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  • Contract
  • Erbil Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

Spark

Position: M&E Officer – Erbil / IRAQ – National Post

Location: Erbil – Iraq

Application Deadline: 10th Feb, 2023

Duration: 8 Months with possible to extend

Start Date: As soon as possible

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organization with 100+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports refugees in the Middle East by providing them with scholarships in universities and higher education institutions in the region. SPARK also supports young entrepreneurs in fragile states, to start or grow their own businesses.

Main tasks and Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision of the Iraq Country Manager (administrative management) and in close coordination with the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager (technical management). The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer is responsible for conducting and facilitating all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities for Spark projects in Iraq.

The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

Reporting:

  • Support local partners on project monitoring and reporting in line with SPARK and donor requirements, including follow-up with partners on reporting submissions and quality;
  • Support on writing quarterly and annual progress and narrative reports for all Iraq projects;
  • Coordinate inputs on reports with the relevant project implementation staff;
  • Support in providing (donor) reporting templates, verification and triangulation of report figures, integration of M&E findings, and ensuring narrative cleanliness.
  • Be the main focal point for preparing any report requested as required by relevant Government authorities

Data Management:

  • The ME&R Officer will be the main focal point for the projects data management
  • Be the main country focal point for the existing and future data management systems (SIS, BTS, and PIMs).
  • Collect and facilitate the collection of data, as well as ensuring that they are properly stored in the data management systems (SIS, BTS, PIMs);
  • Ensure data is entered in real-time into the data management systems;
  • Assure that all the MoVs (Means of Verification) for all project activities and indicators are in place;
  • Data management for the entrepreneurship, social cohesion and other activities implemented in the project;
  • Follow up on response rate/nonresponse, missing data, data consistency and data quality;
  • Work closely with implementing partners on data collection and provide assistance on SPARK templates and systems as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conduct, follow up and facilitate the implementation of surveys, and other ME&R related studies/ research either directly or through third party monitoring companies in the areas of projects operation in Iraq, for example developing and revising the necessary survey tools;
  • ME&R field monitoring and visits to the areas of projects operation in Iraq, including regular visits to SPARK implementing partners
  • Conducting interviews and FGDs with the beneficiaries when necessary and when required;
  • Supporting in evaluation missions and responding to external evaluators or audits in ME&R matters;
  • Lessons learnt: capturing all the lessons learnt during the implementation of the project and through the ME&R findings and follow up on having them clearly highlighted and organized through conducting lessons learnt sessions;
  • Selection and verification: supporting in and developing of the selection and verification procedures and criteria for beneficiary selection and verification;
  • Work closely with the project staff and the regional project leads to provide the necessary technical ME&R support
  • Support the regional ME&R team when necessary and when required.
  • Contribute to the projects planning and improvement

Capacity Building and Partners follow up:

  • Be the focal point of communication with partners in Iraq with regards to ME&R and data management areas
  • Follow-up with partners, provide training and capacity building support to partners on ME&R requirements and SPARK ME&R templates.
  • Follow up with partners to assure timely data collection and build their capacity when needed about data collection and data management.
  • Conduct frequent visits to the partners and maintaining regular communication with them
  • Maintain a trusting relationship with SPARK partners

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary

Requirements and Skills

  • Proven coordination & organization skills
  • Working experience of 3 years in a similar position
  • A hands-on and pragmatic attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility, integrity, result – oriented
  • Experience with networking and communication
  • Fluent in English.

SPARK Offers

  • A challenging and exciting position in an international environment;
  • Remuneration based on experience;
  • Full-time contract 40h/per week;
  • Training opportunities.

How to apply?

If you are interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on https://vacancy.spark-online.org/Tab1/LoadProfileFromVacancy/496 until 10 Feb 2023. Please, with the application send us three references (phone number and email) which we can contact in the selection process.

All applications will be assessed on a rolling basis; interviews can, therefore, take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply, we regret to inform you that we have continued with other candidates.

How to apply

If you are interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on https://vacancy.spark-online.org/Tab1/LoadProfileFromVacancy/496 until 10 Feb 2023. Please, with the application send us three references (phone number and email) which we can contact in the selection process.


Closing date: 10 Feb 2023