Evaluation, Research and Learning Unit Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 268
Date Posted:May 18, 2010
Reference:KBL/2010/0 27
Closing Date:May 27, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
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About Sarey:


Job Summary:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.
Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Evaluation, Research and Learning Unit Officer at its National Program Office Kabul – Afghanistan

Job Summary:
Respond to AKF-Afg)’s multiple accountabilities to donors, government, partners and communities by assessing and sharing program results and outcomes
Contribute to program design through participatory reflection, research and evaluation

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assist with the development of monitoring systems that reflect project grants
• Maintain and update Monitoring Information System databases
• Help revise project log frame matrixes, particularly in the areas of indicators and monitoring/evaluation mechanisms.
• Working with the national ERLU Manager, define, design and implement specific M and E studies according to project needs identified in the log frames, including conducting baselines, methodology preparation, survey sample selection, implementation and analysis.
• Prepare reports on M and E findings, as required, working closely with technical staff and implementing partners.
• Organise, and where applicable, conduct M and E training for project and implementing partner staff.

Job Requirement:

• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in field relevant to M and E e.g. development, sociology, statistics, etc
• Experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning approaches, M and E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), information analysis and report writing.
• At least 2 years of relevant or similar working experience, particularly in an international organization in a developing country with similar operational / programmatic scale.
• Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.
• Fluent in English both written and spoken. Ability to speak Dari / Pashto is preferable.
• Computer skills: familiar with MS Office based applications (particularly Excel and Access). Ability to use SPSS preferable.
• Proactive, able to adjust quickly to the demands and context specific to the country, creative, proven ability to work in a team, systematic, organized, structured, analytical, very good attention to detail, focused, familiar in working long hours both at the field level and office setting, excellent communication skills (oral and written).
• Developing and implementing in-house capacity building activities
• Making decisions at the technical / operational level implementation of activities in the field.

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