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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

International IDEA
Banjul, The Gambia
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 2 November 2023
Closed

About the Organisation

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (‘International IDEA’) and the European Union Delegation to the Gambia have entered into an agreement to implement a project on Support to the Consolidation of peaceful, participatory, inclusive and Human rights-based transition to democratic dispensation in The Gambia through the following outputs:

• Capacity development in the form of workshops/trainings/peer exchanges/knowledge products to members of the National Assembly and parliamentary staff provided.
• Capacity development in the form of workshops, trainings and peer exchanges to the National Human Rights Commission provided.
• Capacity development in the form of trainings, workshops, and knowledge products for media on the consolidation of peaceful democratic transition conducted

About the Job

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will manage the development, implementation and supervision of the country programme results management framework in line with International IDEA’s Learning-Based Management framework. The incumbent will also will provide leadership on the country programme reporting requirements for both the donor and International IDEA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops monitoring and evaluation frameworks, processes and practices for the project that responds to both donor and International IDEA needs;

  • Coordinates all project evaluations in collaboration with the regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and International IDEA’s Budget and Programme Performance Team;

  • Supports project planning and the compilation of partner inputs;

  • Supports effective collaboration between the project’s partners on monitoring and evaluation;

  • Liaises with the donors on monitoring, evaluation, and the communication of results;

  • Supports the internal and external communication of project results;

  • Leads the development and production of all reporting under the project – including quarterly, yearly, and final project reports and working with the regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer ensures reports are quality checked and signed off by the Budget and Programme Performance team;

  • Participates in the continuous development of policies, guidelines, standards and tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation, and results-based management in collaboration with International IDEA’s HQ, RO and the donor;

  • Contributes to trainings for national partners on monitoring and evaluation related processes; Contributes to internal training;

  • Contributes to the identification and recording of project outcomes, and documentation of outcome stories;

  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender, and diversity perspective in all monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities;

  • Conducts risk management in line with the organizational risk management policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • University degree in development studies, business administration, public policy, international development or other relevant discipline within the social sciences and humanities;

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation activities of international development projects, preferably with a focus on support to democratic institutions and civil society organizations on issues related to elections and civic education;

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project monitoring and evaluation systems from project initiation to closeout stages is essential;

  • Experience with EU funded projects and requirements, as well as familiarity with their processes and systems is essential.

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies is essential;

  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans is considered an advantage;

  • Experience in planning and managing surveys on behavioral impact of programmes implemented is considered an advantage;

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of Mandinka and/or Wolof would be an advantage

To apply

Duration: Fixed term appointment until 06 February 2026.


Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Gambia for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications


In order to apply, email your application by Thursday 02nd November 2023 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format if possible).

About the Organisation

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (‘International IDEA’) and the European Union Delegation to the Gambia have entered into an agreement to implement a project on Support to the Consolidation of peaceful, participatory, inclusive and Human rights-based transition to democratic dispensation in The Gambia through the following outputs:

• Capacity development in the form of workshops/trainings/peer exchanges/knowledge products to members of the National Assembly and parliamentary staff provided.
• Capacity development in the form of workshops, trainings and peer exchanges to the National Human Rights Commission provided.
• Capacity development in the form of trainings, workshops, and knowledge products for media on the consolidation of peaceful democratic transition conducted

About the Job

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will manage the development, implementation and supervision of the country programme results management framework in line with International IDEA’s Learning-Based Management framework. The incumbent will also will provide leadership on the country programme reporting requirements for both the donor and International IDEA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops monitoring and evaluation frameworks, processes and practices for the project that responds to both donor and International IDEA needs;

  • Coordinates all project evaluations in collaboration with the regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and International IDEA’s Budget and Programme Performance Team;

  • Supports project planning and the compilation of partner inputs;

  • Supports effective collaboration between the project’s partners on monitoring and evaluation;

  • Liaises with the donors on monitoring, evaluation, and the communication of results;

  • Supports the internal and external communication of project results;

  • Leads the development and production of all reporting under the project – including quarterly, yearly, and final project reports and working with the regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer ensures reports are quality checked and signed off by the Budget and Programme Performance team;

  • Participates in the continuous development of policies, guidelines, standards and tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation, and results-based management in collaboration with International IDEA’s HQ, RO and the donor;

  • Contributes to trainings for national partners on monitoring and evaluation related processes; Contributes to internal training;

  • Contributes to the identification and recording of project outcomes, and documentation of outcome stories;

  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender, and diversity perspective in all monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities;

  • Conducts risk management in line with the organizational risk management policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • University degree in development studies, business administration, public policy, international development or other relevant discipline within the social sciences and humanities;

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation activities of international development projects, preferably with a focus on support to democratic institutions and civil society organizations on issues related to elections and civic education;

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project monitoring and evaluation systems from project initiation to closeout stages is essential;

  • Experience with EU funded projects and requirements, as well as familiarity with their processes and systems is essential.

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies is essential;

  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans is considered an advantage;

  • Experience in planning and managing surveys on behavioral impact of programmes implemented is considered an advantage;

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of Mandinka and/or Wolof would be an advantage

To apply

Duration: Fixed term appointment until 06 February 2026.


Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Gambia for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications


In order to apply, email your application by Thursday 02nd November 2023 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format if possible).

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