Vacancy No: 2012-6-fld
Date: 11 January 2012
Place of assignment: Port-au-Prince (Base Camp)
Accompanied status: Unaccompanied
Application Deadline: 24 January 2012
Organization unit: Haiti
Duration of contract: 12 months
Purpose of position:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) collectively raised more than 1.1 billion CHF to support the recovery of Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake. It is important to identify the difference the Federation will make with the 1.1 billion CHF. It is equally important that the Federation collectively learn from these experiences as this will be needed to inform future major recovery operations. Adding to the challenge is the complexity of the urban environment in which much of the recovery is taking place. The recovery operation is occurring within what some describe as a ‘failed state’ lessening the probability of expected impact and threatening the sustainability of outcomes. Such an environment increases the need for a sound performance and accountability framework and expertise to oversee it.
The evaluation, accountability and learning (EAL) Movement Coordinator oversees performance and accountability of the Federation (membership and secretariat) in Haiti. The Coordinator ensures the identification of Federation-wide outcomes and impact and works to ensure measures are taken to address lessons and recommendations as part of an overall collective learning strategy. The Coordinator will work with the Performance and Accountability Working Group and the membership to identify and operationalize minimum standards and align them to the Haitian context, ensuring accountability to beneficiaries across membership programmes. The EAL Movement Coordinator will develop and manage a learning strategy ensuring the development of a few key ‘leave behind’ products that can inform future recovery strategy and operations in similarly complex environments.
A membership evaluation framework along with a broad-scale learning strategy and standards ensuring accountability to beneficiaries will form a performance and accountability framework in Haiti.
Description of Duties:
Develop and oversee a comprehensive Performance and Accountability Framework (PAF) to guide the implementation of the collective Federation strategic framework and the actions of the membership in Haiti. Components of the Performance and Accountability Framework will include several items as detailed below:
Develop and oversee an evaluation framework for the membership that corresponds to the strategic framework for Haiti. Work closely with various PMER functions to ensure the monitoring and reporting systems are aligned with the evaluation framework and inform the strategic framework and subsequent iterations. Work in a collaborative way to ensure the monitoring and evaluation systems inform each other. The evaluation framework at a minimum will document key outcomes of the membership and where possible, identify impact according to international standards and best practices.
Responsible to monitor the environment and changing Haitian Recovery context and update the Strategic Framework as needed.
Lead the development and management of a database of highly qualified evaluation consultants to support the IFRC secretariat and the membership in meeting the evaluation standards.
Provide technical assistance to the membership in the design and management of programme evaluation.
Manage and oversee the work of consultants hired to support outcome and impact identification. Work to ensure results, where relevant, are adequately captured in collective membership reporting.
Oversee the identification and implementation of minimum standards of accountability to beneficiaries across the membership following objectives established by the performance and accountability working group (transparency, participation, M&E and complaints and response mechanisms)
Support the development of technical partnerships with the Government of Haiti, technical inter-agency cluster working groups, regarding impact evaluation, aligning resources and efforts where relevant.
Coordinate closely with management to ensure appropriate identification and use of strategic information.
Duties applicable to all staff:
Actively work towards the achievement of the Secretariat’s goals.
Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Red Crescent principles.
Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social sciences, international development or related field
- Advanced studies (Ph.D or equivalent) in social science research methods or equivalent, preferred
- Minimum ten years international evaluation experience
- Minimum ten years working in recovery and development settings
- 5 to 7 years experience in working for a humanitarian aid organisation in a low-income least-developed countries
- Experience in survey design and sampling
- Familiarity with Movement and International Federation policies and guidelines in particular the Seville Agreement and Supplementary Measures and the Code for Good Partnership, preferred
- Acquainted with International Federation policies, procedures and systems, preferred
- Volunteer and/or work experience at national and/or international level in the RC/RC, preferred
- Previous long-term missions in Haiti, preferred
- Excellent planning skills (strategic, programme, project design)
- Excellent stress management skills
- Comprehensive knowledge of a range of qualitative and quantitative methods
- Knowledge of a variety of statistical analysis and sampling methods
- Good analytical skills and solution focused person
- Able to demonstrate the difference between coordinating a group and managing a group and between leading and letting others lead
- Demonstrable accountability
- Ability to work well in a multicultural team
- Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing, email, etc.)
- Knowledge of SPSS, SAS or equivalent, preferred
Advanced level of English language (written and spoken)
Advanced level of French language (written and spoken), preferred
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NOTE: THIS VACANCY CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT GMT+1