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Under the direct supervision of the Amhara FO M&E Specialist /RBM, and technical supervision/support of Social Policy Specialist, the Consultant is responsible for the following key areas:
Programme Monitoring and Reporting
- In close consultation with Amhara FO and SPESI section develop the annual program monitoring and follow up plan; and Support the region and woredas in the development of annual social protection work plan
- Review existing program monitoring and adapt monitoring tools that helps to assess the progress of ISNP implementation and delivery of results. The ISNP result framework includes indicators draws from social protection, health, nutrition, ECD and child protection. The indicators are currently under review.
- Test and improve monitoring tools during the field visits, inform the FO and CO SPESI on any issues and make suggestions for enhancement of existing monitoring tools
- Using the ISNP and PSNP programme implementation manual (PIM), ensure monitoring indicators are established and monitor progress on the various component of the pilots, including the work of community service workers, health extension workers and developmental agents
- Prepare and share regular programme updates highlighting progress, opportunities and bottlenecks of ISNP
- Conduct field visits to monitor and provide support to ensure the delivery of social protection programme results and in the operational context of ISNP
- Analyse monitoring surveys conducted to extract key findings that need to be addressed at field level and advise the supervisor for informed strategic decisions
- Summarize findings on a quarter basis, to identify patters and recurring issues, that need to be raised to CO level and addressed in a more collective manner
- Follow up on monitoring and review findings received to ensure corrective actions are taken as required, including recording in the MIS and sharing of findings with stakeholders.
- Collect, analyse and document the key findings of the program monitoring and share to all implementing partners and SPESI section to be used for performance improvement, evidence-based decision making and programming at all level;
- Regularly monitoring the programme progress, track results, and challenges and report to the line manager and functional supervisor.
- Document systematically results achieved through the support of ISNP at all level advocate to use the evidence for decision-making
- Monitor inclusion of care-taker of malnutrition children through the woreda contingency budget and implementation of federal contingency budget;
- Regularly document program visit and spot check key action points/recommendation for follow up to ensure implementation of agreed action points;
- Facilitate the field monitoring missions to government officials, ECO SPESI section, Donors, consultants or any other pertinent mission as required
- Monitor the MIS system functionality and ensure use of ICT equipment’s are used only for the intended purpose.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports based on the key findings of the program monitoring, follow up and spot check; and contribute to the donor report as required.
- Perform other duties pertaining to ISNP and assigned by his/her supervisor in Amhara FO as well as ECO SPESI section.
Partnership, Coordination, capacity building and system strengthening
- Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitoring of ISNP and highlight potential risks to programme delivery.
- Facilitate and conduct gap analysis to ISNP implementing partners and provide need based on job training, coaching and mentoring of key implementing partners; with the support of social protection team.
- Support the regional SCT Steering Committee or other PSNP/ISNP taskforces, strengthening the multisectoral coordination at regional sector bureaus and build smooth relationship with key partners at all level
- Participate in and contribute to relevant PSNP and UPSNP Task Force meetings; regular programme or review meetings at regional level
- Support and mentor the social service workers and other frontline workers
- Provide support to ISNP implementing partners to strengthen the multisectoral collaboration and coordination at region, district and kebele level and system strengthening
Expected background and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Economics, Social Protection, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health or any related field;
- Minimum 2 years professional working experience in programme monitoring in development and humanitarian context
- Demonstrable professional experience in programme monitoring preferable in Social Protection sector.
- Desirable experience at regional levels regarding the effective design, implementation and monitoring of urban and rural safety net programmes in Ethiopia;
- Excellent planning, detail oriented and analysing skill;
- Excellent networking, communication and coordination skills, negotiating and advocacy skills;
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Amharic. Knowledge of other local language in the region is an added advantage.
- artners to strengthen the multisectoral collaboration and coordination at region, district and kebele level and system strengthening