M&E Officer (Durable Solutions) – Baidoa

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Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Somalia nationals for the following position:

Job Title: M&E Officer, Durable Solutions project
Reports to: MEAL Coordinator, with dotted line to Field Coordinator and EIDACS Programme
Manager
Direct reports: This position may supervise enumerators and data clerks
Job Location: Baidoa, SWS, Somalia, with travel to other locations as required
Contract Details: Two (2) years renewable
Job Purpose: Under the guidance and supervision of the MEAL Coordinator and the Field Coordinator, the
M&E Officer will assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
Durable Solutions (DS) projects in the South West State of Somalia. The M&E Officer is
responsible for maintaining an efficient and updated monitoring and evaluation system for
Concern DS projects, while also working closely Concern’s partner organization in Afgoye,
with the M&E unit and other project teams. The DS M&E system includes related processes,
mechanisms and forms required to measure project progress and impact, and to inspect
projects in the field for verification and updating purposes.
Main duties & Main duties and responsibilities
Responsibilities: Ensure baseline and end line assessments are conducted according to the indicators in
the logical framework.
Ensure that data collection tools and methods are adapted to the various DS contexts.
Prepare appropriate forms, formats and databases for data storage and analysis.
Support to ensure DS programme activities are progressing towards the agreed work
plan and provide regular, timely feedback to the Field Coordinator and Programme
Manager – as appropriate and requested.
Develop monitoring plans and conduct field visits for progress and process
monitoring.
Feed emerging M&E findings into ongoing programme reviews and adaptations, to
strengthen the DS programmes.
Facilitate training of field teams and partners  on data  collection tools and
methodologies and actively support on the same over time.
Accompany data collection teams to the field, support team members and ensure they
are working in line with assigned data collection approaches and tools.
Conduct data checks and cleaning, with technical guide from the MEAL Coordinator.
Implement agreed data quality measures, to ensure high data quality standards are
met.
Coordinate M&E-related. field activities with Concern partners in SWS regions and
throughout Somalia
Use the M&E system to assess programme service delivery to maintain quality, as
per agreed design, standards and protocols.
Support programme staff to implement and respond to accountability mechanisms
including but not limited to the Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM).
Assist in the development of management systems and practices that integrate
planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning of and from DS activities.
Support teams to document lessons learnt, including the production of field stories
and case studies, and human interest/ success stories, over time.
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       Support the Field Coordinator to prepare, compile and analyze all quantitative and qualitative data and information, ready to inform for the drafting of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports in a timely manner, in the required format and degree of quality.

       Support the development of indicators and country Results Frameworks, working closely with the M&E Coordinator as well as Programme teams.

       Support the development of Terms of Reference (ToR) for programme planning, assessments and evaluations as necessary.

       Work with and support external consultants that are engaged to help plan, design and evaluate programmes.

       Ensure adherence to the CHS benchmarks. Support teams to apply the same.

       Organize and maintain efficient M&E files, including scanned forms and other required supporting documentation.

       Actively participate in meetings and learning events by providing context and programme updates relevant to DS programme activities in South West State, to help generate knowledge, facilitate lesson learning, lesson dissemination to others and programme adaptations.

       Adhere fully to Concern’s security procedures and guidelines.

       Lead consortium level M&E activities, including joint monitoring, studies, analyses and reports etc.

       Any other duties as may be assigned by the Field Coordinator, Programme Manager or M&E Coordinator, that are consistent with this role.

Responding to Emergencies:

        Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency Response as

and when necessary
Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.
Programme Participant Protection Policy
Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant
Protection Policy, Concern Code of Conduct and associarted policies.
Person specification: QUALIFICATIONS AND REQURIEMENTS
Education
University degree in the Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Project
Management, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or equivalent
professional work experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation field, combined with a
university degree in a relevant field.
Work Experience
Four years’ of M&E work experience, including at least two at relevant professional
levels in M&E, communications and/ or a related field.
Experience managing a database for development or humanitarian projects.
Experience conducting and leading M&E activities in field contexts, e.g. on community
mobilization, data collection, enumerator training and supervision, data analysis etc.
Experience with diverse data collection methods, e.g. HH interviews, Key Informant
Interviews (KII), Focus Group Discussions (FGD), implementing surveys etc.
Strong analytical and English language report writing skills.
Experience of data verification and cleaning.
Previous experience writing field stories and case studies.
Experience strengthening the capacity of teams in M&E.
Previous experience in Durable Solutions or Resilience projects is an asset.
Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is required.
Skills
Excellent data management, oral and written communication and organizational skills
are essential.
Knowledge of data analysis software and basic computer skills (word-processing,
spreadsheets, and databases) required.
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       Professional training in development or humanitarian assessments, related practice and M&E an asset.

       Familiarity with/ use of mobile data collection tools, i.e. ONA/ ODK, iForm Builder and KOBO platforms.

       Proven ability to share ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Skills in writing Briefing Papers and human interest articles/ stories for traditional and electronic media an asset.

       Strong critical reflection and analysis skills.

       Ability to draw out key findings and recommendations from M&E data and information.

       Strong planning and organizing skills.

       Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to form effective professional relationships at different levels.

High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
Able to work independently, take initiative, and manage a variety of activities
concurrently.
Strong team player.
Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach to planning,
implementing and following up work.
Disclaimer Clause This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager as necessary
How to Apply Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their
applications  (cover  letter  and  updated  CV  in  one  document)  by  email  to
som.vacancies@concern.net with the subject line “Application for “M&E Officer
(Durable Solutions)” by Thursday 24th Jan 2019.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies