Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Gdynia
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Education, Learning and Training
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Closing Date: 2023-03-27
The Danish Refugee Council is currently looking for a skilled and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer to join our team in Gdynia, Poland.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency whose mandate is to promote and protect durable solutions to conflict and displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC is implementing a multi-sector response to support Ukraine refugees, IDPs, and host populations both within Ukraine and in the neighbouring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldova and wider Europe. DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, following previous operations in the 1990’s and between 2007-2013. Over the years, DRC successfully maintained its presence in the government-controlled areas (GCA) and adapted its programmes to provide early recovery and durable solutions to people affected by the conflict including IDPs and communities living along the contact line, as well as reduce the threats of explosive ordnance with a growing humanitarian mine action programme. Due to the ongoing conflict that began in Feb 22, DRC opened offices in Poland, Moldova and Romania to provide support to displaced populations through a partnership with civil society organizations and national NGOs, duty bearers, and other actors. DRC continues to implement in these three countries through partnerships, technical assistance and capacity exchange, and direct implementation in some cases.
About the job:
The overall purpose of the role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer is as follows:
- Develop tools, conduct monitoring activities, gather data from the field, follow up on activities within are of responsibility in order to get feedback on the quality and relevance of the assistance, and communicate information.
- Support implementing partners in developing MEAL plans and conducting monitoring activities.
- Analyse data and write reports.
This role has an area focus covering Gdynia, with frequent visits to existing or additional field locations as required.
Support Programme Quality Management, project implementation, and monitoring
- Follow project’s Log-frame and monitoring and evaluation documentation.
- Participate in project kick-off, review, and close-out meetings, as well as learning events and workshops in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programs.
Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
- Ensure full compliance to DRC minimum MEAL standards of the projects implemented in the area of responsibility.
- Act as the focal point for the implementation and monitoring of community feedback mechanisms for projects implemented directly by DRC and/or by its implementing partners in the area of responsibility.
- Ensure that DRC team members and partners are supporting all efforts towards accountability, especially to persons of concern and in line with Core Humanitarian Standards, are actively engaging the persons of concern and communities we serve as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of DRC projects; and are incorporating feedback into programmatic learning.
- Ensure the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking, and reporting tools and templates that enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program outcomes and promote and ensure the use of data for decision-making processes.
- Support partners in the development of their MEAL tools and processes.
- Participate and/or carry out quantitative and qualitative (e.g. key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and human-interest stories) data collection activities and analysis; train enumerators when needed.
- Together with IM Officer and PIM Specialist, support the DRC project team within the area of responsibility in consolidating results, monitoring referrals in the referral IMS, and monthly reporting.
- Travel regularly to project sites to monitor DRC projects and/or co-monitor projects when implemented by DRC project partners.
- Provide timely advice to DRC and partner coordinators and staff as required.
- Flag good practices and/or improvement areas or any outstanding issues requiring immediate action to the MEAL Manager.
- Support the MEAL Specialist and lead when needed in organizing MEAL capacity building and training workshops for DRC and partner staff in the area of responsibility.
- Participate in DRC Poland, regional and Global MEAL team meetings, contribute with ideas and joint MEAL planning processes.
Project and Partnerships
- Act as a focal point for all MEAL-related issues for the projects implemented in the area of responsibility.
- Support DRC partners’ MEAL focal points by having regular follow-ups, meetings, reviews, and discussions on MEAL planning, processes, practices, and issues.
- Participate in sector Working Groups when relevant.
Engage in other MEAL or project-related tasks within the scope of the MEAL team’s work.
To be successful in this role we expect you to have:
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development contexts with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience working with NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector, design and use of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, data analysis, interpretation, drafting lessons learned and programmatic recommendations based on analysis findings.
- Knowledge/experience with monitoring and evaluation cycle, as well complaint, feedback and referral mechanisms.
- Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Knowledge of the KoBoToolbox is desired.
- Fluency in English and at least one of the following 3 languages (Polish, Ukrainian, Russian) is required.
- Understanding of age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming and human rights is desired.
- Master's degree in relevant field (development, social research, preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation, accountability to affected populations, as well as compliance issues).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.
Contract length: until 31.12.2023
Base salary range: from 11995 to 15320 PLN gross per month, based on experience.
Duty station: Gdynia with travel to field locations
Start date: Asap
We offer competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
All applicants must already have the legal right to live and work in Poland without visa sponsorship or be EU/EFTA/Ukrainian citizens.
Closing date for applications: February 4th , 2023
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, and we, therefore, encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.