Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Job Re-Advertisement: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (Senior Data Analyst)
(Kenya National Position)
Region: East Africa & Yemen, Norwegian Refugee Council
Town / City: Nairobi
Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways.
The Consortium was started in 2013 as a capstone project of Department for International Development (DfID) to rethink humanitarian aid delivery and since then has grown to a globally relevant resilience consortium with active funding of more than 100 million USD, serving more than 500 communities in 36 districts across Somalia.
BRCiS’s objective is to reinforce target populations’ capacities to withstand cyclical and minor shocks with the aim of decreasing the number of people in a state of crisis. BRCiS adopts a holistic approach to resilience, which seeks to respond to the immediate humanitarian needs of targeted households and communities, while tackling the root causes of vulnerability and destitution.
Community engagement lies at the heart of all activities implemented by BRCiS with interventions cutting across multiple sectors including but not limited to WASH, Health and Nutrition (H&N), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Financial Access, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA), Gender as well as Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), etc. Relatedly, BRCiS is committed to evidence-based programming and adaptive management of its programmes, guided by an active learning strategy and research agenda.
In recent years, the CMU M&E Department implemented several large-scale projects to enhance the evidence base for resilience programming:
1) with implementation support from its Members, the team has coordinated a baseline survey with 6000 Somali households to learn more about their shock exposure and coping strategies
2) conducted the first information ecosystem assessment ever done in Somalia interviewing close to 1000 vulnerable households to better understand their information access and news consumption patterns
3) has built up a database which collects high-frequency data on 30 early warning indicators covering 36 district Somalia to help the Consortium better anticipate and respond to shocks and stresses.
Currently, the M&E Department has several other ongoing research and M&E projects which requires the close involvement of the selected candidate.
To name a few, these will involve
1) the cleaning and the analysis of a panel dataset consisting of high-frequency phone surveys to study how vulnerable households cope with shocks across seasonal cycles
2) analysis of the Consortium’s annual resilience surveys
3) data management and analytical support to analyze how providing long-term and predictable cash-transfers affect the well-being and resilience outcomes of different livelihoods groups in Somalia.
In this current role, we are looking for a highly independent and data-fluent mid-career professional with substantial experience in designing, developing and analyzing large-scale research and evaluation projects to generate actionable insights for programme planning and change.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Design, manage and analyse internal evaluation and research projects using quantitative methods in coordination with the Consortium MEAL Working Group.
- Clean, analyze and communicate quantitative data collected by BRCiS and external consultants including but not limited to the Consortium’s annual household interviews, seasonal monitoring surveys, Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) database, post-distribution monitoring (PDM) forms, etc.
- Prepare project reports, disseminate results and present results at internal and external events
- Actively participate in technical meetings, trainings and workshops
- Lead on the Consortium’s data visualization and dashboard presentation efforts
- Manage and update the Consortium’s datasets including the BRCiS beneficiary database
- Produce periodic analytical reports on data from NRC Global Outcome and Output Reporting System (GORS) in liaison with the Regional M&E Team
- Liaise with respective M&E focal points in the region to collect lessons learnt and promote institutional learning in the field of resilience programming
- Supports the BRCiS Consortium’s research and learning agenda by providing technical assistance to the development, management, analysis and dissemination of the Consortium’s evaluation and research work
- Contributes to the training of Consortium Members on the use of research and M&E tools
- Contributes to the training of survey teams in the field; participates in the monitoring of surveys and interview protocols during data collection; conducts data back-checks and supervises field teams during data collection to ensure data quality
- Provides technical support to supervise the research and evaluation projects done by external consultants, research companies and survey firms
- Conducts statistical analysis on quantitative data collected
- Prepares literature reviews and research briefs
- Any other ad-hoc request defined by the M&E Manager
- A Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Mathematics or related fields. Strong technical understanding of statistics/econometrics is essential
- 3-5 years of previous work experience in a related field
- Extensive quantitative skills, including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software (STATA, Python, R, Matlab)
- Experience working with different data types including but not limited to household survey data, phone surveys, panel surveys, perception-based measures, satellite imagery etc.
- Substantial experience applying a wide range of statistical methods to inform program design and change
- Strong experience in Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology (ODK or ONA preferred)including the ability to quickly digitalize/script large and complex surveys in XLS form
- Excellent data visualizations skills including familiarity of using data visualizations software (Tableau preferred)
- Outstanding communication and report writing skills and the ability to translate complex statistical insights for non-technical audiences
- Specialized knowledge of one or more thematic areas including but not limited: WASH, food security, gender, livelihoods, financial access, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, unconditional cash transfers, or a related field
- Experience in creating complex dashboards or managing the development of dashboard-building will serve as a distinct advantage
- Experience working in the humanitarian sector is an asset but it can be substituted with substantial experience the private, governmental or development sector4. Detailed familiarity of mapping software such as QGIS or ArcGIS
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational and team working skills
- Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Works well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
We can offer
Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding
Job Grade: 7 as per NRC Kenya National Scale
Travel: 30% within the East Africa & Yemen region
Duty station: Nairobi
*Open to Kenyan Nationals Only* *Female applicants are encouraged to apply*
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Application Deadline: 31/01/2020