Danish Refugee Council (DRC) CDRD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Hargeisa, Somaliland 2013

CDRD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.
Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others.
There are four main programme offices in Somalia region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi.
The Community-Driven Recovery and Development (CDRD) Project is a collaborative effort between the World Bank, UNICEF, DFID, DRC, SIDA, EC, MFA-Netherlands, Somalia Stability Fund, Finnish Embassy and DANIDA.
The objective of CDRD project is to provide services to communities, to empower communities and provide capacity development to local councils.
Through the CDRD, community receive grants to support the implementation of their projects (here referred to as sub-projects).
The CDRD established a project Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) comprising an M&E Specialist, an M&E Officer, an Engineer, a National Engineer, an Engineer Trainer, a Community Development Worker (CDW) Trainer,a Management Information System (MIS) Officer and MIS assistants.
Main Responsibilities
To carry out the monitoring of community sub-projects, which will inform output indicators of CDRD Result Framework (RF); to carry out community self-evaluation and mid-term reviews, which will inform outcome-level indicators of the CDRD RF; and to lead the baseline and end-line surveys, which will inform impact-level indicators of the CDRD RF;
To review and monitor community sub projects both at proposal and implementation stages to ensure quality and control, including adequate safeguards against adverse social impact.
To provide capacity building for DRC community facilitators, MIS Officer and his/her assistants, as well as local authorities, in the use of the Project Management System (PMS) and on CDRD procedures as per the Operations Manual.
Specific Responsibilities and description of tasks
  • Directly supervise the positions of CDW Trainer, MIS Officer and M&E Officer, while indirectly overseeing the work of MIS Assistants;
  • Ensure that data at the project input, output and process levels are supplied, maintained and updated in the CDRD database;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the community self-evaluations, mid-term reviews and end line surveys to produce a set of household data that will inform the outcome-level indicators of the Results Framework;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the CDRD baseline studies and ensure consultants produce a set of community socio-economic profiles and a dataset of household data that will inform the impact-level indicators of the Results Framework;
  • Lead monitoring & evaluation in CDRD for the joint programmes that include DIALOGUE, ACT DDG/DRC Dutch and DFID Consortium;
  • Lead financial monitoring and comparison of disbursements captured in the submitted monthly reports from districts and compiled BFUs from Finance Unit;
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the CDRD Project Coordinator to ensure that lessons learnt are documented and used;
  • Prepare and submit Donor Reports to the CDRD Project Coordinator that capture the project status and fulfil the reporting requirements prescribed by the funding agency;
  • Keep track of CDRD sub-projects indicators using completed community monitoring forms to assess results achieved against performance targets stated in community project proposals;
  • Operationalize the participatory component of the CDRD project’s M&E framework and track output-level indicators of the CDRD Results Framework (RF) for each target CDRD district;
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, perform thematic analyses of primary and secondary data as part of operations research to provide answers to specific program questions;
  • In collaboration with the QAU engineer, review community subprojects proposal to ensure quality and control, including adequate safeguards against adverse social impact;
  • Undertake field visits to monitor the execution of the activities of the various CDRD funded subprojects;
  • Support national governmental partners and local authorities in mainstreaming good monitoring practices in their plans;
  • Collaborate with the DRC Regional Data Manager and the CDRD Project Coordinator to upgrade and enhance the CDRD M&E system designed during the previous phases of the CDRD project;
  • Interact with, and support involved UN agencies and governmental partners in the harmonization of the CDRD M&E system with that of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance.
  • Training of the Community Development Workers on data collection and the Community Development Committees on Participatory Output Monitoring (POM) tools and techniques.
  • Additional responsibilities may be incorporated; including (but not restricted to):
  1. Financial monitoring and comparison of field reports captured in the PMS and BFUs;
  2. Lead the planning and implementation of the end-line studies; and
  3. Taking lead in monitoring & evaluation for the joint programmes (DIALOGUE, ACT including the upcoming DDG/DRC Dutch and DFID Consortium).
Person specifications
  • Minimum of Degree in International Development, Programme development; Social Studies, or other related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior programmatic capacity in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches and tools to community planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and database design, development and management
  • Knowledge of computer database and statistical packages.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Extensive experience in proposal development and donor report writing is required.
  • Experience in capacity building, and in facilitating trainings.
  • Good command of computer programs and applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations various stakeholders.
The CDRD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the CDRD Programme Coordinator, while liaising with Area Managers for Somaliland, Puntland, Galkayo and other South Central Zones.
Terms and Conditions:
Availability: Start date of February 2013
Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland.
Contract: This is a one year contract, with possibility of extension.
This position is rated as A 13 on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.dk.
Accommodation at DRC guesthouse, R&R, insurance, annual flight to/from home.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments.
All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).
Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
CV-only applications will not be considered.
Please submit your application by email to drcintjobs@drchoa.org, in English and marked “CDRD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” no later than 15 January, 2013.

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