Afghanistan Unspecified 148
Date Posted:Mar 31, 2010
Reference:140/HR-AREDP
Closing Date:Apr 14, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:

Job Summary:

- Monitor and evaluate programme activities at the PMO in various provincial offices and in rural villages;
- As part of these duties conduct training verification exercises, evaluate learning outcomes and conduct learning needs assessments as needed;
- Collaborate and coordinate activities with the M and E data analysis specialist, Provincial Manager, Training Specialist, Master Trainers, and AREDP staff at a PMO and Provincial level.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer shall:
ï‚· Oversee effectiveness, impacts and outcomes of training activities and programme implementation;
ï‚· Conduct situational analyses/ground-truthing of the findings if needed;
ï‚· Generate comprehensive narrative reports after each field visit, including sections on recommendations for the improvement and analysis of programmatic progress.
ï‚· Liaise with provincial team regarding site visit findings and follow-up to ensure that negative findings have been addressed or corrected.
 Monitor project implementation to ensure AREDP is responding to the people’s needs and the project is achieving the desired goals and objectives.
ï‚· Develop Monitoring and Evaluation systems and tools appropriate to AREDP needs;
ï‚· Pro-actively feed back field information to stakeholders at provincial level;
ï‚· On an ongoing basis develop his/her Monitoring and Evaluation skills.
ï‚· Liaise closely with the Provincial Office Managers, Managers responsible for programme activities in the field and Programme field staff;
ï‚· Generate monthly, quarterly and annual reports on predefined M and E indicators.
ï‚· Ensure that program activities are on track to its objectives.
ï‚· Have regular field visits to collect M and E data for reporting purpose (data may include photographs)
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
Initially the M and E Officer shall focus on M and E for the Training Unit, working mainly on a Provincial level. This will require that the M and E Officer stays in the relevant Province/s for several months at a time. During this period the M and E Officer will report directly to the M and E Manager. It is also essential that the M and E Officer liaises closely with the Training Unit Manager (and/or Training Advisor) during this period.
At a later stage the M and E Officer may be transferred to wider M and E activities, which may require more movement between the PMO in Kabul and the Provinces. Furthermore, the nature of M and E duties may develop and change as the Programme progresses through its implementation phases.

Job Location:

Afghanistan

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience

- At least 3 years experience in the development sector, working for an NGO, UN agency, consultancy, or public entity;
- Monitoring and Evaluation experience desirable;
- Community development facilitation/engagement experience desirable;
- Insight into community development principles and rural development;
- Experience of enterprise/business development would be advantageous.
3.2 Qualifications
- A university degree in development studies, sociology, social anthropology, agriculture, business studies or related fields.
- A diploma or similar undergraduate qualification will be considered in the case of candidates with relevant practical experience.

Abilities
- Professional skills: Ability to analyse and understand project objectives, implementation methods, and field situations;
- Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability and willingness to multi-task and work under pressure;
- Ability to quickly learn methods and techniques needed for effective field work;
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Ability to communicate effectively and quickly establish positive working relationships with persons of varying cultures and value systems;
- Technology Awareness: Highly developed computer skills using Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the Internet, and excellent database management skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto. A knowledge of other regional languages in Afghanistan highly desirable;
- Good writing skills;
- Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and,
- Willingness to travel in Afghanistan, giving due consideration to security issues.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The M and E officer works under the supervision of the Provincial Manager, and reports directly to the M and E Manager at the PMO. He/she is also accountable to the AREDP Senior Management.

PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:
5 Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.

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