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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities in Dadaab, Kakuma, Kalobeyei and Nairobi through protection and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations.
Overall purpose of the role:
The MEAL (IMS/Data) Assistant will primarily be responsible for ensuring program data and other protection data is accurately and ethically collected, stored, analyzed & shared in strict adherence to the DRC data protection policy and MEAL guidelines. The holder of this position will be responsible for data collection, data entry, data analysis and reporting aspects of the DRC program activities to inform better program interventions. The incumbent will work closely with MEAL Officer, all the DRC program staff, & staff from partner agencies.
Designing, planning & implementation of strategies for data collection & storage, analysis & sharing:
- Responsible for all projects database. She/he will work closely with the MEAL officer to support in designing databases on project activities/beneficiaries and assist in updating regularly the database according to the project requirements.
- In collaboration with the MEAL Officer make recommendations about the methods the projects should use to collect, analyze and manage data to improve data quality and the efficiency of data systems.
- Manage the Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) by ensuring accurate data entry into the incident recorder, clean up, storage and system maintenance including troubleshooting.
- Ensure accurate data entry of new information into the beneficiary database and regularly update, maintain existing database system records
- Strengthen and maintain networks with other Protection partners in Dadaab by attending GBV and GBVIMS working group meetings to help analyze GBV trends, findings and best practices.
- Ensure timely sharing of GBVIMS line data on a monthly basis to the Protection TL and UNHCR focal point for consolidation.
- Ensure all SGBV data (GBV survivors’ data, NFI distribution data, persons reached in various activities) is AGD (Age, Gender and Diversity) disaggregated, entered into the GBVIMS/beneficiary data base and safely stored;
- Assist the SGBV Response and Prevention teams in creating awareness on SGBV in Dadaab by participating and documenting campaigns, referrals and focus group discussions
- Support in conducting assessments and community visits as needed, facilitate focus groups and other qualitative data collection exercises.
- Conduct all field data collection through mobile data collection for quantitative data and paper forms for qualitative data. – ensure tablets and phones to be used for assessments are charged before commencement of assessment exercises.
- Assist the MEAL officer in conducting data analysis and providing inputs, information and statistics for monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports for all projects to the supervisor;
Design and Implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Plans:
- Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of program activities in accordance with the LEAP framework
- In close liaison with the MEAL Officer, support in short-term M&E evaluators and experts as required.
- Under the direction of the MEAL Officer, support research and study activities on M&E related issues.
- Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on project activities
- Maintain the Complains and feedback received and ensure a timely and appropriate follow-up or referral if needed
Report Writing & Documentation:
- Assist in ensuring the Indicator performance tracking tool is updated monthly for all projects by the project team.
- Assist in compiling and submitting monthly program reports to the MEAL officer
- Assist in the preparation of the sector’s operation plans/work plans & reviews
- Assist in preparing relevant reports as needed
- Assist to maintaining a clear and transparent filing system
- Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
Experience and technical competencies:
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of data and monitoring and evaluation;
- Working in the field of Livelihoods/Self- reliance, Protection, SGBV, Social Work, Child Protection preferred
- Experience in working with protection information management systems such as GBVIMS, CPIMS
- Experience in participatory assessments and community-based monitoring approaches;
- Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
- Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel Power Point, and other Statistical software
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
- Time management and organizational skills.
- Previous work experience in hardship areas or emergency setting.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/Information management Sciences and a background in Protection/GBV M & E.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
DRC Core Competencies:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Contract: 9 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: April 2021
Duty station: Dadaab
Key stakeholders: (internal and external): Programme teams and MEAL unit members; INGOs/NGOs, National and Local government authorities
This position is for Kenyan Nationals only.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on http://www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Applications should be sent no later than: 28th March 2021.
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, Female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.