First level university degree preferably in statistics mathematics economics public policy inte
Education: First level university degree preferably in statistics mathematics economics public policy international development economics or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E statistics or economics preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of humanitarian/development projects in Afghanistan.
Experience in designing implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative quantitative mixed-method and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
Experience in planning and managing surveys.
Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
Experience in managing and providing training to partners and target beneficiaries.
Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
Be able to travel to Uruzgan alone.
Languages: The selected candidate is expected to have good command of English (spoken and written). Knowledge of Pashto preferred.
Good knowledge of programme implementation monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
Familiarity with impact assessment an advantage
Familiarity with some of the substantive issues handled by the project such as education gender mainstreaming and child protection.
Good moderation facilitation and training skills.
Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government and social partners.
Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation administration and evaluation of projects.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Good computer applications skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in diversified environments.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will report to and work under the administrative supervision of the Education Manager and technical guidance of the Afghanistan Programs Coordinator. The Officer will coordinate and work with the project team in Kabul as well as the Provincial Staff.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation research and learning framework of the Project. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Project. He/she will also provide technical assistance to the provincial staff particularly in relation to monitoring reporting and governance issues.
Setting up the system:
Assist in the careful analysis of the project log frame matrix particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;
Assist in the development and/or finalization of the project implementation and performance management Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
Develop the overall framework for project M&E for example mid-term project review impact assessment final evaluation develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas the methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
Develop baseline data for each component of the project and for all related indicators.
Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
Organize and undertake training on M&E as required.
Implementation of M&E and coordination:
Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
Check data quality with provincial staff.
Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyse and aggregate findings.
Support project progress reporting project mid-term review and final evaluation.
Identify areas where technical support to provincial staff is required. Organize refresher training on M&E for provincial and national staff as required.
Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.
Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary create such discussions to fill any gap.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager and the Afghanistan Program Coordinator
Please submit a CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter (1 page maximum) explaining your suitability and availability directly to: [email protected]