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NGO Job Opportunities – ACTED

ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-political and non-confessional International NGO founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Paris, France. 

The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for better future. 

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the below positions in Somalia - Kismayo and Elwak
M & E Assistants

4 Positions

Department: M & E
Direct hierarchy: M & E Officer
Contract duration: Six Months
2 x Kismayo
2 x Elwak
Starting date: September 2014
  • Assist the AMEU officer to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluations plans to measure project progress and impact indicators
  • Assist in planning and conducting field level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informative interviews, etc.
  • Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams , including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the feedback response mechanism
  • Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data
  • Support analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports to inform programme development and implementation
  • Improve AMEU process and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing
  • Develop case studies, success stories and lessons learnt papers
  • Perform any other task assigned by the manager.
Qualifications / Required Skills:
  • Diploma in a social science or related field; Degree in social sciences or related field is preferred; at least one year experience in working with International NGO in the similar level.
  • Experience in participatory assessments, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Ability to organize and train field teams
  • Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel within Somalia areas where ACTED is active.
  • Excellent communication skills, personal, calm and good sense of humor
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress

Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

2 Positions
Department: M & E
Direct hierarchy: M & E Manager
Contract duration: Six Months
1 x Kismayo
1 x Elwak
Starting date: September 2014
  • Develop AME project monitoring and evaluation plans, M&E tools, data collection tools and methodologies specific to field projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of accurate, reliable and useful data for project implementation and development.
  • Daily supervision of AMEU field teams to ensure field monitoring, evaluation and other AME tasks are followed.
  • Check and ensure data collection, identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Compile AME reports and in collaboration with the Database officer/Data Analyst and analyse AME findings.
  • Updating work plans and AME tasks for all field teams.
  • Support the field teams in collection of monthly market data (food baskets) and compile into comparative reports.
  • Forecast AMEU team finance, logistics and administrative (FLAT) needs in advance of activities planned.
  • Oversee quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during program.
  • Provide technical assistance to Somalia project team in developing strategic and implementation plans in design process.
  • Develop/consolidate key indicators and subsequently incorporate them in all agreements and amendments under the projects.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable participation of project beneficiaries in AME activities.
  • Provide internal ACTED reporting as required for the coordination team.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the manager.
Qualifications / Skills / Profile Required
  • Degree/ Higher Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Statistics, or related field.
  • Extensive experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory rural appraisal methods an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.
  • Statistical analysis including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent IT Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills
Application Procedure: Qualified Somalia persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to and received on or before 12 September 2014. 

Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

When applying, please indicate your preferred/suitable duty station.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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