|Date Posted:||Jun 7, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jun 19, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||M & E|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
Who we are
Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world and is suffering the effects of nearly 3 decades of chronic conflict and, in the last three years, the worst drought in living memory. Millions of Afghans who had little ability to cope with the situation in Afghanistan are still at risk, or in terrible poverty. Oxfam GB has been working in Afghanistan since the early 1990. The focus of the programme since inception up to 2001 has been primarily a humanitarian one in the context of chronic conflict. OXFAM GB is implementing long term development programmes itself based on Natural resource Management, community mobilization and livelihoods enhancement. As Afghanistan moves towards stability, OXFAM GB is poised to change its focus and start operating through partners. In the initial years (2008-11) the programme will complete its transition from self implementation to implementation through partners. Direct advocacy efforts will continue as will humanitarian response in case of emergencies.
The post of the M and E Co-ordinator has been created in response to changes in the Oxfam programme:
â€¢First, the introduction of the new Oxfam Programme Accountability and Learning (OPAL) system, which is a computer system and management tool, designed to support effective programme management, accountability and learning.This system requires more formalized information management processes than Oxfam has used previously.
â€¢Second reason is that the increasing importance of measuring, demonstrating and achieving long lasting positive impacts on beneficiary populations aimed at reducing poverty.
Third, moving towards implementation of partners will automatically mean that OXFAM will not be involved in the day-to-day management and hence review of performance of the field teams. In such a case it becomes necessary for the M and E system to be able to track and highlight over / under performances against set objectives.
The Job purpose
To improve Oxfamâ€™s project and programme level monitoring and evaluation processes in Afghanistan, to ensure greater learning, more responsive programming and greater accountability to beneficiaries, donors, and other stakeholders.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢To establish M and E systems that can feed into the OPAL system, these systems will need to cover
oTechnical aspects of implementation
oFinancial utilisation and cost effectiveness
â€¢To ensure that staff / partner across all levels use and derive benefits of the M and E system and in order to do that build capacities of the team.
â€¢To generate reports and analyses from the system that enable
oManagement to make informed decisions
oThe Programme Development team to develop new programme concepts
oThe Advocacy team to plan and support their arguments and
oThe funding team to develop proposals and raise funds for the programmes
â€¢To help the programme management team, build capacities of partners on M and E systems establishment and use
â€¢To help the programme co-ordinators / managers use OPAL effectively by supporting them in the same
â€¢To support management in developing tools for and planning internal reviews of the programmes
â€¢To work with the programme teams in preparing for monitoring / evaluation visits by donors
(E) = Essential
â€¢Strong technical competence and experience in monitoring and evaluation methods, data analysis, research and understanding of contemporary trends and debates in the field
â€¢Minimum 5 years experience in supporting programme quality / implementing projects / M and E
â€¢Understanding and ability to develop and use indicators â€“ input, process, output and outcome
â€¢Experience in one or more key development sectors, eg Livelihoods, Watsan, humanitarian and rural development
â€¢Understanding and hands-on experience of financial monitoring and evaluation and especially the relationship between financial expenses and impact achieved
â€¢Excellent interpersonal and team skills, with a good level of self-awareness. and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds
â€¢Good command over spoken Dari / Pashto
â€¢Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
â€¢Good skills in using MS Office
â€¢Commitment to the beliefs, aims and objectives of Oxfam
â€¢A proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and be able to multi task
â€¢Experience and demonstrable understanding of living and working in insecure and / or rapidly changing security situations. (This role will require extensive and extended field trips)
â€¢Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam and commitment to humanitarian principles and action and a commitment to Oxfamâ€™s equal opportunity and gender policies
â€¢Willingness to extensive travel within the region at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances based on the needs of the region
(D) = Desirable
â€¢Knowledge of Oxfam systems and procedures