The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. The Horn of Africa and Yemen regional office is based in Nairobi with country programmes in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen. Non-operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Using a rights-based approach, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict.
Somalia program currently has over 300 staff working in five main program offices across Somalia. The main field program offices include Hargeisa, Bossaso, Galkacyo, Mogadishu, Dollow and Beletweyne as well as eleven smaller offices. DRC Somalia implements broad emergency and recovery programming, which include protection, livelihoods, and food security, water and sanitation, local governance.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the programme implementation team to strengthen DRC/DDG Somalia monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems focusing on the Somali Security and Justice Programme (SSJP). S/he will work closely with the MEAL team assigned to support ‘the Root Causes” Platform in the organization with a focus on supporting programming that addresses the root causes of forced displacement and migration.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Work with the MEAL team to update the Output/Outcome indicator trackers for SSJP districts.
- Support the AVR Managers, Coordinators and other programme staff with the active implementation of their SSJP M&E plans, ensure the plans are updated timely and M&E findings are in place for all donor reports.
- Coordinate with field staff to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for surveys and assessment and beneficiary data for the SSJP.
- Link with data and grants management tools developed to collect relevant M&E information. Support the team to use tools on all projects activities levels.
- Organize field data collecting missions and participate in the processing and analysis of the data.
- Take part in, and carry out assessments, evaluations and any other form of survey or review of projects.
- Undertake field trips and do physical observation on on-going projects.
- Guide the regular sharing of the outputs and the M&E findings with projects staff and implementing partners
- Lead the implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support teams with accuracy of data entered in to the M&E database/platform and day-to-day management.
- Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs
- Participate in the development and review of questionnaires for use by field teams conducting assessments.
- Participate in developing and strengthening DDG’s M&E unit by providing support in recruitments and capacity building of staff.
- Provide support in conducting external evaluation and internal reviews of the SSJP implemented by DDG/DRC.
- Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for the SSJP, working closely with Programme Managers.
- Build the capacity of staff to plan and implement effective accountability systems for the Programme.
- Strengthen the country program’s beneficiary and feedback complaint mechanism and set-up new systems as the program extends to new geographical areas.
Learning and project quality
- Participate in the Tri-annual Review meetings and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programmes.
- Regularly present key M&E findings to the Senior Management Team for further development.
- Support the programme’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E findings.
- Perform other duties as directed by the MEAL Manager
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Experience, education and technical competencies
- A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants’/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
- Experience in developing/ guiding information management systems for large humanitarian programs
- Knowledge of data analysis software and other computer programmes
- Experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
- Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
- Experience with convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
- Strong proficiency in English and fluent in written and spoken English minimum level 4 fluency
- Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage but not a requirement for this job
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
·Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
·Collaborating:You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
·Taking the lead:You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
·Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
·Demonstrating integrity:You act in line with our vision and values.
Duty station:Dolow with frequent travel to field offices
Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator
Duration:1-year contract with possibility of extension subject to performance.
Contract:This position is graded as G5 (NM-H) for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visitwww.drc.ngo
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form onwww.drc.ngounder Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application onwww.drc.ngounder Vacancies no later than29 January, 2019.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.