Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

Posted 8 months ago by Spark
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Under direct supervision of the Country Manager (administartive management) and in close coordination with the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager (technical management). The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer is responsible for conducting and facilitating all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities for the higher education programme in Iraq. In addition to providing access to higher education for Syrian refugees, vulnerable youth and IDPs, the programme contains several components aimed at enhancing access to the labour market for SPARK’s scholarship recipients and recent graduates. The ME&R Officer will ensure activities are implemented timely and according to donor regulations.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Support on writing quarterly and annual reports for the project;
  • Coordinate inputs on reports with the relevant project implementation staff;
  • Support in providing (donor) reporting templates, verification and triangulation of report figures, integration of M&E findings, and ensuring narrative cleanliness.

Data Management:

  • The ME&R Officer will be the main focal for the projects data management
  • Collect and facilitate the collection of data, as well as ensuring that they are properly stored in the Student Information System (SIS) and other related systems;
  • Ensure data is entered in real-time into the Programme’s online Student Information System (SIS) and other related systems;
  • Assure that all the MoVs are in place;
  • Data management for the entrepreneurship and social cohesion activities implemented in the project;
  • Follow up on response rate/nonresponse, missing data, data consistency and data quality;

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conduct, follow up and facilitate the implementation of surveys, and other ME&R related studies/ research either directly or through third party monitoring companies in the areas of projects operation in the Middle East through for example developing and revising the necessary survey tools;
  • ME&R field monitoring and visits to the areas of projects operation in Iraq;
  • Conducting interviews and FGDs with the beneficiaries when necessary and when required;
  • Monitoring and evaluation for SPARK awarded business start-ups, offered internships and job opportunities  
  • Development of digital data collection tools such as google forms and KOBO;
  • Preparing surveys/interviews for any ad-hoc assessments and analysing the data and report on the figures;
  • Supporting in evaluation missions and responding to external evaluators or audits in ME&R matters;
  • Lessons learnt: capturing all the lessons learnt during the implementation of the project and through the ME&R findings and follow up on having them clearly highlighted and organized through conducting lessons learnt sessions and updating the LLT (Lessons Learnt Tracker);
  • Selection and verification: supporting in and developing of the selection and verification procedures and criteria for beneficiary selection and verification;

Capacity Building and Partners follow up:

  • Follow-up with partners, provide training and capacity building support to partners on ME&R requirements and SPARK ME&R templates.
  • Follow up with partners to assure timely data collection and build their capacity when needed about data collection and data management.
  • Conduct frequent visits to the partners and maintaining regular communication with them
  • Building a trusting relationship with SPARK partners

Provide support to regional programmes where needed

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor level education in a field relevant to the position. Degree on Master level desirable;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in humanitarian aid and/or development organization;
  • At least 1 years of Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation experience;
  • 1-2 years of experience working with large/complex databases, including testing and providing troubleshooting support;
  • Previous experience with the EU is an advantage;
  • Proven track record of donor reporting (in English) is essential;
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Kurdish, Arabic is a plus;
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, Online digital data collection tools and Statistical software packages;
  • Flexibility to travel and to work within the KR-I and potentially Mosul (including overnight stays);
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Attention for detail;
  • Structured and precise way of working;
  • Pro-active and independent work-mind set;
  • Strong (inter-cultural) communication skills;
  • Positive attitude.

SPARK Offers

  • A challenging and interesting position in an international environment;
  • Full time position 40h per week;
  • Remuneration according to relevant work and working hours between 1600-1800 USD gross
  • Dynamic team to work with.

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Spark is an NGO that develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity.

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