Organizational ProfileEstablished in April 1983, IRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by helping political parties to become more issue-based and responsive, assisting citizens to participate in government planning, and working to increase the role of marginalized groups in the political process – including women and youth. IRI maintains a 501(c)(3)-tax status in the United States and receives funding through grants from the U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Endowment for Democracy, a number of European foundations and aid agencies and other Western countries, and the United Nations. Less than one percent of IRI’s funding comes from private donations. IRI has been active in Libya since 2012 and its program in country focuses on strengthening democratic governance and peacebuilding at the municipal level.
Project BackgroundThe Libya Local Governance and Civil Society (LGCS) Activity will support the foundation of a more unified Libyan state by prioritizing local-level activities that foster stability and accountable governance while reinforcing positive linkages among the national government, subnational government administration, and citizens. LGCS works to increase the Libyan Government’s ability to deliver essential services and promote stability. It seeks to help citizens engage in public dialogue, prioritize resources, and develop initiatives to hold government accountable. To achieve these goals, LGCS will center its activities around four objectives:
Strengthen the capacity of targeted municipal institutions to deliver services and be more responsive to citizen needs
Empower Libyan citizens, civil society organizations, private sector, and other stakeholders with the skills and capability to advocate for government institutions to deliver on their mandates.
Encourage coherence of national and subnational government policy, systems, and coordination through pilots advancing targeted policy reform. Strengthen national and subnational decentralization policies, systems, and, and coordination
Inform Programming through a robust learning and analysis agenda
Position profileGeneral Description
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer is responsible for ensuring that program activity information and data is captured, documented, analyzed, and reported in a results-based and timely manner, focusing on the achievement of established program indicators and outcomes. S/he is responsible for supporting LGCS staff and external partners in the development and implementation of effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans, and develops, as needed, data collection and analysis tools. S/he closely monitors data quality and troubleshoots challenges as needed. S/he also oversees and substantially contributes to IRI-Washington and donor-focused reporting and presentations.
The MEL Officer reports to the Regional Program Manager and the MEL Director or their designate and works with the Project Development Team based out of the Benghazi office. S/he also will, as directed, work with external program partners to ensure compliance with LGCS M&E standards. S/he is expected to learn IRI’s M&E processes and requirements, liaising with IRI’s Washington DC-based Office of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (OMEL) as needed.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Maintain records of program results as per relevant monitoring and evaluation guidance, including but not limited to stakeholder contact information, key issues discussed, and decisions made.
Design and implement program monitoring and evaluation plans with direction from the MEL Director and OMEL.
Contribute to the work plans, ensuring that they will meet grant requirements and indicators.
Oversee data collection, creating data collection tools to ensure data is correctly collected and recorded, providing troubleshooting as needed.
Develop the scope of work and mission plans and carry out or assist with assessments including, M&E baseline, mid-line, and endline evaluations.
Provide M&E related capacity building and awareness to beneficiaries and institutions supported by LGCS.
Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learned as needed throughout each project lifecycle and when a project closes.
Oversee and finalize weekly internal program reporting for MEL Director review, ensuring activities are fully described and indicators/disaggregation is correctly reflected, providing troubleshooting as needed.
Assist in drafting of required donor reports and create ad-hoc evidence-based, analytic reports upon request.
Create data visualization and case studies upon request for inclusion in presentations and reports.
Staff and Partner Development
Maintain and cultivate relationships with key LGCS program stakeholders, encouraging them to seek assistance from the team on M&E issues.
Provide technical assistance and training to LGCS staff and external partners on M&E skills.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
Four to six years of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably working in democratic governance and politics. Incumbents of positions at this level are expected to perform complex duties with a minimum of supervision.
Demonstrated experience working with US Government funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
Experience with designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports required.
Professional fluency in English and Arabic required.
Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
How To Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their updated CV with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 25 September 2019 , mentioning the job title in the subject line. Emails without such indication will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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