Monitoring Officer

Posted 3 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Service
 Location: Based in Erbil with visits to Mosul and other Sub-Districts in Nineveh 
After the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been largely defeated in Iraq, the country is at a critical stage. Mosul, a city with a former population of approximately 1.4 million, suffered from widespread destruction of public and private infrastructure since its final liberation from the IS in July 2017. The northern Iraqi governorate Nineveh has also been subject to fighting between the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS) and various other armed actors. As a result of these clashes and terrorism against the civilian population by the IS, more than 600,000 people fled, of an overall estimated 3.2 million inhabitants. 
The province is also characterised by its diversity: Sunni Kurds and Sunni Arabs represent the majority of the population. Among the smaller groups are Yezidi, Shi'ite Turkmen, Christians and the Shi'a Shabak. The recent events have significantly contributed to the increasing divide between the aforementioned groups and further weakened the social and political fabric. 
The objective of the projects is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in selected communities in Nineveh, specifically in the city of Mosul and six other sub-districts. The projects aim at conceptualizing the relevant connection between hard components e.g. (re)construction, income generation and soft components, including programming in civil conflict transformation, promoting peaceful coexistence and strengthening social cohesion beyond the project region. Thus, the projects are focusing on 1) rehabilitation of basic public social infrastructure, 2) livelihood activities to support returnees and vulnerable groups and 3) peacebuilding measures. The project entails the commissioning of a web-based application to monitor the contextual situation in Ninewa and impact of activities implemented there making use of both primary and secondary data. 
Overall Purpose of Post 
The Monitoring Officer supports all M&E-related aspects of the project and liaises with the team to collect, collate and analyse monitoring and evaluation data. He or she conceptualizes and monitors data collection processes on both qualitative and quantitative level and ensures the proper processing of collected information. The Monitoring Officer further ensures the monitoring of activities through occasional field visits and the regular communication with the Head of Component. He or she supports the results-based monitoring of the program within the project cycle management and develops, in close cooperation with other team members, qualitative reports for political partners. 
Tasks and Responsibilities 
General Responsibilities 
The Monitoring Officer 
  • Maintains and supports - in cooperation with the project staff - further development of an organized data and information management system to ensure the structured organization of the collected data as well as their accessibility for further processing; 
  • Supports all processes to ensure proper management of the results-based monitoring system; 
  • Prepares information as required from available sources (e.g. project implementing partners, RMO, GIZ field offices incl. Liaison Officer, direct communication with implementing partners if necessary, project data base) in a timely manner; 
  • Contributes to the preparation of sound, accurate and professional reporting (e.g. progress reports, ad-hoc requests from various partners); 
  • Supports internal knowledge management and capitalization of information, which includes overseeing the internal document management system and the compilation of best practices, lessons learnt etc. from various sources; 
  • Attends meetings with implementing partners (INGOs, NNGOs) and shares their results 
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned. 
Required qualifications, competences and experience 
General Qualifications 
  • Degree in social science, political science, project management, computer science or related field of study 
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in a field relevant to the position in a comparable position, preferably with an (international) NGO or international development organization 
  • Very good command of ICT technologies 
  • Able to work independently 
  • Good management and organizational skills 
  • Fluent written and spoken communication skills in English; fluent Arabic language skills is an asset 
Specific Qualifications 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Monitoring & Evaluation, preferably in (I)NGOs or international organisations 
  • Knowledge in in M&E tools (surveys, focus group discussions, quantitative and qualitative approaches 
  • Experience developing data collection and administration systems 
  • Knowledge in Java and / or Java Script and database development is considered an asset 
  • Experience working in multi-cultural teams 
  • Good communication and networking skills 


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