SWEDO is a Swedish non-profit, non-political, non-religious development aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region ever since, SWEDO’s main priorities of work are construction and infrastructure activities, refugee and IDP initiatives, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and capacity building.
The World Food Program has granted SWEDO a project to implement a WFP-assistance program under the ICSP-Strategic Outcome 2- Sustainable Livelihoods for Resilient Communities in Thi-Qar Governorates
Beneficiaries of the project are 1,155 direct beneficiaries receiving support through cash transfer assistance to provide works for the creation of assets, training and productive inputs to strengthen livelihood production and market value chain, and 8,100 indirect beneficiaries
The target area is affected by widespread environmental degradation, neglected – or absent – infrastructures for the sustainable creation of livelihoods, and the project aims at provide the target beneficiaries with environmental assets that will enable them to initiate a path of sustainable livelihoods and recovery to development
The creation of assets plays a key role in the program, with special attention to agricultural and livelihoods, especially water-related infrastructures utilized for irrigation. The program aims at providing an integrated approach with rehabilitation of water canals, irrigation schemes and plantation of palm date trees
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer has the primary responsibility of ensure a periodic data and information consolidation on the progress of the project, highlight any discrepancy from the deliverables and recommend corrective measures
Duties and Responsibilities:
The overall objective of the assignment is the establishment of an operational monitoring and evaluation system for the project. The purpose is to provide the project coordination with tools to effectively monitor project progress and achievement, and to provide mid-term and end-of-project evaluations with sufficient information to assess the project’s success
- To formulate a set of relevant, simple and straightforward indicators to monitor the project outputs listed above
- To design surveys based on the set of indicators.
- To identify sources of verification.
The candidate will assist the Project Manager in reviewing M&E needs and establishing necessary practical procedures and measures in order to operationalize M&E (data collection and processing). The candidate is expected to design a practical M&E system with regard to the following key aspects:
- What needs to be measured?
- What is the most appropriate source of information that needs to be collected?
- How to collect the information and how often?
- How to store and analyze data?
- Bachelor degree in project management or data management;
- At least one year of experience working on monitoring and evaluation or information management for humanitarian program;
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English languages;
- Proven experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and processes in an international development/humanitarian environment
- Strong track record of developing & implementing strategic MEL tools and frameworks for comparable programmes.
- Experience of providing leadership, support and guidance on MEL across development projects
- Experience of designing and facilitating participatory workshop sessions
- Solid understanding of humanitarian best practice.
- Have experience of measuring the success of innovative technology platforms and knowledge of the innovation cycle.
- Have experience of organisational capacity assessments and other capacity development tools and approaches.
Interested applicants must send their most recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line must read: S-IR-VA-20058, Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, Thi-Qar
Note: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements o received after closing date may not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of communication and writing skills.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply