Right Respected, People ProtectedNRC in Iraq
NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2019). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.Since 2010,NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Duties and responsibilities
- Support the process to establish area office program level M&E and accountability (Community Accountability Response Mechanism - CARM) systems.
- Support and/or participate in the development of guidance and frameworks for area office procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M&E.
- Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including support on theory of change development, log frame design, and budgeting for M&E.
- Participate in Area office strategy discussions to ensure M&E remains a high priority in the area office.
- Provide leadership, support to project, and area managers in planning and standardizing M&E across projects.
- Support project managers and coordinators through development of data collection methodology and tools, and systems for on-going data analysis.
- Support and contribute to the development of a data management system for programme and M&E data.
- Ensure that monitoring data are fed into management decisions and used in programme management.
- Capacity building and training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
- Support internal improvement processes (M&E matrixes, Macro Log Frames etc.) according to need.
- Encourage and support the absorption of lessons and recommendations at area office level, emerging from various AO (grant reviews, after action reviews, grant closures) and CO events (evaluations, assessments, technical visits, learning reviews)
- Facilitate data analysis and improving programme staff data literacy (and usage of institutional platform geared toward this) that supports strategic decision making, learning, and accountability.
- Encourage community meetings/orientations at the project start-up.
- Support M&E teams and project managers/coordinators to ensure that CARM is in place for each project, well understood by the team members/partners, and communicated to the beneficiaries.
- Manage CARM, categorization, sharing with relevant stakeholders, closure, and reporting.
- Supervise, support and mentor M&E Officers in executing M&E plans, M&E and Accountability (CARM) systems.
Our Ideal Candidate
A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with minimum 3 years’experience in Monitoring and Evaluation positions and in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments.Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required ,Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
-Contract period: 12 Months
-Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
- Duty station: Ramadi
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply