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Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Austrian Development Agency
Closing date: 15 Nov 2020

PROJECT TITLE: IGAD Promoting Peace & Stability

in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)[1]

POSITION: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

STARTING DATE: January 2021, or as soon as possible

CONTRACT PERIOD: 25 months

LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with occasional travels within the IGAD region

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and is responsible for implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC's partner countries on behalf of the Austrian government.

ADA has been delegated to manage the funding allocated by the European Union for the support of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) under the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), Horn of Africa window, for a project titled “IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)”.

The overall objective of this project is to support IGAD and its Member States in the implementation of the Regional Peace and Security Strategy 2016-2020, which defines peace, security and stability as prerequisites for the attainment of economic integration and development of the IGAD region. This will be achieved by enhancing the IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) systems, supporting IGAD and national governments in the region to predict, prevent, and address transnational security threats and by strengthening their capacity on preventive diplomacy, mediation and civilian peace building. In addition, the project also aims to strengthen the implementation effectiveness of IGAD's Peace and Security Division (PSD) and units through enhancing their internal coordination and by establishing and expanding partnerships with international, regional, national and local organisations.

The IPPSHAR project budget envelope comprises around EUR 28.40 million, whereby EUR 25.25 million are provided by the EU and the remaining funds are contributed by ADA, Sida and the Netherlands. IGAD and ADA have entered into a Project Implementation Partnership Agreement (PIPA) for the implementation of IPPSHAR.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

In close cooperation with the IGAD Peace and Security Division’s M&E Officer, the specific role of the position is to provide high quality monitoring and evaluation expertise to:

  • Ensure the establishment of a robust M&E framework for the IPPSHAR project that is aligned with the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF), IGAD’s M&E framework, the SDGs and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

  • Review and update the IPPSHAR project’s logical framework and indicators as defined in the project document (Description of the Action, DoA) periodically as needed, define target values for all indicators, identify baseline values and develop data collection, analysis and reporting tools.

  • Support the review, update and reporting on the logical framework and indicators of several grant projects under IPPSHAR, which have been agreed on with different units and specialized institutions of IGAD in support of the IPPSHAR project’s objectives.

  • Support IGAD staff working on these grants in collecting, analyzing and reporting on the data on target values as defined in the grants’ logical frameworks and the ADA team’s grants expert in monitoring the implementation of the grants.

  • Ensure the inclusion of suitable indicators that capture gender and social/vulnerability mainstreaming and reporting on the same.

  • Support the IGAD PSD M&E Officer throughout the entire M&E cycle from data analysis to the preparation of reports and recommendations related to the IPPSHAR project and build the capacity of IGAD’s PSD and units staff as needed.

  • Compile monthly and quarterly update report as well as lead compilation of semi-annual and annual reports on IPPSHAR implementation, lead the coordination of inputs by IGAD PSD and units and the ADA team.

  • Support the IGAD Press Officer and unit staff in generating and analyzing data and information on visibility of IPPSHAR and grants activities and integrate them into ongoing reports.

  • Participate in respective PSD and units’ management meetings to present and discuss findings on implementation effectiveness and contribute to required adjustments.

  • Develop the Terms of References for the IPPSHAR project’s mid-term and final evaluations to be commissioned by ADA and support the evaluation processes. Liaise regularly with the external expert team in charge of implementing the EUTF Horn of Africa Monitoring and Learning System (MLS) to:

  • Provide data sets – including list of activities, expected outputs and outcomes – that are summarized in the IPPSHAR project’s logical framework;

  • Review their M&E frameworks and tools, confirm the selected EUTF output indicators that the IPPSHAR project will report on and give target values for these indicators;

  • On a semi-annual basis, in the context of reporting to the Project Steering Committee, provide disaggregated values on progress including the EUTF indicators identified.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer will work with the ADA team and IGAD staff based in the PSD and its units in Addis Ababa. She/he will work closely with the IGAD PSD M&E Officer and reports to the ADA Team Leader (TL). We are looking for a candidate who brings along passion for his/her work and values that are a good fit for ADA as a development organization as well as for IGAD as a regional organization promoting peace and economic integration in the Horn of Africa.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master degree in social or political science or other relevant fields.

  • At least five years proven experience in monitoring and evaluation management and reporting in the international development sphere.

  • Demonstrated experience in setting up M&E framework systems for multi-layered development programmes.

  • Experience in using and analysing online survey tools is desired.

  • Experience in collecting, analysing and integrating project information generated for visibility purposes (success stories, social media data and press information) into ongoing reports is very valuable.

  • Experience with EU-funded programmes is highly desired.

  • Proven experience in providing support to government stakeholders and/or inter-governmental organizations on institutional strengthening with a focus on establishing programme monitoring frameworks.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Proven capacity building skills.

  • Excellent planning and reporting skills.

  • Excellent English required, knowledge of French is an asset.

  • Work experience in fragile environments and in the Horn of Africa are assets.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Please submit your application electronically to addis.application@ada.gv.at by 15.11.2020, indicating “Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, IPPSHAR Project” in the subject line, with the following documents in pdf format:

  • Letter of motivation (in English);

  • Curriculum vitae (in English);

  • Names, contact details and work relationship of three professional references (at least one reference should have been your direct supervisor);

  • Copies of academic certificates and testimonials.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and no application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by ADA for our recruitment process. Please note that in the event of an invitation for an interview, ADA is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Candidates must expect that references from previous employers will be requested by ADA. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position.

[1] The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is one of eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) under the framework of the African Union. IGAD member states currently comprise Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.

How to apply:

Please submit your application electronically to addis.application@ada.gv.at by 15.11.2020, indicating “Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, IPPSHAR Project” in the subject line, with the following documents in pdf format:

  • Letter of motivation (in English);

  • Curriculum vitae (in English);

  • Names, contact details and work relationship of three professional references (at least one reference should have been your direct supervisor);

  • Copies of academic certificates and testimonials.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and no application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by ADA for our recruitment process. Please note that in the event of an invitation for an interview, ADA is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Candidates must expect that references from previous employers will be requested by ADA. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position.



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