M&E and Communications Officer

Posted 12 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description:

  • The M&E and Communications Officer is responsible for monitoring and evaluating project activities and supports the team in all media and PR activities in the different areas of implementation. The M&E and Communications Officer ensures high quality and timely results in the implementation of the ICT project. He/she works in close collaboration with the project team, partners, and government agencies.


The M&E and Communications Officer will:

  • Implement the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan in coordination with project director and project team to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of activities in accordance with the project log frame.
  • Track baselines and key indicators and establish data collection tools and reporting mechanisms that capture progress in project implementation.
  • Provide monthly feedback on the M&E goals and outputs to enable the project team to track its performance and for reporting purposes.
  • Support the project’s partners in their monitoring procedures to meet accurate M&E
  • requirements including provision of regular reports, success stories and media material.
  • Prepare interim project reports by compiling M&E data to provide empirical evidence in accordance with GIZ monitoring and evaluation procedures, as well as data analysis and presentation for communication purposes.
  • Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of the M&E plan and the data collection tools and processes.
  • Work closely with Communications Advisors of Country Office and Cluster to align reporting with field-based evidence collected at various intervals of the project.
  • Quality management of PR, corporate design and communication guidelines by GIZ.
  • Organizing events, workshops and other PR relevant activities for ICT Project.
  • Harmonizing lines of communication together with implementing partners.
  • Develop and maintain communication strategy including online and offline communication instruments in close collaboration with the project team.

He/She also assists in:


  • Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Supports in data collection and analysis in close cooperation with implementing partners.
  • Supports in conducting regular visits to project sites to carry out process monitoring as well as gathering feedback from the staff and the beneficiaries about the implemented project.
  • Monitors and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.
  • Designs – and conducts focus group discussions, surveys (according to statistical methodologies, quantitative and or qualitative) in close cooperation with the Project Advisor.
  • Monitors the sustainability of the project results.
  • Prepares presentations and reports about the M&E findings and impact of the project.
  • Assists the Project Advisor in preparing monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress reports on project activities.
  • Organizes and delivers training with project partners on M&E
  • Advises and supports project partners on their approaches to and management of
  • data collection, data storage and utilization.
  • Media and PR Work.
  • Assists in the coordination of digital and non-digital communication activities within the project.
  • Supports the further development of new formats or tools for internal and external communication in collaboration with the project consultant.
  • Organizes events, workshops and other activities for the ICT project.
  • Collects relevant press material during events (photos, videos, interviews, etc.)
  • Assists in the creation of PR content for articles, social media posts, and video scripts.
  • Quality management of publications and their compliance with GIZ standards (corporate design, content standards).
  • Maintenance of project websites, factsheets and other social media platforms.
  • Sharing information and supporting dialogue between team members and various GIZ projects.

Project’s implementation:

The M&E and Communications Officer:

  • Supports the team in daily operational activities.
  • Performs other duties and tasks if needed at the request of the project advisor.

Required qualifications, competencies and experience:

  • Bachelor´s or Master´s degree in communication, social/political/economic sciences, or IT or similar.
  • Working experience of 3-5 years in M&E in the humanitarian and/or development sector.
  • Experienced in working with international organizations and stakeholders.
  • Experienced in working with surveys, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, evaluations, and designing monitoring tools.
  • Good (working) knowledge of ICT technologies, computer applications (e.g. MS Office), and social media or similar.
  • Business fluent in Arabic and English (writing and speaking), knowledge of Kurdish is an asset.
  • Very good analytical, communication (target-group oriented), and organizational Skills.
  • Extraordinary analytical and writing skills.
  • Team player, proactive and responsible personality, innovative and flexible.
  • Has experience and enjoys working in a multi-cultural team.
  • Willingness to learn and up-skill.
  • Willingness to travel in the different implementation areas of the project (Central Iraq and KRI).

Requirements for application:

  • The 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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