Background Information - Cordaid
Cordaid was established in 2000, when several Dutch aid organizations joined forces. But our history goes back more than a century. Cordaid has changed over the years and is more than a donor now. Reducing fragility has become our core priority and we work in all contexts of fragility, from relief, through rehabilitation to longer term development. To do this effectively we seek funds, start partnerships and compete on a global market.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments and inspired by compassion, solidarity and subsidiarity, Cordaid’s mision is to reduce fragility and the vulnerability of people where it is most needed and most difficult. We recognize that the overriding challenge in fragile and (post-)conflict countries is restoring trust and social cohesion, at community level and between communities and the state. This is what Cordaid does, right in the heart of communities, by mobilizing global networks, resources and knowledge. By doing this, we help people move beyond survival and live in dignity.
Cordaid does this by promoting equality and social inclusion, by increasing the resilience of people and societies and by strengthening the social contract between citizens and their governments. Wherever we can, we combine lifesaving humanitarian aid with the longer-term improvement of health care systems, economic opportunities and resilience, and the promotion of security and justice.
Background Information - Afghanistan Country Office
Cordaid is working in and on fragility, and has been active in Afghanistan since 2001, aiming at a stable and peaceful country. We work in 6 thematic areas, supported by lobby and advocacy activities: health care, extractives, security and justice, humanitarian aid, resilience and private sector development. We provide programmatic leadership and require that our operations and those of our local partners are implemented to the highest standards complemented with knowledge generation that incorporates best practices and lessons learned.
Background Information - Job-specific/Scope of Work
The PMEAL Officer will serve the overall PMEAL activities and requirements of Cordaid’s current and future projects. The PMEAL Officer will be mainly responsible for conducting surveys, data collection, analysis, reporting and presenting the PMEAL activities under the procedures already setup by the existing programmes. Mainly for the Private Sector Development Programmes.
The PMEAL officer will be responsible to develop, maintain and update the PMEAL Plans, Inception Studies, Setup of Baseline indicators and carryout all the PMEAL needs of all the programmes of Cordaid Afghanistan.
Below are the main responsibilities and duties of the PMEAL Officer under this capacity title:
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Ongoing Programmes
The PMEAL Officer will be the overall responsible to
Conduct monitoring and evaluation visits for Cordaid’s PSD projects in Kabul, Herat and Kandahar provinces ;
Prepare M&E plans, get approvals, communicate the plan and collect the data; analyze M&E data and produce reports with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner.
Prepare report templates, feed the data into the templates, prepare strong analytical narrative and numeric reports, with concrete findings.
Contribute in planning, conducting and/or respond to Cordaid performance evaluation reviews and surveys.
Identify and inform the programme’s managers of successes, challenges and lessons learned, and record any issues related project activities in Issues Management Log.
Contribution in the Inception Studies and Baseline setup of new projects
Contribute in the inception studies and Baseline Setup of the new programme
Use the full knowledge, experience and learnings from previous projects
Maintain effective coordination with the Private Sector Development Manager to ensure timely and correct measurement of results, outcomes and impacts and to facilitate learning towards continuous improvements in the design and delivery of programmes and projects.
Responsibilities in proposals for new projects
Provide data, analysis, reviews and guidance to Cordaid in raising new programme proposals.
Assist in the PMEAL part of the programme proposals for further fundraising activities.
Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge/lessons learnt that are gained through PMEAL activities among Programme Managers and Regional Field Coordinators.
Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure Cordaid is continually incorporating best practice approaches in Country Office operations and Cordaid Community of Practice (CoP).
Use the available technologies for carrying out surveys for collecting data for PMEAL
Develop templates, forms, structures, diagrams, graphs, charts etc. and use them for presentation of the PMEAL reporting.
Document and share lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influences the strategic development of future projects and activities.
Qualifications and experience required
The PMEAL Officer should have at least 1 year experience in reputable organization/s in the fields of Monitoring, Evaluation and/or as PMEAL. Educational and professional qualifications will include:
University Bachelor’s degree (Economics, Commerce, Business, Social Sciences, Computer);
Experience of working as M&E or PMEAL Officer/assistant in reputable international organization;
Experience of working with Private Sector or Businesses is an advantage;
Knowledgeable of project development concept, project cycle management, using Logical Framework Approach etc. required;
Knowledgeable and skill of project M&E development based on a participatory approach required;
Strong communication skills for effectively working with stakeholders and co-workers;
Strong communication abilities in English and Dari (ability to communicate in Pashto is an advantage);
Please note that the closing date is midnight Kabul time.
Applications should include a motivation letter and an extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references.
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Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please write your name on your CV and Cover letter.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.