Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Fulltime
Afghanistan, Kabul
Posted 2 months ago

Job Announcement

DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
Vacancy Number: EX-002/2017
Nationality: Expatriate
Department: Fundraising & Communications Department  
Duty station: Kabul main office
Required number: One (1)
Gender: Male / Female
Contract: Fixed term
Salary: According to DACAAR expat salary scale
Opening Date: 28/03/2017
Closing Date: 18/04/2017
Working Hours Sunday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 04:00 pm (summer timing), 08:00 am – 04:00 pm (winter timing)
Organization Background:
DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 600 staff of whom 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.
Position Description:
The M&E Manager is a key position within the Fundraising & Communications Department.  In close collaboration with the Head of Fundraising & Communications, the incumbent will support DACAAR in the planning and execution of its M&E activities, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards and feedback of M&E information for learning, accountability and decision making purposes, including for development of new project proposals. This will include the implementation of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) System and support to the management of the system. S/he will train staff and build DACAAR’s internal capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation through engaging staff in continuous on-the-job mentoring and coaching as well as providing real time technical advice, support and assistance
Responsibilities:
  • Support DACAAR in the planning and execution of its M&E activities, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards
  • Develop and implement a monitoring framework in support of the Strategic Programme Framework Document (2017-2020).
  • In close collaboration with the Head of Fundraising & Communications Department, lead the implementation of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) system.  The PMEL system should be upgraded to serve the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning needs for the organization in line with the Strategic Programme Framework Document (2017-2020).
  • Support and build the capacity of the staff in the department for management and practical application of the PMEL system, including for the elaboration of analyses based on information from the system.
  • Train and build the capacity of Fundraising & Communications Department staff as a whole on monitoring and evaluation concepts, theories.
  • Support the Head of Fundraising & Communications and staff in designing and undertaking (or commissioning) and managing evaluations and assessments of specific projects or other activities.
  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising & Communications, Grants & Communications Advisor, the M&E team and Reporting team to ensure that lessons learned in terms of process and impact, and best practices captured during M&E of projects are channeled to reports, design of future project proposals, and to support the development of knowledge products for internal and external use.
  • Support the design of M&E related parts of project proposals, e.g. development of logframes or results frameworks.
  • Support the provision of M&E inputs for reports to donors and other bodies, and internal quarterly and annual reports.

·         Build the capacity of Programme staff in monitoring and evaluating implementation of projects through training and on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

·         Support the Programme in the designing of assessments and baseline methodologies and questionnaires in order to ensure quality of project implementation.

·         Work closely with the Technical Unit embedded in the Programme Department to ensure that PMEL system and framework reflects the specific needs (i.e for indicators, impact monitoring, etc) for each thematic area, namely; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Women’s Empowerment and Small Scale Enterprise Development.

  • Liaise with Head of Fundraising & Communications, Grants & Communications Adviser and finance staff to ensure all proposals have a budget line for M&E activities.
  • In addition to the above specific tasks and responsibilities, the M&E Manager will undertake any other relevant tasks assigned by the Head of Fundraising & Communications.
Education:  Master Degree in the relevant field.
Experience:  Three (3) years of professional work experience in a relevant field is required.
Other qualifications’ an advantage:

  • Knowledge and experience of bilateral and multilateral donor such as ECHO, in agencies, DANIDA etc
  • Hands on experience in project management
  • A strong team player with good coordination skills
  • Proficiency in the English language both written and spoken.
  • Good report writing skills
Languages: Fluent English both written and Oral
Procedure for submission of applications:                                                                                      
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to jobs@dacaar.org or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan

Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
E-mail: jobs@dacaar.org
Web site: www.dacaar.org

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