Location: Somalia (Kismayo District, Lower Juba)
Closing date: 24 Aug 2010
Southern Somalia has recently been affected by a triple shock: a drought; a moderate El-Nino, and conflict. As a result, an estimated 100,000 people in the region need immediate assistance. Horn Relief is seeking qualified and committed individuals to manage a new 9 months project, the Kismayo Emergency Livelihood Support Action (KELSA), in response to the above-mentioned shocks.
Horn Relief is looking to recruit one Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with a strong hygiene promotion background, to be based in Kismayo in Southern Somalia. His/her main responsibilities will be to oversee all aspects of the community hygiene promotion activities of the Project including recruitment and training of community hygiene promoters, training of Village Water Committees and implementation of hygiene promotion activities. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will also be in charge of designing an M&E system for the cash program, collecting data based on indicators, carrying out interviews or case studies and undertaking field visits to document project activities and achievements
Management of all hygiene promotion aspects of the Horn Relief KELSA including:
- Identify and assess the public hygiene risks and needs within the population affected by the emergency as well as the current resources and capacity of beneficiary communities and make recommendations for actions.
- Recruit and train local hygiene promotion staff and supervise their activities; this may involve the development of job descriptions, work plans and performance appraisals.
- Implement hygiene promotion initiatives appropriate to the context in close collaboration with engineering colleagues to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated.
- Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women. As much as possible ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities is employed rather than one that relies on didactic message based methodologies.
- Provide weekly and monthly reports to Nairobi on hygiene issues and program progress against work plan and program activities.
- Draft interim and final narrative donor reports according to donor requirements.
- Liaise directly with communities, elders and local authorities on hygiene issues, as well as other agencies operational in Lower and Middle Juba (particularly any carrying out similar activities) regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities.
- If needed contribute towards program planning and proposal writing.
- Any other duties as required.
In addition, the M&E Officer will be in charge of all monitoring and evaluation related activities including:
- Design the M&E system (outputs, outcomes, impact with set of indicators and MoV) for the KELSA project to ensure that verifiable data is supplied, analyzed and reported.
- Monitor KELSA project performance using results-oriented monitoring instruments to evaluate their achievement of results and performance targets.
- Ensure the incorporation of environmental and gender issues in the analysis of the KELSA project performance.
- Work in collaboration with consultants on carrying out both the baseline and external evaluation of the KELSA project
- Undertake qualitative surveys to understand processes and impacts, and to determine the extent to which needs are being satisfied (which will be largely a participatory process; designing the necessary surveys, studies and interviews forms).
- Provide M&E training to relevant local stakeholders if necessary; and
- Submit monthly and quarterly monitoring reports to the Senior Project Manager and Emergency Program Coordinator highlighting areas of concern and progress.
Horn Relief is actively seeking candidates who are committed to its mission and vision.
- University degree in international development, public health, water and sanitation engineering, or related social science qualification.
- Minimum 4 yrs relevant work experience in humanitarian context or complex emergency.
- Strong hygiene promotion experience essential.
- Experience of human resource management at a field level.
- Strong monitoring and evaluation skills required, in particular for the development and analysis of baseline and post-distribution monitoring tools.
- Strong knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
- Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluency in both English and Somali required).
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
- Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.
- Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort
Reference Code: RW_764FRD-9