Head of Quality Assurance, M&E and Knowledge Management (SomReP) - Tenders Global

Head of Quality Assurance, M&E and Knowledge Management (SomReP)

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Employee Contract Type:

International Assignment – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

To lead and manage the DM&E, quality assurance and learning functions for Somali Resilience Program (SomReP). The Quality Assurance and Knowledge Manager (QA/KM-M) will develop and implement an organization-wide strategy in design, monitoring and evaluation, including quality program development, resilience impact research and program knowledge management. The QA/KM-M will provide capacity building to M&E staff within the 7 consortium member NGOs to help them move through the donor program/project cycle.He/she will ensure that disaster risk management structures, systems and process are central to the way the program plans as well as adapts and sequences project interventions at subnational level through structures such as Village Development & Early Warning Committees and MoHADMA as well as processes such as GCVCA, CAAP and PMREL.The QA/KM-M will mobilize technical capacity and resources to support federal-level MoHADMA to downscale early warning information to subnational and community structures to enable proactive decision-making.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

DM&E leadership (25%)

  • Lead the DM&E team and DM&E working group to improve program design and adaption to achieve measurable resilience outcomes and impact.
  • Lead the development and implementation of SomReP M&E framework to ensure adherence to and integration of DM&E standards and practices with development and humanitarian funded grants.
  • Lead the capacity building of partner agencies in implementing DM&E plans to build knowledge and skills of resilience concepts, DM&E standards and best practices.
  • Support the SomReP technical unit with design input and review new proposals and designs to ensure programming reflects best practice.
  • Design, coordinate and implement staff training programs to build knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors around the resilience DM&E standards.
  • Support Chief of Party in reaching strategic goals to facilitate measurable resilience outcomes.
  • Support Chief of Party and SomReP Technical Advisors for fundraising and new proposals/designs.

Research & thought leadership (20%)

  • Lead the design and coordination of research, academic partnerships, learning and evaluation functions to contribute to the improvement SomReP programming, Theory of Change and DM&E
  • Strong participation with resilience learning networks, practitioners and research institutions to promote SomReP learning and best practices and to gather current global thinking that can be used to improve SomReP programming, DM&E and technical approaches.
  • Ensure SomReP learning influences regional and global resilience thinking by documenting and promoting SomReP learnings with donors, Federal Government of Somalia, research institutions, academics and at relevant resilience forums.

Knowledge Management & Continuous Improvement (25%)

  • Lead the development and implementation a program learning system to document, assess, share and replicate and apply lessons learned and Best Practices into SomReP DM&E programming technical approaches.
  • Lead quarterly data analysis on program performance and subsequent learning to contribute to program adaption and performance improvement and recommend early warning early action programming.
  • Manage Knowledge Management Officer in data analysis of M&E and Early Warning Early Action information to ensure that programming and program adaption are evidence based
  • Manage Knowledge Management Managers in the building and management of a management information system, ensuring collaborative use by SomReP members as well as effective use program data and analysis in presentations and reporting support to programming team in communications to donors and the wider resilience community.

Subnational and community structures take pro-active measures based on context and hazard information and analysis to mitigate the impact of shocks and exploit emergent opportunities to enter commercial markets to improve resilience (15%)

  • Community-level planning process and tools are updated, provide programmable/measurable information and linked to planning processes at consortium and government levels (GCVCA, CAAP, PMREL).
  • State and consortium members are trained in the application of Community Based Disaster Risk Management methods;
  • Community-level Early Warning Committees have standardized functional hazard monitoring and early action systems linked to sub-national state structure (MoHADMA).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A Masters Degree related to the science and practice of community development, program design, statistics and monitoring & evaluation.
  • At least 3 years experience managing people and programs in an international NGO context or academia (related to emergency/development research);
  • Extensive experience and recognized expertise in the full range of evaluation theories, models and tools, and ability to adapt, contextualized and apply appropriately to all project scenarios.
  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in DM&E using a wide variety of training methods, facilitation and capacity building strategies, and organizational development.
  • Thorough understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including comparative random sampling, questionnaire and survey design, data entry and analysis and the application of these methods to project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation standards in key technical sectors;
  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or highly complex programmes with multiple stakeholders preferred.
  • Should demonstrate experience in high-level expertise in Results-Based management, Logical Framework Analysis, and Result-Based Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Ability to link professional, academic and community-based learning models.
  • Experience in appraisal/Participatory Learning & Action, PEP, Appreciative Inquiry, etc.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills and professional maturity. Highest proficiency in written English.
  • Strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building.
  • Experience in adhering to/working with HAP, Sphere Standards and international humanitarian and development standards.
  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.
  • Full computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing, graphic presentation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s or higher (in-training for PHD program acceptable)
  • Full computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing, graphic presentation.
  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or highly complex programmes with multiple stakeholders preferred.
  • Full computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing, graphic presentation.
  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or highly complex programmes with multiple stakeholders preferred.
  • Experience in adhering to/working with HAP, Sphere Standards and international humanitarian and development standards.
  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.
  • Experience in adhering to/working with HAP, Sphere Standards and international humanitarian and development standards; Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted


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