Organization: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The PMER and Quality assurance team is responsible for performance-based management systems and the overall quality and effectiveness of the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems in the region. The role will support PMER functions for the ECHO PPP program. This position will lead the implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation processes and systems to support project management, impact assessment and learning. Providing technical support to National Societies, the Officer PMER will ensure, planning, data collection, analysis and dissemination of monitoring and evaluation results and donor-related reporting. The position will lead review meetings, learning and evaluation and ensure lessons learned are incorporated into the program.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The position holder will:
- Lead the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems, including:
- Ensure that monitoring plans are in place for all National Societies.
- Develop and maintain monitoring and reporting schedules for the program
- Provide technical leadership to ensure monitoring and reporting systems contribute to reliable data collection and timely analysis of program and project results.
- Provide technical leadership to facilitate the use of monitoring data for analysis and decision-making.
- Support National Society to aggregate monitoring results and feedback for reporing and decision making.
- Establish systems to remind and prompt National Societies to submit monitoring reports against schedules set for all projects and programmes
- Provide input to the development of quality standards and tools in the areas of monitoring and evaluation.
- Support evaluations through technical leadership and management, including:
- Lead or manage program evaluation
- Ensure evaluations are done as prescribed and in accordance to IFRC evaluation Framework
- Lead and support lesson learn and reviews meetings for the program
- Document the lessons and agreed action points from above meeting and follow up to ensure they inform program improvement.
- Use qualitative data when applicable and advise on qualitative data collection methods and good practices (including interview skills, focus group facilitation, and survey design and response categories).
- Advice on sampling techniques (such as random, stratified, and purposive) and their applications and relevance for a selected evaluation or methodology.
- Provide quality control during the review and comment phase throughout the evaluation process.
- Support drafting of Management response to ensure learning from evaluations are actioned.
- Identify opportunities for participatory evaluation and integration with Community Engagement and Accountability to ensure evaluations consider community input
- Lead Data analysis
- Advise on the utility of various types of data collection and analysis tools using available analysis tools
- Lead data analysis and visualization of data collected to support program monitoring and donor reporting. This will include developing dashboards as needed
- Support effective communication of monitoring and evaluation information
- Ensure the collation of inclusion of appropriate program and project monitoring and evaluation information into external and internal reports
- Ensures best practices are captured and disseminated among NS
- Support the sharing of findings and lessons learned to improve programmatic and organizational learning.
- Provide constant communication and support to ensure NS are aware of their monitoring and evaluation obligations.
- Collate, write or manage, donor reporting and evaluation reports as necessary
- Conduct quality and technical review of donor reports, operation reports, and other reports to ensure all reports are of high quality.
- Support enhanced PMER capacity within the Delegation and to National Societies
- Provide training on monitoring and evaluation for IFRC and National Society staff as requested.
- Identify and secure opportunities for National Societies to build capacity.
- University degree, or equivalent, in relevant disciplines (Monitoring and Evaluation, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or relevant quantitative fields )
- Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent)
- Relevant professional training or relevant experience in monitoring, performance-based management, planning or evaluation.
- Minimum of 3 years work experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, planning and/or analysis and reporting.
- Minimum of 2 years work experience in an international setting.
- Experience working in the developing countries
- Experience working in the Africa Region
- People Management experience
- Experience developing, communicating and implementing business plans
Knowledge, Skills and Language
- Demonstrated capacity for analytical and strategic thinking
- Experience in developing data collection questionnaires
- Experience in e-data collection tools (ODK, KOBO, Survey CTO etc)
- Experience in conducting data analysis using tools such as Excel, Stata, R, SPSS etc)
- Superior writing and editing skills
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Excellent relationship-building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal networks
- Expertise in planning processes.
- Conducting and/or supervising needs assessments and surveys, data analysis
- Fluently spoken and written English
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) or Russian
Competencies and Values
- Collaboration and Teamwork
- Judgement and Decision Making
- National Society and Customer Relations
- Creativity and Innovation
- Building Trust
- Managing Staff Performance
- Managing Staff Development
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