Position title: MEL Assistant (Only Female)
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in more than 40 countries is improving the lives of 28 million people. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.mercycorps.org.
Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs. It is to mention that currently Mercy Corps is working in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Takhar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Baghlan, Urozgan, Nangarhar, Balkh, Samangan and Herat.
Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in 42 countries is improving the lives of 19 million people. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.mercycorps.org. Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs.
Mercy Corps (MC) is present in Afghanistan since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational skills and natural resource management. The Youth Vocational Skills (YVS) portfolio is currently implementing programmes funded by different donors in Helmand, Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Nangarhar and Parwan. Under YVS portfolio, Mercy Corps is providing demand driven vocational skills to men and women in provinces with high numbers of returns and IDPs – with a focus on improving employability of the trainees. Specifically, under a grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Mercy Corps is implementing Employable, skilled and inclusive workforce (ESIF), which is a three year program in six provinces. The ESIF is a multi-million, multi-year program on youth vocational skills development and employability. Under the program, a total of 8,000 under-employed male, female and disabled youth from host, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnee communities will receive a market driven trade skill and be linked with the opportunities available in the local and national labor markets for the pursuit of gainful employment.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The MEL Assistant is responsible for supporting the MEL Officer in conducting field monitoring and evaluation activities in Herat Province. This will include supporting data collection, analysis and reporting of the data to identify trends and highlight potential risk areas. She will be responsible to maintain a strong information management system ensuring sound data management. The MEL Assistant is particularly responsible to support the MEL Officer in data cleaning, data collection, Document Verification and documentation keeping. She is responsible to show interest in building her capacity, as well as strong ambition in her expectations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Provide technical assistance to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to establish and create relevant M&E tools and systems that are consistent with the Mercy Corps Afghanistan countrywide MEL strategy.
Conduct data cleaning and analysis for baseline study, post-graduation study, market assessment and/or any relevant studies related to the program.
Ensure that Google Drive is up-to-date and information is easily available.
Provide support to M&E Officer on developing reports for the program, especially reports intended for internal circulation.
Translate different MEL tools such as survey questionnaire, indicator plan and etc. to the local languages, as
and when required.
Assist in regular data entry into the MEL databases and donor required database, if required.
Ensure that questionnaires are in XLS forms.
Conduct VTCs visit in Herat province to ensure that the MEL system is consistent with implementation.
Build her own capacity in MEL in collaboration with her supervisor and the MEL Manager
Establish cordial, professional relations with MC Staff and other stakeholder and beneficiaries, ensuring Mercy Corps’ ability to work with transparency, accountability and good will.
Conduct him/her both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and inno way jeopardize our humanitarian efforts.
Provide technical assistance to program staff in order to maximize use of the MEL data collection tools.
Other duties as assigned and agreed upon by the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
Minimum of 1 year combined in M&E activities, program evaluation, and information systems. Prior experience with Mercy Corps (including internship) strongly preferred.
Degree holder in social sciences, statistics, economics or Public Administration and policy is preferred
Both theoretical and practical background in M&E
Strong interest in Monitoring and Evaluation
Fluency in verbal and written Pashto and Dari
Proficiency in both written and spoken English
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and produce results in a timely and quality manner
Ability to travel in Kabul Province
Only female candidates should apply
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