Senior Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 607
Date Posted:Feb 6, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 26, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:M & E
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:8 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO):

This is Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO)

Job Summary:

The Senior Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) Advisor will supervise and provide the required technical assistance in implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation activities for all ASMO project(s). S/he will make substantial contributions towards the designing and strengthening of M&E systems, programmatic research methodologies and plans, and provide technical leadership inputs on proposals, new projects or existing programs. S/he is responsible for taking a lead role in identifying program learning opportunities, conducting market research and working with M&E team to build upon research capacity.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the followings: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access;

At least 3 years of experience in applying qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to research, assessment, and monitoring;

Outstanding leadership and management abilities;

Proven networking and representation skills at a senior level;

Outstanding report writing and information dissemination skills;

Ability to work effectively with a diverse team; and

Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Contribute in the development and oversee effective implementation of project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MELP) for each project and proposal to capture project performance and results;

Contribute to proposal development and lead the RME component for all new business development activities;

Develop quantitative and qualitative research instruments and research and evaluation protocols;

Carry out qualitative and quantitative research, analyze and interpret the data, conduct evidence to decision making sessions with the program team and present to senior management for decision making;

Investigate market activities including assessment of past performance of product(s) sales and future trends;

Assess brand image of ASMO products, conduct price assessments and customer satisfaction survey to determine customer demand and suggest new product(s)/ new form of existing product(s) to meet customers’ needs;

Monitor competitors, find out their marketing strategies and advise social marketing department to revise marketing plans to maintain market share for ASMO products;

Perform market intelligence to identify which product(s) need more resources, and find out new market opportunities/customer segments;

Secure in-country Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals for project related research activities;

Oversee data inputs and outputs with respect to monthly MIS and Dashboard report production;

Ensure timely production of accurate, high quality monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as any other donor or organization specific reports;

Directly manage the M&E Manager, M&E Officer and Database Officer by communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual and annual performance reviews;

Coach, train and mentor direct report staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity on RME and providing professional development guidance; and

Identify technical capacity of the RME team and coordinate internal capacity-building activities to enhance functioning of the team.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: ASMO Executive Director

Position Directly Supervises: M&E Manager, M&E Officer and Database Officer

Position works in close collaboration with Senior Social Marketing Manager and Senior Business Development Advisor

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master degree in Public Administration, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Social Sciences, Information Management or any relevant field;

Over 8 years of market research and M&E experience with international/national organizations and/or commercial sector entities with over 3 years of supervising research projects;

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