Senior M&E Officer

  • Contract
  • Beirut

Siren Associates


Reports to : RMEL Manager (Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning)

Employment Type : Full-time

Contract duration: 1 year renewable

Location : Beirut

About the Role

The selected candidate will lead on the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework. Given the large technology component within project design, the role is ideal for either a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist familiar with measuring the outcomes and impact of digital technology or a Digital Performance Analyst experienced in developing performance frameworks for new technologies, who is able to learn fast and adapt their skill set to the international development context.

Siren operates in a dynamic environment and according to agile project management principles. The candidate should not expect a structured environment. Instead, the candidate will need to apply key principles of monitoring and evaluation in a fast-paced, flexible, and responsive manner. The role is ideal for someone who is able to manage, and thrive in, ambiguity. The role offers ample opportunities for innovation and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, and candidates are expected to bring their own ideas to the table for how to achieve the program’s stated outcomes. A background in social media monitoring and analysis, communications, and/or peacebuilding is strongly preferred to apply for this role. Ultimately, however, we will prioritise the ability to learn quickly and sharp critical thinking capabilities over past sectoral experience. Individuals seeking a challenging yet intellectually rich experience are encouraged to apply.

Siren Associates

Siren Associates is a UK-registered Not for Profit organisation specializing in security and public sector reform, working in partnership with state institutions and civil society. Action oriented and results driven, we work collaboratively with the organisations we support, building productive relationships with clients and beneficiaries. Our multi-disciplinary team designs innovative, technology-enabled solutions to create safe and secure environments for those living in post conflict and fragile states. We provide rigorous problem analysis, carefully planned and targeted interventions and effective monitoring and evaluation. We believe that involving and empowering communities and wider civil society is crucial to effective security sector transformation.

Role

Siren is seeking an experienced M&E officer – with a primary focus on Monitoring and Evaluation – to join its dynamic and multidisciplinary Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a detailed monitoring and evaluation framework and plan for the project, managing relevant data collection and reporting activities as per the project cycle
  • Work with project teams to design, implement and validate appropriate analytics tools against identified performance measurement/monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Create effective data collection systems that ensure timely inputs from all partners and delivery teams, including digital monitoring and online activity measurement
  • Analyse data and use this analysis to create compelling evidence-based and actionable data stories to share with stakeholders to drive decisions
  • Liaise with delivery teams to support them with relevant data needs to ensure on-going evidence-based delivered
  • Work with our technology team and other delivery teams to inform the iterative improvement in design of outputs/products produced within the project
  • Update the project results framework as necessary
  • Maintain a diverse array of stakeholder relationships to ensure a tight feedback loop between delivery and evaluation
  • Help to distil lessons learnt to inform organisational learning and future programming design

Essential

  • Demonstrable commitment and alignment with Siren values, namely: Creativity, Commitment, Integrity & Courage, Perseverance, Taking Responsibility, and Valuing Diversity & Difference
  • 5+ years’ experience in M&E, digital performance analysis, or other equivalent roles
  • M&E experience in communications, digital media analysis, or equivalent
  • Experience measuring the performance outcomes of digital technologies, products, services, etc.
  • Ability to effectively interpret and translate data to communicate key findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of M&E/performance management systems and tools, and experience developing and implementing a project M&E plan
  • Strong understanding of, and experience working within, the project management cycle, as well as understanding of accountability processes
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality of final deliverable
  • Dynamic team member, able to create strong working relationships
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and perform well under-pressure
  • Understanding of the political economy in the MENA region
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic
  • University degree in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, computer science etc. (Equivalent professional experience also considered).

Desirable

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Experience managing/delivering EU projects and familiarity with EU compliance requirements

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter (max 1 page) describing why they are qualified for the role to [email protected], or can submit an application via our online portal at https://sirenassociates.com/jobs/apply/14418/

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