The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization founded in Denmark in 1956. DRC implements relief and development activities in more than 30 countries throughout the world, assisting more than 1.5 million people of different ethnicities and religions. DRC is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization – and in DRC, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles.
DRC has been operating in Myanmar since May 2009 and in Rakhine State since 2010, responding to the humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the Cyclone Giri. DRC has recently expanded its programme providing shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC Myanmar in Rakhine State is funded by ECHO, SDC, DFAT, USAID and UN agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA.
Overall purpose of the role:
- Conduct monitoring activities, communicate information, gather data from the field and follow up on activities in order to get feedback on the quality and relevance of the assistance.
- Analyze data and write reports.
- Capture and document lessons learned
Geographic scope: Area (Rakhine)
This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.
Monitoring and evaluation
- Regularly undertake field monitoring visits to collect and document information on implementation progress and success of all programs.
- Coordinate baseline and endline as well as other surveys to ensure proper documentation of findings and recommendations
- Support programs in conducting participatory monitoring activities using a varied suite of tools that will ensure that implementation results are captured.
- Support the development of appropriate monitoring tools and methodologies to ensure qualitative and quantitative data is included in reports
- Regularly update all the program indicator performance trackers
- Ensure timely reporting on monitoring activities in line with work plans and project time line
- Regularly compile success stories and case studies from the field using appropriate guidelines
- Ensure high quality of quantitative and qualitative data by ensuring accurate data collection, data entry and analysis and interpretation of results
- Provide regular verbal and written feedback on field observations and monitoring findings to the MEAL Manager and relevant program staff
- Provide regular training / capacity building for program staff in all tools and methodologies
Accountability: Together with DRC MEAL Team, support in identifying and documenting appropriate accountability mechanisms for adoption by programs.
Learning and project quality
- Support program team in capturing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices.
- Contribute to organizational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned, reports and events
- Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by Line Manager and / or Area Manager.
Experience and technical competencies:
- Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience – preferably in social work, community development, non-governmental organizations, or civil society.
- Experience working with NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector, and use of data collection tools
- Knowledge/experience with Monitoring & Evaluation specifically, information management or accountability
- Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Basic knowledge of data analysis practices and tools
Education: University degree in relevant field (development or social research preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues) or equivalent professional qualification
- Advanced English proficiency
- Fluency in local language