Regional M&E Specialist

  AACS Consulting
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 362
Date Posted:Jun 29, 2020
Reference:AACS-VA-097
Closing Date:Jul 4, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Monitoring and Evaluation
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About AACS Consulting:

Founded:  

AACS Consulting is a leading professional services and management consulting firm founded in early 2009 and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. A diverse team of national and international experts with combined experience of several decades, enables AACS Consulting to provide customized and quality professional services. These services are offered in areas Research and Survey, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Development, Audit and Tax Advisory, and Inspection and Certifications.


For nearly a decade, AACS Consulting has helped a wide range of government, United Nations, international development, and business institutions maximize on opportunities and overcome business challenges in various areas and industries.


The Senior Research and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will work under the direct supervision of Research and M&E Project Manager, and will be responsible to establish M&E system and tools of projects, contribute in developing policies and procedures, plan, oversee and coordinate field data collection, data analysis and prepare comprehensive reports. 

AACS Consulting is a leading professional services and management consulting firm founded in early 2009 and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. A diverse team of national and international experts with combined experience of several decades, enables AACS Consulting to provide customized and quality professional services. These services are offered in areas Research and Survey, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Development, Audit and Tax Advisory, and Inspection and Certifications.


For nearly a decade, AACS Consulting has helped a wide range of government, United Nations, international development, and business institutions maximize on opportunities and overcome business challenges in various areas and industries.


The Senior Research and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will work under the direct supervision of Research and M&E Project Manager, and will be responsible to establish M&E system and tools of projects, contribute in developing policies and procedures, plan, oversee and coordinate field data collection, data analysis and prepare comprehensive reports. 

Job Summary:

Position: Regional M&E Specialist 

Job Locations: Kabul, with travels to provinces 

Employment Type: Full-Time 

Salary: As per company salary scale 

Vacancy No: AACS-VA-097

No. of Jobs: 1

Years of Experience:   Minimum 3 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation and research      

Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension.

Gender:    Male/Female

Education:  University Degree, Bachelor’s degree is preferable 

Starting Date: June 29, 2020

Closing Date: July 4, 2020


Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of Research and M&E Project Manager:

• Under direct supervision of the M&E Project Manager, the Regional M&E Specialist is responsible for the following specific duties:

• Implement the project’s field monitoring plan which requires field visits to activities during all stages to document programmatic successes and challenges progress towards indicator targets etc.

• Confirm that all M&E activities are in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

• Cross check all data collected during field visits to the data reported by the technical units to the M&E department using M&E data collection tools.

• Report the findings/observations of each field mission to the M&E Project Manager in a detailed narrative form supported by quantifiable data project photos and beneficiary quotes.

• Maintain proper filing system for all field mission reports (both hard and soft copies).

• Ensure that follow-up monitoring missions are planned and conducted and that earlier findings and recommendation have been addressed and incorporated.

• Ensure that lessons learned from ongoing and completed M&E interventions are captured disseminated and as appropriate integrated into the development and implementation of new interventions.

• Liaise with technical teams regarding site visit findings and follow-up to ensure that negative findings have been addressed or corrected;

• Liaise among community’s local government partners M&E employees and other stakeholders regarding project activities progress and overall status.

• Interview government officials on matters related to project implementation to identify key issues regarding program quality impact.

• Assist the M&E team in conducting various program surveys including but not limited to baseline and impact assessments as well as different focus group discussions.

• Support the M&E team with data collection data entry analysis and reporting of M&E performance data as needed.

• Any other duties in line with this scope of work and assigned by the supervisor.


Job Requirement:

• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Sociology, Economics, Management, Political Science, Psychology, or other related discipline.

• A minimum of 3 years of work experience preferably on the implementation of donor-funded development projects and at least 2 years of direct experience in the field of M&E. Experience on USAID-funded projects an advantage.

• Experience and proven skills in collecting, managing and analyzing data.

• Excellent English language skills (both written and spoken); fluency in Dari and Pashto.

• Good command of standard computer programs including Microsoft Office; advanced knowledge of statistical analyses software packages an advantage.

• Highly organized individual able to pay close attention to detail.

• Ability to work as a member of a team of professionals in a fast-paced and challenging environment.


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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