Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser
Reports to: ERNE Programme Unit Coordinator
Job location: Dublin with up to 50% overseas travel
Pay Band: Pay Band 5: (€45,563 - €53,603)
Contract: Three-year fixed term contract
Job Purpose: To establish appropriate systems and tools to effectively monitor and evaluate the ERNE programme funded by ECHO.
Support to programme planning and lead on monitoring across all ERNE implementation countries:
Ensure standardisation of M&E systems across all ERNE country programmes, maximising alignment with Concern processes under the direction of the ERNE Programme Unit Coordinator; and in collaboration with the HQ Programme Approaches and Learning Unit (PALU)
Develop and regularly review log frames and M&E plans across all ERNE implementation countries providing prompt and actionable feedback to maximise standardisation across countries
Be responsible for the compilation of the global M&E tools and for the development and maintenance of the M&E dashboards in collaboration with relevant colleagues and service providers
Support in-country programme planning (including barrier analysis, conflict analysis, protection risk analysis, equality analysis) and development of detailed implementation plans and M&E plans
Provide support to country teams to plan and implement monitoring systems, providing suggestions on digitization of quantitative tools and strengthening qualitative processes, with a specific focus on development of a comprehensive monitoring framework for the ERNE programme that can be used across all participating countries
Any other tasks as directed to ensure effective delivery of the programme
Support to data collection throughout the Programme Cycle
Support the development of standardised data collection tools focusing on efficient and accurate ways to collect required data, ensuring alignment where possible to existing tools and sharing learning on new tools across the organisation.
Work with the Digital Data Gathering team within PALU to develop digital versions of key tools
Provide specific support to baseline data collection for the ERNE Programme including appropriate sampling methodologies
Support routine data collection, ensuring data collected is useful, accessible and used in timely manner.
Quality control of all data collected
Support to Results Based Management
Support the ERNE Programme teams at country level to have timely access to accurate information from data collected, through the development of dashboards on Concern’s digital system in collaboration with the ERNE Programme Support Unit team and HQ DDG team
Build capacity of country level ERNE Programme teams on data analysis and use, through training on the DDG system, support to qualitative data analysis, meta-analysis of cross-country results etc.
Strengthen quarterly and annual review processes at country and global programme level emphasising use of data for programme planning and adjustments; and documenting adjustments
Review and feedback on all reports related to the programme
Input into ERNE workshops, conferences and other fora
Supporting Evaluations and Promoting Learning
Develop Terms of Reference for thematic analysis, reviews and evaluations
Review inception reports on evaluation methodology from consultants to ensure they are of high quality and are methodologically sound
Review evaluation reports to ensure they are of high quality, in particular that they are evidence based, use appropriate methodologies and offer relevant targeted recommendations
Support development of Technical briefs and learning papers, and their dissemination where required
Work closely with Concern’s Knowledge and Learning Adviser to ensure learning is captured from evaluations
Developing Standard Guidance
Where relevant, identify gaps in current Concern M&E guidance (across nutrition, cash, and disaster risk reduction programme) and research and document these
Working with relevant sector Advisers in (especially Nutrition, Livelihoods, Economic Inclusion, Disaster Risk Reduction, Protection, Conflict, Early Warning Early Action, WASH and M&E, etc. Advisers) review and improve sector specific monitoring guidance
Capacity Building on M&E processes
Continuous capacity building of ERNE Programme country teams on M&E processes through field visits, induction sessions, webinars and eLearning modules.
Specific support to roll out of Concern’s Digital Data Gathering system.
Works within the ERNE Programme Unit team and liaises with the Programme Approaches and Learning Unit (PALU)
Participate in meetings with PM&E colleagues where relevant
Regular briefings with the ERNE Programme Unit Coordinator on progress, challenges and learning.
Skills and Experience Required:
Experience Working on Monitoring and Evaluation
At least three years working in developing countries or supporting developing country programmes in M&E
Specific experience working on M&E in Nutrition or Disaster Risk Reduction programmes
Practical experience of putting in place robust monitoring systems
Practical experience of conducting or managing evaluations
Practical experience of working in consortia or other joint venture programming
Knowledge and practical experience in conducting quantitative data collection, including developing data collection tools, sampling and data analysis
Knowledge and practical experience in qualitative methodologies including developing data collection tools, sampling and data analysis
Experience working with Digital Data Gathering systems
High level of analytical capacity and use of data analysis tools (SPSS, R, Dedoose etc.)
Demonstrated experience of using data for project/programme management
Experience of capacity building of both internal and partner staff in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation processes and data collection (both quantitative and qualitative)
Experience in developing practical guidance and templates for field staff
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to operate as part of a team as well as working independently.
Excellent spoken and written English and French
Experience on working on M&E in cash based programmes
Knowledge and understanding of research methodologies