Background on ACTED:
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.
Position: Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Assistant
Contract duration: 3 months
Contract Type: Full-time
Starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 15th Oct 2019
The Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant supports the AME Manager/Officer in developing and implementation of appropriate and viable appraisal, monitoring and evaluation systems that are in line with the ACTED’s global AME procedures.
Chain of Command
Under the authority of:
Country AME Manager
Senior AME Officer
Database Managers/Officers/Entry Clears/Operators (if any)
Project Development Manager/Officers
Implementing partners/Partner organizations
Support the implementation of solid AME systems and mechanisms that are in line with the global AME procedures and deliver effective research/outputs so to inform timely decision making and the adoption of sound corrective measures.
Ensure lessons learnt and best practices are discoursed and documented.
Contribute to the effective functioning of beneficiary complaints and response mechanism and enhance the trust and confidence of beneficiaries, identify areas of our work which need to be improved and ensure that ACTED learns from the feedback provided through this process.
Duties and Responsibilities
Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Technical and Systems Development
Contribute to the development and updating of the country AME strategy, the consolidated AME work plan and AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
Support the AME Manager to implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
AME Implementation and Management
Support the development of ToRs and mission plans for assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, endlines);
Assist in the development of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
Assist with data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
In the absence of a dedicated database team, maintain electronic and/or paper-based MIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative data and information including reporting on ACTED’s 16 global strategic program indicators;
Assist in the analysis of AME data and help produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner;
Provide data to the Project Development Team for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders, as required;
Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through AME activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Development Manager/Officers;
Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities;
Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.
Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism
Contribute to the implementation of the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
Contribute to the proper management of the project CRM central database.
Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
Participate in AME-related conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date with best practices and new knowledge created in the field of AME;Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators
Up-to-date project AME framework in place for each project;
Mechanism in place and functional to provide data on project indicators to PDD in a timely manner
Mechanism in place and functional that allows at least the reporting on ACTED’s 16 global standard indicators
Lessons learnt and best practices recorded in the Country Lessons Learnt and Best Practices document according to ACTED’s standard learning procedures and updated in regular and timely manner.
HOW TO APPLY
TO APPLY: We look forward to receiving both: Cover letter+ your CV with 2-3 references attached by email to: [email protected]
THE POSITION YOUR APPLYING FOR HAS TO BE SUBJECTED IN YOUR EMAIL OTHERWISE YOUR CV WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Please note Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
Starting date: ASAP
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