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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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Nov 06, 2013
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT CAPS


Vacancy Announcement


Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Gender:  Male/Female

Nationality: Afghan

Job Type: Full Time

Duration: 6 Months, renewable (three months probation)

Closing Date:
Nov/23/2013

Apply: Email CV and Cover Letter to: vacancies@caps.af

Address: Darul Aman Main Road, House No: 577, Street No: 09, Phase No:06, Kate Sae Kabul,Afghanistan

Job Summary
Under the overall guidance of the Research Department, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.

The M&E officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information System of the Project and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer works in close collaboration with work closely with project team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures
• Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
• Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work;
• Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success;
• Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
• Monitor the sustainability of the project's results;
• Provide feedback to the Project Manager on project strategies and activities;
• Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying   bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
• Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the National Project   Director/Project Manager;
• Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy    for the project;
• Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management Team and UNDP;
• Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Project Manager in preparing relevant    reports;
• Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project;
• Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
• Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
• Perform other duties as required;
• Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators
• Preparation of monthly MIS reports;
• Assist the Project Manager in preparing other relevant reports;
• Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for project and government staff;
• Assist Project Manager in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations;
• Provide input and update information related to project outcome in UNDP and GOB (Bangladesh) website;
• Assist Project Manager in preparing monthly and quarterly reports on project progress based on MIS reports on project  activities;
• Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the project;
• Develop M&E system for the Project and for the government counterpart/stakeholders;
• Prepare and maintain data base

 Competencies
 Corporate Competencies:

• Demonstrates integrity by modelling CAPS values and ethical standards;
• Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of CAPS;
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Functional Competencies:

• Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special     assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships;
• Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
• Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of     support

Knowledge Management and Learning;
• In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues;
• Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment   methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and       helpful relations with donors and project staff;
• Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Self-Management;
• Focuses on result for the client;
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
• Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
• Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
• Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

Required Skills
Education:

University Degree preferably in Business Administration, Economics or related field.

Experience:

• At least 5 years experience in design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by   national/international NGOs/UN bodies/Government
• Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports
• Proven Information and Communication Technology skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database   software
• Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software
• Strong training and facilitation skills

Language Requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken Dari, Pashto and English.


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