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SNV is looking to recruit a M&E and Institutional Development Specialist (subject to contract award) for an upcoming international donor funded development project in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal. The Project is envisioned to strengthen the capacity of local governments to deliver services in water supply and sanitation to all, including menstruating women. The Project expected impact is to improve the health status and progress towards equal rights to water, sanitation and hygiene of people, and women and girls in particular in the selected intervention municipalities and outside. To reach the targets, the project intervention is built under the following four topics and result areas:
• WASH governance at local level
• Water supply
• Sanitation and hygiene
• Sector support and enabling environment
The M&E and Institutional Development Specialist will report to the team Leader / Chief Technical Adviser and will be responsible for the design and setting up of the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in order to track progress of all project activities related to the different result areas. S/he will develop performance monitoring parameters and monitor the project performance of all levels and will ensure that programme M&E activities are designed in line with the monitoring logframe of the project as well as with SNV’s approach to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
· Design appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and reporting requirements for all key activities in each component;
· Develop and implement institutional and governance capacity development programs of local government assemblies and officials, as well as at the provincial and federal level as required;
· Prepare biannual and annual reports on progress;
· Assist to provide training and other capacity building programs to the project staff and the officials of WUSCs, urban and rural municipalities, and other stakeholders;
· Assist in the recruitment of the Project staff and consultants;
· Assist to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems of the WASH programs at the municipal and community levels;
· Assist to carry out periodic review, monitoring of trimester, annual progress and evaluations; member of the SUSWA Monitoring Task Forces;
· Improve working guidelines and manuals to be user friendly;
· Responsible for the subject matters and personnel issues of PSU in the absence of CTA.
Master’s degree in Water Supply and Sanitation, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Social Science or another relevant field.
Required professional Experience and expertise
· A minimum of 5 years of M&E experience supporting complex development projects;
· Experience of working in developing countries in a field related to rural development or water supply and sanitation;
· Demonstrated experience in the development of monitoring mechanisms, data quality assurance systems, M&E systems and conducting monitoring and evaluation assignments;
· Experience of working with government institutions capacity building in support of decentralised management;
· Experience in training and capacity building;
· Experience designing and setting up MEL strategies and systems;
· Capacity and ability to promote gender equality and social inclusion;
· Prior knowledge of Nepalese development and social context is an advantage;
· Fluency in written and spoken English (Finnish language is considered a plus);
· High professional integrity and proven ability to work in difficult conditions.
Contract Type: International
Contract Duration: 2 years (10.5 months/year)
Expected Start Date: January 2020 subject to bid success
Information Duty Station: Nepal
Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.snv.org
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