M&E and Communications Officer

Posted 11 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job Title

M&E and Communications Officer

Reports to: Project Director
Deputy: Technical Advisor
Duty Station: Baghdad

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) is a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is tasked with improving employment prospects in the technology sector for young entrepreneurs and job seekers in Iraq. Since 2018, the project Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Prospects for Modern Youth in Iraq has been working with its partners to support Iraq's technology and startup ecosystem. To achieve this goal, the project promotes the establishment of innovation hubs and training in entrepreneurship and digital skills in Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Mosul - and provides space for coworking, coding, and networking within the tech community. The project also supports research and access to finance through grant matching and the establishment of angel investor networks in Iraq.

A. 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.

B. Responsibilities

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:

C. Tasks

1. 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's results
  • Prepares presentations and report 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 trainings with project partners on M&E
  • Advises and supports project partners on their approaches to and management of data collection, data storage and utilization.

2. 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

3. 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

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Bachelor´s or Master´s degree in communication, social/politic/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 organisations and stakeholders
  • Experienced in working with surveys, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, evaluations and designing of 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 reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-ICT21-173) M&E and Communications Officer
  • 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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