CESVI Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Hiran Region, Somalia

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 
Location: Hiran Region, Somalia with travels to Modadishu and Mudug 
Duration: from 1st of August 2012 to 30th November 2012 
Reports to: Project Manager 
Summary: CESVI is currently implementing an emergency health program in 9 health facilities in rural and semi-rural areas of Hiran and Mudug regions of Somalia. 
The facilities offer treatment for women, children and adults through funding from ECHO. 
The project also offers ambulance services throughout the communities served by the health facilities, patients requiring emergency services are transported to MSF hospitals in Beletwein and Galkayo. 
Through funding from UNICEF/ECHO, CESVI implements a nutrition and EPI program in South Mudug in four districts and within IDP camps in South Galkayo. 
CESVI has an operational office in South Galkayo and works closely with Galmudug administration, UN agencies, local communities and other partners Job Description Monitoring & Evaluation Officer: 
The duty station will be Beletweyne. 
S/he makes regular visits to Mogadishu and Mudug. 
S/He will work closely with Cesvi Nairobi Regional Office and field staff and will report to the Project Manager Cesvi Nairobi Regional Office will coordinate, support and supervise the operations at field level. 
Key responsibilities:
  • Lead the successful roll out and implementation of all design monitoring and evaluation related initiatives within the health program in Hiran Region (Somalia)
  • Provide guidelines and standards for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all project interventions
  • Lead monitoring efforts in the project to ensure compliance with relevant standards and policies.
  • Ensure that M&E related activities are successfully implemented and that relevant learning is documented, disseminated to staff and used to inform future decisions;
  • Develop and promote the implementation and use of quality program monitoring framework (tools and processes) and reporting, formats and proposal review systems for the Health Program
  • Facilitate implementation of key community capacity building practices towards community based monitoring and evaluation of progress
  • Establish a reliable and consistent set of Outcome Indicators for all program activities
  • Regularly review and improve the M&E system by seeking stakeholder inputs and through consultations with practitioners in other organizations.
  • Develop, in coordination with the Finance Department, a system to ensure that the program planning, including inputs and targets, is aligned with the overall program log frames and other types of M&E indicators.
  • Synthesize and analyze data for summary and thematic reports on M&E findings.
  • Develop, refine and manage the process for regular reporting on findings and coordinate with appropriate departments for the dissemination of information.
  • Foster and coordinate partnerships for independent, external assessments to attain good quality, third-party evaluation studies.
  • Undertake field assessments for new program areas
  • Coordinate, develop and facilitate training materials and presentations for capacity building of program staff on M&E
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in M&E and network with other organizations for best practices and technical assistance.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned
  • University-advanced degree in Health, or related fields.
  • Experience (3-5 years) in international NGOs
  • Prior experience with performance monitoring and evaluation for international development programs, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis.
  • Skills and preferably experience with numerical methods and database management.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Able to prepare clear and concise reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Ability to make effective decisions under time pressure
  • Ability to travel in South Central zone of Somalia often in insecure environment
  • Ability to live and cope in isolated environment
  • Capacity to work independently, strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Fluency in English and Somali (oral and written)
  • Previous work experience in Somalia
  • Ability generate activity reports in a timely manner
Desirable competencies
  • Task-oriented person, who pursues thoroughness and appropriate detail; and completes tasks in a timely and cost-effective way
  • Proactive, seeking to do things differently, and to solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Able to effectively communicate new initiatives to staff and partners, and seek feedback on performance and effectively act on it
How to apply
Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER to CESVI to the e-mail address recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org Subject line must include: Monitoring &Evaluation Officer 
Please include actual salary and expected salary in your cover letter. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Closing date for applications is 5th August 2012 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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