Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager – Yemen
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 30 countries around the world.
The overall objective for DRC in Yemen is the protection and promotion of durable solutions to displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights with the more immediate objectives of focusing both on the immediate subsistence needs, protection, and self-reliance support as well as a more long term focus on capacity building. The Yemen operation falls under the Horn of Africa and Yemen (HOAY) Regional Office based in Nairobi. DRC’s central office is located in Sana’a with a hub office in Aden and newly established office in Hodeida, as well as seven smaller field offices throughout the country. Current programme sectors include Protection (Mixed Migration, IDP, Child Protection, and Mine Risk Education), Food Security/Livelihoods, WASH, Shelter, Livelihoods, and Community Driven Recovery and Safety. DRC is also currently scaling up its operations in response to the current crisis in Yemen.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager (MEL), reporting to the Programme Director, is responsible for supporting the Yemen Country Programme to improve its quality of monitoring, evaluation and accurate reporting (including training and coaching), and development/implementation of all M&E plans. The MEL Manager is the lead in supporting the DRC Yemen ME&L framework and developing and delivering its key initiatives. The MEL Manager ensures that the DRC Yemen framework contributes to and is in line with the DRC HoAY and global (under development) ME&L framework. The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive; other tasks maybe requested to adapt operational needs.
General Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Develop and maintain M&E system to manage information in accordance with DRC minimum standards for M&E, DRC evaluation policy, and global best practices. Conduct data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme design and implementation. Develop and maintain accurate method(s) for counting beneficiaries, including total beneficiaries on an annual basis
- Support and oversee the development of project monitoring and evaluation plans and tools
- Facilitate data collection and analysis (e.g., baselines/end-lines, needs assessments, regular monitoring) relating to the monitoring, evaluation and learning for each project
- Supervise the work of the M&EL Coordinator and develop an M&EL team; lead rapid recruitment of M&EL staff where needed
- Ensure capture of lessons learned from quarterly/annual reviews/end of project meeting and project evaluations. Work with project managers to ensure that quality and learning issues are incorporated into programme implementation
- Ensure global and regional level involvement in larger evaluation activities in the country
- Direct support to evaluations and programme monitoring
- Facilitate trainings and meetings on M&EL quality standards for DRC Yemen and partner organization staffs’ professional growth and improved programme quality
- Assess existing and further develop procedures used for ensuring program quality in coordination with the global processes of strengthening monitoring and evaluation in DRC
- Support the writing of projects/programmes and/or reports of a certain complexity as per guidelines disseminated at a country level if needed
- Ensure that HAP compliance issues are incorporated into all aspects of DRC Yemen’s work. Work with project managers to establish and implement accountability mechanisms (e.g., complaints and feedback response mechanisms).
- Contribute to deveoping LFA through smart indicators and developing M&E procssses for data collection against the indicators. Record and share progress against indicators at the monthly grants review meetings.
- Work with programme sector managers on how to ensure community participation is included in all projects, that project information and results are shared with affected communities, and that community feedback is incorporated into current and future projects.
- Minimum of five years of technical experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in a senior programmatic capacity.
- Master’s degree in fields related to organization learning, international development, or M&E.
- Demonstrated understanding and experience with M&EL in a complex international development context.
- Must have a proven ability to foster teamwork and commitment to on-job training/support.
- Excellent written and well developed oral communication skills; ability to write clear, accurate, and well assessed evaluation and project reports.
- High accuracy and attention to detail.
- Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and as a team/consortia needed.
- Ability to work independently and as a team player with demonstrated leadership and participatory manner.
- Good Knowledge in using SPSS software.
- Capacity and commitment to working in an difficult and insecure working environment; willingness to be flexible and patient in a culturally sensitive manner.
- In depth knowledge of Horn of Africa and/or Yemen context.
- Willingness to travel extensively within Yemen.
- Experience with UNHCR, UNICEF, ECHO, BPRM, and DFiD guidelines will be an added advantage.
- Fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in Arabic language will be strong advantage.
- Previous DRC experience is an advantage.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC.
Duty station: Sana’a, Yemen with frequent travel to areas of implementation and other sub-offices