APEIRON is a women led Nepali NGO working for a gender equal society through four main areas of interventions; Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response, Awareness and Education, Income Generation and Institutional Collaboration. It started out as an international NGO with the headquarters in Italy on 2004 and evolved into a national NGO in 2013. APEIRON fights against prejudice, violence, and inequalities so that women develop skills necessary to support themselves and their families. APEIRON helps women confront uphill battles: gender based violence, restricted access to and control over resources, low literacy, struggles to obtain citizenship documents, and other social and economic challenges. APEIRON invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following job positions:
Position: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Level: Individual Consultant/Part time Contract Staff (IC)
Project: Advocating for Suicide Prevention Mechanism in Nepal
Supervisor: Program Coordinator
Duty Station: Ucchamarga, 4 Tudaldevi Mandir Baluwatar
Duration: 1 year
Duties and Responsibilities
Main objective of this position is to help APEIRON for strengthening its monitoring and evaluation systems and practices and generate evidence based feedback for program planning and policy formulation.
Scope of Work
Under the immediate supervision of the program coordinator the M&E Specialist will perform the following tasks:
1. Assist APEIRON to Develop Its Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Plan
a. Assist to develop sector specific monitoring and evaluation framework in consultation within ED, Program Coordinator.
b. Based on the framework develop simple and user category wise monitoring format and its guidelines to be used in monitoring process.
c. Assist APEIRON to implement the M&E framework, guidelines and other tools
d. Assist APEIRON to prepare annual monitoring and evaluation plan in consistent with M&E Framework.
e. Update targets and indicators for monitoring and quality assurance of the organization.
f. Prepare Project lesson learning strategy ( specific one project)
2. Develop Recording and Reporting Forms and Formats for APEIRON
a. Assist APEIRON to develop/modify recording and reporting templates and formats that meet reporting requirement of APEIRON.
3. Capacity Building of APEIRON Staff on Monitoring and Evaluation
a. Conduct M&E need identification survey among APEIRON staff ( including that of district level) and identify M&E capacity gaps
b. Organize capacity building training to APEIRON staff to minimize M&E capacity gaps among APEIRON staff.
4. Prepare Monthly, Trimester and Annual Reports of APEIRON
a. Assist APEIRON program leads to compile periodic progress data
b. Work out for possible M&E reporting formats in order to incorporate the probable needs of staffs.
5. Field Monitoring and Monitoring Report Writing
a. Organize on the job monitoring field visit on project sites to APEIRON staff, and support them on the use of monitoring techniques
b. Guide APEIRON staff to prepare field monitoring report and help them to disseminate for feedbacks.
c. Meeting with stakeholders for project baseline data collection (for one project)
d. Conduct Project End line survey and share with the local stakeholders (for one project)
6. Assist in APEIRON Evaluation Work
a. Help APEIRON to prepare Terms of Reference (ToR) for any program/project evaluation
7. Perform other Works Assigned by Program Coordinator
a. APEIRON M&E Plan and framework,
b. Lesson learning strategy (specific one project)
c. APEIRON M&E formats
d. Field monitoring reports
e. Training completion reports
f. Monthly report of works performed
g. Project evaluation policy and procedure
h. Project end line assessment report (one project)
a. Demonstrates commitment and dedication towards APEIRON mission, vision and values
b. Proven organizational and inter-personal skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
c. Ability to work under pressure and according to tight deadlines
d. Essential computer skills in particular competency in the use of Windows MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.)
a. Results-driven and initiative-taking behavior
b. Ability to plan and organize work and establish priorities
c. Remains calm and in control even under pressure, and consistently approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude
d. Informed, sound, and transparent decision-making skills
e. Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors of his/her own initiative
Orientation and Communication
a. Good interpersonal and networking skills
b. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations colleagues and seniors
c. Supports and encourages open communication in the team and facilitates team work
d. Ability to work under minimum supervision
e. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines and fields, from both APEIRON and districts, Partner organization and having diverse and competing views and interests
a. Professionalism: Ability to conduct data analysis using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
b. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
c. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings and overall responsibilities.
d. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
e. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; support subordinates,
Provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/ her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
a. Leadership: establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
Education and experience
• Master’s degree in social science preferably in development planning, economics or management;
• Academic degree in statistics would be an added advantage;
• Sound knowledge n Nepal’s development planning process and development plans;
• Knowledge and experience in designing M&E systems and conducting evaluations;
• At least five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, results based management;
• Excellent writing and analytical skill in drafting concept notes and reports;
• Understanding and knowledge of basic computer applications such as MS Words, Excel and data base management; and
• Experience working within the Development agencies preferably in INGO/NGO system;
• Proficiency in spoken and written both Nepali and English language
The specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator. S/he will also report to the Executive Director, who will monitor the quality of deliverables. The payments will be made based on verifying the deliverables and approval by the Executive Director.
Last date to apply: 5th June 2020
HOW TO APPLY
Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit cv and cover letter through email: email@example.com by 5th June 2020 by 5 pm Nepal time.
Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted for further process. APEIRON reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.
APEIRON is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups. APEIRON believes on knowledge, skill, attitude, aptitude, commitment and dedication, and promotion of diversity within the organization.