Monitoring, Reporting and Learning Support Officer

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Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 18 Jan 2021

Reporting to: Global Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Manager

Location: East Africa Location, Nairobi, or Kigali, or Goma

Application closing: January 18, 2021

Unit:Policy, Learning and IPAT

Fixed-term contract: 2 years**

Background

Interpeace is an international organisation for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.

As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Position within the Organisation

The Monitoring, Reporting and Learning Support Officer is a member of the Policy, Learning and IPAT Unit, which leads Interpeace’s policy and thought leadership work, and links Interpeace’s peacebuilding research and scholarship with the organisation’s peacebuilding practitioner/field experience. The Unit explores and develops innovative policy proposals and practical initiatives relating to peacebuilding and interacts with the United Nations and other international organisations and actors in order to advance their thinking and lift their peacebuilding capacities. The Unit leads in fostering a policy learning culture in the Interpeace. The Unit is also responsible for ensuring a comprehensive, evidence-based, effective and institution-wide framework for monitoring and evaluation of Interpeace’s peacebuilding including harvesting data and findings that can be used for reporting obligations and communications purposes. The Support Officer works primarily in support of other Monitoring and Evaluation colleagues as part of a team, but in particular is required to interact with and practically support colleagues undertaking practical peacebuilding in the field as well as colleagues responsible for communications and donor liaison.

Purpose and General Overview

The Monitoring, Reporting and Learning Support Officer plays a key role in Interpeace’s knowledge and information management, being responsible for ensuring the timely capture, recording and dissemination of data and other information demonstrating Interpeace’s progress and results as well as supporting learning processes within Interpeace. The Support Officer is responsible for preparing reporting in various formats required to meet international and donor compliance requirements, particularly under the International Aid Transparency Initiative. The Support Officer contributes to developing and strengthening Interpeace’s institutional reporting frameworks, and provides guidance and technical support to Interpeace colleagues.

Duties and responsibilities

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support the development and roll-out DM&E guidelines and tools at the institutional level;
  • Support the review and maintenance of institutional monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools and systems;
  • Provide practical support to address shortfall and coaching for Interpeace staff in information recording and management that affects DMEL;
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing technical support of a Programme Management on-line system which aligns with existing monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools and systems.
  • Support monitoring of institutional workplans and the institutional strategy.

Reporting:

  • Promote and support regular inputting of data by other colleagues along with its effective storage and retrieval for reporting as required within the framework of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and towards institutionally identified indicators of progress and achievement;
  • Contribute to reports for institutional donors and other Interpeace partners to ensure accuracy of information, its coherence with DMEL standards, and effective communication.

Support to country level monitoring and evaluation:

  • Contribute to the development and roll-out of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools at the country or project level;
  • Assist programmes in planning (and facilitating as requested) Outcome Harvesting and periodic reflection processes for country programmes
  • Support external programme assessments and evaluations through the development/review of TORs for evaluations and baselines, the recruitment and management of consultants, the review or design of data gathering tools and processes and review of final reports
  • Synthesize evaluation findings to ensure the integration of recommendations into ongoing and future programming;
  • Oversee the storing, up-to-date management and dissemination of evaluation and assessment information;
  • Develop and maintain a database to record, track progress and report on implementation of evaluation recommendations;

Design:

  • Conduct background research for new country programmes
  • Support the facilitation of design workshops for new and existing programmes
  • Support programmes in developing/reviewing theories of change, logical frameworks and M&E plans for proposals
  • Ensure that programmes and projects are following guidance on budgeting for MEL activities

Learning

  • Support the practical implementation of strategies for documenting and disseminating lessons learned, success stories and methodological innovations within Interpeace, especially for Programme Management, Policy and Communications colleagues;
  • Support work by the Unit to strengthen programme and project design by identifying and contributing relevant knowledge and data on evaluation outcomes, recommendations, and lessons learned;
  • Provide relevant material for publications (including donor reports) that capture results, outcomes and change as well as learning;
  • Coordinate A2K schedule and other in-house learning events

Qualifications:

Candidates with relevant qualifications and experience in Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL), a tertiary degree, and working proficiency in English, are invited to apply.

Relevant experience and qualifications may include:

Education

  • Tertiary degree in international relations, peace and conflict studies, security studies, international cooperation, humanitarian aid, or a related field.

Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience of DMEL, preferably in peacebuilding or development organisations, with a particular emphasis on developing systems and processes which generate and analyse field, programme and organisation level results information.
  • Conducting and analysing qualitative and quantitative research
  • Supporting the development of M&E and/performance monitoring plans and tools.
  • Providing adapted support and tailored solutions for monitoring and evaluation in the fields of peacebuilding, development, social business or similar fields
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Writing reports for donors
  • In addition, experience of reporting within the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) framework is highly desirable and would be an asset

Competencies

  • Applying DMEL approaches (particularly Theory of Change, Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) Change Matrices, Outcome Mapping/Harvesting, and/or Logical Framework)
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office applications and ideally data processing and analysis software (SPSS, STATA, R., etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to write clearly and concisely and to communicate effectively and accurately (orally and in written reports)
  • Good interpersonal skills: ability to work in a team while being able to work independently and meet deadlines, including remotely
  • Ability to work in English and preferably French also

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to recruitment@interpeace.org no later than 18 January 2021. “Monitoring, Reporting and Learning Support Officer, ECA” must be included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest
  • an acknowledgement letter
    1. answering the following questions:
    2. Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:
    3. Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?
    4. Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?
    5. Confirming the following declaration of understanding:

I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.

I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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