Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (South Sudan)
JOBfrom Samaritan’s Purse Closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (DM&EM) will provide day-to-day support to the management of the monitoring and evaluation activities related to projects/ programs in Unity State; including working with program manages or technic advisors. The DM&EM will work closely with program Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and occasionally with the Samaritan’s Purse (SP) IHQ technical staff and Regional Manager on matters related to M & E. The post holder will support the M & E Manager with oversight and implementation of an effective and efficient Design Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (DMEL) in Unity State to improve accountability and information flow and providing on the site program support.
The post holder will assist in providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess project progress against agreed objectives. The post holder will ensure that all area programs in Unity State are implemented in accordance with the SP’s Program Management Field Operation Guide (PM FOG).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies;
Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all program Managers and M & E Manager, Respectful and helpful relations with field and project staff;
Assist the M & E Manager in designing and implementing M&E system in Unity State, working closely with other Programs Managers or Program Technic Advisors;
Assist the M & E Manager in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E including program Accountability and learning aspect;
Ensuring that all activities including data collection tools, methods, analysis and results meet quality and in line with standards for SPHERE, WHO or other standards where appropriate as well as with SP’s PM FOG;
Assist Project Managers (TAs) in preparing monthly and quarterly reports and activity planner on project progress based on field weekly reports and project activities;
Frequent Travel to South Sudan field locations to support .
Assist the M & E Manager to develop and implement realistic monitoring plans for individual programs sector that capture quantitative and qualitative data for comparison against goals and objectives;
Ensure the data collection tools, analysis and results are in line with internationally standardized performance indicators, such as Food Consumption Score (FCS), Coping Strategies Index (CSI), Household Hunger Scale (HHs) for integration into on-going monitoring activities
Assist Program Managers in routine monitoring of their projects and ensuring that activity information is collected in an efficient and timely manner and is in line with SP PM FOG requirements;
Maintain an effective information database for projects which should include activities, results, targets and progress reports;
Engage in spot checks and process monitoring to track results (output, outcomes and impacts).
Data collection, management and analysis:
Serve as the primary point person for all monitoring and evaluation related work;
Take the lead in formal research activities ( i.e. surveys both quantitative and qualitative);
Develop and refine various data collection instruments (both quantitative and qualitative) and maintain a results database to aggregate data;
Train and/or participate in rapid needs assessments, baselines and evaluations to inform program design;
Train and assist program field staff to conduct surveys using appropriate standardized methods.
Take the lead in the use of Mobile Data Collection ( MDC) using iform builder platform for activity and results monitoring;
Manage data entry process, storage and analysis templates for project monitoring where required;
Lead analysis of collected project data using accepted international tools and methodologies;
Conduct advanced statistical analysis when required.
Manage the information-gathering process for results and performance results, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed;
Support Program Managers to produce reports (monthly, quarterly, annual, final) in a timely manner which accurately reflects field level conditions and programming impact against objectives which document good practices, lessons learned trends, and implementation issues, etc.
Research and collect content and stories about the projects achievements.
Organize training to build capacity of staff on M & E topics such as data collection, management and analysis, and report writing techniques to ensure compliance with donor standards;
Provide training to program staff in the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC) equipment for project monitoring purposes.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We also require that the preferred candidate maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Good report writing and reviewing skills;
Experience managing staff preferred;
Demonstrate substantial experience in a M&E or a programming role;
Communication and analytical skills;
Advanced algebra skills required for evaluating M&E data;
Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS word and excel (experience with VBA programming preferred);
Experience using statistical software such as STATA preferred;
Demonstrated ability in Data Collection, Data Management and Analysis;
Experience of conducting project evaluations including using different survey methodologies e.g. cluster sampling and LQAS;
Experience living and working in challenging settings.
Education & Experience
A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in development related subjects preferable, Economics and Statistics
At least 2 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.
One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submission of Applications
Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application letter ONLY to [email protected] to be received from 22nd August, 2018 to 31st August, 2018. Certificates and testimonials need not be attached. During this period of time applications will be reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing basis. Please note that this post is only open to Kenyan Nationals.