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The Goldozi Project (“Goldozi,” or “embroidery,” in Dari) aims to create 15,500 new and better jobs in the embroidered products value chain, primarily for women, in Afghanistan.
Fewer than one in six Afghan women participate in the workforce, and those who participate face an array of obstacles, including a lack of access to education and training, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and the cultural expectation that women should focus on managing their households. About one-fifth of working Afghan women perform embroidery, mostly from their homes, selling embroidered pieces and finished embroidered goods to local shops, mostly through a male family member.
Goldozi will create jobs for 500 lead entrepreneurs, each of whom will advise networks of up to 30 embroiderers in Kabul, Kandahar, Nangahar, Bamiyan, Balkh, Wardak, and Herat on technical, business, financial, and sales matters. Lead entrepreneurs will be supported through a three-phase training program, refresher trainings, an innovative mobile application, and family forums to sensitize family members to the value of supporting a female wage earner. Goldozi will prepare, train, and support lead entrepreneurs through grantees tasked with conducting their certificate training, and with providing assistance and troubleshooting directly to women embroiderers.
The Goldozi M&E Officer will be working closely with and reporting to the M&E Specialist/Senior Manger to support the coordination of all M&E activities, including conducting site visits of Goldozi Grantees, monitoring implementation of activities, assisting with data entry activities, and ensuring the accuracy of data provided by Grantees.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
- Conduct data collection and data entry in support of assessments and surveys that are implemented under the project.
- Support with the analysis of data to ensure that they are in line with the M&E framework.
- Assist with the review and verification of data generated by Grantees to ensure that they are in line with the M&E reporting requirements.
- Engage with the M&E Specialist/Senior Manager in refining tools and templates based on lessons identified during activity implementation to ensure accurate reporting on project indicators.
- Provide M&E training or capacity development activities to Grantees on Goldozi data collection and monitoring tools and templates.
- Maintain electronic versions of M&E data and supporting documentation, including reports, sign-in sheets, photographs, or other relevant documents.
- Assist in the preparation of progress quarterly M&E reports and upload all approved documents and reports into online systems, including Afghan Info and TraiNet.
- Assists with project research activities, including data collection instruments, translation and transcription of data.
- Support in conducting collaboration, learning, and adapting events among the Grantees and the larger Goldozi team.
- Assist in documenting lessons identified and sharing lessons with the broader program team to be integrated into Goldozi knowledge management efforts.
- Support in carrying out data quality assessments of data provided by Grantees as well as conducting internal data quality assessments of Goldozi program data.
- Contribute to presentation of data and findings in MS Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint formats.
- Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by reporting line.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Management, Social Sciences, Statistics, or a related field.
- At least two years of monitoring experience, preferably working with USAID-funded programs.
- Experience in program monitoring, evaluation, data collection, and data management.
- Ability to analyze data and identify data entry or respondent errors.
- Experience with USAID Afghan Info and/or TraiNet a plus.
- Knowledge of USAID M&E templates and reporting requirements a plus.
- Excellent organizational skills and a willingness to take initiative and be proactive.
- Excellent communications and team work skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds.
- Competent in using Microsoft Office package, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Experience using database and data analysis software a plus.
- Fluency in English and local languages i.e. Pashto and Dari required.