Junior M&E Officer

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
Nineva Governorate in northwestern Iraq continues to be severely affected by the effects of the occupation by the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) and the subsequent liberation struggles. The public social and productive infrastructure is still partially or completely destroyed, especially in the west and south of the province. Reconstruction has so far only taken place to a limited extent and only in certain areas, while other areas are neglected (e.g. Sinjar and Tel Afar). There is no strategic planning for physical and economic reconstruction at either local or national level. 

The project Strengthening resilience in dealing with crises and conflicts in Ninewa Province (SRN) is located in Ninewa Governorate and focuses on the districts of Mosul, Sinjar and Tel Afar. It aims to strengthen the resilience of the population in dealing with crises and conflicts and implements measures in the fields of Employment Promotion, Rehabilitation of Public Infrastructure and Social Cohesion. In the field of Employment Promotion, the project implements diverse activities, including grant distribution for business people, Technical and Vocational Training for young people and cash-for-work activities.

The junior M&E officer provides support for
the component leader and the M&E senior advisor for whom the junior M&E officer performs technical tasks
all M&E related aspects of the Cash-for-Work implementation
M&E related aspects related to the implementation of the implementing partner
coordinating project activities 
carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project
the team leader in carrying out project activities
The junior advisor performs the following tasks:
Monitoring & Evaluation

The junior M&E officer
  • Supports all monitoring process related to the implementation of Cash for Work activities. This entails, among other things:
  1. Prepares monitoring tools for household surveys, baseline assessments and post-distribution monitoring processes;
  2. Conduct above mentioned monitoring activities;
  3. Supporting the beneficiary selection by conducting vulnerability assessments and conducting household surveys;
  4. Monitoring on-going activities and drafting of updates and reports;
  5. Filing collected documents and providing relevant information in a systemized way to the rest of the Livelihoods and M&E team;
  6. Observing contextual developments and challenges threatening the implementation of the activities;
  7. Support project team in implementation on request.
  8. Represents GIZ during the activities in the field.
  9. Supports monitoring processes related to the implementation of livelihood activities with an implementing partner, incl. grant distribution and TVET activities. This entails, among other things:
  • Supporting with the review and analysis of data submitted by the implementing partner,
  1. Assisting with critically studying reports and log frames submitted by the implementing partner and comparing it to project indicators and objectives;
  2. Review of monitoring tools used by the implementing partner and providing qualitative feedback;
  3. Conducting monitoring visits and qualitative interviews with beneficiaries and preparing respective reports to the livelihoods team;
  4. Conducting remote monitoring (via phone) and preparing respective reports to the livelihoods team;
  5. Liaising with M&E officers of implementing partner;
  6. File relevant documents and reports in the project’s content management system.

General obligations
  • The junior M&E officer needs to become familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • is willing to frequently (up to several times per week) travel to Mosul, Tel Afar or Sinjar and willing to also stay overnight
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
Other duties/additional tasks
The junior M&E officer

assists other experts, if necessary, as a translator, performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in an area that is related to the project objectives
Professional experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Proven experience in the field of (remote) data collection and beneficiary interviewing
  • Proven experience with producing quality reports
  • Proven experience with using monitoring tools, such as Kobo-ToolBox
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or another database programme)
  • Very good familiarity with the context of Ninawa, esp.  Mosul, Tel Afar and Sinjar
  • Very good English language skills (written and oral)
  • Very good Arabic and Kurdish language skills (written and oral)
  • High competencies in working independently

Requirements for application:
  • Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
  • CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots and links will not be accepted. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

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