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Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Job in Nairobi

Norwegian Refugee Council
Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – Region Horn of Africa
Kenyan Nationals Only
Ref. nr.: 3258478822
Job location:Nairobi
Full time
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.
NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.
In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
NRC’s Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across eight countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan.
NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution.
The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
The Regional M&E Coordinator will provide strategic and technical support to the NRC’s monitoring and evaluation efforts.
NRC in the region requires M&E standards, systems and practices that will increase its capacity to produce, measure and demonstrate improvements in programme performance and results, internal management, and data-based decision making.
The Regional M&E Coordinator will assist country programs in increasing the capabilities of staff to implement M&E systems, tool and practices consistently to improve program quality and impact.
Generic Responsibilities
·         Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
·         Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools within the region
·         Participate and advise on programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E
·         Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E best practises, including data collection methodology & tools, data management, analysis and usage
·         Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, reviews, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review
·         Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports in the region
·         Capacity building and training of M&E and programme staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas
·         Advise and support M&E and programme staff (regional & country office) in executing M&E plans and utilizing systems
·         Contribute to the design of M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for M&E needs
·         Liaise with and advise country office, regional and head office M&E Staff.
Specific Responsibilities
·         Support the rollout and implementation of NRC M&E frameworks, plans and standardization of data collection methods, tools, templates and guidelines; regionally and at country office levels
·         In collaboration with regional programme and core competency advisors, support deployment and use of M&E guidance and tools for primary programming sectors in the region
·         Work with countries and support in monitoring of project activities, ensuring that activities are carried out as planned or adapted to changed circumstances

·         Support countries in the region with tools and appropriate methodologies for assessments of beneficiary needs, so that results are actionable and easily communicated
·         Support the evaluation of projects including mid-term, final or impact project evaluations, ensuring that activities are effectively and responsively addressing beneficiary needs
·         Provide hands-on technical assistance to country offices in the region by contributing technical inputs to or reviewing M&E components of project proposals
·         Contribute actively to an M&E learning community within NRC, support efforts to enhance M&E systems and standards across the organization
·         Coordinate with M&E staff at HQ, other regions and peer organization in developing best practices, facilitate lessons learned and coordination
·         Consolidate output and outcome data from programme reports to inform NRC reporting. Map capacity building needs in the region and support training of programme and M+E support staff on M+E technical and conceptual areas
·         Support M&E and programme staff in implementation of mobile data collection system and other initiatives within the region.
Qualifications
·         University degree preferably in statistics, operations research, quantitative analysis, public policy, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies
·         Experienced professional with a minimum of 8 years working at a senior level of M&E design and implementation.
·         Experience required in contemporary qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations involving major international donor programs
·         Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods
·         Demonstrated significant experience in monitoring and evaluation for large and complex programs, providing specific, sound, and rigorous M&E technical assistance
·         Extensive experience in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term evaluation, and outcome evaluation
·         Understanding of donor expectations and trends in M&E
·         Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods
·         Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, SSP, GIS, excellent at excel and use of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology
·         Experience in conducting M&E activities in highly insecure context and for programme using community based approach (including data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, outcome monitoring and dissemination of results)
·         Experience in designing survey and research tools, organizing and delivering training workshops, managing community mobilization and advocacy activities for local non-governmental organizations
·         Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training
·         Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
·         Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Personal qualities
·         Planning and delivering results
·         Coping with change
·         Working with people
·         Handling insecure environments
Language: English
We offer
Duty station: Nairobi
Contract period: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
Miscellaneous info
Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Search criteria:
·         Location: Kenya
·         Industry: Emergency Relief
·         Special field: Monitoring and Evaluation
·         Role: Supervisor
How to Apply
Go to www.nrc.no to apply online

Deadline for application: 30/11/2016

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