Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (roving) - Galkacyo

Job Details
Employer: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (roving) - Galkacyo
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Galkacyo
Category: Other
Description:

Project background:

International Rescue Committee with save the children (SCI) and Care International are implementing a 4 year project termed as “Social Norms and Participation (SNaP) or Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality in Somalia (CHANGES) across Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland & South central) funded by DFID and the Norwegian Embassy. The project is designed to reduce high incidence and prevalence of CEFM\FGM, increase value of women and girls in the society through denouncing the existence of harmful social norms, reduce high incidence of GBV and IPV within the society, and increase empowerment of women. The project kicked off in October 2016 and will end in eptember 2020. IRC is implementing SNaP project in the South central Somalia and Mudug, Gaalkacyo & Hobyo Districts. The IRC is seeking to hire a senior M&E officer who will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of this project.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation officer will provide dedicated technical support to the DFID funded SNAP (CHANGES) project, implemented by Save the Children, CARE international and IRC in a consortium. The Senior M&E officer will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation functions for IRC implementation. The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer has the overall responsibility for overseeing M&E activities within the CHANGES Project. S/he will contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all M&E aspects of the project. S/he will be responsible for maintaining high quality, accountable and impactful project delivery and will work under the technical supervision of the M&E manager, and technicl guidnce and collaboration with WPE Program Managers and WPE Cordinator.

The position will be directly responsible for all M&E activities, knowledge management (overall collection, collation, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, storage and timely reporting of all forms of data generated from all WPE program locations), and liaison with consortium, partners, government and other stakeholders who are key to achieving the results of the project. Particular focus will be given to the SNAP project activities within the WPE program and on generation and submission of timely qualitative and quantitative reports. The SMEO will work with key program staff to ensure adequate and timely updating of program data, including that related to key indicators, configuring the same within the comprehensive online management and effectiveness tool (COMET) and provision of key analysis per the various data sets within COMET towards improved program monitoring and evaluation. The SMEO will be expected to contribute towards quality programming in the WPE sector. The Senior M&E officer will work closely with implementing partners and other local NGOs, community groups/associations, local elders, women organizations, local government, research institutes and private sector to address the multi-faceted aspects of the project. The post will be located in Galkacyo with frequent travel to the project sites within Banadir region, and Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities

Planning

  • In collaboration with the program managers, participate actively in the preparation of program implementation plans per grants and associated work plans, Indicator Matrices and Data Flow Maps. Define data collection and analysis schedules for each program site to aid in timely submission of all data from respective collection points, including monthly reports to the WPE CO.
  • In collaboration with the WPE CO and program staff, support staff to develop and disseminate comprehensive data collection tools within all the field locations and Implementing partners.
  • In consultation with the M&E Manager ensure that Indicator tracking table (ITT) is developed for all WPE program’s grants, and regularly updated to track program progress
  • Design and manage project monitoring in all project locations in close collaboration with WPE Managers to ensure synergy and inter linkages.
  • Development of a program-level M&E system that aligns to existing objectives to measure the desired changes in the lives of the target group.
  • To ensure high quality implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting is done as per DFID requirements.
  • Develop a knowledge management system to document lessons learnt.
  • Coordinate with consortium management on the planning and implementation of studies, research, assessments, evaluations and knowledge events as needed.
  • Provide input and advice to WPE coordinator strategic planning, program strategies and operational issues
  • Link with SNAP consortium to harmonize the M&E approaches between SNAP and WPE. *

Program Data Quality:

  • Actively participate in the development and enforcement of quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) and quality improvement (QI) processes at all WPE program sites
  • Ensure timely and accurate updating of all data within the COMET system/tool on weekly basis from the end user points
  • Participate in joint monitoring and supervision exercises with program staff at respective field sites for on the job training on proper data collection and reporting.
  • Participate in planed surveys, either internally or externally (through consultants) to promote own capacity building and enhance the quality of the survey reports generated
  • Data Audit: Regularly review data records across all program locations with program staff and provide appropriate feedback on how this correlates with information/ data generated from COMET and discuss ways of improving data quality.

Data use and sharing:

  • Provide weekly and monthly analysis of all data collected to the program teams to aid in their close follow up of data towards improvement of quality programming
  • Be the key focal point and Quality gatekeeper by analyzing all data before onward submission to the program staff for subsequent use
  • Ensure that all data related to indicators for all respective WPE grants is configured appropriately into COMET, in conjunction with the M&E manager
  • Actively participate in the preparation of WPE program assessment tools and in analyzing the data once it is collected, as well as compiling the same into comprehensive report

Knowledge Products

  • In collaboration with SNAP consortium and other partners support documentation and sharing of lessons learnt and research findings to learning of communities, IRC and its local partners, DFID and others working to change harmful gender social norms.
  • Contribute to advocacy and communications products related to the project lessons learnt and achievements.
  • Ensure all key program documentation (evaluations, studies, donor reports, monitoring visit reports) is disseminated for wider learning.
  • Compile and share relevant best practices and lessons from the project with other similar projects and share with IRC Somalia’s program staff.

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Represent IRC Somalia at the SNAP consortium and M&E coordination forum
  • Actively participate in writing donor related reports in collaboration with the WPE managers and WPE coordinator. This will entail provision of technical inputs reviewing and validating data submitted.
  • Review all reports to ensure that data provided is reliable and accurate and that target indicators are met and explanations provided where indicators are not met
  • Ensure that programs are on track through keeping and updating indicator tracking sheets and reviewing this through COMET.

Other programmatic tasks:

  • Carry out any other activities deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Assist the M&E in implementation of accountability feedback mechanisms to ensure responsiveness to client’s needs and aspirations.
  • Work closely with the grants and program teams to develop indicators, collect data and develop reports on VfM.

Team Support

  • Conduct continuous and frequent close monitoring / supervision of data focal persons to promote optimal data collection at all levels of data collection from entry, collation, compilation, analysis and interpretation and providing feedback to program managers, the M&E Manager, WPE coordinator and Field Coordinators
  • Develop a robust capacity building plan for all data focal persons and program staff at field level to promote timely, comprehensive, accurate and complete collection, collation, analysis and interpretation of all data
  • Train WPE program staff on a regular basis on recent developments on data collection and the comprehensive use of COMET, data analysis, presentation, interpretation and use
  • Support program staff in capturing and documentation of best practices and success stories for learning, reference and dissemination

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Represent IRC Somalia at the SNAP consortium and M&E coordination forum
  • Actively participate in writing donor related reports in collaboration with the WPE managers and WPE coordinator. This will entail provision of technical inputs reviewing and validating data submitted.
  • Review all reports to ensure that data provided is reliable and accurate and that target indicators are met and explanations provided where indicators are not met
  • Ensure that programs are on track through keeping and updating indicator tracking sheets and reviewing this through COMET.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, statistics, or equivalent is required. Post graduate qualification an advantage.
  2. Skills and knowledge on protection or women empowerment programs will be an added advantage
  3. Computer literacy with possible advanced Ms word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint and Ms access is a must.
  4. Knowledge in computer statistical packages (EPI INFO, SPSS and Stata) is required.
  5. At least 3 years’ experience in Information management is required.
  6. Strong data interpretation skills, report writing and presentation skills.
  7. Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff.
  8. Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods.
  9. Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring.
  10. Good knowledge of gender and advocacy programming principles.
  11. Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
  12. Strong team player 

Gender Equality:IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.*

HOW TO APPLY:

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website https://www.rescue.org/careers

Deadline for Applications: 5th June 2018.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
International Allowances are not available for this position

Publish date: 2018-05-24 17:49:27
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