Somalia: Monitoring Consultant – Several Positions (Open to Somali Nationals Only)

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Background

The Risk Management Unit (RMU) is an internal department committed to establishing a transparent monitoring and advisory system. This is to support different tiers of management for effective and efficient implementation of interventions undertaken by the organization. At the same time the prime focus will be to provide optimal support in order to further improve the accountability of all ICRC interventions and processes. Additionally, we are focused on timely collection of refined information for relevant decision making both at program and policy level. The suggested monitoring system is based on the processes of constant learning from our interventions implemented both directly and indirectly in Somalia’s past, present and future.

Function

Reporting to the Senior RMU Officer on current and post project implementations in Somalia, the consultants will be responsible for performing ongoing monitoring, facilitating regular evidence-based reporting, and conducting a summative evaluation of projects and risk assessments. The consultants must have knowledge and practical experience with the application of humanitarian standards and programming based upon the fundamental principles of neutrality, independence, impartiality and humanitarian action. The consultant must ensure that best practices and experiences are documented and shared between ICRC field officers and the RMU. The consultant position will require travel to attend project activities and liaise with local field staff inside Somalia and management in Nairobi for reporting.

The position is open to Somali Nationals with the right to travel to Kenya.

Organizational Relationships

Successful candidates will be included in the RMU’s consultant roster and matched with upcoming short term field assignments of usually 2-3 weeks duration. The position reports to the Senior RMU Officer and Head of the RMU and works closely with the field staff inside Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • During assignments, the consultant maintains regular contact with RMU department by email or telephone to update on progress of their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Visit field staff and field offices periodically to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments in Somalia; and
  • Adequately assess project impact and report on results, as needed and/or identified on the Terms of Reference.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • Minimum 4–6 years of experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing project M&E or combination of education, training and experience;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting project evaluations;

  • Experience in compliance, accountability, risk management, due diligence checks and/or auditing is strongly preferred;

  • Strong facilitation/presentation/conflict management skills;

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience;

  • Capacity to travel and work independently in remote areas with volatile security;

  • Previous experience in monitoring work inside Somalia;

  • Very good context knowledge of Somalia and diverse networks with authorities, local communities, business owners, professional bodies, companies, NGOs and academia; and

  • MUST: Strong ability to communicate effectively in Somali and English, both verbally and in writing.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to send a complete application file of; a cover letter, an updated CV with 3 contactable references, 3 writing samples, a passport copy and an indication of the daily rate you are seeking (in USD) to sok_hrrec_services@icrc.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Closing date is 30th November 2016, 1700 hours (local time). Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.

NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Please note that **only short-listed candidates will be contacted* and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.*

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