Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization. Our vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world. The IFRC carries out relief operations to assist people affected by disasters and crises, and combines this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its member National Societies. The IFRC's work focuses on four core areas: promoting humanitarian values, disaster response, disaster preparedness, and health and community care. Positions in the IFRC may be based in the main office in Geneva (Switzerland) or in field offices around the world. A career in the IFRC will involve working alongside colleagues from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, supporting, coordinating and facilitating the humanitarian work we undertake. The role of the secretariat in Geneva is to coordinate and mobilize relief assistance for international emergencies, promote cooperation between National Societies, and represent these National Societies in the international field. The role of the secretariat in the field delegations is to assist and advise National Societies with relief operations, advise on development programmes, and encourage regional cooperation. In response to significant humanitarian needs following the earthquake in Nepal, the IFRC has launched a 33.4 million Swiss franc emergency appeal to provide vital services including food, shelter and water and sanitation assistance for 75,000 vulnerable people. The appeal was launched following an initial Disaster Relief Emergency Fund allocation of 500,000 Swiss francs, which was activated to ensure resources are available immediately.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization)

The American Red Cross (AmRC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. The American Red Cross continues to deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network, in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

American Red Cross is supporting Nepal Red Cross for implementation of USAID/OFDA and MACP supported development projects in Nepal. American Red Cross has recently signed project agreement with Nepal Red Cross for implementation of PREPARE Project and PMER-IM project for two years. The American Red Cross has four active projects with Nepal Red Cross Society. For the successful implementation of the PMER – IM Project and supporting other ongoing projects, the American Red Cross Nepal an experienced Program Monitoring, Evaluations, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) Officer. The PMEAL Officer will support the MEAL Manager.

From the 1st of April 2020, American, Canadian and British Red Cross are joining Red Cross Country Consortium led by Danish Red Cross in Nepal. This position will transition into consortium position from 1st April 2020.

Job Propose

The PMEAL Officer will work closely with the MEAL Manager in developing monitoring and evaluation systems and preparing periodic reports for the NRCS/American Red Cross programme that are relevant and appropriate to the Nepal context. The PMEAL Officer will assist building systems that can be implemented by the NRCS/American Red Cross local team and s/he will help build the capacity of the NRCS team while ensuring accountability to both donors and beneficiaries for the resources raised through a comprehensive and participatory M&E system.

The PMEAL Officer will work with the American Red Cross Nepal Delegation until March 31, 2020 and reports to MEL Manager of the American Red Cross Nepal Delegation and then transitions into the consortium position. In the consortium, the Officer will report to PMEAL Manager of Country Consortium.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Support with the development and operationalize an M&E plan for the consortium programmes
  • Assist the programme team in the development of the baseline, endline, midterm review and reporting tools and templates for the consortium projects
  • Aid with operationalizing the Accountability Framework
  • Support with quarterly or 6-month programme reviews by senior management of NRCS and Consortium team.
  • Build capacity of NRCS staff in M&E, quality assurance and reporting.
  • Assist the programme team on the production of monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as project proposals following DRC/ Consortium and donor templates.
  • Support NRCS staff to produce monthly reports following NRCS templates.
  • In coordination with the PMEAL Manager, ensure effective implementation and management of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Contribute to the development of NRCS/Consortium monitoring and evaluation and data systems management capacity, procedures, tools, associated methodologies and key documents to ensure standardization in evaluation and reporting practices.
  • Develop Terms of Reference (ToR) for evaluations, external consultant support and other resources required for the implementation and monitoring & evaluation of the projects jointly with the programme team.
  • Document and promote good practices, knowledge management and institutional learning around monitoring and evaluation approaches and incorporate lessons learned, best practices and technical innovation in plans and project designs.
  • Monitor and communicate technical programme performance and advise consortium senior management on technical issues that could adversely impact Consortium programming.
  • Regular field visits to projects sites with NRCS counterparts and provide structured feedback in a way that can improve data collection/analysis and project monitoring
  • In coordination with the programme team, support projects’ review/evaluations by donors and/or evaluators
  • Represent the Consortium, on behalf of the Head of Programmes or Country Consortium Manager as requested, and develop and maintain relationships with Red Cross and Red Crescent Network partners regarding monitoring and evaluation.
  • Coordinate and ensure timely data collection and data analysis infopgraphics.
  • Contribute to the production of materials such as presentations, annual reports, case studies, training materials, positions papers.

Other Tasks

  • Any other tasks specific to this position to be identified and agreed upon by the job holder and line-manager 

Duties applicable to all staff

1.Work towards the achievement of the IFRC/Consortium goals through effective managerial and lateral relationship and teamwork
2.Produce timely reports based on defined templates and indicators
3.Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent principles
4.Perform other work-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the line manager.

Position Requirements

Education
Required
Preferred
Master’s degree in operations research, quantitative analysis or related field

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Bachelor’s degree in operations research, quantitative analysis or related field
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Experience
Required
Preferred
Minimum of 5 years working directly in a M&E role

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Demonstrated experience in programme identification and design, assessment
X

Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent

X
Substantial experience with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative methods
X

Experience in humanitarian relief and emergency response setting

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Substantial experience designing and facilitating skills and knowledge building training   and capacity building interventions for a variety of stakeholders.
X

Experience working with vulnerable and marginalised groups

X
Knowledge and Skills
Required
Preferred
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through collaboration.
X

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and in a collegial fashion with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
X

Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively in dynamic and demanding operational environments and sometimes under pressure
X

Excellent knowledge of inclusion of gender equality, social inclusion and disability into programming

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Excellent written/verbal communication skills
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Ability to work in an organised and systematic manner
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Excellent facilitation skills
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Excellent computer skills, particularly in MS Office, and experience with SPSS, STATA, or other statistical analysis software required.
X

Flexible in approach
X

Languages
Required
Preferred
Excellent oral and written English and Nepali
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Other relevant language

X
Competencies (to be filled in by HR)


Integrity, team building, credibility, flexibility, motivation, honest, reliable and cultural awareness


Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 5+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 13 Jan, 2020
Apply Before 27 Jan, 2020
City Kathmandu