Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – South Sudan

Job
from World University Service of Canada
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019

Position Title: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER

Position Location: South Sudan, based in Juba

Reports to: Program Manager, WUSC South Sudan

Contract term: Full-time, indeterminate

Likely start date: Jan 1, 2020

Application deadline: Nov 15, 2019

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to enhance education, economic opportunities, and empowerment for youth. We work with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments, and businesses. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions to overcome inequality and exclusion. WUSC is working in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada (AKFC) with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement the Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI). This four-year project will focus on enhancing the empowerment of vulnerable refugee and host community girls in South Sudan through life skills, mentorship programs, support to reduce financial barriers, and community engagement. WUSC will work closely with AKFC teams in South Sudan to jointly implement this initiative.

General Duties

The AGENCI Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer will provide leadership on M&E activities and ensure quality oversight in order to meet project obligations and donor requirements. The M&E Officer is expected to provide technical expertise to ensure efficient, effective and timely planning and execution of the various project M&E processes and activities. Specifically, the M&E Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Implementation of the AGENCI monitoring framework, using GAC’s Results-Based Management principles;
  • Ensuring M&E tasks (such as planning, coordination of monitoring and data collection activities, training of staff, etc.) are effectively carried out in accordance with the expectations of the donor;
  • Developing and updating monitoring and evaluation systems (such as the Performance Management Framework) linked to key indicators for the purpose of informing program activities and reporting to the donor, and supporting continous improvements in the process;
  • Providing high quality technical expertise on planning, development and implementation of M & E systems to AGENCI staff and local counterparts;
  • Ensuring regular communication and coordination with regard to the collection, coordination and exchange of M&E information with project staff in South Sudan, AKFC counterparts, and Canada-based WUSC staff; and
  • Ensuring all AGENCI program activities develop and apply M&E systems which meet the evidence-based data collection requirements.

M&E Design/Quality Assurance

  • Develop tracking and monitoring tools for routine tracking and collecting of monitoring information;
  • Ensure project tools are being used effectively by project staff and that the data they are collecting informs the results intended;
  • Ensure that tools in use meet the needs of the project and that staff have the capacity to utilize them effectively for reporting and monitoring of progress;
  • Identify training needs of staff working on the project and recommend actions for improving capacity with regard to M & E;
  • Ensure that data collected through M & E processes is reliable, accurate and complete – to the extent possible in the project context; and
  • Apply a continuous improvement approach toward all data collection processes.

Data Collection

  • Ensure M&E that activities are completed in a timely manner to contribute to high quality and accurate reporting;
  • Manage on-going data collection processes, analyses and internal verification for project evaluation purposes;
  • Identify monitoring needs based on program implementation and collect data that effectively informs on-going progress;
  • Ensure that accurate and complete monitoring, evaluation and data collection and and files are set up, maintained and updated;
  • Support qualitative data collection for the purposes of documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt; and
  • Support planning, logistics and coordination of WUSC staff and AGENCI consultants or technical assistance visits as required.

Reporting Duties:

  • Ensure timely and regular monitoring and evaluation data is shared with AGENCI colleagues to feed into reporting cycles in an efficient and timely manner, in accordance with GAC standards;
  • Ensure that regular updates on AGENCI monitoring and evaluation processes are communicated and shared with project staff;
  • Assist as required with all relevant project reports;
  • Respond to requests for information from WUSC and AKFC staff, project partners, and WUSC Senior Management; and
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent mix of education and experience;
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation of development programs;
  • Experience working with international development partners, international non-governmental organizations and donors, ideally with Global Affairs Canada (formerly known as DFATD or CIDA);
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation concepts and principles is required;
  • Knowledge of quantitative data collection and analysis is preferred;
  • Knowledge of international development, and with issues that impact refugees and host communities;
  • Experience working with ethnically diverse communities and with projects implementing gender mainstreaming strategies; and
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English and ideally at least one other language commonly spoken in South Sudan.

Applications

WUSC offers a dynamic work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment.

WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a letter of motivation and CV to jobs@wusc.ca with the subject line “AGENCI M&E Officer- South Sudan” by Nov 15, 2019.

How to apply:

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a letter of motivation and CV to jobs@wusc.ca with the subject line “AGENCI M&E Officer- South Sudan” by Nov 15, 2019.