Background & Description

Cesvi is an Italian international NGO with its head office in Bergamo Italy, and overall presence in 24 countries around the globe. Present in Pakistan since 2005, Cesvi is currently operating in KPK, FATA and Sindh regions with its humanitarian and development interventions. Cesvi is looking for qualified, hardworking and experienced individual to fill the following position based in Islamabad with frequent field missions to KPK. 

JOB SUMMARY:

The MEAL Officer is a technical support position to Cesvi Pakistan program.

Under the supervision of the Head of the Mission, the MEAL Officer will have the ultimate responsibility of strengthen the M&E system for Cesvi Pakistan country program as well as for Cesvi partners/sub grantees. MEAL Officer will also be responsible for building partners/sub grantees capacities in M&E.

Requirements and Skills

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading the development of M&E frameworks, tools and research processes;
  • Manage field data collection processes for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and assist the Head of Mission to backstop the program and the field operations.
  • Set-up and maintain a common electronic and hard copy system for access to key documents such as M&E tools, tracking and reporting forms, monitoring reports, proposals, donor requirements and reports, evaluations and other program information.
  • Assist Head of Mission in the identification of potential problems/gaps in the implementation and bottlenecks and recommend appropriate solution and strategies to address them.
  • Ensure that Cesvi Pakistan program monitoring arrangements comply with multiple donor’s grant agreements/contracts and that the contractual obligations in this context are fully observed;
  • Conduct frequent field visits to assess progress toward achieving objectives, ensure program compliance and effective implementation according to work plans, M&E plans, and proposals while providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Plan, coordinate and provide feedback for project’s monthly, quarterly and mid-term reviews, annual reviews, evaluations and other relevant research planned in project;
  • Review the quality of existing data sources, the methods of collecting them and the degree to which they will provide good baseline data for mid-term and end of project evaluations; based on this review consult multiple stakeholders to develop approaches to address identified gaps;
  • Prepare Terms of References (TORs) for baseline, mid-term, and end-line surveys/research, Pre & Post KAPs including methodology preparation, sample selection, staff training, and provide overall technical direction for the conduction of the surveys/studies;
  • Ensure regular and timely monitoring reports from project team and partners/ sub grantees by monitoring receipts of progress reports and following up with them on non-reporting.
  • Conduct quality control tests on all incoming data and supervise data entry and data cleaning/editing processes.
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned and document best practices from review meetings, field visits, evaluations and studies to be integrated into project reports;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation forums.
  • Set-up a system and process to collect key lessons of the project and disseminate it to the staff and partners’/ sub grantees.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Competency in the use of statistical packages like Excel, SPSS & Access.
  • Strong ability to work with team on strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead formulation & monitoring of management projects, work independently & meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork, flexibility, innovation and leadership skills.

COMPETENCIES:

Integrity, respect, accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, takes initiative, strong interpersonal skills, decision making, information monitoring, facilitating change, pro-active problem solving, planning & organizing.

CONTACTS/ KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

The jobholder is expected to collaborate with the key Cesvi Management Staff, implementing partners/sub grantees, local community, and government counterparts.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND LEVEL OF TRAVEL REQUIRED: 

The post is located in Islamabad with approximately 30% field travel to project sites in KP & FATA. The information contained in this job description will be reviewed periodically and, if necessary, updated accordingly.

Education

EDUCATION:

Masters degree in Social Sciences or any other relevant field of study.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 04 years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience in development/humanitarian work, especially with humanitarian projects of Shelter & Settlement, WASH, Food Security & Livelihood, Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Experience of working in KP & FATA (very important)

Demonstrated experience in developing various tools (e.g. need assessment, KAP, PDMs, Bas/End lines focus group discussions etc.)

Demonstrated experience in managing data bases, and knowledge in data analyses. (Very important)

How to Apply

Please apply with confidence along with your CV (not more than 3 pages) and a motivation letter (not more than 01 page) to following e-mail address. Please mention clearly “Position Name” you are applying in the subject line of your e-mail, do not wait for the deadline as process will be started once we start receiving the applications. Please mention at least two recent professional references in CV.

hr.cesvi@gmail.com

Interviews will be held in Islamabad. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. TA/DA for the interview will not be covered by Cesvi. Deadline for applications is 06th of June 2018 1800 hrs. (PST).

About Organization

Having dealt with the earthquake emergency in 2005, in 2010 and in 2011 Cesvi has taken action to help the Pakistani population hit by serious floods.

Cesvi continued its intervention in KPK, in Nowshera and Peshawar districts, in support of internally displaced persons fleeing the conflict in the tribal areas, providing access to water, to housing and health care facilities. It promotes cash for work activities for women (production of blankets for distribution to displaced persons) and for men (interventions of public utilities such as construction of drainage channels and waste collection). In 2015, in Sindh, he has completed a food security project in support of the victims of the drought, through the distribution of kits for breeding and for the production of small craft materials and tools. Finally, it started the first operation in FATA tribal areas with the construction of new housing for displaced people who, after years of conflict, are returning to their home lands.

Local partners: SDO, AWARE, KADO

International partners: Alliance2015 (ACTED, Concern, Welthungerhilfe)

Funding: European Union (ECHO), OFDA / Concern Worldwide, PHPF (Humanitarian Pooled Funds Pakistan) - UNOCHA, private donors