Ninewa Governorate in north-western Iraq continues to be severely affected by the effects of the occupation by the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) and the subsequent liberation struggles. The public social and productive infrastructure is still partially or completely
destroyed, especially in the west and south of the province. Reconstruction has so far only taken place to a limited extent and only in certain areas, while other areas are neglected (e.g. Sinjar and Tel Afar). There is no strategic planning for physical and economic reconstruction at either local or national level.
The project “Strengthening resilience in dealing with crises and conflicts in Ninewa Province” (SRN) is located in Ninewa Governorate and focuses on the districts of Mosul, Sinjar, Ba’aj and Tel Afar. It aims to strengthen the resilience of the population in dealing with crises and conflicts and implements measures in the fields of Livelihoods, Rehabilitation of Public Infrastructure and Social Cohesion.
A. Responsibilities - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist provides support for
- all M&E related needs of the project
- the coordination between project components
- integrating M&E related aspects into the implementation by GIZ and of implementing partners
- conducting regular monitoring visits and report writing
- that the project properly and regularly measures impacts of its activities as per the project’s logframe
- the development of questionnaires for impact evaluations
- that M&E measures are designed, planned and implemented in an effective, time- bound manner.
B. Tasks - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will perform the following tasks:
1. Monitor, evaluate and advice project implementation in all three project components, livelihoods, construction and social cohesion:
- Design monitoring tools fit to the specific needs of the different project components and activities, such as household surveys, baseline assessments and post- distribution monitoring
- Develop questionnaires measuring impact and potential negative implications of the project
- Critically studying reports and log frames submitted by partner and comparing it to project indicators and objectives
- Review and analyse data submitted by partner and available needs assessments
- Review monitoring tools used by partner
- Conduct monitoring visits and write respective reports
- Represent GIZ during monitoring visits
- Observe contextual developments and challenges threatening the implementation of the activities
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist needs to become familiar with the GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures
- is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
- is willing to frequently (up to several times per week) travel to Mosul, Tel Afar, Ba’aj and Sinjar and willing to also stay overnight
- 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
- as per the needs of the project and specified by the line manager
- assist other experts, if necessary, as translator
- Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the project objectives
2. Specific work experience
- At least 4 years of experience within the field of Monitoring and Evaluation in the humanitarian or development sector in Ninewa province.
- Proven experience in the field of (remote) data collection and analysis.
- Proven experience in conducting evaluations, including the conceptualization of questionnaires and interpretation of collected data.
3. Language skills
- Excellent Arabic skills, with proven ability to adjust to different contexts from a local, rural level to higher-level political stakeholder discussions
- Very good English skills (B2)
4. Other skills
- Good knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications
- Very good familiarity with the context of Ninewa
- High competencies in working independently
- Team player, willingness to coordinate and collaborate with all members of the SRN project team and other units within GIZ Iraq, horizontally (between colleagues of the same level) as well as vertical (with head of project and head of components)
- Willingness to contribute to a fast-paced team and being flexible to ever-changing contextual implementation context and the associated challenges
- CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screenshots and links will not be accepted.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered