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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – Kismayo, Jubbaland, Somalia

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Job Description

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

Responsibilities

The purpose of the M&E Coordinator position is to manage and implement effective, efficient, meaningful and responsive M&E systems at area level. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities.

  1. Line management of M&E project field staff.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies.
  3. Contribute to national strategies development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps; consider where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes.
  4. Manage and implement M&E activities a cross all projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from the PMs in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality.
  5. Provide regular progress reports to PMs and AM.
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  10. Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs & returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the implementation of M&E plans and the management of day-to-day project activities including staff, budget and assets in area of responsibility (AOR).
  2. Provide technical and logistics/operational support and oversight to project staff on M&E activities, including budget management.
  3. Plan, monitor and evaluate sector activities in area of responsibility; ensure SOPs are in place and logistical and operational needs are met.
  4. Provide leadership and support on the design and rollout of NRC’s programming.
  5. Support programme staff to implement quality and timely programmes ensuring all M&E activities are carried out during the projects implementation.
  6. Coordinate delegated portfolio of activities in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, ensuring high technical quality.
  7. Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs, returnees and the host community in line with SPHERE and the INEE Minimum Standards.
  8. Contribute to the development of project proposals, log frames, work plans and budgets.
  9. Use existing tools and databases (ONA, KOBO, excel based databases and others) to support automated beneficiary registration, enrolment, household updates as well as distribution activities.
  10. Representation and coordination in internal and external forums on behalf of NRC, including with the Cluster/Sector/WG and other active NGOs/UN agencies.
  11. Liaise and collaborate with relevant government/local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  12. Provide supervision, motivation, and support to the M&E team, including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance management.
  13. Ensure that the field reports are accurate and reliable for completion of the monthly statistical reports.
  14. Maintain a clear and complete database for all the cash and non-cash transactions including non-food items distributed.
  15. Prepare and submit monthly statistical reports to management and other stakeholders.
  16. Maintain the entered data and ensure that data can be tracked, reconciled easily in accordance with NRC policies. Summarize the entered data in the form of statistical reports as appropriate.
  17. Test databases, correct errors, clean up data and make necessary modifications.
  18. Work with IT department to develop and control user access permissions for each segment of database according to program management specifications.
  19. Ensure backups of field data collection and safety of data collected in field operations by password control to databases and encryption of laptop data where required
  20. Identify training needs for field staff, develop appropriate training methodologies and assist in delivery of training.
  21. Support in updating the standard tracking systems, excel databases as needed to document, and record all program activities.
  22. In coordination with the Area Manager, project staff and M&E Manager, establish reliable participatory mechanisms towards implementing M&E SOPs
  23. Adopt national M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Area Program.
  24. Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core NRC program activities within the Program Area.
  25. Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, and accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches (LFAs), best practice and project design.
  26. Provide technical support to JL Sub-Offices and teams in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises.
  27. Assist in the drafting of periodic program thematic internal and external reports.
  28. Compile various periodic internal reports for smooth and timely implementation and accomplishment of planned project activities.
  29. Ensure capacity building of project staff and the transfer of key skills;
  30. Prepare with support of M&E team accurate monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports, log frames, and Sector 4Ws.
  31. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager.

Qualifications

  1. Experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation field in a private or humanitarian/ recovery context.
  2. Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
  3. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  4. Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  5. Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
  6. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  7. Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings.
  8. Fluency in English, both written and verbal required.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in directly related field.
  2. Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Somalia is required.
  3. Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred.
  4. Experience with youth/adolescent programming and linkages to livelihoods an asset.
  5. Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders including government, donor, UN and NGO partners a priority.
  6. Experience with strategic development, including proposal and budget creation preferred.
  7. Experience with project/programme start-up/scale-up an asset.
  8. Experience managing an office and/or field team is required.
  9. Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required.

NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect

What We Offer:

Contract period:   One year, with possibility of extension.  

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.                

Duty station: Kismayo.

Travel: Some.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.         

Additional Information: Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline.

Incomplete email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 
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