Job Title: Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Associate – Africa
Location: TBD in Africa
Supervisor: Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist – Africa
Reports to: Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist – Africa
Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality news and information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure, and rewarding lives. We envision a world where everyone can communicate freely with anyone, anywhere, and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.
For 35 years and in more than 100 countries, we have worked with our local partners to build hundreds of sustainable organizations, strengthened the capacity of thousands of media professionals, human rights activists, and information entrepreneurs, and reached millions of people with quality, local information, improving lives and building lasting change. On issues ranging from health and the environment to conflict and governance, Internews has developed approaches that harness the power of media and information to create positive change.
Internews is a charity operating internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, London, and Paris as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
Our commitment to a culture of belonging:
Internews is passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams, and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, the self-taught, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and actively welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
The Regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate supports the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in the Africa region, with an emphasis on European funded projects. Supervised by the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist – Africa, and in close collaboration with the Senior Programme Officer (SPO) – Africa, s/he will oversee project monitoring & evaluation activities and coordinate with all Internews partners to measure results accordingly. The Regional M&E Associate will work with the Internews Europe Program Directors to track, synthesize, and organize quantitative and qualitative data into reports, and help improve the quality of all mandatory reports. S/he will support the writing and editing of quarterly, annual, and final reports as needed.
The ideal candidate is fluent in both French and English, with demonstrated writing abilities in both languages.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Support the drafting of M&E plans for Internews Europe in the Africa region, which includes drafting log frames in close collaboration with the project team and using donor and Internews indicators at proposal stage.
- Support implementation of the M&E plans in collaboration with the SPO – Africa, Project Directors and local M&E staff, conducting regular checkups and data quality assessments, and ensuring the roll out of Internews M&E methodologies as delegated by the supervisor. In some cases, travel to project countries may be necessary.
- Adapt existing data collection tools or develop new ones as necessary and train project M&E staff on how to use them, and where necessary support in conducting data analysis.
- Ensure project M&E data is regularly uploaded into Internews programs database (Salesforce) as well as donor platforms as required.
- Ensure all sub-awards include well-designed monitoring and evaluation plans which utilize realistic and relevant indicators and targets (including gender and inclusiveness).
- Manage the routine and systematic collection of both quantitative and qualitative data from all sub-grantees in accordance with their grant agreements. If needed, provide training and mentoring to the sub-grantees to better understand indicators and data collection and reporting processes.
- Support in the review of mandatory reports (e.g. quarterly and annual reports) as directed by the supervisor – this includes reviewing, editing, sometimes rewriting activity reports to highlight outputs, results and impacts.
- Work with program staff to develop program-based success stories/impact stories.
- Contribute to shaping and delivering a wider global strategy to innovate and expand MERL efforts at Internews and communicate Internews’ impact to internal and external audiences as needed.
- Conduct other duties as assigned by Internews management including communication and grant management tasks.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent English and French language skills required.
- Excellent writing skills in English and French.
- Relevant university degree in social sciences field, preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation and research studies (BA required at minimum).
- A minimum of 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor funded programs, preferably democracy and governance or media development programs.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate M&E requirements and outcomes to project colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Ability to develop indicators.
- Good working knowledge of statistics and ability to obtain, analyze and interpret data and present findings in written and oral form.
- Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection/survey design, implementation and analysis.
- Competent in qualitative methodologies and participatory assessments.
- Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical programs, such as SPSS.
- Demonstrated understanding of European Union, Swedish SIDA, USAID and/or other donors.
- Experience in African environments and flexibility to apply lessons learned from other contexts.
- Understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
Application closing date: 19 May 2023
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