Project Officer - Kirkuk

Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The project officer will be responsible for implementation of the livelihood and social cohesion project and act as an expert for the project. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Hamdaniya and Kirkuk. Liaises and works closely with churches, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day implementation of Social Cohesion, livelihood, and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donor’s requirements. He/She will be represented as a local coach and ensure quality implementation of services.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordination and Project Implementation

  • In coordination with project coordinator and guidance of technical advisors implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets

  • Provide the project coordinator with continuous feedback on project activities conditions and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders

  • Facilitate training and workshop for Community Mobilizers to facilitate community discussions on life skills, conflict dynamics, and community mapping and planning, inter and intra group dialogue for youth (age 18-30 years), community and faith leaders.

  • Support beneficiary selection for livelihood and Social Cohesion sessions, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data

  • Provide training, coaching and support to the Community Mobilizers in Hamdaniya and Kirkuk.

  • Support Life skills coach in organizing events and linking beneficiaries with existing services

  • Lead and facilitate sharing best practices within staff and stakeholders

  • Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Project Coordinator

Strengthening the community engagement and networks

  • Together with community mobilizers , organize monthly stakeholders meeting to share the achievements.

Meet internal and external reporting requirements

  • Submit weekly, monthly, annual activity report to project coordinator

  • Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report

  • Support project coordinator to submit information and report to Inter-agency WGs

Project Filing

  • Ensure project documentation system is updated

  • The documents only need to be shared with the manager he/she will be reporting to.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Higher education

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners

  • Excellent organizational, analytical

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders

  • Fluency in Arabic, English languages

  • Two years of experience working experience in Livelihoods programs.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages

  • Good understanding of the local Church community and the context with a solid established relationship with Church leaders/faith leader .

  • Bachelor degree in Social Science, Public Administration, International Relations or other Development Studies with minimum of 4 years of work experience in management and community level engagement for NGO is required.

  • Knowledge in peace and conflict management

  • Experience in training and facilitating workshops on sensitive cultural topics with community and faith leaders.

  • Experience in supervision of Community Mobilizers or other project staffs who directly engage with community.

  • Knowledge of the returnee profile in Ninewa.

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  • Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, Use critical thinking and analysis

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  • Excellent coordination skills

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development

  • Practice in community development

  • Training experience

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other related area stakeholders.

  • Management experience (especially managing the diverse team of staff/ volunteers).

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • 60-80% travel required

Community Mobilizer - Hamdaniya

Community Mobilizer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The community mobilizer will work with a full team of professionals and his/her role will be to be the first contact with the community, share the project objectives, project services, and invite them to be participants in the activities and events in the center. The community mobilizer will be in constant communication with the community, with the beneficiaries, Local faith leaders, government, partner and other groups of interest established in the framework of the Livelihoods and Social Cohesion project activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct mass Community Outreach Awareness campaigns in all Project location

  • Will mobilize communities for the Center activities and the awareness raising activities/campaigns.

  • Will coordinate with the other referral actors in order to make sure that the needs are covered

  • Conduct dialogues/sessions in community with community and faith leaders and other community members

  • Ensure relevant target groups are identified and informed of the planned events/sessions in advance.

  • Resolve all challenges related to community interventions using community based approaches.*

  • Prepare activities reports on regular basis and share it with management for reviews and inputs.

Increased individuals engagement in improving skills for life with livelihood

  • Support project team to conduct a series of life-skills sessions and Social cohesion community dialogue

  • Conduct follow-up and monitoring sessions with youth who participated in life-skills training and Social cohesion activities

  • Conduct impact monitoring of the life-skills session by using impact-monitoring tools provided for the program.

  • Support team Establish neighborhood peer to peer life skill support groups

Reporting and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports to share with Project Coordinator.

  • Keep record of weekly minutes of meeting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree in Sociology, social science and Education in emergency is needed for this position.

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in community mobilization

  • Previous working experience in Child protection is mandatory requirement.

  • Fluent in Arabic (speaking and writing).

  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.

  • Excellent communication skills with children of different age groups and adults (staff and community members)

  • Excellent communication skills with children of different age groups and adults (staff and community members)

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity

  • Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure

  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team

  • Familiar with Humanitarian Principles and standards

  • Familiar with sector minimum standards and guidelines such as INEE Minimum Standards; familiar with Kurdish and Iraqi education system and UN cluster system (high asset)

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Work experience with humanitarian agencies.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • 40 Per Cent travel required

Project Officer - UNHCR

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Day to day implementation of UNHCR projects tasks such as:

1) Card and pin distributions

2) Validation

3) Data gathering through household visits and focus group discussions;

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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Major Activities

End Results Expected

70

Implementation and Coordination

  1. Implement assigned tasks as per the weekly detailed distribution and data gathering implementation plan;

  2. Comply and abide by WV best practices and donor regulations in distributions and data gathering;

  3. Inform the team leader of any deviations from the planned activities;

Reporting, Recording and Proposal Development

  1. Deliver high quality, accurate and timely daily reports;

  2. Support the Team Leader in preparing weekly and monthly distribution and data gathering reports;

  3. File all relevant project documents in line with WV’s requirements for project auditing;

  4. Track task progress in line with the established tracking system;

  5. Handle stock (pins and cards) in line with WV’s policies;

  6. Conduct data gathering for project amendments and proposals;

Monitoring, Accountability and Protection Mainstreaming:

  1. Action project implementation changes approved by the Project Coordinator in line with M&E, accountability and protection report findings;

  2. Support actions to address beneficiary feedback;

  3. Actively participate in lessons learned session for the project;

  4. Action protection mainstreaming standards suggested by the Project Coordinator;

Financial Control:

  1. Purchase items in line with the budget and instructions given by the team leader;

All project deliverables are met within the agreed time-frame and budget in compliance with donor regulations, WV’s and international best practices;

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Security management responsibilities:

  1. Abide by the security procedure, policies and take responsibility for all breaches. World Vision has zero breach tolerance;

  2. Attend all security related training and abides by all taught material;

  3. Immediately report all security related incidents to the team leader;

Other duties:

  1. Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally as appropriate and necessary and based on funding availability

  2. Perform other relevant tasks as assigned

Security protocol abided by the team. Other tasks performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High School completion certificate/University degree is preferred.

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing (e.g. Microsoft Office) and spreadsheets, internet and e-mail

  • Experience in commodity, card and pin distributions;

  • Experience in data gathering at household level and focus group discussions;

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in the NGO sector in distributions and data gathering;

  • A valid driver’s license (more than 1 year old);

  • Good level of English and Arabic (oral and written);

Lot Project Manager, South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Lot Manager is responsible for the overall management for the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) III projects in Yambio, Western Equatoria. He/she has the overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the project and provide and managerial support to County, M&E and MNCH Coordinators and other project team in the State.

As the Lot Manager, he/she oversees program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, including oversight and coordination of stakeholders and staff in the Lot/State. He/she is also responsible for the representation of the project to SMOH, CHD, and other key stakeholders at the State Level.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordination and Partnership:

  • Develop critical partnership and network with government and other stakeholders.

  • Improve capacity of the sub-partner in terms of project implementation and compliance with donor requirements.

  • Coordinate with CHD to ensure a very good asset management practice at county level and Lot level.

  • Communicate challenges affecting implementation without delay to HPF Director.

  • Ensure the CHD prepares an incentive payroll for CHDs staffs and health facility by 15th of every months.

  • Timely response to emails and adhoc requests.

Project Implementation and achievement of indicators:

  • Compliance with all the donors’ requirements (reading the contract regularly).

  • Timely implementation of county level activities as per the approved work plan.

  • Ensure indicators are achieved and project performance by county meets donor expectation.

  • Successful implementation of cross cutting issues including QOC (conflict sensitivity, GESI, Quality improvement).

  • Coordinate logistics, administration and finance identifying gaps and addressing them for effective project implementation at county level.

  • Ensure project implementation follows WVI principles of financial and humanitarian accountability.

  • Conduct field monitoring visits frequently to the facilities to ensure delivery of services.

  • Uphold quality services in all health facilities.

  • Timely distribution of Last miles drug distribution with proof of delivery-within 21 days.

  • Conduct regular assessment to inform decision making and participate in proposal development.

  • Conduct at least quarterly visits to all health facilities accompanied with written supervision reports.

  • Timely identification and documentation of lessons learned, best practices and success stories.

  • Timely reporting of incidents.

Develop and implementation a robust M&E system on:

  • Ongoing data collection.

  • Analysis and review of project performance.

  • Adjustment of implementation plan.

Financial Management:

  • Accurate budget forecast for the month and quarter (within 10+_).

  • Timely cash advance and procurement requisition.

  • Project achieves actual spending in alignment with approved budget, with burn rate within acceptable variance 10+.

  • Aware of burn rates / spending progress of the project all the time through finance/expenditure tracking.

  • Ensure planned activities are done within the approved budget.

  • Being proactive in budget management with no over or underspending for each budget line item.

  • Submit timely and quality reports (technical and finance) by 12th of every month.

Staff Management:

  • Guide the County Staff, Project staff and all relevant staff guided in compilation and evaluation of information that relate to the program’s objectives.

  • Human resource management including performance for partnership management and coaching.

  • Ensure all project staff have signed performance agreements and are regularly appraised as part of performance management.

  • Ensure adequate staffing and training of staff using available project resources for quality implementation.

  • Ensure that all staff LDRs are timely submitted.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Medical/ Clinical background (Medical Doctor, Nurse, health office, Clinical Officer) and a Master’s Degree in Public.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience implementing large integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs.

  • Experience in health system strengthen in fragile context.

  • Experience in Sub-grant, budget, staff and partnership management is required.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability in the management of large health projects in fragile context.

  • Positive collaboration and facilitation skills; Leadership of large and diverse teams; Diplomacy.

  • Willingness to take up a position post and residence in a fragile context; Preference for candidates with previous work experience in South Sudan.

  • Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Should be eligible to work in South Sudan.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to plan, facilitate and lead Project reviews at County and State level.

  • Ability to communicate effectively WVI values and vision to external audiences.

  • Training facilitation.

  • Ability to practice clinically and mentor local staff.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field-based position, with physical hardship conditions and limited amenities.

  • Travel: Both local and international travels expected.

  • On call: 24 hours.

  • This is an international position.

Project Manager, RISING Project, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead the project team in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the USAID/Food For Peace funded Recovery in Sudan for Improved Nutrition and Growth (RISING) project, ensuring that all deliverables are met and reported on timely. Provide technical input in the project’s natural resource management, food security and agriculture, and nutrition sectors. Effectively engage with relevant stakeholders including other WVS projects, World Vision US, CRS (Prime Recipient), other consortium partners, partner National NGOs, and government line ministries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set-up the project as per the design detailed in proposal documentation (narrative, log frame, budget, PMP) and the contract with donors in close collaboration with implementing partners, relevant government line ministries and other stakeholders.

  • Be directly accountable and responsible for delivery of project deliverables (planning, implementation, monitoring/supervision, reporting, and evaluation) ensuring quality assurance in conformity with World Vision’s technical approaches, models, and project management standards. This includes development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical approaches to ensure standardization of approaches and models in delivery.

  • Ensure that accurate/factual and comprehensive reports are produced and shared with your supervisor, the donor and consortium members on a timely basis and according to the established schedule and maintain ongoing contact. Provide timely scheduled and adhoc reporting on implementation progress to donors, WV Sudan Senior Leadership Team (SLT), consortium lead, and other stakeholders including HAC and government line ministries, ensuring that such reports are accurate/factual and comprehensive.

  • Ensure that project material & equipment, supplies and logistics are utilized according to agreed rules and that acquisitions are effectively managed.

  • Ensure effective management of human resources including division of labor, training, development and evaluation.

  • Manage project spending and ensure project over or underspending is within prescribed limits.

  • In collaboration with other departments such as M&E and Finance, develop project performance tracking tools (work plans, PMPs, expenditure plans, procurement plans etc) and oversee the utilization of these tracking tools to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the project. Track and document project progress and mitigate risks to program implementation, and ensure donor’s requirements are met by all consortium members.

  • Lead continual development and embedding of learning culture throughout the organization; ensuring lessons learnt are proactively used in the designing of new projects and influence implementation of ongoing projects. Build capacity of local staff in all aspects of project implementation including technical aspects, reporting, and financial management and control.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or other related field. A lower qualification may be accepted if it is backed by extensive and relevant project management experience.

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience in the inception, planning and implementation of projects in agriculture, natural resource management or related field in the humanitarian sector.

  • Additional experience in livelihoods, advocacy and working with the private sector is preferable.

  • Have skills in team management, including capacity building.

  • Have experience in working in a consortium of several partners in the implementation of projects particularly in fragile context.

  • Have good experience in the interaction with donors such as USAID, DFID, ECHO etc.

  • Be able to provide quality reports within the required timeframes.

  • Have good knowledge of the NGO community and rural communities development.

  • Be able to manage interactions with central, local administrative authorities, associations, community-based organizations.

  • Be able to work under pressure and in difficult conditions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in English.

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Intercultural sensitivity, flexible, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, in psychologically stressful environments and in challenging physical conditions with limited resources.

  • Being able to facilitate meetings and trainings.

  • Being able to work with different social strata, including women and people with disabilities.

  • Ability to exhibit an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.

  • Written communication: expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively in writing using correct and appropriate grammar, structure and spelling.

  • Computer skills: Ability to master computer applications, including use of the Microsoft Office suite, Lotus Notes, Intranet, and the Internet, as well as various applications and databases commonly used in the workspace.

  • Must be able to stand above denominational diversities.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to project sites and to the Program office in Khartoum.

  • Travel: minimum of 5% International travel is required.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Upper Nile (South Sudan

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Upper Nile (South Sudan).

The M&E Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing an M&E system and plan, including a database to store and aggregate collected data. The M&E lead should have extensive experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems as they are practiced in the context of humanitarian response, longer term early recovery and DRR type programs.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in statistics or economics; or a degree in relevant field with substantial course work in quantitative methods with a minimum of five years of professional experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in the context of humanitarian response or DRR programs is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Familiarity with the Upper Nile (South Sudan) context is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub-recipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Yambio (South Sudan)

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Yambio (South Sudan).

The M&E Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing an M&E system and plan, including a database to store and aggregate collected data. The M&E lead should have extensive experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems as they are practiced in the context of humanitarian response, longer term early recovery and DRR type programs.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in statistics or economics; or a degree in relevant field with substantial course work in quantitative methods with a minimum of five years of professional experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in the context of humanitarian response or DRR programs is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Familiarity with the Yambio (South Sudan) context is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub-recipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.