Scope and purpose:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor oversees the MEL function of the consortium, which includes the NRC, IRC (International Rescue Committee), DRC (Danish Refugee Council), JDCP, and BBC. They will work with the MEL unit, Technical Specialists, Consortium Management Unit, and Consortium Partners' project teams to Design and lead a robust MEL system. The system aims to ensure that Data Collection and monitoring are harmonized and aligned to inform decision-making, accountability, reporting, and learning in a timely and strategic manner.
The MEL Advisor ensures the consortium implements routine continuous quality improvement and Data Quality assessment. The advisor shares regular project updates with stakeholders, collects and responds to feedback and complaints from project stakeholders, and uses Quality Benchmarks (QB) during the implementation of consortium activities. A tailor-made documentation strategy is put in place for impact stories, reports, and experience sharing.
The MEL Advisor fosters a culture of learning within the consortium. He/she ensures lessons learned from pilots, project interventions, and working in consortia are documented, shared between partners and with key stakeholders, and contribute to national and project-level learning and research. The Advisor also collects, analyses, and synthesizes project data on outputs and outcome progress accurately and in a timely manner. They will support the training of the project team and partners in the field of quality data collection and management, including the topic of using data to inform decisions on project priorities.
As a member of the Consortium Management Unit, the MEL Advisor facilitates Communities of Practice with the support of partners in research components and with a pool of consultants facilitating the learning component of Knowledge Management.
All NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) employees are expected to work per the organization’s core values of dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
Role and responsibilitiesDevelop a monitoring and evaluation strategy across the consortium Responsible for planning and coordinating processes relating to MEL within consortium partners, including evaluation, research, learning, planning processes and GORS (Global Output and Outcome Reporting System) reporting Ensure processes and systems for the use of MEL data through routine learning moments are institutionalised across the consortium, with systems in place to interpret and use M&E (Monitoring & Evaluation) data Provide Technical Support to consortium partners’ programme staff to strengthen MEL processes and quality at the consortium level, including M&E SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), development, evaluation planning and management, result measurement, and data collection methodology Provide technical support for monitoring and evaluation activities at the consortium level, including program evaluations and research in line with the consortium learning priorities
A bachelor's degree in Statistics or Development Studies and Post Graduate training in M&E or Project Planning and Management At least 4 years of experience in an international NGO, preferably in an Emergency or post-conflict setting, with MEL capacity and systems development Thorough experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and current approaches in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods Understanding of data and information needs for Program Management and decision-making Experience in capacity-building efforts using formal and non-formal methods Proficiency in the English language (speaking, reading, writing) Good organizational skills, attention to detail, reliability Flexible and proactive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills
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What we offer;12-month contract duration with possibility of extension. Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
Deadline for applications: 5th June 2023
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to 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 the initiative
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The position is open only to Nigerian Nationals only. 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.