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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (deadline: 17 Mar 2019)

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is central to the mission of the organization. You will be responsible to help design and deliver M&E services for programs in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. You will work on critical issues, including social inclusion, countering violent extremism, security/justice, migration, human trafficking and modern slavery. You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on projects for internal and external stakeholders. Seefar employees are spread all over the world, and you can live wherever you like. The role will require annual travel opportunities.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit http://seefar.org/about-us

 

Responsibilities

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

Approximately 75% of your time and attention:

  • Monitoring projects including:
    • Producing regular monitoring and status reports for donors and internal stakeholders and project boards.
    • Designing monitoring tools such as online dashboards and reporting tools.
    • Identifying project implementation issues to help project teams improve delivery.
  • Participating in the design of project M&E frameworks including:
    • Reviewing project background and implementation materials.
    • Creating and reviewing project theories of change and results frameworks.
  • Supporting the evaluation of projects and reviews including:
    • Collecting data and participating in interviews and reviews.
    • Analysing project monitoring and evaluation data.
    • Drafting evaluation reports, including findings and making recommendations.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment.
  • Other M&E and administrative tasks as required.

Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio

Approximately 20% of your time and attention:

  • Helping to further develop Seefar’s M&E capabilities and processes. For example, this would include designing better monitoring dashboards, developing better monitoring systems, and participating in recruitment.
  • Assist in fundraising for Seefar. This would including building and maintaining contacts and networks with potential supporters.

 

Direct: Global Management

  • Represent and demonstrate Seefar’s values.

Approximately 10% of your time and attention:

  • Cooperate with other areas of Seefar, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include adhering to financial and HR procedures.

 

Your work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will require you to travel. The minimum travel schedule for the past 12 months is provided as an indication of this commitment:

  • Attending twice-yearly all permanent personnel meetings. In 2018 these were in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Attending team meetings.
  • Travel to implementation countries to review projects. Examples of where you might travel to include Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Italy and Greece.

Working with Seefar

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.

An Excellent Candidate

We are looking for someone with:

  • A Masters plus 3 to 5 years experience in monitoring and evaluation, including.
    • Experience designing theories of change and results frameworks
    • Experience with designing and conducting evaluations.
    • Experience in programmatic reporting.
    • Experience engaging effectively with donors preferred.
  • Fluent/Superior writing skills in English (for reporting to donors)
  • Fluency in French is desirable but not required
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyse quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Effective prioritisation and organisational skills, with an ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills and an ability to coordinate with teams.
  • Expertise in one or more of Seefar’s themes (modern slavery, migration, security/justice) preferred but not required.

To apply for this Role

On or before 17 March 2019, complete our online application form. Please, do not include your name or your photo in your CV or letter. This is because we review your application based purely on your previous experiences and introductory letter.

Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    1. At least 3 to 5 years of direct experience in monitoring and evaluation
    2. A Masters university degree as a minimum
    3. Excellent English writing skills
    4. Experience analysing quantitative and qualitative data
    5. Preferably have thematic experience in one or more of the themes Seefar focuses on
  2. Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format. You will upload this in our online application form.
  3. In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the points below. You will upload this in our online application form.
    1. 2-3 paragraphs explaining your suitability for this role against the requirements in this job description.
    2. 1-2 paragraphs explaining what you have learned is a necessary attitude or approach when monitoring projects in developing and conflict affected countries. What experiences taught you this?
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