The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
The main objectives of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Adviser within NRC are to improve programme and organisational learning and oversee the development and implementation of impact research projects and evaluations. The MEL Adviser will play a key role in setting the scope, lines of enquiry, and methodology for impact research projects and evaluations, and leading the implementation of these activities. The findings and learning produced will also provide, as relevant, evidence to NRC’s advocacy work.
The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser within the Consortium Coordinating Unit (CCU) is to provide monitoring and evaluation as well as quality assurance support to the Consortium. The MEL Adviser will work with the Consortium members to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of Protection Consortium of Iraq (PCI) projects and ensure the Consortium generates the evidence required to improve programming and feed into strategic decision-making.
This position will be working 50/50 internally for NRC and as part of the Protection Consortium Coordinating Unit (CCU) led and hosted by NRC. Although hosted by NRC, including in terms of organisational procedures such as logistics, finance, and security, the CCU is separate and has a certain degree of independence to ensure more equal representation of all consortium members.
What makes this position attractiveIt presents an opportunity to work with some of the major donors. Its an opportunity to work for an international organization and one of the leading INGO's in Iraq. A challenging and exciting opportunity with a dedicated team advocating for the rights of people forced to flee. NRC has a strong Capacity Building and nationalization agenda as well as professional growth opportunities - NRC advertises all open vacancies internally and these are always open to national candidates. You will also have opportunities for exposure in global seminars as well as the opportunity to engage closely with the local M&E Community of practice to share and gain knowledge as well as stay abreast with trends in the sector
Generally you will;Support and contribute to the development and implementation of MEL systems, including MEL SOPs, guidelines, and tools. Support the Development and Implementation of the country office Evidence and Learning Plan and the delivery of high-quality, effective, and relevant evaluations in line with NRC’s evaluation policy and M&E framework. Support the implementation, dissemination, and use of evaluations, assessments, and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment, or review. Contribute to Consortium and NRC learning through supporting specific Analysis, documentation of lessons learned and development of reports. Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning based on findings. Capacity building and training of Consortium members’ and NRC's programme and MEL support staff on MEL technical and conceptual areas. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
Specifically for the Protection Consortium you will;Organize and chair the MEAL working group. Work with the member organisations, MEAL/M&E technical leads to support the development, review and adaptation of the consortium’s M&E systems, SOPs and other guiding frameworks and tools ensuring they are in line with relevant global approaches, standards, and procedures. Provide Technical Support to Consortium members in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use and ensure quality control of all monitoring activities throughout the project cycle. Also you will provide technical support to M&E/MEAL staff in executing M&E/MEAL plans remotely and through regular field visits and conduct field support and monitoring missions to consortium targeted locations. Coordinate the development of donor narrative reports and updates to donors in close Coordination with consortium partner focal points. Provide technical support for quantitative and qualitative analysis for assessments, donor reports, and other processes. Improve the effectiveness and usability of consortium data Management Systems and strengthen data quality checks with the support of the Information Management Officer. Oversee and co-lead the external research, studies, and evaluations. Work with the MEAL Technical Working Group to organize and establish a harmonized accountability system at Consortium level. Facilitate data analysis and improving M&E and programme staff data literacy (and usage of institutional platform geared toward this) that supports strategic decision-making, learning, and accountability. Contribute to the design of CCU M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with Consortium members to identify and plan for M&E needs.
Specifically for the NRC you will;Design with the NRC programme unit the scope, lines of enquiry and methodology for impact research projects and evaluations. Review research design and tools to ensure contextual and programmatic feasibility and appropriateness. Coordinate the evaluation and research projects, including leading on procurement processes for hiring consultants or service providers. Develop research methodology and complete analysis and report drafting for in-house research activities. Encourage and support the absorption of lessons and recommendations at area office level, emerging from various AO (grant reviews, after action reviews, grant closures) and CO events (evaluations, assessments, technical visits, learning reviews) Support the development of evidence-based advocacy, and strategic initiatives to strengthen evidence-based programming. Participate in Program Design and proposal discussions, including support on theory of change development, log frame design, and budgeting for MEL. Ensure that best practices in ethics and data protection and management are implemented throughout research and evaluations. Follow up on the management responses to evaluation recommendations.
Professional competencies, qualifications & skills requiredAdvanced degree in economics, research methods, social sciences, or a related field. Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar field, preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development. Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Demonstrable experience leading research projects and evaluations. Direct experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods; this should include sampling, survey development, and statistical analysis with an understanding of data and information needs for programme management and decision making and advocacy. Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies. English and Arabic language proficiency (spoken and written). Knowledge of Kurdish is an advantage. Computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access). Experience using Kobo, ODK, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, or R. Proven networking and representation skills at a senior level. Great interpersonal skills, approachable, proactive with good communication and planning skills
Context related skills, knowledge and experience:Experience working in Iraq and knowledge of the context. Proven experience in M&E and Grants Management Experience working in consortia, partnerships, or equivalent structures is highly desirable. Cultural sensitivity and experience working in Complex Emergencies, volatile contexts. Experience relevant to Protection programming an advantage. Experience working with ECHO-funded programs and other institutional donors an advantage. Experience working in the Middle East/Iraq and knowledge of the context an advantage.
Behavioural Competencies:Handling insecure environments, Planning and delivering results, Working with people, Analysing, Communicating with impact and respect, Coping with change, Build meaningful relations, Empower people, Act with integrity, Deliver results.
What We Offer
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.
Grade: Grade 8
Reports to : Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Duty station: Amman, Jordan
Travel: Up to 30%
Duration and type of contract: 12 Months, renewable based on performance, funding, and the
need for the position – National Position
Salary: Based Upon NRC salary Scale.
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We invite applications from all qualified and interested national candidates. Send in your application by latest June 8th, 2023.
Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.
For any queries, please email us at email@example.com with the "Job Title" as the subject. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.