M&E Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st December, 2017

Job Description

About NRC

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.

About NRC in Afghanistan

NRC has been operating in Afghanistan since 2003, and we have offices in 9 provinces; Balkh, Faryab, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz, Nangarhar and Badghis. We work with Afghan returnees, refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and other communities affected by displacement. Through information counselling and legal assistance (ICLA); education; shelter; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and emergency response programming we build resilience and reduce vulnerability in the affected areas. At the same time we actively promote humanitarian access to reach more people in need.

Our specialists work together to ensure that displaced people – as well as the local populations – receive the most impactful aid we can deliver. We are now looking for more people to join our team in Afghanistan - are you ready?

About the position: Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser- Consortia

This short term role (4 months) of the M&E Adviser is to establish and implement systems and procedures (and build staff capacity accordingly) that promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance, and internal management for NRC-led consortia in Afghanistan.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Responsible for design, development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools.
  • Advise management on M&E solutions/options in the design of M&E staffing, resourcing and budgeting for M&E, and M&E priorities for the country office.
  • Participate in 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, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
  • Line management and/or technical supervision of the M&E team as per consortia staff
  • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.Supervise and mentor M&E support staff in executing M&E plans.

Specific responsibilities

  • Review and redevelop in a participatory manner the theories of change and logical frameworks for the NRC consortia for DFID and Dutch MFA
  • Take ownership of consortium M&E systems, processes and outcomes, particularly for durable solutions with DFID and Dutch MFA,
  • Preparing an M&E handbook (including data collection tools and field methods guidance for both output and outcome-level indicators) for consortia and relevant training for NRC and consortia partner staff
  • Provide monthly project monitoring reports for consortia
  • Develop accountability mechanisms for NRC-led consortia programming in Afghanistan, and implement selected options to ensure robust Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Our ideal candidate have at least 2-3 years experience in creating and leading the implementation of M&E systems for an international NGO, and 5 years experience working in an emergency or post-conflict setting.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience using SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, or R

skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Ability to work effectively in high-risk contexts
  • Knowledge of the NGO operations and dynamics of the humanitarian sector
  • Proven presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and team working skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Advanced English Language level (Business English is a plus)
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis (SPSS preferred)


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