MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
Executive Management is the corporate engine that binds the Centre together, builds management cohesion, collegiality and cooperation. Key executive management processes are decision-making, information dissemination, intelligence-gathering, and organizational development and learning, and change management. Executive Management includes certain organizational functions that need to be independent of the departments. Executive Management facilitates and supports the Senior Leadership Team and any other management bodies. Finally, Executive Management ensures that the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General receive all the support they require in the exercise of their responsibilities.
Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Adviser, and overall guidance of the Director, Executive Management, the M&E Officer ensures the effective implementation of the Centre’s M&E Strategy. The role holder is responsible for data collection, collation, analysis and reporting and ensures management of objective evaluations of the Centre’s programmes and projects.
The role holder works closely with the Programme Department and liaises closely with M&E focal points in partner organizations to ensure full compliance with evaluation requirements, including the conduct of mandatory project evaluations in line with the Monitoring and Evaluation Policy Framework of the Center.
- Support the implementation of the Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation Policy:
- Plan, manage and oversee some of the programme/project evaluations conducted by the Centre as designated by the supervisor;
- Establish mechanisms to assure all M&E requirements are met and the intended results are produced;
- Support preparation of and review M&E relevant budgets and monitor their utilization;
- Provide input into preparation of the M&E Annual Programme and Budget in line with the annual Evaluation Plan;
- Ensure timely submission of good quality M&E reports, including any other reports requiring M&E inputs;
- Support regular evaluation of trainings and/or events organized by the Centre;
- Undertake internal desk evaluations/studies on selected themes or issues;
- Support the development of project proposals, particularly performance monitoring plans and M&E sections, including setting up a framework for defined indicators;
- Monitor regularly risk logs of programme/projects;
- Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations;
- Provides guidance in preparation of timely management response to evaluations;
- Assess indicators, systems and processes which are in place to measure development results and impact of the Centre’s activities and to produce evidence-based reports;
- Support the coordination of evaluation missions as well as internal trainings on monitoring and evaluation.
- Knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation:
- Assist the supervisors in preparation of progress reports, briefing documents and other publications relating to M&E;
- Identify and formulate evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader knowledge management efforts within the Centre;
- Coordinate outcome groups and support cross-departmental efforts to generate knowledge and discussion of relevant trends in the field of public policy and IRD through evidence-based research and presentations;
- Participate in the evaluation community remaining abreast of latest developments and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies;
- Perform any other assignments as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Advanced university degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or a related field;
- A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in applied policy analysis, research and assessment, of which at least one year of operational M&E experience in international relations and development issues;
- Working experience or strong familiarity with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academic institutions and/or related environments, preferably in the field of international cooperation, peacebuilding, development and interreligious dialogue;
- Familiarity with results-based management measurement methodologies, including with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and evaluating development results;
- Demonstrated experience in applying qualitative/participatory research methods and implementation of impact evaluations as well as results-based management frameworks;
- Computer proficiency including usage of web-based management systems and statistical analysis software (such as SPSS, STATA, or Excel);
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from different backgrounds;
- Excellent writing skills, with analytical capacity and ability to interpret date, draw statistics from evaluations and synthesize data in preparation of quality reports;
- Ability to render M&E results using different media, and to connect M&E results on programme management level with overall strategic planning goals;
- Efficient and constructive attitude driven by a desire to achieve impact and positive change, as well as continuous organizational improvement through evidence-based management methods;
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
- Receptiveness to feedback, willingness to learn and embrace continuous improvement as part of change management;
- KAICIID core values, core and managerial competencies;
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
- Commitment to highest ethical standards and human rights.
English proficiency (written and oral) required, knowledge of any other major languages desirable.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
KAICIID offers fixed-term contracts of one year with a possibility of extension, depending on the continuing need for the position. Annual net salary for Grade 5 Step 1 is 55320 EUR. Appointments are normally made at Step 1. If eligible, housing and education allowance may also be provided. KAICIID salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14 November 2019
HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your CV along with a motivation letter. At this stage, please do not send any diplomas, publications or any other documents. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.
KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.