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Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator – Re-Advertise

Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Frequent Travel

Employment Category:  G1

Reporting To: CoP

Direct Reports: 2 with vertical engagement with partner MEAL and technical staff

Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months

Posting date: November 23, 2020

INTRODUCTION

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia. The 4-year programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The MEAL Coordinator is mainly responsible for the overall M&E component within the MEAL framework, but also supporting the MEAL Manager and the consortium in learning events. The role contributes to regular review and revision of the MEAL strategy, with heavy focus on routine data flow management. The MEAL Coordinator will be the main point of contact for all consortium MEAL staff in their daily work. The MEAL Coordinator collaborates closely with MEAL Manager, Altai Consulting, programme partners’ MEAL staff, as well as with technical program staff to ensure rigorous and thoughtful monitoring of programme implementation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the set-up and period review of the M&E systems through the coordination of following

  • Updating EMP’s M&E plan based on necessary changes that may arise
  • Develop and conduct baseline, midline, annual progress and endline studies for EMP
  • Develop and maintain a beneficiary database
  • Designing, translating and field testing data collection tools
  • M&E and program staff capacity building on the data collection tools;
  • Combining any improvement suggestions from partners on M&E systems.

Coordinate and participate in day-to-day M&E activities such as::

  • Field visits;
  • Ensuring that all consortium members follow the M&E plans and use harmonized toolkits in their daily data collection,
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative M&E reports from the field teams;
  • Actively participating in data quality assurance process upon the collection of data;
  • Conducting standard monthly quantitative data analysis highlighting progress against program targets, and main overall trends in program implementation, disseminating reports to relevant program staff and M&E counterparts;
  • Coordinating daily data entry on field level, and combining all program data into combined data report submitted to the RTL platform implemented by Altai.

Support any research exercises and evaluation through:

  • Coordinating the recruitment of local enumerators if needed,
  • Providing capacity building to the enumerators or any other consortium staff members participating in any of the research or evaluation activities;
  • Coordinating the work of the enumerators;
  • Actively participating in data quality assurance process;
  • Supporting other research and evaluations done by external consultants or consortium members;
  • Field testing data collection tools;
  • Translating data collection tools;
  • Translating qualitative data.
  •  Support MEAL team in any learning events and annual program review workshops as requested;
  • Ensure that all program needs in regard to M&E are taken into consideration in timely and efficient manner, including aspects of data analysis, presentation and reporting

Job Requirements

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • University degree in Computer Science, Development, social science, Statistics or other related field relevant to above duties.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS/SAS/STATA/EPIDATA) and qualitative data analysis software such as Nvivo
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile data applications (Kobo Toolbox, ODK, Survey CTO etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with MEAL.
  • Practical experience designing and conducting baseline, midterm and endline assessments
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Interest in sharing professional skills as well as learning from others.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, team building and facilitating skills.
  • Excellent training and presentation skills
  • Highly developed analytical and communication skills, including oral and written English communication skills.
  • Competence in using information technology, mainly MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Experience with data visualisation using Tableau, various GIS tools and Adobe Suite or other software a notable advantage
  • Experience with working in a consortium setting with other international implementing partners.
  • Willingness and capacity to travel as needed.
  • Experience with MEAL systems on DFID funded programmes a notable advantage.

Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

  • University degree in Computer Science, Development, social science, Statistics or other related field.

 Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English – fluent
  • Local languages– fluent

 All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Addis Ababa CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator – Re-Advertise

Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Frequent Travel

Employment Category:  G1

Reporting To: CoP

Direct Reports: 2 with vertical engagement with partner MEAL and technical staff

Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months

Posting date: November 23, 2020

INTRODUCTION

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia. The 4-year programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The MEAL Coordinator is mainly responsible for the overall M&E component within the MEAL framework, but also supporting the MEAL Manager and the consortium in learning events. The role contributes to regular review and revision of the MEAL strategy, with heavy focus on routine data flow management. The MEAL Coordinator will be the main point of contact for all consortium MEAL staff in their daily work. The MEAL Coordinator collaborates closely with MEAL Manager, Altai Consulting, programme partners’ MEAL staff, as well as with technical program staff to ensure rigorous and thoughtful monitoring of programme implementation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the set-up and period review of the M&E systems through the coordination of following

  • Updating EMP’s M&E plan based on necessary changes that may arise
  • Develop and conduct baseline, midline, annual progress and endline studies for EMP
  • Develop and maintain a beneficiary database
  • Designing, translating and field testing data collection tools
  • M&E and program staff capacity building on the data collection tools;
  • Combining any improvement suggestions from partners on M&E systems.

Coordinate and participate in day-to-day M&E activities such as::

  • Field visits;
  • Ensuring that all consortium members follow the M&E plans and use harmonized toolkits in their daily data collection,
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative M&E reports from the field teams;
  • Actively participating in data quality assurance process upon the collection of data;
  • Conducting standard monthly quantitative data analysis highlighting progress against program targets, and main overall trends in program implementation, disseminating reports to relevant program staff and M&E counterparts;
  • Coordinating daily data entry on field level, and combining all program data into combined data report submitted to the RTL platform implemented by Altai.

Support any research exercises and evaluation through:

  • Coordinating the recruitment of local enumerators if needed,
  • Providing capacity building to the enumerators or any other consortium staff members participating in any of the research or evaluation activities;
  • Coordinating the work of the enumerators;
  • Actively participating in data quality assurance process;
  • Supporting other research and evaluations done by external consultants or consortium members;
  • Field testing data collection tools;
  • Translating data collection tools;
  • Translating qualitative data.
  •  Support MEAL team in any learning events and annual program review workshops as requested;
  • Ensure that all program needs in regard to M&E are taken into consideration in timely and efficient manner, including aspects of data analysis, presentation and reporting

Job Requirements

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • University degree in Computer Science, Development, social science, Statistics or other related field relevant to above duties.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS/SAS/STATA/EPIDATA) and qualitative data analysis software such as Nvivo
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile data applications (Kobo Toolbox, ODK, Survey CTO etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with MEAL.
  • Practical experience designing and conducting baseline, midterm and endline assessments
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Interest in sharing professional skills as well as learning from others.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, team building and facilitating skills.
  • Excellent training and presentation skills
  • Highly developed analytical and communication skills, including oral and written English communication skills.
  • Competence in using information technology, mainly MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Experience with data visualisation using Tableau, various GIS tools and Adobe Suite or other software a notable advantage
  • Experience with working in a consortium setting with other international implementing partners.
  • Willingness and capacity to travel as needed.
  • Experience with MEAL systems on DFID funded programmes a notable advantage.

Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

  • University degree in Computer Science, Development, social science, Statistics or other related field.

 Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English – fluent
  • Local languages– fluent

 All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values
2020-12-07

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