Description

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – International IDEA – is an Inter-Governmental Organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes. The Institute acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing global comparative knowledge resources and tools, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests, specifically in electoral processes, constitution building processes, political participation and representation, democracy and climate change, and democracy and digitalization.

International IDEA is leading a consortium in implementing an EU-funded, continental electoral support project, titled, ‘‘Strengthening Pan-African Capacities for Electoral Observation and Assistance’ project. The consortium led by International IDEA includes the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA). The project is a three-year,with an overall objective of contributing to improved transparency and credibility of elections in Africa while contributing towards progress in the achievement of SDG 16.6 at the global level.

Based in Africa and West Asia (AWA) Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, International IDEA Electoral Processes Team seeks to appoint:

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (Re-advertised- Those who previously applied do not need to re-apply as their applications are still valid.)

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will manage the development and implementation of the project’s results management framework. The incumbent will also provide leadership on the project’s reporting requirements for both the donor and International IDEA in liaison with the regional and global monitoring and evaluation teams. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work under the supervision of the Senior Programme Officer – Elections.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Develops and/or operationalize the project monitoring and evaluation framework, processes and practices for the project and ensures they respond to both donor and International IDEA needs;
  • Coordinates and leads all project evaluations and the monitoring of results;
  • Supports project planning and the compilation of partner inputs;
  • Supports effective collaboration between the project’s partners on monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Together with or as advised by the supervisor, liases with the donors on monitoring, evaluation and the communication of results;
  • Leads periodic project reflection sessions especially focusing on project performance and adaptation
  • Works with partners in developing outcome stories and outreach data for the project.
  • 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 and other project reports;
  • Coordinates project learning interventions, ensuring that the lessons learned are properly documented and shared within the project, Institute and amongst project partners.
  • 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 and the donor;
  • Contributes to trainings for national partners on monitoring and evaluation related processes;
  • Contributes to internal training;
  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender and diversity perspective in all monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities;
  • Conducts risk management in line with the organisational risk management policies and procedures.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree in development studies, sociology, business administration, public policy, international development or other relevant discipline;
  • 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 conflict prevention;
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project monitoring and evaluation systems from project initiation to closeout stages is essential;
  • Experience with donor 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 projects implemented is considered an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of French or any other AU language would be considered an asset.

Duration: Fixed term appointment until 31 December 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 Ethiopia for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications.

How to apply

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 24th May 2024 to [email protected]

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