Independent Monitoring Consultants (Risk Management Unit)

Independent Monitoring Consultants

(Risk Management Unit)

Somali Nationals based in Kenya and Somalia only

BACKGROUND

The Risk Management Unit (RMU) is an internal department committed to establishing a transparent monitoring and advisory system. This is to support different tiers of management for effective and efficient implementation of interventions undertaken by the organization. Additionally, we are focused on timely collection of refined information for relevant decision making both at program and policy level to further improve the accountability of all ICRC interventions and processes. The suggested monitoring system is based on the processes of constant learning from our interventions implemented both directly and indirectly in Somalia past, present and future.

FUNCTION

Reporting to the Senior RMU Officer on current and post project implementations in Somalia, or reporting on specific incidents, the consultant(s) will be responsible for performing ongoing monitoring, facilitating regular evidence-based reporting, conducting risk assessments and due diligence activities. The consultant must have knowledge of Somalia and practical experience with the application of humanitarian standards and programming based upon the fundamental principles of neutrality, independence, impartiality and humanitarian action. The consultant must ensure that best practices and field experiences are documented and shared with the RMU. The consultant will in some cases travel to attend project activities and liaise with local field staff inside Somalia and management in Nairobi for reporting.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Successful candidates will be included in the RMU’s consultant roster and matched with upcoming short-term field assignments of usually 1-2 weeks duration. The independent position reports to the RMU Coordinator and Senior RMU Officer in Nairobi.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

· During assignments, the consultant maintains regular contact with the RMU department by email and telephone to update on progress of their respective assignments and provide recommendations as needed;

· Visit ICRC project sites to monitor project activities;

· Conduct due-diligence activities;

· Conduct beneficiary and local representative interviews to assess progress and perception on ICRC project implementations;

· Conduct periodic risk assessments in Somalia; and

· Adequately assess project outputs and outcomes and report on results, as needed and/or identified on Terms of Reference.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;

· Minimum 5 – 10 years of experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing project, M&E experience or combination of education, training and experience;

· Experience in compliance, accountability, risk management, due diligence checks and/or auditing is strongly preferred;

· Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting project evaluations;

· Strong facilitation/presentation/conflict management skills;

· Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience;

· Capacity to travel and work independently in remote areas with volatile security;

· Previous experience in monitoring humanitarian projects inside Somalia;

· Very good knowledge of Somalia context and diverse networks with local communities and authorities, private and public sector, professional bodies, NGOs and academia;

· Must have a strong ability to communicate effectively in Somali and English languages, both verbally and in writing.

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