Somalia: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Kismayo

CARE INTERNATIONAL IN SOMALIA

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1.Role Profile:

The Monitoring and Learning Officers will be based in Kismayu respectively and will ensure monitoring, documentation, learning and communication work under the AGES project, which is an initiative of Urban Youth Program in south central Somalia. The ML Officers will be under the direct supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Knowledge Manager. In addition, she/he will be expected to maintain the project’s database and ensure its updated regularly and systematically.

2. KE Y AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

2.1. Project Monitoring (30%)

· Participate in the development of a monitoring and evaluation frameworks/ plans for LNGB project based on the indicators in the log-frame for effective qualitative and quantitative data collection.

· Track output-level changes on access (enrollment, attendance, and transition), economic empowerment, girls’ engagement in life skills training, and quality assurance processes at MoE level.

· Track immediate outcome-level changes on attendance, teaching practices, girls’ acquisition of leadership skills, parental behaviour and participatory education governance.

· Support the field team in their routine monitoring work especially in development of tools to facilitate the collection of reliable information.

· Under the guidance of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Knowledge Manager and in collaboration with the program team and beneficiary communities, monitor activities through site visits, remote data collection and use of participatory techniques.

· Support M & E capacity building activities including building the capacity of project officers, staff of partner agencies and CEC’s to track progress

2.2. Reporting and documentation (30%)

· Support program staff in compiling program reports and keeping a calendar of all program reports and flagging due reports to respective staff.

· Work with program team to document lessons, case studies, good practices and success stories in the course of work with the project and produce program bulletins.

· Lead the mainstreaming of accountability systems in the program work with support from the program teams.

· Contribute to sharing of experiences and learning with key stakeholders.

2.3. Maintaining the project data base (30%)

· In collaboration with the Monitoring and Learning Coordinator, contribute to the development of a database for the program.

· Manage project database on enrollment, attendance, and transition while also linking it to country M & E database. This involves updating the database routinely and systematically

2.4 General Responsibilities (10%)

· To fulfill any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization.

3. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

3.1. Education and Training

  • University degree in social sciences or development related fields and good understanding and interest for M&E systems

3.2. Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of two years working experience working as a monitoring and evaluation officer, preferably with development projects

3.3. Knowledge and desired skills

  • High level of computer literacy and data management, including but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Proven data analysis and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative

4. Decision Making Authority

4.1. Financial

5. Key Relationships

5.1. External Contacts

  • CARE local NGO partners
  • Peer Agencies
  • Government line ministries

5.2. Internal Contacts

  • Program Coordinator
  • Other CARE staff in the sub-office
  • Program Officers

6. Direct Reports

· None

7. Working Conditions

  • The position is based in Kismayu , but a significant amount of time (50%) is expected to be spent in various locations of the Urban Program.

8. Core Values and Critical Competencies

  • Willingness to undertake extensive field work in remote communities
  • Computer skills including literacy in MicroSoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to create and maintain a working environment that will promote value and respect diversity in the implementation process.
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizing, communication skills
  • Good understanding of gender issues and rights based approaches
  • Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
  • Excellent communication, planning, supervisory and interpersonal skills that will enable the identification of opportunities to establish effective strategic relationships between one’s area and others to achieve CARE’s objectives.
  • Willingness to work and live under difficult physical and security conditions and the necessary restrictions that this entails
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines yet effectively coordinate program activities with other CARE projects being implemented

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