Junior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Operations , Services
The Field Monitoring Officer supports the project team in all M&E-related aspects of the project and liaises with the team and partner organisations to collect, monitor and evaluate data. He or she monitors data collection processes on both qualitative and quantitative level and supports the proper processing of collected information. The Field Monitoring Officer further ensures the monitoring of activities through regular field visits (in the area of implementation in Anbar including Ramadi and Faluja) and the close communication with the Head of Component. He or she supports the results-based monitoring of the program within the project cycle management and develops, in close cooperation with other team members, qualitative and quantitative reports for the project team and political partners.
The Field Monitoring Officer provides support for:
  • the team leader and other experts for whom the field monitor performs technical tasks and field visits.
  • monitoring project activities
  • carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning and implementation of projects or programmes
  • carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project/programme
  • the team leader in carrying out project activities.
Coordination and monitoring

The Field Monitoring Officer
  • ensures adequate monitoring and reporting mechanisms in cooperation with the M&E Advisor, relevant project staff and implementing partners and reports to Head of Component
  • supports in ensuring that the partners implement the activities according to the contractually agreed standards (e.g. utilize agreed selection criteria, ensure appropriate working conditions for beneficiaries, etc.)
  • supports the internal knowledge management and ensures that the data repository is managed and is up to date. This includes reporting from partners, templates, data management system, lessons learnt and others
  • assists project staff in planning and executing surveys, focus group discussions and other monitoring and evaluation mechanisms
  • assists the M&E Advisor in maintaining data bases for the Cash for Work and Livelihoods programme
  • Any other ad-hoc duties deemed necessary by the Head of Component or his designee
The Field Monitoring Officer
  • conducts monitoring field visits frequently with the programme staff for all Livelihoods agriculture activities in the projects for the socio-economic support, including preparing reports, spot checks etc.
  • travels to target areas in Anbar several times a week and works independently and in close collaboration with partners
  • applies and supports the designing of M&E tools such as focus group discussions, surveys, quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • supports the preparation of sound, accurate and professional reporting as required
  • attends meetings with implementing partners (INGOs, NNGOs) and shares their results
  • draws up reports and presentation documents in collaboration with the M&E Advisor
  • prepares appropriate input for various monitoring reports including annual, quarterly and ad-hoc reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ
Head Office
  • assists with research activities and studies on monitoring issues which benefit joint programmes.
  • performs other M&E related tasks as assigned
Knowledge management
The Field Monitoring Officer
  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • assists in establishing a project database and contributes to it
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting of information on agriculture and livelihood activities
  • assembles data on agriculture and livelihood and keeps an inventory list
  • organises and updates project/programme documentation, the filing systems and the project/programme library
Implementation of project activities
The Field Monitoring Officer
  • develops training materials for monitoring requirements
  • carries out basic training in monitoring to the partners for GIZ requirement
  • moderates team meetings in cooperation with partner organisations
General obligations
The Field Monitoring Officer
  • familiarizes himself / herself with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • familiarizes himself / herself with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • 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 Field Monitoring Officer
  • assists other experts, if necessary, as translator
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • academic degree in relevant field, but not exclusively, such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Political Sciences, Business administration
  • initial experience (internship or similar) in this area
  • experience in working with international development organisations, (I)NGOs and / or political entities is an advantage

Other knowledge, additional competences
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, th internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Access or another database programme)
  • good knowledge of English language and Arabic, German language skills are an advantage
  • experience of project management and research experience in an area related to the project’s/programme’s requirements is desirable
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

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