Red Cross (NGO) Jobs in Kenya - Monitoring Consultants

International Committee of the Red Cross
Somalia Delegation
Monitoring Consultants
Location: Somalia – All administrative regions
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. 

The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.
The Risk Management Unit (RMU) is an internal department committed to establishing a strong result based monitoring and advisory system. This is to support different tiers of management for effective and efficient implementation of interventions undertaken by the organization. 

At the same time our prime focus will be to provide tailored support in order to further improve the transparency and accountability of all our interventions and underlying processes. 

Additionally, we are focused on timely collection of refined information for relevant decision making both at program and policy level. 

The suggested monitoring system is based on an approach of constant learning from our interventions implemented both directly and indirectly in Somalia past, present and future.
Function: Reporting to the coordinator of the RMU on current and post project implementations in Somalia, the consultant(s) will be responsible for performing ongoing monitoring, facilitating regular evidence-based reporting, and conducting a summative evaluation of the overall project. 

The consultants must have knowledge and practical experience with the application of humanitarian standards and programming based upon the fundamental principles of neutrality, independence, impartiality and humanitarian action. 

The consultant must ensure that best practices and experiences are documented and shared between ICRC field officers and the RMU.
The consultant position is based in Somalia, and will require domestic and some international travel to attend project activities and liaise with local field staff and management in Nairobi for reporting.
Organizational Relationships: Successful candidates will be included in the RMU’s consultant roster and matched with upcoming field assignments of usually 2-3 weeks’ duration. 

The consultants report to the coordinator of the RMU and work closely with the field staff in all regions of Somalia.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Adequately assess project impact and report on results, as needed and/or identified in the Terms of Reference (ToR);
  • The consultant maintains regular contact with RMU department by email or telephone to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Visit field staff and field offices periodically to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • Minimum 5–7 years of experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing project M&E or combination of education, training and experience;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting project evaluations;
  • Proven track record of conducting evaluations for international humanitarian organizations inside Somalia;
  • Strong facilitation/presentation/conflict management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience;
  • Capacity to travel and work independently in remote areas with volatile security; and
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in Somalia and English, both verbally and in writing.
Application Process
If you wish to apply please send your complete application by 31st March 2015, 17:00 hours (local time). 

The complete application file needs to include: cover letter, updated CV, 3 contactable references, 3 recent writing samples, and an indication of the daily rate you are seeking (in USD).

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.