The M&E Officer will assist the M&E Unit in the management of NIS Somalia country programme monitoring and evaluation. The officer will work closely with NIS Somalia Management and Project/Program staff to ensure that all M&E activities are carried out in an efficient and timely fashion. The officer will be expected to follow up/monitor targeted capacity-building plans that transfers best practices in secondees’ area of expertise to the seconded institution to establish skills transfer impact on staff various government institutions.**
The officer will assist the M&E staff in project activity monitoring, documentations, data collection, analysis as well as management and dissemination relevant information. The officer will work hand in hand with field teams and stakeholders on all programme monitoring and evaluation activities & ensure that monitoring visits are meaningful and capture data sought and feed into management decisions.
OVERVIEW OF MAIN DUTIES
- Project Planning
§ Assist in organising and conducting training, including M&E workshops.
§ Participate project specific needs assessment in conjunction with needs assessment teams;
§ Participate in the production of project and programme log frames;
§ Participate in incorporating lessons learned in concept notes, proposals and project management plans; and
§ Assist programme and sector-specific field team to develop systematic and effective project specific M&E plans in keeping with NIS’ Global and Project M&E Guidelines.
2. Project Monitoring/Quality & Reporting
§ Ensure that programme field activities and events meet minimum NIS standards in their delivery and planning.
§ Engage with IPs to collect and manage essential data of their respective projects
§ Assist in developing the overall framework of the projects’ monitoring activities
§ Ensure quality of data collected by partners
§ Update project result frameworks/logframe indicator values on weekly basis
§ Provide feedback to partners and programme teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings.
§ Establish a secure file storage system (hard and soft) for all data collected
§ Participate community/beneficiary selection processes and training & Conduct spot checks in community engagements, beneficiaries and stakeholders to ensure inclusions and accountability
§ Assist in documenting case studies and success stories (written & audio) for specific project component & the overall program.
§ Contribute to monthly progress reports and final reports to ensure that reports are accurate, clear, properly formatted and on time;
§ Conduct site visits / site monitoring and submit report with clear findings & recommendations
3. Data Management
§ Ensure the timely and accurate entry of data entries into the database (MIS/excel format) as per NIS Management Information System/forms
§ Work closely with the partners to ensure that follow up monitoring is done and ensure the relevant data is submitted on timely fashion.
§ Flag gaps or good practise identified during data entry
§ Provide updated/disaggregated the relevant information for use in reports
§ Assist the project staff in extracting graphic reporting information from the systems/database and incorporating it in reports
4. Project Evaluation
§ Identify, train and manage the network of enumerators and interviewers in all project areas;
§ Determines issues with data collection tools in the field and recommends to the M&E Unit improvements thereof
§ Assist in conducting baseline and endline assessments and ensure that they happen in a timely fashion for all projects;
§ Organize and lead focus group discussions and conduct interviews for purposes in real time
§ Assist in developing survey questionnaires and KIIs
§ Brief enumerators and interviewers (or external evaluator) on the project and data collection tools;
§ Ensure quality and reliability of survey data collected;
§ Ensure receipt of and review transcribed and translated KII data collected;
§ Assist in conducting Real Time Evaluations
4. Project Learning
§ Share learning from M&E process with the wider team
§ Support partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects
§ Promote culture of two-way learning in the organisation
§ Document lessons learned from the field and extract from reports and presentations and document them in the Lessons Learned Database;
§ Disseminate lessons learned and best practices among NIS Somalia and HQ staff;
To be alert at all times to the security implications of engaging in activities addressing protection concerns; and
FUNCTIONAL AND PERSONAL COMPETENCIES
- Minimum degree in international development, public relations, development studies, social studies, Statistics, media or information & communication, ICT or other related field;
- A minimum of two years’ M&E experience working in development/stabilisation projects;
- Strong analytical and report writing skills;
- Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organisations
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Somali;
- Extensive knowledge of Somali conflict and operating environment;
- Knowledge and experience in working with community and community leaders, authorities, INGOs, LNGO, and UN agencies;
- Continually demonstrates strong commitment to the organization and high motivation; and
- Willing to travel and stay in other regions.
NIS Somalia M&E system is developed in accordance with NIS’ specific needs; and
NIS Somalia documentation shows improved quality and timeliness in delivery.**
Any other duties assigned by M&E team and/or NIS Senior Management.
How to apply
How to apply:
Only those interested candidates who meet the profile stated should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV to the following address: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3cf2ee9bc07b492496dd19d261617acf