Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organizational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens area, Larissa and Thessaloniki in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
The M&E Manager is responsible and accountable for designing, managing, monitoring, and advising on DRC M&E activities in Greece The M&E Manager’s role is to ensure that DRC has a rigorous M&E system in place through which we are able to monitor progress, document lessons learned and adapt and improve programme design/implementation where needed. The M&E Manager reports to the Head of Programmes and has a technical reporting line with the Country Director; he/she works in close collaboration with the Programme Officer and the Database Officer. The M&E Manager supervises and line manages the M&E officers in Athens and on the field locations and liaises with MEL staff at the regional and global level.
To achieve the position’s objectives the M&E Manager will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Coordination and oversight of all aspects of project M&E processes from the development of M&E frameworks to implementation at field level in line with DRC’s minimum operational standards for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MELMOPs).
- Provision of technical support to field-based M&E Monitors with a view to ensure coherence in survey design, data collection and analysis to support program development and quality (qualitative and quantitative).
- Provision of technical support to programme staff during development of funding proposals particularly logframes and M&E frameworks and plans
- Quality assurance of data collection and data entry processes, including ongoing work to ensure the in the improve and update data collection tools, so they can be used in the particular context
- Oversight and coordination of the process of needs assessments, baseline studies, evaluations and impact assessments from start to finish as required.
- Analysis of data gathered and drafting of baseline and endline reports as required
- Conduct of periodic activity monitoring and site visits to the field to monitor data collection / implementation
- Leadership in the development of country and programme level M&E strategies, tools and ensuring coordination of the M&E teams input to the country strategy, proposals and reports.
- Dissemination of key results in varied ways to enhance use in reports and in decision making.
- Other initiatives and efforts to support the ongoing improvement of organizational learning and knowledge management at project and country programme levels.
- Manage the various databases and summary sheets to oversee measurement of achievement and progress toward program goals and results through the M&E system.
- Ensure successful roll out and sound management of databases and information systems in all program areas.
- Capacity building through training, feedback, coaching of the M&E and programme staff in data collection, monitoring and analysis
- Enhance M&E capacity among staff to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery
- Liaising with MEL staff in HQ to liaise on global MEL and learning activities, and ensure notification of key country-level activities, such as evaluation and lessons learnt notes
Quality and Accountability
- Assess and work to support country and project level policies and practices to ensure DRC is compliant with the Common Humanitarian Standard. This may involve supporting and country level assessments.
- Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects DRC mandate and values as a humanitarian organization Work with programme staff and senior management to promote accountability and transparency towards stakeholders and beneficiaries
- Act as CHS focal point for the office and together with senior management, ensure that the programme has functioning measures in place to receive and handle beneficiary complaints
Required qualifications and experience
- At least Master’s level degree in development studies, social policy or a related subject.
- Minimum of three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and development programmes and strong understanding of M&E principles and processes, including database management, reporting etc.
- Minimum of two years working in countries responding to humanitarian crises in monitoring and evaluation.
- Strong facilitation and training skills with diverse audiences.
- Strong understanding and experience of evaluation and/or research methodologies.
- Excellent skills in the use of common project design tools, including the logical framework approach. Experience of working with theories of change is desirable.
- Demonstrable experience in the design and application of both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools. Demonstrable experience in the use of sampling approaches is desirable.
- Demonstrable ability to collect, store, analyse and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data sets.
- Demonstrable experience in the use of monitoring and evaluation for knowledge management and learning at operational and organizational levels.
- Experience of working with project MEL sysetems funded by a range of key donors in the development/humanitarian sectors, especially DFID, UNHCR and ECHO.
- Capacity to work in and manage a multidisciplinary team, and understand and communicate the importance of multidisciplinary activities.
- A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
- Experience of working in insecure environments and of security management;
- High degree of computer literacy;
- Fluent English both written and spoken skills are essential.
- Proven ability to negotiate through strong inter-personal skills and ability to synthesise different perspectives.
- Experience of working with or providing support to partners and/or a partnership model of working.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This position is requested for a period of 6 months with potential to extend based on performance, DRC requirements and availability of funds. The position is placed at A14 of DRC Salary Scale Salary and other conditions are in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriate staff. Please refer to www.drc.dk - Vacancies.
The position will be based in Athens (Greece) with frequent travels within the country.
Interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
Applications close on 15th of August.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Athens
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Closing Date: 2016-08-15