NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways. The Consortium was created in 2013 and is now implementing projects funded by three different donors, in more than ten regions of Somalia.
BRCiS’ objective is to reinforce target populations’ capacities to withstand cyclical and minor shocks and, aims at decreasing the number of people in a state of crisis. BRCiS adopts a holistic approach to resilience, which aims to respond to the immediate humanitarian needs of targeted households and communities, while at the same time tackling the root causes of vulnerability and destitution. BRCiS is committed to adaptive management of its programmes, guided by a strong learning strategy. The Consortium also enforces systematic decentralization of decision making to the field level and the communities, fostering innovation and self-reliance.
The position advertised is based with NRC, the Consortium lead agency. The BRCiS M&E Officer is a member staff of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and works for Consortium Members (including ACF, Cesvi, Concern Worldwide, NRC, the IRC and Save the Children).
Duties and responsibilities:
- Supports the BRCiS M&E Coordinator and M&E Manager in training Members on the use of the Consortium M&E’s tools and systems, including frequent visits to BRCiS Members’ offices and operations to ensure these are adequately and consistently used by Members
- Supports the BRCiS CMU Team in implementing the Consortium’s learning agenda, including the monitoring of technical approaches, tools, guidelines and assessments
- Provide technical and coordination support to multiple large-scale research and evaluation projects at a time implemented by BRCiS Members and other external stakeholders such as research consultants or Third-Party Monitors (TPMs)
- Contribute to the training of survey teams in the field (both qualitative and quantitative), monitoring survey/interview protocols, tracking data collection progress and supervise field teams to ensure data quality
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis with the supervision of the BRCiS M&E Coordinator and Manager
- Coordinate with Members to compile M&E-related inputs independently from start to finish with limited supervision
- Maintain and administer the BRCiS call center and support the planning and implementation of the Consortium’s phone surveys
- Contribute to the design and analysis of quantitative and qualitative survey instruments in collaboration with the MEAL Technical Working Group
- Manages and expands positive and trusting relationships with Consortium Members that fosters professional development, programme ownership and decision-making of national staff in order to reach greater programme impacts.
- Any other ad-hoc request defined by the BRCiS M&E Coordinator/BRCiS M&E Manager
- Provide coordination support for data collection exercises conducted by BRCiS and by external consultants including but not limited to the Consortium’s annual household interviews, seasonal monitoring surveys, Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) system, post-distribution monitoring forms, etc.
- Coordinate with Consortium Members on the timely submission of data requests coming from Third-Party Monitors
- Assist in organizing BRCiS MEAL meetings, trainings and workshops
- Coordinate the timely submission of internal performance reviews in the field assessing Members’ performance in M&E
- Supervise the implementation of phone surveys for the Consortium’s seasonal monitoring work
- Assist with the development and implementation of evaluation and research activities by reviewing tools, methodologies, analysing data, contributing to the interpretation of findings and reporting-writing
- Provide support to internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises
- Hire, train and supervisor BRCiS enumerators in BRCiS call center
- Supervise data collection (both field and phone interviews), conduct data quality assurance, answer questions from the enumerators at BRCiS call center and provide guidance and feedback
- Review reports from surveys and offer recommendations for consequent reports
- A Master’s Degree in a related field
- At least Bachelor-level university degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Development/Humanitarian Studies, Public/Business Administration, or any other relevant discipline
- Strong research/analytical skills either in quantitative or qualitative methods
- 1-3 years of professional experience in research or M&E or in a related field
- Outstanding coordination and management skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
- Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills in English
- Familiarity of resilience programming/research
- Specialized knowledge of one or more thematic areas including but not limited to Gender, Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Financial Access, Natural Resource Management, Early Warning, etc.
- Familiarity of M&E standards and practices in the humanitarian sector
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong organisational and team working skills
- Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Works well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.