Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – VSF Germany

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Job Description

Gross Salary:1400 – 1600 USD subject to all statutory deductions
Supervisor: Country Director
Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent travel to different VSFG field offices
Duration:one year subject to renewal based on performance and Fund availability
Closing Date: 30/09/201

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Germany (VSF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-profit making international organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, and food safety, VSFG works towards food security and strengthened the livelihoods of pastoralist communities. VSF Germany implements activities in Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. VSF Germany is registered and licensed in Sudan by the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) since 2010 and has renewed its license every year. 

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified person to fill the following position according to its job description and specifications. Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts monitoring and evaluation and assessment in various locations to ensure that the implementation of the project activities go in line with targets and deadlines.
  • Prepares and submits monthly progress reports or any other specific reports as requested.
  • Help revise the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Develop the overall framework for project M&E, for example, annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  • Guide the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for each component, to record and report physical progress against the plan activities also steer the process for designing the format of such progress reports.
  • Guide the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the format for such performance reports.
  • With Consortium Partners, Local NGOs and stakeholders, set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities.
  • Review the quality of existing social and economic data in the project area, the methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
  • Based on the review of existing data on the area, draw up the TOR for, design and cost out a baseline survey and a needs assessment survey.
  • With the other implementing partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
  • Organize and undertake training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders, in M&E skills, including participatory aspects.
  • Guide staff and implementing partners in preparing their progress reports. Together, analyze these reports in terms of problems and actions needed. Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.
  • Review monitoring reports, analyze them for impact evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
  • Collaborate with staff and implementing partners on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.
  • Identify the need and draw up the TORs for specific project studies.
  • Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project documents and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E.
  • Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with financial officer of the consortium partners, technical staff and other implementing partners.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • In collaboration with the accountant, provide the project Manager with management information that she/he may require.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps
  • Handle updating VSF Germany’s automated MEAL system; and utilizing it to generate feedback to support making decision with regard to corrective action, etc.

Specifications Required (Qualification& Experience)

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree; in M & E studies, Development related studies, Agriculture, statistics or any other related field, Master Degree is a plus with sound understanding of INGO operations and management.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation or program management   
  • Experience of implementing and developing systems and processes for participatory monitoring, reporting & evaluation, program reviews & assessments
  • Program cycle management and quality assurance

Skills & Competencies

  • Good knowledge in Socio-economic context
  • Good monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Good reporting and proposal writing skills
  • Good knowledge of project cycle.
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • High level of computer literacy including high level of Microsoft Word and Excel  Skills.

How to Apply Note

  • Clearly state your contact address and telephone number
  • Only short listed will be contacted
  • Closing date is 30th of September 2021
  • Applicants are requested to submit applications and CVs and non-returnable photocopies of certificates to be addressed to: Labor office, Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), Eastern end of Gamhoriya Street
  • Women are encouraged to apply for this position

About VSF Germany

VSF Germany supports people in developing countries whose livelihoods depend on agriculture – especially on livestock – in their endeavors to improve their living conditions actively.

Global warming, the population growth and local conflicts increasingly diminish the opportunities of the rural population. Based on these premises VSF Germany’s projects support these people in utilizing their natural resources in a more sustainable way and solve conflicts peacefully.

We promote non-violent conflict resolution methods as peace is a basic precondition for a stable livelihood. It is VSF Germany’s conviction that the globalization makes it necessary to build intercultural bridges to promote understanding and respect for different ways of life.

The livelihood of many people in developing countries depends on livestock.

Our vision is that these people live on a stable livelihood through sustainable management of their animals and nature in a self determined manner.

EACH HUMAN BEING HAS THE RIGHT OF:

  • sufficient food and access to clean water
  • education and development
  • to access basic health services and ­the preservation of their environment
  • cultural identity and to live in dignity

AFFILIATES

Since its foundation in the year 2000 VSF Germany is a member of VSF International. VSF-Int is an international network of NGOs working for the wellbeing and the resilience capacity of the most vulnerable populations, by promoting livestock’s health and productivity and small-scale farming systems that operates within a sustainable environment.

Association of German development non-governmental organizations (VENRO): VSF Germany is one of more than 100 members of the Association of German development non-governmental organizations. It is the umbrella organization of independent and church-related NGOs working in the fields of development cooperation, emergency assistance, development education, and advocacy. It lobbies for the position of NGOs in German politics and sets certain codes of conduct in the field of development work and public relations.

Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism is a coalition of European lobbying groups, which makes itself felt for pastoralists in East Africa. The current 27 European organizations are committed to national governments, EU institutions and other policy-shaping organizations in Europe. The aim is to draw attention to the situation of pastoralists and to provide support for the promotion and preservation of the pastoralist way of life.

For jobs from VSF Germany visit: VSF Germany Jobs Page

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – VSF Germany
Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – VSF Germany

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