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Monitoring and Evaluation Director

About Harakat- Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (H-AICF)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Harakat-AICP is a multi-donor funded programme. The lead donor is the UK. Harakat is an Afghan-managed non-profit organisation operating as a grant-management facility. It has inherited a seven- year legacy from its predecessor (Harakat-AICF) of delivering projects aimed at improving barriers to private sector investments in the country. This was achieved through its partnerships with the Government of Afghanistan, private sector, civil society and NGOs. By facilitating a healthy and competitive investment climate as part of its vision, Harakat-AICF sector-specific interventions have supported direct job creation, revenue generation, laws and regulations, and other programs contributing to the private sector’s ease of doing business in Afghanistan.
Harakat-AICP has identified a program management approach to achieving the objectives of fostering an enabling environment for private sector investments in the country by concentrating on four programme pillars: (1) Public Private Partnerships; (2) Legal and Regulatory Reform; (3) Investor Protection; (4) Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Through the design of these specific areas of intervention for these programme pillars and linking them to measurable outcomes and indicators, Harakat-AICP aims to impact the country’s business enabling environment by attracting viable foreign direct investments and domestic investments, increasing the confidence of the private sector at large, creating employment opportunities, and generating revenue. By the time Harakat-AICP completes its mandate in 2023, it expects to have contributed to significant economic transformation of Afghanistan’s economic growth terrain
Harakat-AICP shall serve as a trusted partner to the Government of Afghanistan, the Private Sector and Civil Society by supporting and promoting the private sector development and business economic reform agenda of the country through sustainable and measurable impact.

 

Job Summary

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of AICP performance.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Feb 2017 Reference: 006-2017
Closing Date: 08 Mar 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: M & E Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:  

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB SPECIFICATION
S/he will be responsible for ensuring accurate and comprehensive data collection and analysis of results to report on progress towards AICP objectives. He/she will work with AICP Managers to develop appropriate indicators, targets and methods for collecting information on AICP activities and assist with analysis for evidence-based decision making for operational improvements..
The key responsibilities and accountabilities of the M&E Manager are outlined as follows:
• Review the management information systems of the AICP and agree on resources to ensure that data quality standards are monitored and met.
• Review the quality of existing data sources, the methods of collecting them and the degree to which they will provide good baseline data for mid-term and end of year evaluations; based on this review consult AICP management to develop approaches to address identified gaps.
• Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for baseline, mid-term, and end-line surveys including methodology preparation, sample selection and staff training and provide overall technical direction for the conduct of the surveys. 
• Develop a M&E framework for AICP in coordination with the AICP management.
• Initiate regular reviews of the AICP M&E framework in coordination with the AICP programme managers.
• Develop a results-oriented monitoring plan inclusive of performance management plan (PMP) indicators.
• Organisation of the AICP to track, report, and update objectives, activities, key indicators, and results over a two-year period. 
• Contribute to the development of the AICP annual work plan, ensuring alignment with strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activates in the work plan
• Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the AICP Annual Work Plan, with focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning. 
• Prepare quarterly and annual reports for the CEO.
• Assist in planning and oversee AICP M&E activities ensuring effective use of data in decision-making. 
• Ensure proper understanding and awareness of M&E framework and the roles and responsibilities of AICP units. 
• Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving AICP staff in the M&E of activities. 
• Support the AICP Programme Pillar Manager in design of Programme Pillars ensuring all AICP funded activities have measurable results identified that are consistent with Pillar objectives. 
• Ensure that reliable baseline data is collected and available.
• Develop Pillar programme specific M&E frameworks in coordination with the AICP Programme Management Team (PMT).
• Prepare regular updates, reports and presentations to AICP Management and Board
• Ensure that the M&E deliverables meets the quality standards, expectations and objectives of AICP. 
• Ensure data quality and timely reporting of M&E data.
• Develop, review and Implement an evaluation plan for AICP and its funded programmes.
• Facilitate evaluations function of AICP. Ensure that evaluations are timely planed and coordinated with relevant AICP Units and stakeholders. 
• Ensure that the evaluation reports meet the quality standards, expectations and objectives of AICP.
• Ensure that lessons learned and key recommendations are applied for improvements. 
• Coordinate with Donors on their evaluation plan for AICP and facilitate inputs from the AICP management where needed. 
• Plan and manage supervision missions from the AICP management, Donors and other stakeholders to AICP and its funded programmes. Verify project progress reports.
• Provide early warnings of issues and deficiencies and facilitate solutions for improvements.
Professional Conduct
• Comply with personal legal liabilities and fiduciary requirements of diligence and care in carrying out the duties of the AICP.
• Act honestly in all the affairs of the AICP and avoid conflict of interest and, should this arise, it must be declared. 
KEY RESULT AREAS
A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework that meets the standards required by the AICP Senior Management, MOF, beneficiaries, and stakeholders in compliance with Donor requirements.

 

Skills:
• Proven ICT skills especially in the development of MIS software using database software.
• Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis
• Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations
• Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities.
• Ability to lead implementation of new systems for programme M&E and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change.

Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education:
Master’s Degree in Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Engineering, Finance or other relevant academic background.
Experience:
• At least 5 years’ experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects.
• Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
• Expertise in analysing data using statistical software
• Experience in a non-governmental organisation or aid donor programme.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL) 

Education:

Masters Degree, Administrative

Submission Guideline

Applicants must submit a complete application that includes a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. All submissions must be made via email only to the below email and please write the reference 006-2017 in the subject line of your email.
Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Harakat-AICP reserves the right to screen and interview suitable candidates any time during this period. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Harakat-AICP prohibits discrimination in employment on any basis. 
Women are strongly urged to apply.

Submission Email

aicp@harakat.af