Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #142237

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Country: Panama Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Closing date: 18 Oct 2020 Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) based in Panama City, Panama.
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Under the supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), the Humanita…

Consortium Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

Consortium Monitoring & Evaluation Expert Our Profile The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world. Throughout our over 26 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion. We are part of Alliance 2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe. In our over 16 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protection, Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture, Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs More information at     or PIN currently invites applicants for the position of: Consortium Monitoring & Evaluation Expert for specific consortium project called ''Strengthening social cohesion by supporting local economies and social development initiatives especially for women and youth and enhancing industrial and labour relations in the Modjo Leather City '' Reporting to the Consortium Coordinator and M&E Coordinator (functionally), Consortium M&E Expert is responsible for assuring that the quality of the regular monitoring and evaluation tools is up to the donor standards and conducting on-site monitoring in the project locations on regular basics. The Consortium M&E Expert is responsible for the overall monitoring design to be harmonized across the Consortium. S/he is in charge of facilitating and leading of the M&E project technical working group: organizing and facilitating regular meetings, compiling notes from the meetings, assuring that the activities and tasks are delivered as per the outlined time frame. The Consortium M&E Expert makes sure that the tools used and processes set up are in line with PIN standards and requirements and s/he is a part of PIN existing MEAL team/structure (e.g. attends the monthly planning and review sessions). Together with the Consortium Coordinator and PIN M&E Unit, the Consortium M&E Expert regularly up-dates the existing tools and actively contributes to the development of any new required tools (like Community Assessment tool or/and other Monitoring tools). The Consortium M&E Expert is responsible for all M&E related expected outputs being delivered in time. S/he works closely with Consortium Coordinator and PIN M&E Unit to assure that all such outputs are embedded in the project design and strategies, as well as that they are in line with the overall set up of the cooperation and coordination within the overall project structure. The Consortium M&E Expert provides an on-going support and guidance to M&E officers involved in the project (from PIN and partner organisations) to assure the overall M&E strategy is well adopted by all members of the International Consortium. S/he works closely with project External Evaluation team and provides any necessary support and guidance.S/he provides strategic overview of the implementation of the M&E tools in frame of high level meetings (such as the one of Project Steering Committee) of People In Need (PIN) and Project Consortium on the country level. S/he is in regular communication with partner´s M&E staff. S/he also ensures integration with other organisational systems and gains benefits from external best practice; and strengthens the monitoring, evaluation and research network in the organization, contributing to the same. The Consortium M&E Expert is working closely with PIN´s Safeguarding and Feedback and Response Mechanisms Officer to support effective implementation of the PIN key policies, e. g. Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy to be able to identify and mitigate safeguarding risks and ensure that safeguarding measures are solid across the Consortium´s systems and programming. Main responsibilities: M&E quality management Ensure Project Consortium’s M&E planning, monitoring and evaluation processes meet the donor/ sector standards and comply with external requirements Maintain consistency in monitoring and evaluation processes across all project activities implemented by the four partners in four regions of Ethiopia, conducting regular visits to the four targeted regions Participate in monitoring and evaluation tools and designs development, e.g. creating monitoring and evaluation frameworks / selection of relevant indicators for the individual activities, in coordination with IPC and Education advisors, to be used for tracking the progress, using the existing project strategies Using data across the project to monitor the quality and overall impact of the interventions in the four targeted regions of Ethiopia Prepares data from implementation for IPC when require M&E planning In close collaboration with External Evaluator and Consortium Coordinator and PIN M&E Unit prepare project M&E plan for various surveys and research activities, and evaluations to be undertaken Ensure collaboration with Consortium partners and gather their inputs and feedback on regular bases (through M&E Working group meetings / communication and other channels) Prepare and maintain monitoring plan for the given project, keeps the written evidence from conducted monitoring, its findings and action points  and share those with Consortium Coordinator and PIN M&E Unit and Consortium partners Provide technical support to the Consortium partners during project M&E planning, including guidance on developing the indicators and measuring results, development of M&E tools and methodologies for the overall project as well as individual outputs Implementation and reporting Provide regular technical support in routine and results-based monitoring to the Consortium partners, including support in meaningful reporting on indicators, if required Maintain regular communication with M&E officers from Consortium partners ´organisations to provide ongoing support and assistance Lead the M&E technical Working Group of the Consortium based on its ToR, incl. calling and facilitating regular meetings, taking notes from the meetings and preparing and sharing detailed time frame for the M&E related activities + up-dating the ToR, if needed Participate in community outreach meetings to introduce project activities, targeting, FRM channels, if required Participate in conducting surveys or other data collection activities (observations, FGDs), when required Conduct independent monitoring of project activities as per the project M&E Strategy and Framework in the four regions of Ethiopia Conduct data analysis or support project teams (Consortium members) in data analysis and reporting Analyse data across the project (from all Consortium members) to see the impact on communities and project beneficiaries Manage consultants and Research partners (especially External Evaluator) to ensure that commissioned researches and evaluations are carried out to the standard and successfully completed Provide technical support to the Consortium partners M&E officers in evaluations and other research activities, incl. engaging in ToR preparation, selection of consultants, review of evaluation design and data collection methodology, data analysis, involvement of stakeholders and dissemination plan Prepares / Examine the Evaluation / Research draft reports and finalizes based on the inputs from IPC Accountability, dissemination and use of findings Facilitate discussion on the most important findings and recommendations from M&E and report to Consortium Coordinator regular basis Facilitate dissemination of M&E findings across the project Consortium Prepare data for Consortium Coordinator for qualified decisions over the project strategies Organizational learning and capacity building Maintain overview of lessons learnt in M&E, promote good practices and identify ways to strengthen the planning, monitoring and evaluation processes within the project / Consortium Prepare presentation of the evaluation / other M&E activities findings for internal sharing and a brief fact sheet for external use Ensure archiving of the M&E documents in Share Point / ELO Maintain living inventory of evaluations / other research activities completed within the project / across the Consortium / four targeted regions, including summary of lessons learnt and the best practices Identify M&E capacity development needs of the project staff, provide M&E training to project staff or organize external training Dealing with Problems/Problem solution Develop and implement new methodologies for improving the overall project M&E system Identify weaknesses in monitoring and evaluation practice on Consortium level and develop targeted solutions alongside the identification and promotion of high quality evaluation practice Strongly cooperate with IPC on problem solutions Regularly participate on project review sessions / other meetings and support project teams in finding solutions for implementation Communications and Working Relationships Collaborate with the other M&E teams and other relevant personnel (e.g. project and program managers) across Consortium on the M&E framework development and practices  when required Proactively seek and promote best practice as part of monitoring, evaluation and program effectiveness practice Job Requirements · BSc/BA Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Development studies, Rural Development, Project management or other related fields of studies with minimum of 5 years of relevant work experiences in the sector and on similar positions. · Experience on International partnership/Consortium Projects, · Experience working with International donors, · Good communication,time management, work under stress and deadlines, management and coordination skills ·  Experience in monitoring and evaluation tools development, assessments and research and supervision of baseline/end line surveys · Experience in data encoding, data analysis and report writing. · Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards ·  Excellent analytical, team work, negotiation and influencing skills ·  Computer friendly (Word, power point, etc.) and also working knowledge of data management systems including analysis software (like Microsoft Excel) · Excellent knowledge of spoken & written Amharic and English · 3 strong references (will be crosschecked/contacted) How to Apply Interested applicants for the position should fill the application form and send their CV and Cover letter as soon as possible via following the link: until August 31,2020. Should any information needed please contact using:  Please note: PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:  Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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