SENIOR EU-AID VOLUNTEER - MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF RESILIENCE-BUILDING PROJECTS (ETHIOPIA)

Job Ref No EU-M&ERBP | Published on Jul 15, 2020 08:00 AM

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Job Category:

 PROGRAMMES

Duty Station:

 Addis Ababa, ET

Employment Type:

 Full-time

Salary Scale:

 Not Specified

Deadline:

 Aug 15, 2020 11:55 PM

Number of Positions:

 1

Age Limit:

 Not Specified

Description

As a senior EU-AID monitoring and evaluation volunteer, you will assess the relevance, performance, efficiency, effectiveness and the achievements of the different projects. This includes identifying, and documenting lessons learnt about the RESET Plus Innovation Fund and subsequently making recommendations for ICCO and other stakeholders. You will work closely with the program teams in the Ethiopia country office.

The Senior M&E EU-AID Volunteer will provide technical support to strengthen the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) of the different projects/programs under the Ethiopia country office, in close cooperation with ICCO Cooperation Ethiopia program team. He/She will assess the relevance, performance, efficiency, effectiveness and achievements of different projects mostly under the RESET Plus Innovation Fund. You will identify, and document lessons learnt and make recommendations to ICCO Cooperation, EU-Delegation, project partners and stakeholders.

For more information about this position, please follow this link; https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/node/12857

NOTE: Endeavour to fill in the Self-Assessment Questionnaire found at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/sites/eu-aid/files/vacancies/assessments/euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en_ethiopia_2.xlsx and send it separately to euav@icco.nl. 

In addition, while applying, the nature of CV (EuroPass CV) to upload into the HR system can be found at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/sites/eu-aid/files/cvtemplate_0_0.doc 

 

OPERATIONAL DETAILS & SECURITY CONTEXT:

Ethiopia’s population is roughly split in 35% Sunni Muslims and 60% Christians (40% Orthodox and 20% protestant) who have been living peacefully together. Unemployment is very high in the country. The youth labour market is of particular concern due to a high proportion of youth in the demographic profile (nearly 30%). This leads to migration in search of employment and increased crime rates. Pickpocketing, purse snatching and various types of scams are the most common forms of crime confronting visitors especially in big cities.

In Ethiopia, as of today there have been 7.766 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 128 deaths (source: WHO). The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the workplace in Ethiopia in several ways, ICCO has developed guidelines to regulate working from the office. The guidelines are in line with the government directives and containment measures of the Netherlands and Ethiopia. During the Central Training in The Netherlands and during the in-country briefing, the EU Volunteers will be guided on the guidelines of ICCO regarding COVID-19 and of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) from the Government of Ethiopia.

The hosting organization will share before and at the very beginning of the project security briefing and a security management plan with all healthy and safety rules to follow.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Detailed tasks

  • Support the ICCO Cooperation Ethiopia country office staff in the monitoring and evaluation of resilience-building projects across Ethiopia.
  • Support the ICCO Cooperation Ethiopia Country office in developing general Country specific PMEL plan
  • Provide feedback / mentoring / capacity building training to ICCO staff and partners, where needed.
  • Collect, introduce and analyse data and COVID-19 effects, related to the projects, using specific software and data collection tools.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodical thematic/programs plans and reports.
  • Contribute to ICCO’s learning, exchange and knowledge-sharing
  • Represent ICCO in relevant forums, networking events, meetings, etc. when necessary and maintain good relations.
  • Provide expertise support in funding proposal development including the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the RESET Plus Innovation Fund.

Generic tasks

  • 10% of the EUAV time will be allocated for communication tasks, to demonstrate the value added and impact of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and its different actions, and the professional contribution of EU Aid Volunteers. This will be implemented through specific channels discussed with the ICCO Cooperation Communication staff.
  • Develop one story from the field produced during the assignment that may be uploaded into the network for use by sending/hosting organization and the European Union for communication purposes.

NOTE: An apprenticeship is not part of this role. 

Requirements

Knowledge

  • A minimum of BA degree in management, international development and other related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience
  • Knowledge and practical experiences in planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) in the field of humanitarian aid and/or local development
  • Knowledge in Theory of Change and/or Logic Framework development  
  • Understanding and ability to maintain transparency of project management processes, as well as applying advanced principles of performance management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge and skills in resource mobilisation (fundraising) for projects;

Experience

  • Practical experience from developing countries, preferably in Africa, in the field of livelihoods/community development and fundraising.
  • Proven experience and skills in guiding, training and facilitation in multi-cultural group settings and inter-cultural sensitivity.
  • The candidate knows and is able to apply diverse methods of building organisational capacity in circumstances where resources are limited.

Personal competences

  • Capable of coping with stressful and overcoming difficulties. You are able to adapt to living conditions where resources are limited and the level of comfort is low.
  • Sense of initiative, consistency and reliability, attention to detail;
  • Ability to learn fast and communicate at basic level in new languages (preferred)  
  • Fast learner  
  • Highly motivated person with a keen interest to work in a team
  • Flexible, open and dependable

Others/Extra Details

ICCO Cooperation applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/how-apply_en) section.

Eligibility and exception criteria:

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third-country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Availability for the following activities:

  • Training mid-September 2020.
  • Pre-deployment induction in ICCO Cooperation HQ in Utrecht, The Netherlands in October 2020.

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Learning Opportunities

  • Training before Deployment.
  • Security training and pre-deployment training of ICCO in The Netherlands.
  • Participation in staff meetings and close cooperation with project staff will result in knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Opportunity to acquire experience of working at an international NGO in a developing country

Working and Living Conditions

Working Conditions:

  • You will be based in the ICCO Ethiopia offices in Addis Ababa.
  • Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average, calculated over a four-month period.
  • You will have access to dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
  • All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, travel, and monthly subsistence payments per month (430,12 Euros per month).

Travel:

  • A roundtrip flight from/to the home country will be provided.
  • The cost of pre-departure preparations, including medical checks, vaccinations, visas, etc., will be provided.
  • You will be covered by a travel insurance plan provided by the sending organization.

Post-deployment:
A resettlement package will be provided to the volunteer in which a standard of 100 Euros will be provided for every single month spent in-country upon return to Europe, as well as a group debriefing.

Living Conditions:

  • You will be based at ICCO office in Ethiopia, in a safe area in Addis Ababa.
  • Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided.
  • You shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from your main working location.
  • To the extent possible, the communication shall facilitate integration of you into the community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
  • You shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives
  • When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guest houses will be provided for.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Shortlisting and Interviews

  • 15/08/2020 - 20/08/2020

Interview Process

  • The interviews will be held by an online interviewing process.

Expected date decision on the outcome

  • 20/08/2020

 

TIMETABLE

Date of training:

  • Mid-September 2020

Apprenticeship Placement:

  • N/A

Pre-deployment preparation and induction:

  • 19/10/2020 - 23/10/2020 (tentative)

Deployment:

  • 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2021

Post-deployment activities:

  • Debriefing and follow-up

 

Sectors

  • Food And Nutrition
  • Gender
  • Linking Relief, Rehabilitation And Development (LRRD)
  • Livelihoods
  • Resilience
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