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Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Short Term Consultancy Opportunity

About IDLO
IDLO is an intergovernmental organization that promotes legal, regulatory, and institutional reform to advance economic and social development in transitional and developing countries. Founded in 1983 and one of the leaders in rule of law assistance, IDLO uses its access to governments and interest groups of differing ideologies, as well as its expertise and vast stakeholder network, to create opportunity for those most in need.

IDLO is based in Rome, with program in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kenya, and South Sudan, and a permanent observer office at the United Nations in New York. For more information, please visit IDLO’s website at www.idlo.int.

The Consultancy
IDLO seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for its Afghanistan program for a short-term assignment of approximately 3 months. The Consultant will primarily be involved in designing a monitoring plan for two projects in support of the National Justice Sector Strategy of Afghanistan. For the purposes of performing this task, she/he will also be engaged in drafting the projects’ work plan, logical framework, define relevant indicators and collect baseline data in collaboration with local stakeholders. Furthermore, the expert is expected to train a national M&E Officer.

She/He will report to the Chief of Party while in country and to the Rome-based Afghanistan Program Officer while in Rome. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Headquarters in Rome. The Consultant will be required to work a significant amount of time from IDLO’s Kabul program office. Main duties and responsibilities for this consultancy include:
Lead the drafting of a monitoring plan and logical frameworks for the projects;
Collect baseline data to inform the projects’ activities, scope and targets;
Support the finalization of the projects’ work plan;
Train and mentor the national M&E Officer to increase his/her capacity to take over the projects’ M&E responsibilities;
Provide guidelines and refine templates for performance monitoring reports for IDLO Headquarters as well as producing contractually obligated reports for donors;
Contribute to the Afghanistan section of the IDLO website and provide support for the production of success stories, fact sheets, and other external relations materials which showcase program accomplishments; and
Provide training and mentoring to relevant project staff in the application of M&E tools, as required.

Ideal Candidate Profile & Minimum Requirements
IDLO seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) expert who is sensitive to and is able to demonstrate understanding of the complexities of strengthening the rule of law in post conflict and transition economies like Afghanistan.
The expert must possess strong background in monitoring and evaluation with demonstrated knowledge of/experience providing M&E technical support to capacity building and legal reform programs in post-conflict economies.
He/she should have an understanding of Results-Based Management practices and tools; and should be able to translate and transfer this knowledge to stakeholders with different training and skills.

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of strategic contributions to an international organization with decentralized offices. Keen listening and communication skills are essential, particularly when discussing or translating complex issues to a broader audience. Knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, and foster relationships based on mutual respect and trust is key to this consultancy. Sensitivity to political, cultural and religious issues surrounding security concerns in Afghanistan is essential.

The candidate should possess a minimum of five years of proven experience with results-based management tools and practices; M&E methods and approaches; developing and implementing M&E systems for either governance or legal reform programs; training in M&E development and implementation; facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of data with multiple stakeholders; providing senior management teams with M&E advice and or mainstream M&E best practices in an organization.

Ability to work and live under difficult circumstances is necessary. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as is fluent written and spoken English. Arabic, Dari or Pashto would be an advantage.

Experience in working on development projects in Afghanistan or other post-conflict countries is highly preferred as is highly developed diplomacy skills and experience in working with Government Departments, Ministries and high-level officials.

How to Apply
IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations.
We welcome and encourage diverse applications.
To apply, please visit IDLO’s employment website at www.idlo.int/jobsPC.

Organisation IDLO

Country Italy