Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Assistant
Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Assistant
Reporting to: Grants Management Manager
Technical line manager: Grants Management Manager
Direct reports: Data Enumerators
Unit/Department: Grants and MEAL
The overall purpose of the role:
• Responsible for conducting Monitoring & Evaluation activities as per work plan
• Conduct data collection activities include:
o Creating and updating monitoring tools in respect to the MEAL Plans
o Coding of questionnaire in ODK/KOBO
o Recruitment, training of enumerators, depending on the needs
o General overseeing of the data collection exercise.
o Making payments to Enumerators after data collection exercises.
o Contribution to the creation of the questionnaire, in coordination with the MEAL Officer and the Grants Management Manager
o Support to the MEAL Officer in the analysis and reporting of findings
• Support the MEAL officer to ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the DRC Tanzania office
• Support the MEAL Officer to develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The role holder will ensure all data collected is managed in compliance with donor regulations and DRC polices
• Support the MEAL Officer to facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes;
• Ensuring the appropriate archiving of all MEAL related documents, data and sources of verification and update the DRC’s monitoring database.
• Support the MEAL Officer to maintain the MEAL events tracker (calendar)
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Reporting and information
• Submit weekly and monthly reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer on achievements and challenges related to monitoring
• Protection cases identified and referred in coordination with the protection team
• Produce periodic monitoring reports to ensure programs have accurate and useful data to inform project development
• Participate in the internal evaluation of the program
• Ensure that the activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles
• Support the implementation of DRC’s complaints mechanism
• Coordinates the daily activities of small teams, often comprised of subordinates and/or employees carrying out similar tasks
• Does not have direct line management responsibility for staff, but may contribute to recruitment and/or performance appraisal of members of the team
• Implements the manager’s decisions through the work of subordinate employees, often playing a role in deciding how to do it; and how to achieve the objective set by the manager.
Experience and technical competencies:
• Minimum 1 year of direct experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
• Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
• Demonstrated ability and understanding to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to analyze data and summarize it for a range of different audiences.
• Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to build support from staff across teams and members, and to build the capacity of others.
• Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
• Experience in working within budget constraints.
• Experience in qualitative research techniques
• Experience in international development
• Diploma in Information Management and Statistics, development or relevant field or equivalent professional qualification.
• Advanced English proficiency
• Fluency in local language
• Country Director
• Data Enumerators
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
• Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct with DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. "
Core competencies Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☐ ☒ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☐ ☒ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐
•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others.
•Advanced: I can work independently at a fully professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
Safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.