The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009. With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
Under the direct supervision and management of the Jijiga Area Manager, the MEAL Senior Officer oversees all aspects of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning for the Jijiga area office, ensuring that the area office’s MEAL activities are in line with the country office MEAL framework as well as DRC global Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Minimum Operational Procedures (MEALMOP). The MEAL Senior Officer will provide technical support to all projects in designing MEP, developing detail implementation plan, review performance monitoring tracker, updating the indicator tracking table and in reviewing internal as well as external reports in collaboration with the country MEAL Coordinator.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Monitoring and evaluations
- Develop and maintain Jijiga area office M&E system in accordance with DRC minimum operational procedures for MEAL and DRC Ethiopia MEAL framework
- Facilitate and provide Jijiga area office level MEAL related capacity building trainings and meetings on M&E
- Lead Jijiga area office sector-specific data collection tools development and ensure their proper use by implementing teams.
- Participate in and lead data collection in the field, training of data collectors and support and facilitate data analysis
- Develop MEP, DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), indicator tracking table (ITT) which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators
- Support the program team in DIP development and actively participate in organizing kick off meetings
- Lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
- Conduct regularly field monitoring visits and lead verifications exercises across programmes to ensure beneficiaries are registered and selected for assistance in line with sector objectives, program criteria and humanitarian principles.
- Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, and the PMT and donor reports
- Facilitate and lead internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
Accountability and Learning
- In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
- Organize area office level quarter review meetings and annual review meetings and capture the lessons and share
- Facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
- Lead the implementation of and compliance with DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the field office.
Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)
- A minimum of 3 years of MEAL and Knowledge Management experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
- Experience in data collection, analysis using different software’s such as SPSS.
- Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, and concurrently manage a variety of activities effectively to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Education: At least an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics, Urban development. A first-level university degree in combination with 4 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
- Advanced English proficiency required.
- Fluency in Amharic required.
- Advance Somali language required.