Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 2. Summary
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for supporting planning and programming activities of the project by providing technical information on monitoring and evaluation outcomes. He/she will assist the Coordinator and PMU staff to understand the M&E system including performance indicators and evaluation criteria to enhance their capacity to achieve set targets. The incumbent will also help in the design of M&E tools and formats for collecting data and assessing performance of project components across implementing institutions He/she will manage M&E activities of the project in strict compliance with: (i) the requirements of the Agreement between the World Bank and the Government; (ii) the Project Implementation Manual (PIM) for this project. 3. Duties
Duties and Responsibilities; Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator the M&E Specialist will be responsible for the following: 1. Develop and implement a M&E system for the project, articulating clearly all the sub-systems and M&E arrangements consistent with the Project Appraisal Document agreed between the Government and the World Bank 2. Provide technical inputs on monitoring and evaluation parameters to improve planning, programming and implementation of project 3. Develop in-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation system of capacity development operations to guide performance tracking activities of staff with M&E responsibilities in project beneficiary institutions and key stakeholders 4. Assist in defining monitoring and evaluation requirements at the different levels of project implementation 5. Assist in developing monitoring tools and formats and coordinate data collection activities of participating ministries, departments and agencies, conduct preliminary analysis of monitoring data and submit performance progress and consolidated reports to the Coordinator 6. Support the training of participating institutions to understand the M&E system of the project and to particularly appreciate issues relating to performance indicators, evaluation criteria, assessment and scoring methods, etc. 7. Conduct analysis of monitoring data, documents findings from monitoring and evaluation activities and submits monitoring reports to the Coordinator 8. Work closely with both beneficiary and non-beneficiary ministries, departments and agencies to ensure that data collected for purposes of performance evaluation is credible and of high quality Key Deliverables 1. Project M&E system and implementation plan 2. Set M&E performance targets of beneficiary institutions 3. Quarterly consolidated project performance in monitoring and evaluation reports 4. Monthly implementation/progress monitoring reports 5. Updated M&E tools 6. Annual and quarterly work plans of position 4. Key Qualifications
Qualifications Post Graduate Qualification in M&E, Project Management, Planning, Business Management, Economics, Statistics or relevant field Experience The Project M&E Specialist should have demonstrable experience in activities as follows: 1. A minimum of 7-year professional experience in M&E related function. 2. Strong analytical skills 3. Monitoring and evaluation of plans and programs 4. Strong orientation and knowledge in benchmarking 5. Good report writing and presentation skills 6. Ability to see and manage risks and consequences 7. Functions effectively in a team of professionals 8. Experience in working in development projects within the Civil Service, and good knowledge of Public Sector issues. 9. Project management experience. 10. Experience working in a fragile environment will be an advantage 11. The ability to draft reader-friendly documents by simplifying research reports for different target audiences, including the general public. 12. Excellent English language both written and oral with great attention to detail 13. The ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way. 14. Ability to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands innovatively. 15. Proactive and use of initiative to achieve desired results 16. Ability to facilitate learning and knowledge management between staff working on the Project and among other stakeholders 17. Well-developed skills in managing websites, ensuring high-quality content and using them as a way to promote external and internal communications. 18. Proven ability to manage the design, printing and distribution of high-quality publications. 19. Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, Access).
Reporting and Other Deliverables The Project M&E Specialist will report to the Project Coordinator. Language Reports and other documents shall be submitted in English and in Somali when required.