- Support the implementation of solid AME systems and mechanisms that are in line with the global AME procedures and deliver effective research/outputs so to inform timely decision making and the adoption of sound corrective measures.
- Implement AME assessments in the field in a reliable, accurate and transparent manner, including collecting primary and secondary data, reporting on findings, and supporting the development of tools and methodologies.
- Ensure lessons learnt and best practices are discoursed and documented.
- Contribute to the effective functioning of beneficiary complaints and response mechanism and enhance the trust and confidence of beneficiaries, identify areas of our work which need to be improved and ensure that ACTED learns from the feedback provided through this process.
Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Technical and Systems Development
- Contribute to the development and updating of AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
- Support the AME Officer/ Project Development Manager to implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
- Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
- Coordinate with the AME Officer/ Project Development Manager on how to carry out the assessments (including, but not limited to: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, baseline and endline surveys, as well as other types of assessments and data collection that is required);
- Assist in the development of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews).
- Assist with data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
- In the absence of a dedicated Data Entry Officer, enter all field data into appropriate databases on an accurate and timely basis;
- Cross-check the accuracy of data entry;
- Cross-check that project implementation adheres to the technical guidelines for the program, as required by the AME Officer/ Project Development Manager ;
- Cross-check the accuracy and relevance of beneficiary selection according to contractual criteria.
- Collect lessons learned and best practices from beneficiaries, community leaders, partners, and other stakeholders during assessment/monitoring missions;
- Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism
- Contribute to the implementation of the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
- Record and forward all complaints and suggestions received while in the field to the appropriate Accountability Officer or AME Officer/ Project Development Manager .
- Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
- Participate in AME-related meetings, workshops and any other meetings or conferences as required by the AME Officer/ Project Development Manager ;
- Collect high-resolution and good quality photos of ACTED project activities in the field, featuring donor, partner and ACTED logos, and delivery photos to the AME Officer/ Project Development Manager (in line with ACTED’s Child Protection Policy and Photo Guidelines).
- Take part in field monitoring and first-hand data collection in the West Bank (and Gaza if applicable.
- Perform any other related activities as assigned by the AME Officer or the Project Development Manager.
- A university degree in Sociology, Community development, Social Science, Economics, Demographics or related field.
- 1 to 2 years of work experience in a relevant field especially with INGOs.
- Previous experience with Community development, economic/agricultural development and/or Participatory Appraisal methodology is preferred
- Previous proven expertise in Monitoring & Evaluation is preferred
- Fluent in Arabic and English, spoken and written
- Good organizational and communication skills, in particular with vulnerable communities
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good attitude and ability to work in a team
- Willingness to improve skills and knowledge
- Values humanitarian / development principles
- Driving license, and comfortable with potential frequent travels in the West Bank
- Excellent IT and Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
- Previous knowledge of Open Data Kit is preferred
Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, CV, and three references (in English) no later than 26/05/2018 to: [email protected] indicating the position (AME Assistant) in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.