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Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) – P3  

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Organizational Setting

The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a global alliance of 300+ civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to put people at the centre of land governance through shifting power to the women, men and communities who live on and from the land. ILC network organizes around member-led National Land Coalitions as well as regional and global thematic platforms. ILC supports members, both directly and indirectly, by creating a more conducive policy environment at national and international level through evidence-based advocacy. 

The support team to the ILC network (One Team) is hosted by various members of ILC that act as administrative hubs for the network, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome. The One Team carries the responsibility to provide support to the Coalition in the implementation of the ILC Strategy 2022-2030, being accountable to members and donors. 

The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance cluster provides coordination to ILC’s work in support of governance, and leadership to the monitoring & evaluation functions as well as organizational learning in support of the implementation of ILC Strategy 2030.

This position is leading the Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance cluster of One Team. It is hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome. ILC Secretariat links back to IFAD via SKD.

 

Job Role

The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) is a seasoned professional accountable for a range of functions pertaining to the monitoring and evaluation, accountability, and governance of the ILC. The incumbent is responsible to provide technical support to ensure that ILC’s M&E systems and governance are performing. The incumbent proposes and develops M&E strategies and systems to gather, monitor, systematise, evaluate, and learn from, and communicate ILC’s contribution to the achievement of people-centred land governance. The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) supports and facilitates regular external evaluations in line with ILC’s strategic cycles, mid-term reviews and impact assessments. The incumbent coordinates ad-hoc internal reviews as requested by donor agreements and facilitates the undertaking of ILC’s vibrancy and engagement survey.
The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) supports the efficient undertaking of governance events, including Coalition Council and Assembly of Members. Facilitates participatory revisions of the ILC charter and governance documents in line with Coalition Council’s guidance. 
The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) reports to the Director ILC, is accountable to all ILC work leads, collaborates with KM, Learning and Communications colleagues and leads the Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance cluster. 

 

Key Functions and Results

STRATEGIC M&E SUPPORT: The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) develops and leads implementation of ILC’s M&E strategy and systems, including efficient and effective monitoring and reporting of ILC-supported platforms and initiatives. Accountabilities include: 
•    Coordinate the design and implementation of ILC’s M&E strategy and systems, including ILC’s results framework, procedures and processes to complement the ILC Strategy and triennial workplans.  
•    Design, maintain and update of ILC’s M&E online platform to organise and systematise ILC’s results.
•    Disseminate and train colleagues on ILC’s Theory of Change and M&E System to assist members during own strategy-project development, operations review and reporting. 
•    Support ILC Regional Coordination Units to fully implement ILC’s M&E System in coherence with ILC M&E frameworks. 
•    Participate in joint monitoring, reviews, missions, evaluation studies. 
•    Collaborate and advise on linkages between the ILC M&E system and ILC data and learning initiatives.
•    Act as quality assurance focal point in the approval of Institutional Contracts in line with IFAD’s procedures and ILC’s Strategy and Workplan.
•    Develop and implement mid-term reviews, programme reviews and results-oriented missions, impact assessment and other ad-hoc reports, by consulting the ILC Director, the Coalition Council and donors, and selecting and engaging service providers as needed.
•    Produce and present key data for documents and sessions of ILC governance events, its donors and partners.  
•    Manage ILC’s network vibrancy evaluations on a periodic basis and manage related procurement actions for relevant services.
•    Contribute to resource mobilization proposals to existing and prospect donors and partners. 

M&E IN THE MELCK CYCLE: The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) contributes to collating and disseminating of good practices, lessons learnt and results. The incumbent facilitates organizational learning from ILC’s results both in support of the One Team and the Coalition Council. The incumbent collaborates with the learning team to ensure lessons emerging from the ILC contribution analyses and evaluations are shared with members and partners and integrated in ILC’s work. Accountabilities include:
•    Manage ILC’s contribution analyses (multi- year programme evaluations) by liaising with Regional Coordination Units, Country and thematic platform facilitators, and/or with external consultants in the country.
•    Produce  good practices emerging from contribution analyses. 
•    Collaborate with ILC communications team to further disseminate key results and the redaction of human impact stories emerging from contribution analyses.
•    Identify learning needs within One Team and collaborate with the learning and/or Land Collaborative teams to organise peer to peer learning events based on contribution analyses.
•    Support ILC colleagues to develop M&E briefs for partnership building and donor relationships.
•    Act as focal point for internal learning within the ILC One team and Coalition Council, including to design, plan and deliver (with facilitation as needed) of periodic learning opportunities. 
•    Develop and propose new partnerships to widen learning opportunities with like-minded organisations in collaboration with learning team. 

GOVERNANCE: The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) directly supports the ILC Director in aiding the governance of ILC as a member-led coalition, through the Council and the Assembly of Members. Accountabilities include:
•    Coordinate organization and support to Coalition Council meetings and discussions, including document processing.
•    Support the ILC Director in engaging with Coalition Council representatives.
•    Monitor caucuses and committees’ alignment to ILC’s Strategy and Charter. 
•    Support the Director in designing, organising and convening ILC’s Assembly of Members.
•    Support the Director in following up and implementing decisions taken by the Coalition Council and Assembly of Members.
•    Design and undertake monitoring of member/participants satisfaction of governance events.
•    Manage governance documents revisions (eg. ILC’s Charter) 
•    Collaborate with the Impact, Regionalisation and Learning cluster to harmonise support to regional committees as important components of ILC’s governance structure.

5. MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS: is accountable for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of ILC resources. Accountabilities may include but are not limited to: 
•    People Management and evaluation of performance of consultants and staff under their purview. 
•    Resource Management by providing technical expertise for programme development, and Knowledge and Content Management by ensuring that (1) knowledge content within specialty/thematic area is continuously updated and available, that (2) best practices are continuously documented and made available, and that (3) appropriate and up-to-date information and learning tools are available.
•    Contribute to the personnel and financial management of the work area, including the development and implementation of work plans and budgets.

 

Key Performance Indicators
The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) proposes and develops M&E approaches for ILC in line with ILC Strategy 2030 and established targets. Innovation is required in the adaptation and development of methods to respond to evolving technical, programmatic and political contexts. The incumbent effectively supports the ILC Director and ILC governance bodies in the context of a member-led coalition. Assignments require the provision of seasoned technical expertise and input for the area of her/his responsibility as well as in knowledge sharing with peers and counterparts. The impact of the work performed directly affects the overall reputation of the One Team in its ability to effectively deliver in its support function to the Coalition. The incumbent follows established procedures but is also expected to make proposals to enhance procedures and systems for improved functioning. 
 
Work at this level is considered moderately complex requiring in-depth technical analysis and reporting. It requires knowledge of the technical issues at stake, the political context and the priorities of the ILC membership. Properly executed, work at this level makes an important contribution to the ability of the ILC to work effectively and efficiently towards the objectives of the ILC Strategy 2030.

 

Working Relationships

The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) ensures the consolidation of key data and information across the One Team and across ILC-supported platforms. The incumbent shapes and  maintains collaborative working relationships with  counterparts and  other  relevant partners  in  the team, including in the country/region, to  enhance  consistency and reliability  in  ILC’s corporate products and reports.  A positive outlook of ILC as a credible development partner is emphasized in the maintenance of relationships with counterparts. The Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Governance Officer (ILC Secretariat) also provides training support to both the in-country and regional platforms as well as to relevant colleagues, as required.

 

Job Profile Requirements

Organizational Competencies:

Level 1:

  • Building relationships and partnerships – Builds and maintains effective working relationships
  • Communicating and negotiating – Communicates effectively; creates understanding between self and others
  • Demonstrating leadership – Personal leadership and attitude to change
  • Focusing on clients – Focuses on clients
  • Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating – Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge & innovates
  • Managing time, resources and information – Manages own time, information and resources effectively
  • Problem-solving and decision-making – Demonstrates sound problem-solving and decision-making ability
  • Strategic thinking and organizational development – Personal influence
  • Team working – Contributes effectively to the team

 

Education:

  • Level – Advanced university degree from an accredited institution listed on https://www.whed.net/home.php in a technically relevant area (*). The advanced university degree may be substituted by a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in the above-mentioned subjects plus at least four additional years of relevant professional experience, over and above the minimum number of years of experience outlined below.
  • Areas – accounting, business administration, development, economics, finance, international relations, or related areas.
  • Professional qualifications in M&E, Digital and ICT would be an added value.  

(*) Note: For internal candidates, this requirement will be assessed in line with the provisions set forth in the IFAD’s Human Resources Implementing Procedures.

 

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in development institutions and/or government service.   
  • Position-specific experience: Design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation systems.
  • Qualifying work experience in country programme analysis, management of analytic data packages, production of analytic reports and management of data for decision making, operations management and/or loan/grant administration with International financial institutions, development cooperation agencies, etc., would be an asset.

Experience also in the following is an asset:

  • Familiarity with Civil Society Organizations and network dynamics and land governance issues
  • Familiarity with outcome mapping and other actor-based (behavioural -linked)  monitoring systems 
  • Capacity to organize and deploy trainings on M&E techniques and harvesting methodology   
     

Languages:

  • Required English (4 – Excellent) 
  • Desirable: French and/or Spanish 

Skills:

  • Procedure adherence: Ability to strictly adhere to established, formal guidelines, including in new situations
  • IFAD partners: Knowledge of IFAD’s partners’ functioning and mandate , such as the public sector (e.g. governments and policy, institutions and system), non-state actors (NGOs, CSOs, Foundations, etc.) and private sector actors
  • Advanced data analytics: Statistical & econometrics research, forensic and advanced data analytics / data mining
  • Analytical skills: Outstanding ability to analyse and synthesize qualitative and/or quantitative information from a variety of sources and filter out key insights and recommendations
  • Time management: Adherence to deadlines under time constraints and pressure (e.g. to deliver governing body documents on time); ability to coordinate and manage complex workflows and in-house and external teams
  • Adaptability: Adaptability and flexibility when facing new or unexpected situations, and to specific constraints and circumstances and managing complex processes
  • Basic ICT & digital fluency: High level of digital literacy and ability to quickly get familiar with new digital tools (e.g. ability to carry out EPR data entry and extraction when budgeting; monitoring security systems, uploading content to inter/intra-net websites, etc.)
  • Client orientation: Strong critical thinking combined with communication skills to liaise between the business and technologies to understand business problems and needs, document requirements and identify solutions
  • Initiative and good judgment: High sense of proactive initiative-taking and good judgement (including on security matters)
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with others (e.g. visitors, clients, callers, etc.), including senior individuals (e.g. high-level meeting participants)
  • Problem solving: Strong systemic and structured thinking, ability to identify and dissect problems into components and formulate a comprehensive set of creative viable and sustainable solutions and strategies
  • Project/Programme mgmt (incl. coordination, design, development): Know-how in Project design and evaluation

 

Other Information

The appointment to this one-year fixed-term position is limited to service with the ILC Secretariat and entails no expectation of service, indefinite appointment or conversion to any other type of appointment within IFAD. The source of funding for the appointment to this position is the ILC account administered by IFAD on behalf of the ILC. 

Possible extensions of this appointment are subject to the presence of a valid agreement between IFAD and the ILC, continued existence of the position and functional needs, satisfactory conduct and performance as well as availability of funding from the ILC account.

The ILC is a network of 300+ organizations governed by its global Assembly of Members. IFAD hosts the global ILC secretariat in its Headquarters. ILC staff are governed by IFAD’s legal instruments including the general provisions of the Human Resources Policy, the Staff Rules, the HR Implementing Procedures unless specified otherwise in the Memorandum of Understanding.

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Working hours (%): 80-100%

Type of contract: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

Macro-area: Western and Central Europe without Switzerland

Level of experience: Senior Professional, more than 5 years

Area of work: Monitoring and Evaluation, Results-based Management

Type of organisation: Multilateral Organisations

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