Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant – Mogadishu, Somalia
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- Post date:30 Jul 2020
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Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant – G6 (DC) 1
POSITION OPEN TO SOMALIAN NATIONALS ONLY
Vacancy no.: DC/MOGADISHU/GS/2020/05
Publication date: 20 July 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 19 August 2020
Organization Unit: CO-Addis Ababa
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 year
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade.
The ILO support for Somalia is articulated in the Draft Somalia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP 2017-2019), which is aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP 2017-2019). As part of the implementation of the NDP (2017-2019) and to contribute towards achievement of the goal of decent work for all women and men, and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ILO will implement a project, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), in the Somali region with two thematic focuses: renewable energy and women’s economic empowerment.
This project seeks to address two complementary challenges to Somalia’s development: barriers to women’s full economic empowerment; and lack of access to affordable, renewably-sourced energy. Expanding access to energy in the country has the potential to increase the productivity and competitiveness of Somali women and men run/owned businesses, contribute to alleviating poverty (both of which could lead to increased investment), improve health and education outcomes, and bolster security.
Women’s Economic Empowerment gives women the independence, confidence, and ability to transform their lives. There is a direct correlation between improvements in health, education, peace, and security and the eventual success of women entrepreneurs to catalyse change within their regions, clans, towns, and families. Developing women’s economic empowerment and renewable energy is critical in building wealth, creating jobs, and unleashing the potential for innovation that attracts investment and helps every nation develop.
Under the overall supervision of the Country Director for CO-Addis Ababa, the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will directly report to the project Technical Officer in charge of the PPDP project.
Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work in close collaboration with all colleagues within the ILO Somalia programme team as well as with M&E staff within the ILO CO-Addis Ababa Office, Regional Office and colleagues at ILO Headquarters and representatives from government, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.
Description of Duties
In coordination with the Technical Officer and the relevant technical backstopping units, assist to design and implement an M&E system for the ILO PPDP for Renewable Energy Skills Training and Women’s Economic Empowerment project in Somalia including a strategy and methodology for monitoring the programme’s beneficiaries, systems and tools for collecting and storing data, sources of data;
Assist and facilitate work planning workshops of the ILO PPDP and WEE Programme and organize regular work planning review meetings;
Assist to Conduct analysis and assessment of indicators and other information collected to measure project performance and achievements;
Assist to collect data, manage and update for a baseline assessment and follow-up reviews;
Assist to Contribute towards project documentation that includes lessons learned, good practices and recommendations for targeted pilot activities;
Carry out specific administration operational / control tasks for project and programme activities
Contribute to technical progress reports and Support internal, external and/or independent evaluation of the project in line with both ILO and donor requirement
optional section (if needed)
(continuation of duties)
Support the implementation of the project’s communications strategy
Support the consolidation and packaging of information and communicate the impact of the project’s work to partners, media and beneficiaries
Assist in the production of quarterly flash news, short videos that clearly illustrate the work of the project in the two project thematic areas
In collaboration with M&E staff at Country Office/ Regional Office and HQ and using the various systems already embedded into the components of the programme, Assist to develop and implement effective reporting systems for storing and analysing M&E data and the preparation of key reports;
Under the guidelines of the M&E staff at Country Office/ Regional Office and HQ assist to monitor activities of implementing partners in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall programme.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by technical or a university degree in Economics, Development studies, Social Sciences or related field.
Six years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation in a project environment or other similar field. Prior experience within an NGO or a UN sector would be an advantage.
Fluency in written and spoken English. Good knowledge of Somali.
Knowledge RBM tools, programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures
Experience with data base management software and statistical programming
Experience with data collection on mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones
Experience with using collaborative, cloud-based platforms.
High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality
Knowledge of M&E methodologies, strategic planning, and results-based management;
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative impact assessment research methods;
Good analytical skills;
Ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct activities;
Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation;
Coordinate and conduct straightforward research work
Ability to work under minimum supervision
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