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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Posted 5 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Operations , Services
Responsibilities 
The Advisor for the action field ‘Approaches to Peacebuilding’ is responsible for: 
  • ensuring adequate monitoring and reporting mechanisms in cooperation with the M&E Manager, relevant project staff and implementing partners and reports to Head of Component. 
  • 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.) 
  • supporting 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 
  • planning and executing surveys, focus group discussions and other monitoring and evaluation mechanisms 
  • maintaining databases for the provided beneficiary with starter kits, and Livelihoods agriculture programme 
  • any other ad-hoc duties deemed necessary by the Head of Component or his designee 
Tasks 
Monitoring advisory of the partner institution(s) 

The M&E Advisor 
  • monitors on a daily basis all livelihoods projects for socio-economic support, including field visits, 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 
  • prepares appropriate input for various monitoring reports including annual 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 tasks as assigned 
Coordination tasks 
The M&E Advisor 
  • assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation 
  • coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects 
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments 
  • handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting) 
Required qualifications, competences and experience 
  • academic degree (MSc) in relevant field, but not exclusively, such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Political Sciences, Business administration 
  • at least 5 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in Anbar 
  • proven work experience in international development cooperation and / or (I)NGOs, political entities, civil society organisations is an advantage 
  • management experience of small teams or contractors is an advantage 
Other knowledge, additional competencess 
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office) 
  • fluent written and oral knowledge of English and Arabic, German language skills are an advantage 
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 

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