Junior Monitoring Officer

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Duty Station: Erbil with frequent visits to Ninewa
Deadline for application: April 20th, 2019
After the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been largely defeated in Iraq, the country is at a critical stage. Mosul, a city with a former population of approximately 1.4 million, suffered from widespread destruction of public and private infrastructure since its final liberation from the IS in July 2017. The northern Iraqi governorate Nineveh has also been subject to fighting between the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS) and various other armed actors. As a result of these clashes and terrorism against the civilian population by the IS, more than 600,000 people fled, of overall estimated 3.2 million inhabitants. 
The province is also characterised by its diversity: Sunni Kurds and Sunni Arabs represent the majority of the population. Among the smaller groups are Yezidi, Shi'ite Turkmen, Christians and the Shi'a Shabak. The recent events have significantly contributed to the increasing divide between the aforementioned groups and further weakened the social and political fabric. 

The objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in selected communities in Nineveh, specifically in the city of Mosul and six other sub-districts. The projects aim at conceptualizing the relevant connection between hard components e.g. (re)construction, income generation and soft components, including programming in civil conflict transformation, promoting peaceful coexistence and strengthening social cohesion beyond the project region. Thus, the projects are focusing on 1) rehabilitation of basic public social infrastructure, 2) livelihood activities to support returnees and vulnerable groups and 3) peacebuilding measures. The project entails the commissioning of a web-based application to monitor the contextual situation in Ninewa and impact of activities implemented there making use of both primary and secondary data. 
Overall Purpose of Post 
The Junior Data 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 Junior Data Monitoring Officer further ensures the monitoring of activities through regular field visits (Sinjar, Tel Afar, Tel Kaif, Mosul, Hamdaniya) 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 reports for political partners. 
Tasks and Responsibilities
General Responsibilities 
  • Ensures adequate monitoring and reporting mechanisms in cooperation with the M&E Officer, relevant project staff and implementing partners and reports to Head of Component 
  • Ensures 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 Officer 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 
Specific Tasks 
  • Monitors on a daily basis all Cash for Work and Livelihoods projects, including field visits, spot checks etc. 
  • Travelling to target areas in Ninewa several times a week and working independently and in 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 
  • Performs other M&E related tasks as assigned 
Required qualifications, competences and experience 
General Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social / political / economic or IT-related sciences 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in the humanitarian and / or development sector, preferably with an international NGO, UN or governmental organization 
  • Fluent in Arabic and Kurdish speaking and writing 
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing 
  • Must be familiar with Ninewa Governorate 
  • Very good command of ICT technologies 
  • Able to work independently 
  • Basic knowledge of managing data bases 
  • Has experience and enjoys working in a multi-cultural team 
  • Willing to further develop personal and professional skills 


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