Ethiopia: M&E Officers (Strengthening Host and Refugee Population Economies)

Organization: Oxford Policy Management
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

OPM is looking for 3/4 motivated M&E Officers for the SHARPE (Strengthening Host and Refugee Population Economies) programme in Ethiopia.

About the Programme

The programme aims to increase sustainably the net economic returns to refugees and hosts communities through both increased gains and decreased losses.

In doing so the programme has several secondary objectives. In increasing economic returns, SHARPE should mitigate, or at minimum avoid any increase, in conflict between refugees and host communities. The economic returns should be derived from a mixture or formal and informal employment, improved returns to agriculture, and reduced costs of consumption. This is also expected to yield dividends in improved nutrition and reduced vulnerability to shocks for households through increased asset stocks. Finally, the programme should seek to intervene in such a way that results in the gendered benefit of interventions reflecting the gender balance within the target group.

Where possible interventions should also contribute to greater gender equity within the target group by increased opportunities for women and girls or reduction of gender-specific threats or disadvantages.

The ultimate beneficiaries of the programme will be refugees and hosts communities in the areas of Ethiopia which play host to refugees. These beneficiaries will be reflective of the gender balance within the target groups. Of a total target population of approximately two million individuals, the programme will indicatively aim to benefit approximately 200,000 of the target group in this first 3.5 year period.

The programme will follow the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach. The objectives of this approach are to deliver large-scale, sustained improvements in people’s lives by utilising local systems and facilitating change in those systems to improve outcomes. The approach is characterised by:

  • Focus on the supporting functions and rules which determine the terms of a transaction within a market system as the key area for intervention.
  • Working with and through existing actors to change behaviour.
  • A facilitative approach leveraging the capacities and incentives of partners rather than providing the incentive as a development actor.
  • A focus on the utilisation of data for adaptive management resulting in iterative and flexible intervention design.

About the job

This is a long term full-time role (220days per year across 39 months) based in various location (likely to be Addis, Gambella, Dollo Ado and Jijiga).

The team of Officers will represent SHARPE in the project location and relevant fora and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries, identifying community and project field level needs. They will serve as primary contact point for the beneficiaries.

They will conduct regular field visits and will be responsible for the quantitative and qualitative data collection and monitoring.

The role will also manage local logistical arrangements.

In order to be selected for this role, you would need to demonstrate the below:

  • Outstanding people skills and socially confident;
  • Understanding of M&E processes, ideally in market development or employment programmes
  • Understanding of data collections and analysis methods; ability to manage data collection processes
  • Previous experience working in refugees camps is desirable;
  • Willingness to work in Dollo Ada, Gambella or Jijiga
  • Proficient in English, and the relevant local language

About OPM

Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) is a leading international development consultancy that is committed to helping policymakers design and implement sustainable reforms for reducing social and economic disadvantage and inequality in low- and middle-income countries. Our core strengths include:

  • A unique combination of analytical and practical support across the policy cycle, ensuring sustainable, integrated solutions.
  • 35 years’ experience of successfully managing more than 1,500 projects, large and small.
  • A multi-sectoral perspective of the complex, interplay of factors that drive social and economic disadvantage.
  • More than 200 highly qualified and experienced full-time staff, supported by over 40 internationally renowned associates.
  • Nine permanent offices in Africa, Asia and Europe, plus project offices in approximately 20 countries.
  • A strong commitment to advancing the lives of the ‘bottom billion’, not OPM’s bottom line.

How to apply

In order to apply for this role, please fill up the online form and submit your application. For any question about the process, you can email recruitment@opml.co.uk. Please be aware that we will not consider any application send via email to this address.

How to apply:

In order to apply for this role, please fill up the online form and submit your application, link below

https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/opml/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=329

For any question about the process, you can email recruitment@opml.co.uk. Please be aware that we will not consider any application send via email to this address.

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