Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Monitoring Officer (National Contract)
Sector: Monitoring & Data Collection
Location: Northern Greece, Greece
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Contract Type: National
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster in over 40 countries worldwide, including all countries most affected by the civil war in Syria, with the aim to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC began relief operations in Greece in July 2015 to respond to a massive influx of refugees and migrants in Lesvos. Expanding its scope to mainland Greece in March 2016, the IRC’s programming in Greece now takes places in over half a dozen sites that give shelter to refugees in Lesvos, Athens, and the Central Macedonia Region and comprises of three areas of programming: protection for vulnerable groups with a focus on women and children (e.g. psychosocial support, case management and referrals, safe spaces for women and children, awareness-raising), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), e.g. the provision of sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion, and economic development and recovery (ERD) in form of financial assistance through pre-paid debit cards that can be used in stores.
POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Monitoring officer will support the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager in developing, managing, and strengthening monitoring efforts of the IRC Greece program with the aim of ensuring a high program quality in line with international humanitarian standards and responsiveness to beneficiary needs and donor requirements in a rapidly changing context.
SCOPE OF WORK: The Monitoring officer is a position within the Northern Greece office of the Greece country program. The M&E team has a total number of 6 staff (1 M&E Manager, 1 monitoring officer and 2 ICT officers in Athens and 2 monitoring officers in Northern Greece). S/he will be mainly responsible to conduct activities in the areas of data collection and analysis as well as capacity building, learning, and accountability (see responsibilities) in support of the Northern Greece economic recovery and development/cash and WASH programs.
The position is initially offered until March 31 with an assumed extension for at least six months with the beginning of a new grant on April 1. The Monitoring Officers work under the technical supervision of the M&E Manager based in Athens, who frequently travels to all locations, and the administrative supervision of the Field Coordinator of the respective location, and in close coordination with program staff.
Monitoring Data Collection and Analysis:
Capacity Strengthening, Learning, and Accountability
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The Monitoring Officers will also perform other duties as required.
All IRC staff are required to adhere to “The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct” and the IRC country employment policies.
Work Environment: Office environment involving frequent travel to project sites as needed.
Working schedule: 9-5
HOW TO APPLY:
Application Instructions: Applicants need to send their resume/CV (2 pages maximum without references), 2 references with full current contact details including email and telephone (previous or current employer or professor), and a cover letter (1 page maximum) to Evi.Baxevani@rescue.org , indicating for which position(s) they are applying. A written technical skills assessment and interviews will take place for the shortlisted candidates. Professional references will be checked. The desired start date is in early/mid-January. Applicants are asked to not follow up on their application due to the high volume of applications to be processed.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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