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M&E Officer

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About Afghanaid

Afghanaid is a British-registered international NGO, which has worked in Afghanistan for over 30 years. We assist community-driven processes that address the rights and fundamental needs of people in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, providing basic services, supporting development of rural livelihoods and responding to humanitarian emergencies. We are headquartered in Kabul, and operate 20 provincial and district offices across Badakhshan (north-eastern region), Samangan (northern region) and Ghor (western region), as well as a Marketing and Fundraising office in London. We employ around 160 personnel, 97% of whom are Afghans.

Job Summary

M&E Officer is responsible for monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities of Emergency livelihood support for drought affected farmers in Daykundi province and will work closely with the Project Coordinator to identify any potential challenges and gaps in the project implementation.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Feb 2019 Reference: VA-2019-2
Closing Date: 23 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: M & E Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 8 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

• The M&E Officer will be responsible for accessing data from weekly/ monthly reports prepared by individual project staff and reporting to project coordinator.
• She/he will cross-check a sample of such data through field visits and interviews
• From time to time, She/he will conduct remote monitoring of events (such as skills training, community mobilization, inputs distribution) through phone calls and direct observation to participants
• She/he will periodically examine the records of community level organizations, partner CDCs to ensure that their records validate reports from project staff
• Close coordination with all relevant stakeholders specific with non-governmental and government partners at provincial level.
• The M&E Officer will maintain, modify and improve the project Database so that the project team has access to updated project information at all times
• She/he will guide field staff in filling data into Project Tracking Sheets developed, at the inception of the project, by Project Coordinator
• She/he will coordinate with field and HO M&E unit to ensure that complete and accurate data and information is available whenever required.
• She/he will make all efforts to present field data in formats specified by users after collecting, compiling and analyzing the same
• In consultation with the Project Coordinator, the M&E Officer will conduct post distribution and post-harvest survey in the field.
• The M&E Officer will, from time to time, coordinate post distribution and post harvesting data, baseline surveys in Daikundi province
• She/he will participate in the development of questionnaires in Dari, sampling of respondents, and scrutiny of completed survey forms for field surveys.
• The M&E Officer will produce monthly and quarterly progress reports for provincial programme against quarterly work plan, basing the report on information taken from Project Tracking Sheets and their sample verification; and qualitative inputs obtained through observation of inputs and interviews with key informants
• The M&E Officer will verify and improve Success stories and case studies collected by project staff from the field
• Any other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education/ Training
Bachelor’s degree in in relevant discipline (statistics, social sciences, development studies or any other relevant subject)
Work Experience
At least 2-3 years of professional experience in areas of monitoring and evaluation.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes
Afghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable operations team leader with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations, decision-making, financial management and reporting.
Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Essential
a) Ability to work with limited supervision
b) Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
c) Ability to demonstrate strong IT skills, including the use of in-house databases and the Microsoft Office applications
d) Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members
e) Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines.
f) A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload,
g) Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking
h) Thinking strategically and understanding business practices, approaches, organisation, politics, and culture
i) Excellent communication skill
j) A good team player
k) Sensitivity to gender issues.
l) Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral).
m) Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuition and self-motivation
n) Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses
o) Active listener

Job Location

Afghanistan - Daikondi: DAIKONDI
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV including the job title and your name in the subject line by 11 January 2019. Your covering letter should be no more than one standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates.

Submission Email

vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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