- Background/ASB Summary:
The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organization with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany. More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organization and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability.
ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 50 relief, rehabilitation, development and DRR projects in countries like Niger, Nicaragua, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Nepal, Haiti, Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq and Greece.
ASB started its activities in Greece in March 2016, focusing on the provision of Humanitarian Aid to refugees/migrants. In 2017 ASB Greece has built the technical facilities and shelters for the Diavata camp and it is currently operating the Site Management Support (SMS) role at this site. Through our partners WAHA and ARSIS, ASB also supports the provision of health and protection services towards refugees and migrants in Greece. In 2018 ASB expects to continue providing these services, possibly at more locations throughout Greece. Our main donor is DG ECHO, but we have also received funds from the German Foreign Ministry and own private donations. The ASB country office is based in Thessaloniki.
- Job Overview/Summary:
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is – under the supervision of the Program Coordinator – responsible for all aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation of ASB Greece’s projects. This also includes elements of Accountability and Learning, in coordination with the Human Resource Manager and the Visibility and Communication Officer.
S/he coordinates all monitoring and evaluation activities within the project, also of ASB’s partners. For this it is required that the M&E Officer is able to coordinate and communicate well with the teams in the field, while keeping a professional objectivity towards the results and impact of the actions. S/he supports the programme team in setting up systems and mechanisms for monitoring the projects’ indicators, deliverables and regularly gathering stakeholders’ feedback. Specific tasks are:
- Under supervision of the Program Coordinator develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures related towards ASB Greece’s projects;
- Review and improve monitoring and impact indicators of the current projects;
- Assist the project staff with M&E tools and support them on how best to use them;
- Monitor activities for all projects. With the support of the Program Coordinator these should be linked to expenditures and progress, related towards achieving the planned outputs;
- Monitor and if possible improve the sustainability of the results for projects;
- Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation systems, including those used by ASB’s partners;
- Assist in coordinating across the available components of projects to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
- Support the evaluation of actions undertaken by ASB in Greece. This includes the preparation of any evaluation and the actual evaluation, either done by ASB or by third parties;
- Lessons learned should be distributed and action plan on how to improve should be drafted based on these evaluation;
- Support the analyses of the impact of ASB’s projects.
- Under supervision of the Program Coordinator, draft a strategy to increase the accountability of ASB;
- Support the implementation of any action points coming from this strategy, including Complaint Mechanisms, Child Protection and Gender Awareness.
- Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to ASB Project Management Team and Donors;
- Together with the HR Manager – ensures that trainings towards staff are facilitated addressing the lessons learned and the core principles and values of ASB.
- Support the drafting of the monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress reports towards our donors and ASB HQ for all projects of ASB in Greece;
- Prepare and maintain of a database that is used for M&E follow up, while ensuring the standardization of data collection;
- Participate in annual reviews and planning workshops and assist the Programme Coordinator in preparing relevant reports;
- Preparation of monthly Management Information System (MIS) reports;
- Assist the Programme Coordinator in preparing other relevant reports;
- Together with the Visibility and Communication Officer, provide input and update information related to projects on ASB website and other media;
- Recommend further improvement of the logical framework for projects;
- Provide feedback to the Programme Coordinator on strategies and activities for individual projects;
- Support the Program Coordinator in developing concept notes and proposals for new projects;
- Suggest strategies to the Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects by identifying bottlenecks in completing activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
- Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for projects.
- Any other duty as assigned by the Program Coordinator or the Country Director.
- Reports to
Program Coordinator ASB Greece.
Bachelor in Development, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, International Cooperation. If the candidate doesn’t have the desired educational background, but has the desired practical experience needed, s/he can still apply.
- Ideally a minimum of 3 year in a similar position;
- Proven technical ability, including ability to work closely with beneficiaries, other team members and partners;
- Experience working with an INGO and with implementing DG ECHO and AA funded programs;
- Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy within his/her work.
Technical skills and knowledge
- Strong IT skills – related to data management such as excel, SPSS, KoBo, ODK;
- Training skills allowing the Officer to perform small training sessions;
- Able to work independently with minimum supervision;
- Strong knowledge of the donor programming would be an advantage;
- Strong knowledge of the humanitarian principles;
- Greek National, or legally allowed to work in Greece;
- Fluent in Greek, English (spoken and written), German would be an asset;
- Patience, a ‘can-do’ mentality and a good sense of humour.
- How to apply
All interested parties are requested to submit an application letter and a CV – outlining the candidates’ suitability for the position and their motivation for joining ASB’s team in Greece. This should be done in English. At this time, it is not necessary to add additional documents such as professional certificates and references.
All submissions have to be send via email in either word or PDF format and have to be send to ASB’s email address HR@ASB.GR. Deadline for submission is 22 January 2018 – EOB. The full version of the job description can be found here: 180112-Job-Description-Officer-Monitoring-and-Evaluation.pdf (63 downloads)