The NRC Central and West Africa region is composed of country offices in Burkina Faso/Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Nigeria. All countries are experiencing a deterioration of the security situation, increasing humanitarian needs, and displacements due to conflict. The region is marred by challenges to principled humanitarian action, including access challenges and the politicization of aid. Displaced populations face obstacles to obtaining their basic rights and durable solutions have not been found for millions across the region.
The Central and West Africa Regional Office (CWARO) oversees the country programs in the region and provides strategic guidance and oversight across the core program, advocacy, and support functions.
As a Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, you will assume the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Global M&E Framework, policy, guidelines, and technical developments in the region.
Under the supervision of the Regional Program Director, you will work closely with the regional Program Advisers as well as the regional support team, and Programs and M&E colleagues in Country Offices.
Duties and responsibilities
- Develop monitoring and evaluation strategy across the region aligned with global M&E framework, policy, strategy, procedures and priorities (RO M&E strategy and SOP, including M&E in the strategy, resources, staffing, capacity building and data use).
- Responsible for leading and facilitating the roll-out and use of global M&E developments across the region and at the CO level (communication, coordination, training, technical support and follow up).
- Manage performance and staff development of regional M&E staff (when relevant).
- Technical role in the recruitment of most senior M&E staff in COs (managers or coordinators) and M&E deployments in the region.
- Responsible for planning and coordinating processes relating to M&E within the regional office, including evaluation, research and learning planning processes and GORS reporting.
- Ensuring processes and systems for the use of M&E data through routine learning moments are institutionalised across the RO, with systems in place for interpreting and using M&E data.
- Directly provide analysis on regional level data for the regional programme management team for use in strategic learning moments and regional programme strategy.
- Provide technical support to programme staff in order to strengthen M&E processes and quality at the CO level, including M&E SOPs, evaluation planning and management, results measurement and data collection methodology and data use to ensure M&E systems meet or exceed NRC minimum standards.
- Strategic input to CO M&E strategies, including through carrying out M&E compliance checks in collaboration with the global M&E team and ensuring that these are used to develop CO M&E strategies, priorities and resourcing for M&E
- Developing/providing technical support for regional level M&E activities including regional level grants/ pilots/ programmes evaluations and research aligned with global, regional and country learning priorities.
- Roll out NRC’s M&E capacity building strategy across the region to relevant staff and developing and providing tailored training on M&E when required.
- Contribute to global M&E strategy, policy and development priorities through representing CO M&E priorities in relevant global discussions and capturing and sharing innovation in M&E as well as leading on agreed global developments, with technical supervision from the global team.
Generic professional competencies:
- Five to seven years of work experience at a senior level in monitoring and evaluation.
- Advanced degree in economics, research methods, social sciences, or a related field
- Experience of evaluation or research methods - qualitative and quantitative data analysis and tools
- Advanced analytical skills (complex research, systems development, and evaluations)
- Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Experience working in West and Central Africa preferred
- Experience working in an emergency response context
- Handling insecure environments
- Planning and delivering results
- Working with people
- Communicating with impact and respect
- Coping with change