Fixed term | 12 months | May 2022

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard-to-reach areas. With a team of 5,900 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year, reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Niger

The conflicts in northern Mali and the Lake Chad crisis have caused major population movements towards the Diffa and Tillabéry regions. ACTED is responding to the humanitarian needs of particularly vulnerable displaced populations, whose influx is weighing on pre-existing basic services and natural resources of the host populations. ACTED teams have been operating in Niger since 2010, implementing programmes to ensure people’s access to water and sanitation services as well as providing support to build economic and agricultural resilience.

You will be in charge of

Coordination of M&E activities

– Develop and regularly update the country M&E strategy;

– Develop and regularly update an M&E work plan that includes all ongoing projects and planned M&E activities;

– Develop and oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis tools, methodologies (survey questionnaires, focus groups, key informant interviews, etc.) and data/information dissemination/use plans;

– Oversee the development, ongoing modification, strengthening and operation of country-level data management;

– Oversee data analysis and production of M&E reports;

– Oversee the provision of data to Project Development teams for use in preparing reports to donors and other key stakeholders, as needed;

– With the collaboration of the Coordination, initiate the necessary needs surveys to ensure the relevance of project proposals;

– Contribute to donor project proposals and funding efforts (particularly the design of the logical framework and formulation of SMART indicators) and reports, through analysis and interpretation of findings;

– Provide, where relevant, awareness and expertise on M&Es to involved partners and other ACTED-supported institutions.

2. Management of the M&E department and team

– Ensure that the department staff understands and is able to carry out its role and responsibilities;

– Ensure a positive work environment and good team dynamics;

– Implement regular staff evaluations and monitor career development.

3. Capacity Building and Training

– Identify training needs for the M&E team, discuss plans with coordination and HR for internal and external training, and implement in accordance with M&E strategy and operational priorities;

– Coach, train, and mentor M&Es with the goal of building technical capacity, sharing knowledge within the M&E team, and providing career development guidance.

4. Process Development

– Identify and design innovative practices to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of M&E procedures and project management and integrate them into the M&E country strategy;

– Implement M&E policies and procedures as described in ACTED’s M&E procedure and ensure that the tools are used and applicable to the intervention context;

5. Capitalization

– Contribute to the proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through M&E activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Managers and Development Officers;

– Organize and facilitate training sessions to capture best practices and lessons learned at project close-out or as needed;

– Document and share lessons learned and best practices and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to project improvement and influences the strategic development of future projects and activities.

6. Implement the beneficiary Complaint Response Mechanism

– Establish, evaluate and monitor the functioning of the beneficiary Complaint Response Mechanism (CRM) in line with ACTED’s standard CRM procedures;

– Ensure that beneficiary complaints/returns are properly captured, analyzed, addressed and processed in a timely manner and used by the Program and Coordination teams;

– Oversee proper management of the CRM central database;

– Work to ensure that ACTED staff, partners and contractors understand and are skilled in the procedures of the CRM.

7. Other

– Provide supervisors and other team members with regular and timely updates on project progress and issues;

– Represent ACTED at high-level national forums, such as M&E technical working groups;

– Participate when possible in conferences and workshops related to M&E and keep abreast of best practices and new knowledge in the M&E sector.

– Perform any other related activities as assigned by the direct manager.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University Degree in Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Affairs, Economics or a related field (anthropology, sociology, statistics)
  • At least 2-5 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations
  • Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management encouraged
  • Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a team
  • Teamwork and team building skills, capacity building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English
  • Knowledge of the region is an asset
  • Familiarity with basic Office software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Kobo Toolbox

Terms of reference

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Conditions

  • Salary between 2800 and 3000€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in ACTED guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • R&R every 3 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ, including a 3-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

Join us

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email (jobs@acted.org) or below, including the reference: MEALM/NIG

Please note that ACTED will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.
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