The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi.
There are also non operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there is over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of DRC Kakuma resilience interventions in order to ensure high quality of assistance and continual learning. Programming activities that this position will monitor include all interventions under the DRC Community Flood Resilience Project (CFRP).
Responsibilities for the M&E Assistant Job
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- Assist the M&E Officer in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans for the Kakuma programme.
- Assist in planning and conducting data collection for monitoring activities including household surveys, post-distribution monitoring, focus group discussions and post-training follow-up.
- Provide support to the development and review of standard tools for data collection and output/outcome reporting.
- Train and supervise enumerators for specific data collection activities including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency.
- Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing and compiling reports to inform programme development and implementation.
- Ensure timely reporting on monitoring activities in line with project work plans.
- Provide regular verbal and written feedback on field observations and monitoring findings to the Area Manager, Project Coordinator, M&E Officer/Program
- Development & Grants Manager and other relevant program staff.
- Support Kakuma programme in maintaining and improving compliance with DRC monitoring, evaluation and learning minimum operating procedures (MELMOPs).
- Contribute to the development of case studies, success stories and lessons learned reports to demonstrate the impact of DRC’s work and inform future programming.
- Support the Kakuma accountability focal point in conducting participatory monitoring activities with DRC beneficiaries to get information and feedback on the quality and relevance of assistance.
- Help to identify gaps in information in current reporting and work with the programme staff address these gaps.
Data and Information Management
- Under the supervision of the M&E Officer, maintain up to date databases and records of outputs/activities and beneficiaries reached in all project locations covered by the field office.
- Support the M&E Officer with the management of data collection technologies. This includes supporting M&E and programme staff to use the relevant technology to carry out planned data collection activities.
- Ensure that monitoring data are available in a timely manner for quality checking by the M&E Officer.
- Support data quality assessments and verification to ensure that all data used for reporting and decision making are as accurate as possible.
M&E Assistant Job Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Studies or other related field and a strong background in Statistics.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience supporting monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes.
- Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches and tools of community planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ability to write reports and communication pieces.
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
- Good command of computer programs and applications including SPSS
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with various stakeholders.
- Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.