We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do this without regards to nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Assistance division is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.
The International Assistance division has opened a vacancy for a:
Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) Officer
The Hague, 32/40 hours p/w
Purpose of the position
The Netherlands Red Cross is looking for a PME officer that can guide, advise and assist programme managers, project managers and Red Cross Red Crescent partner’s staff in designing and implementing PME strategies and developing PME capacity in the countries of operation. The PME officer will work within a sub-unit of four PME staff and reports to the Senior PME Advisor and will support programme and project proposals development as well as the further professionalisation of planning, monitoring and evaluation ‘thinking’ in the organisation.
The PME sub-unit is part of the Business Development and Advisory (BD&A) Unit. This unit brings together key elements of the International Assistance division’s organisational structure. The first key element is the provision of thematic expertise, including the development of corresponding policies and guidelines, to our programming. The second element consists of the development of new programming opportunities through innovation and resource mobilisation processes. The third element is planning, monitoring and evaluation for learning and adherence to accountability standard to donors and the people we serve (end-beneficiaries).
The BD&A Unit works closely together with the four other units within the International Assistance division (Disaster Response Unit, Programme Management Unit and two Partnership Units), as well as with other divisions within the Netherlands Red Cross such as Fundraising and Communications. As part of the BD&A unit, the PME officer provides support to all these units.
- Planning: with programme managers and project managers, develop and maintain planning approaches. With partners, facilitate the development of Theory of Changes and logical frameworks within the countries of implementation. Further design PME plans of the projects within the programme and assist partners in reporting.
- Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA): Assist In the integration of CEA into used movement tool for planning, monitoring and evaluation tools, capacity-assessments, and coordination and cooperation tools and processes.
- Monitoring: develop indicator frameworks and final project proposals on intervention logic / theories of change and monitoring and evaluation plans, including alignment of key (cross-cutting) issues such as sustainability. Develop reporting tools based on the capacity of implementing partners, internal information needs and donor requirements.
- Reporting: review, align and promote PME policies and guidelines for the International Assistance department. Advise and support project and programme managers as well as advisors in reporting to donors.
- Evaluations: Work together with knowledge institutes on impact assessments and develop terms of references for external evaluators/consultants and advise on PME costs in programme and project budgets.
- Capacity development: Frequent travel to partner countries to support Red Cross/Red Crescent partners in PME activities, for instance by providing training in the Theory of Change methodology, and (participative) qualitative and quantitative data collection tools for baselines, mid-term reviews and evaluations.
- Facilitate Learning: Support participative learning processes within projects and programmes. Consolidate learning and assist colleagues in building a track record data base.
- Networking: Participate and represent the Netherlands Red Cross in relevant working groups and fora, e.g. Red Cross/Red Crescent PMER group or specific alliance working groups.
- A Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences, Development Economics, International Relations or other related or relevant academic field.
Skills and experience
- Relevant professional experience in an international organization and experience with and/or in the sub-Saharan Africa and/ or Asian context.
- Demonstrable knowledge of Results-Based Management approaches such as the logical framework approach or the Theory of Change.
- Knowledge of empirical research methods both qualitative as well as quantitative. Experience with case studies, impact assessments, contribution analysis and process tracking are an asset.
- Basic knowledge of one or more humanitarian/ development themes is an asset: WASH, Health, Climate smart Livelihoods, community resilience, Integrated Risk management and Response Preparedness/disaster management.
- Experience in data processing and analysis (including data-visualization) for reporting to donors.
- Ability to contribute and facilitate training and knowledge/skills transfer.
- Critical thinker, written & verbal and communication skills and inter-personal skills.
- Ability to develop clear goals, and to relate with stakeholders.
- Excellent command of the English language; working level Dutch and/or French is an asset.
- Organisational sensitivity, cooperation, providing feed-back, planning, supportive, analysing and forming opinions, result oriented, adaptability, intercultural (communication) skills
- A full-time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance. Funding of this position is project based.
- A flexible environment in an international environment.
- Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and personal development.
Remuneration: the salary scale level is set at 11 as mentioned in the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (€ 3.207,01 – € 4.242,68 per month on the basis of full-time employment).
Please send your and cover letter CV in English with reference to Rob Vugs before 20 May 2019 through the following link; https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacancy/Postulate/131861.
Kindly note that an assessment might be part of the selection process. The Netherlands Red Cross embraces diversity and therefore talented minority candidates that have an EU working permit are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the position contact Reinout van Santen, RvanSanten@redcross.nl.
- Address Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis, Anna van Saksenlaan, Den Haag, Nederland