|Date Posted:||Jun 28, 2020|
|Closing Date:||Jul 11, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Monitoring and Evaluation|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAF|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
|Contract Duration:||1 year(s)|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
MAIL-CDRRP (Climate-Induced Disaster Risk Reduction Project)
Rural livelihoods in Afghanistan are threatened by the impacts of climate change, specifically those associated with climate-induced disasters. Total annual precipitation will decrease, with greater variety between seasons. This leads to increase in severity and frequency of climate-induced disasters such as flooding, drought, and landslides; resulting in loss of life, agriculture crops and livestock, and displacement of communities. Rural communities in Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces have limited resources to invest in adaptation measures to reduce risks associated with these disasters.
The Adapting Afghan Communities to Climate-induced Disaster Risks project aims at promoting community-based and gender-sensitive adaptation to the impacts of climate change in the two provinces through implementation of activities under four complementary components: Firstly, the project will build capacities for decision-making on and implementation of gender-sensitive climate-induced disaster risk reduction measures. Secondly, community-based early warning systems will be established to improve monitoring and response to climate-induced disasters. The third component will introduce climate-resilient livelihood options within the target communities with focus on women, youth, and other marginalized groups; and construct climate-resilient habitats and shelters. Finally, the project will develop capacities of national and sub-national institutions to integrate climate change into development planning. The project is a joint intervention between MAIL and UNDP, and will be implemented by MAIL as part of the ministry’s Central Programme Office for Natural Resources Management (CPO-NRM).
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager the incumbent will spend 50% of the work at field (the targeted districts and communities of CDRRP) for closely monitoring of implemented interventions and capacity building of the field staff.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. M&E System Design:
· Develop M&E System towards an effective Performance, Management, Monitoring, a sustainable Impact Evaluation and realistic data from the field.
· Elaborate, pilot and validate quantitative and qualitative monitoring tools as well as design the corresponding data collection procedures.
· Support and engage in the design and management of constructive information feedback loops to inform program design.
2. Monitoring Implementation:
· Conduct regular field visit and travel to the CDRRP targeted communities and monitor implemented activities.
· Coordinate application of monitoring tools to track program performance in line with the Theory of Change and the M&E Plan.
· Offer technical support to CDRRP field staff in the implementation of their monitoring responsibilities to ensure correct and timely collection of monitoring data.
· Manage and conduct qualitative monitoring among program beneficiaries and other stakeholders, such as surveys, focus group discussions, interviews and case studies.
· Confirm location of implemented interventions through collecting GPS points in cooperation with the filed staff and GIS responsible.
3. Data Management
· Verification of monitoring data collected through provincial M&E staffs on a weekly and termly basis;
· Conduct analysis of quantitative data as well as qualitative data on all program inputs, outputs and outcomes;
· Support the PM to respond to Senior Management or donor data queries in an accurate and timely manner.
· Conduct field visit for data verification purposes.
· Collect, analyze and provide quarterly reports on survival rate of CDRRP interventions
· In coordination with the extension team, oversee the APY (Area Production Yield) survey and verify shared data.
· Preparation of weekly and monthly progress report against AWP
· Assist in preparation of Quarterly Progress Reports against Projects’ Results Framework
5. Impact Evaluation
· Provide support to UNDP for the CDRRP impact assessment.
· Lead the process of designing, piloting and validating quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools
· Design data analysis in line with CDRRP Theory of Change and conduct impact data analysis on CDRRP interventions and program outcomes
· Develop systems for collecting and compiling lessons-learned and implementing them across projects
6. Any duties as assigned by senior management
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, civil engineering, Economics, statistics, public administration, business administration
- At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation.
- Knowledge of major quantitative & qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools
- Excellent coordination and communication skills gained through experience in the supervision of field staff.
- Broad experience in the design and implementation of capacity building activities in M&E
- High level of proficiency in Windows Excel and/ or Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA)
- Advanced skills in data analysis presentation and report writing
- Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
- Ability to conduct regular field visits and traveling to CDRRP targeted communities.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
All interested candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications, should apply online by sending their updated CV and Cover letter to jobs.
Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (CDRRP-50) and position name in Subject while applying online.
Please note that Applications after the deadline will not be considered.
Qualified Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.