Senior M&E Assistant (Cash Based Intervention)

CTG

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
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Overview of position:

  • Since the formation of the FGS, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace & security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include, most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group Al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas, recurrent & unresolved clan, land & resource based conflicts, weak & nascent institutions & the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals. Whilst the transition, recovery & development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict & violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace & security, particularly at community levels.
  • Within this context, our client is building on its existing stabilization programming & will be working further to support stabilization efforts in newly recovered, unstable & fragile areas in South & Central Somalia, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, Jubaland, South West State & Banadir Regional Administration through our clients EU funded stabilization program, locally named Daryeel. The program harnesses the stabilization gains made by previous stabilization programs (EU IcSP Phase I & SSI) by our client & aims to contribute to stabilization efforts in Somalia through creating conditions for restoring trust among communities & between communities & local leadership, thereby rebuilding the social contract between Somali citizens & state institutions & providing a bridge to longer term development interventions.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Knowledge Management & Research Program Officer & the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (MEAL), the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the formulation & implementation of the programs M&E plan & community stabilization CBI activities, working closely with the various project officers to coordinate & plan activities.

Role objectives:

  • Assist in developing project monitoring plans, M&E TORs & operational monitoring tools (e.g., checklists, questionnaires, interviews & survey forms, etc.) with clear & concise roles, timelines & targets.
  • Assist in the coordination of data collection through household surveys, KII’s & FGD’s in timely manner & assist in translating data collection tools including post intervention monitoring tools, baseline, mid term, end line, impact evaluation methodologies from English to Somali.
  • Under supervision of National Program Officer (MEAL), coordinate M&E field activities (baseline, mid term, end line, PIMs, impact evaluation), collect information, analyse findings & share lessons learned feedback into programming.
  • Participate in strengthening existing M&E as well as CBI systems for the projects & keep records of the documents in accordance with the data management system, organizing & uploading the documents into SharePoint accordingly the data management system & present when required.
  • Support the implementation of an effective system for assessing the validity of M&E data through a review of activities, completed monitoring forms / databases & a review of aggregate level statistics reported.
  • Conduct periodic field monitoring visits to maintain current information for accurate documentation & reporting, coordinate logistics & play a key role in all internal & external assessments.
  • Be up to date with mobile data collection tool & other new technologies, including development of mobile data collection forms in KOBO, ONA / ODK or other similar digital data collection methods, including tools for community response & feedback mechanism & CBI tools.
  • Collect, analyse & present relevant information & support in the project reporting by closely coordinating with project teams & focal persons to assist the program implementation teams provide timely & accurate reports & develop forms that harmonize between field needs & database reporting.
  • Work closely with the project staff to ensure that accurate & concise success stories / human interest stories are documented & lessons learned from project evaluations are recorded properly & shared with the program teams on time
  • Assist TRU unit in drafting lessons learned from program findings & communicating results to other teams to enable adapting activities.
  • Follow up with the program staff & the engineers in the submission and updating the TRU construction as well as indicator tracking matrices.
  • Contribute to the design & development of CBI & coordinate CBI activities & tool development within the framework of TRP programs.
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly / annually reports for the CBI activities in areas of project intervention.
  • Participate in the development of a comprehensive staff training series to build team capacities in CBI, community feedback mechanisms, MEAL, including log frames, baselines & survey methods, monitoring work plans, impact indicator development, data analysis & interpretation.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Project reporting:

  • This role works under the overall supervision of the Knowledge Management & Research Program Officer & the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (MEAL).

Key competencies:

  • Completed University Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relation or Business Administration or a related field with 4 years of work experience or High School Degree / Certificate with 6 years of work experience.
  • 4 years of relevant professional experience in M&E, particularly on community driven initiatives in stabilization contexts in Somalia & / or in emergency or conflict settings.
  • Must hve prior work experience in Africa, preferably in Somalia.
  • Fluency in English & Somali is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official language is desirable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency & knowledge of digital data collection & analysis (KOBO toolbox).
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word & Excel.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures & professional backgrounds, exhibiting a high degree of sensitivity toward other cultures & dedication to the promotion of inter ethnic cooperation, peacebuilding & tolerance, demonstrated gender awareness & gender sensitivity.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision, assists others to realize & develop their potential.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website & apply for this role using the below link:

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