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Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA KENYA (home-based)–Go Blue maritime security project

Mission description for Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

General objective of the mission

Under the supervision and guidance of Expertise France, the M&E expert will ensure the development of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and project requirements (M&E framework design and planning, data collection and management, accountability, evaluation, learning). S/he will analyse and report on the implementation of project activities, measure their impact, monitor the project performance against the initial project baseline and suggest ways to fine-tune the strategy in order to reach expected results/define new results. S/he will also contribute to building a constructive learning environment at all project levels, promoting good practices and key recommendations for ensuring sustainability, lessons learned and ideas for future interventions.

Specific objectives (non-exhaustive list)

The https://infodormitory.com/faith-and-development-knowledge-management-and-capability-advisor/Expert will work with the project team to develop and promote the use of the MEAL system to ensure that:

  1. Data on project activities is collected in a systematic way, consolidated, analyzed and shared to support project management and to increase EF performance.
  2. Mechanisms for upwards (donors) and downwards (beneficiaries) accountability are in place.
  3. Evidence-based data is available to measure the impact of the project in the target countries.
  4. Learning from project is captured and is applied to improve ongoing & future activities and projects.

The M&E of the project allows the project management to redirect the actions in a reactive way according to the evolution of the risks, the experienced feedback and according to the effects of the action plan on the achievement of the project objectives (performance). Finally, it allows the global evaluation of the project (performance, effects, impact).

Description of tasks (non-exhaustive lists)

The M&E expert will accomplish this through the design and deployment of a comprehensive MEAL framework/system ensuring project quality and donor reporting, as well as promoting and fostering a culture of shared learning and accountability within the project team (including partners).

Design the project M&E framework

  • Update the Theory of change of the project, in line with the updated logical framework
  • Evaluate the needs of the project in terms of monitoring systems, data collection and reporting, either within EF or with implementing partners
  • Develop a robust M&E plan, including adequate disaggregation, data collection tools and methodology, data flow maps and analysis plans for all project indicators.
  • Set-up a baseline informing the initial value of all the project indicators and fine-tuning indicators listed in the original logical framework
  • Set up a data collection system, and possibly data visualization software (such as PowerBI) to easily consolidate, disaggregate and manage M&E data
  • Train the Project Team on the tools and processes put in place
  • Collaborate with the Go Blue programme M&E expert so that the Go Blue maritime security project’s tools are in line with the rest of the programme

Ensure implementation of M&E plan and framework, in line with EF M&E policy

  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Monitor project M&E plan with continuous updates of project indicators to systematically document performance and identify areas for improvement
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Support project team in planning and implementing project reviews to analyze progress made against initial targets, as well as relevance of activities according to the evolution of the context. Whenever relevant, suggest new possible re-orientations and adaptation / fine-tuning of the Theory of change
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Work with the Project Team to ensure M&E tools and processes are understood and properly implemented in the course of the project
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Work in cooperation with the team leader to ensure M&E tools and processes are correctly used to report on the project performance in progress reports
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Ensure compliance of the project M&E framework with EF M&E policy

Contribute to a constructive learning environment, promote good practices and produce analysis

  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Support the development of relevant accountability initiatives through the project as well as strengthen the effort to document the impact of EF activities.
  • Share lessons learned from M&E data regularly with the Project Team, communicate recommendations and regularly follow up the implementation of these recommendations.
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Support internal and external evaluations focusing on overall achievements of objectives, key recommendations for ensuring sustainability, lessons learned and ideas for future interventions. In particular, develop case studies in target countries including descriptions of what changed, how the change came about, the contribution of EF intervention, wider contributions and lessons learned.
  • The Monitoring and evaluation expert for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Contribute to the M&E, knowledge management and learning efforts at EF level in general

Any other task related to the mission, at the request of Expertise France.

Expected deliverables (non-exhaustive list)

  • Updated theory of change
  • M&E plan
  • Updated logical framework with indicators reflecting the findings of the inception phase
  • Baseline informing the initial value of all project indicators
  • Regular update of the indicators’ tracker
  • Bi-annual evaluation assessments (data collection and analysis)
  • Verification visits and verification reports
  • Learning products such as case studies to capture and promote good practices
  • Evaluation reports
  • Mission reports
  • Monthly reports

Project or context description

The project “Go Blue: Strengthened, effective and integrated maritime law enforcement capacity and capabilities to protect the maritime domain and its sustainable development” (outcome 3) financed by the European Union Delegation (EUD) in Kenya under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be implemented by Expertise France (EF). The project aims to contribute to the development of the blue economy in Kenya through the improvement of inter-agency cooperation and inter-operability between maritime agencies.

Kenya has started prioritizing the blue economy as the seventh sector to drive the achievement of its Vision 2030 development agenda. This position was reaffirmed by the president at the launch of the Big 4 agenda for Kenya and during the Sustainable blue economy Conference held in Nairobi in November 2018. A number of key political messages were delivered during this Conference including, the importance of ensuring safety and security in high seas to facilitate global trade, connectivity and  safe businesses; to aggressively combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and to take measures to enhance security and safety of collective waters. In order to translate these political orientations, Kenya also established in September 2018 its coast guard service, to be deployed in territorial waters.

To obtain the full benefits of its blue economy, Kenya needs to secure its maritime domain by developing interoperability and inter agency cooperation of its national agencies. Fighting against illicit activities at sea requires a multi stakeholder approach. All maritime security actors, the judiciary, legislative, private sector, civil society and local communities have to be included in response to maritime safety and security challenges.

Within the Go Blue programme, the project aims to help Kenya strengthen maritime law enforcement to protect the maritime domain and its sustainable development. Its specific objectives is to contribute to strengthen the capacity of Kenyan agencies involved in maritime security by fostering agency cooperation with a special focus on the Kenyan Coast Guard Service.

Three results will be sought:

  1. To encourage effective cooperation amongst all Kenyan maritime agencies by assisting the Kenyan authorities in developing and implementing a maritime strategy which includes the development of the blue economy;
  2. To support the effective implementation of maritime law enforcement in Kenya, especially by the Kenya Coast Guard Service, in order to create a favourable environment for economic growth;
  3. To enhance regional cooperation in maritime security.

Required profile

Education / qualification

  • Master degree (BA or MA or equivalent) in law, political or social science, international development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills
  • Excellent drafting skills

Professional experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in international cooperation project management and development
  • Demonstrated and confirmed experience in M&E framework design and implementation, especially on European-Union funded projects. Previous work experience in building MEAL system in remote management would be an asset
  • Sector experience in projects related to maritime security would be an asset

Additional specific requirements

  • Thorough understanding of project monitoring and evaluation frameworks based on OECD standards
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Ability to evolve in a political and sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, negotiating and diplomatic skills
  • Knowledge of or experience in East Africa, and especially Kenya, would be an asset

Additional information

Condition of the mission

  • The signature of the contract between Expertise France and the M&E expert will depend on the signature of the contract between Expertise France and its donor.
  • Duration of the contract: 48 months, 5 days / month
  • Beginning of the mission : September or October 2020 (to be confirmed, depending on the signature of the project contract between Expertise France and its donor)
  • Contract: Service contract. The expert will have to ensure that all the administrative and fiscal requirements related to his activity in her/his country are respected.
  • Budget: To be determined according to the candidate’s profile. Please include the expected daily fees requested (cost / day) in your application.
  • Working conditions: The expert will be home-based. Occasional missions to Mombasa, Kenya. Occasional missions to Paris, France.

 

Selection criteria for the shortlist (/100 points)

Training 25 points
Relevance of academic training / studies 5 points
Fluent English (spoken and written) 20 points
Professional experience 55 points
Relevant experience of at least 7 years in international cooperation project management and development 20 points
Demonstrated and confirmed experience in M&E framework design and implementation, especially on European-Union funded projects 20 points
Proven reporting and communication skills 15 points
Additional specific experiences 20 points
Thorough understanding of project monitoring and evaluation frameworks based on OECD standards 15 points
Computer skills 5 points

 

Selection criteria during the oral interview with the 3 persons selected on the shortlist (/100 points)

Oral communication skills

Ability to convince

Interpersonal skills

Understanding of the mission and of the project of which it is a part of

Competence for analysis, synthesis and organization

English proficiency

10 points

15 points

15 points

30 points

15 points

15 points

 

Application

Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday30th August, 2020, in French or English, with:

  • CV (preferably in the EU format)
  • Cover letter
  • Daily fees proposal (cost / day)

Selection criteria for applications

The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :

  • Candidate’s expected linguistic understanding
  • Candidate’s training/skills/experience

Deadline for application : 2020/08/30 23:59

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