluation field.
  • Additional training or education in computer science is preferred.
  • High dedication to time and deadlines.
  • Excellent digital literacy: MS Word and especially Excel.
  • Required to be able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Driven and able to balance multiple tasks, commitments, and to work flexibly in a team.
  • Good report writing and oral communication skills in Arabic. Ability to speak and write in English will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a remote area.
  • Should contribute to positive attitudes and team spirit.
  • Should have good interpersonal skills.
  • Should be flexible.

Functional skills and knowledge:

  • Remains productive when under pressure.
  • Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to achieve results.
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds.

Other skills (e.g., I.T.):

  • Computer knowledge is needed.


  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • Working knowledge of English would be an advantage.

Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation

How to Apply
  1. Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link:
  2. CV, Copies of the academic and work certificates should be submitted in the system.

Deadline for Applying: April 28, 2021. System will stop receiving CVs at 12:00 A.M. of April 28, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 14 April 2021
  • Deadline: 28 April 2021