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Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you passionate about monitoring and evaluation, have a strong commitment to driving positive change, we would love to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Regional M&E Coordinator will provide strategic and technical support to the NRC’s monitoring and evaluation efforts. These include supporting the implementation of NRC M&E standards, systems and practices to produce, measure and demonstrate improvements in programme performance and inform evidence-based decision making. The Regional M&E Coordinator will assist country programs in increasing the capabilities of staff to implement M&E systems, tool and practices consistently to improve program quality and impact. The following is a brief description of the role.

Specific responsibilities 

  • Support the rollout and implementation of NRC M&E frameworks, plans and standardization of data collection methods, tools, templates and guidelines; regionally and at country office levels
  • In collaboration with regional programme and core competency advisors, support deployment and use of M&E guidance and tools for primary programming sectors in the region
  • Work with countries and support in monitoring of project activities, thus contributing to timely implementation of activities and adaptation to changed circumstances
  • Support countries in the region with tools and appropriate methodologies for assessments of beneficiary needs, so that results are actionable and easily communicated
  • Support the evaluation of projects including mid-term, final or impact project evaluations, ensuring that activities are effectively and responsively addressing beneficiary needs
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to country offices in the region by contributing technical inputs to or reviewing M&E components of project proposals
  • Participate and advise on programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E in the region
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E best practises, including data collection methodology & tools, data management, analysis and usage
  • Contribute actively to an M&E learning community within NRC, support efforts to enhance M&E systems and standards across the organization
  • Coordinate with M&E staff at HQ, other regions and peer organization in developing best practices, facilitate lessons learned and coordination
  • Support development and review of dashboard, other data visualization tools as well as reports
  • Map capacity building needs in the region and support training of programme and M+E support staff on M+E technical and conceptual areas
  • Support M&E and programme staff in implementation of mobile data collection system and other initiatives within the region
  • Standardise and expand on the use of digital data collection to ensure better communication between operational level activities and management
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in line with the regional strategy

Critical interfaces

  • Coordination: Regional CC Advisors
  • Project planning: CC Specialist in each country.
  • Area operations: Area Managers and Filed coordinators.
  • Implementation: Monitoring & Evaluation staff

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional competencies:

  • University degree preferably in statistics, operations research, quantitative analysis, public policy, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies
  • Experienced professional with a minimum of 8 years working at intermediate level of M&E design and implementation. Experience required in contemporary qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations involving major international donor programs
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Demonstrated significant experience in monitoring and evaluation for large and complex programs, providing specific, sound, and rigorous M&E technical assistance
  • Extensive experience in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term evaluation, and outcome evaluation
  • Understanding of donor expectations and trends in M&E
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, SSP, GIS, excellent at Excel and use of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology
  • Experience in conducting M&E activities in highly insecure context and for programme using community based approach (including data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, outcome monitoring and dissemination of results)
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, organizing and delivering training workshops, managing community mobilization and advocacy activities for local non-governmental organizations
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Knowledge of the context in East Africa and Yemen Region
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, NMFA, ECHO, EU etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent one to one and group communication /information presentation skills
  • Experience in training and capacity building in M&E mechanisms at various project levels
  • Good understanding of various donors’ requirements
  • Experience in designing and leading on specific development research projects
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Project design and management skill

Behavioural competencies 

  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control and manage long-distance relationships to achieve results
  • Ability to engage and motivate staff and partners in a challenging new area.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision
  • Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization and planning skill
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Prior experience in the regional context preferred.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com to apply
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