Position Description

South Sudan: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Manager
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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GENERAL FUNCTION

Internews Network is an international media development organization based in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Internews has been working in South Sudan since 2006 to establish community radio stations across the country, and to train South Sudanese journalists to operate them. We also implement other activities across the sector, including actively working to meet the critical information needs of the South Sudanese communities who have been impacted by the recent conflict.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The M&E and Reporting Manager is an organized and proactive candidate who can articulate the project mission and find innovative ways to gather, synthesize and share the power of our work through monitoring, evaluation and reporting. This position oversees all monitoring and evaluation activities, including devising and implementing strategies to ensure data collection and analysis. This position will lead a team that is responsible for collecting, processing, archiving, and reporting data on program activities, including a wide range of radio programs, training activities, regulatory work and overall media development indicators. The team will also manage the synthesis of this information and coordinate with department heads and local partners to produce weekly, quarterly, annual, and final reports, as well as special reports upon request. Additionally, the M&E and Reporting Manager collaborates closely with the Research and Learning Manager to maximize and document project impact, and enable Internews staff, partners and donors to learn from programs and each other across South Sudan, and Internews’ global network. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Juba, South Sudan. The M&E and Reporting manager will also provide program support on an as needed basis to key program personnel such as the Department Heads and Subgrants Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Implement all aspects of the performance and impact measurement for Internews in South Sudan, including collection and monitoring of all data, processing and verification.
  • Design, implement and contribute to evaluation methodologies and measurement approaches, above and beyond required indicators.
  • Implement and track the project’s approved Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP), including all required submissions of quarterly data, annual PIRs and another requests.
  • Conduct/manage the collections of qualitative and quantitative data per the approved work plan.
  • Responsible for keeping meticulous records, archives, and databases for all activities and ensuring they are updated regularly.
  • Train project staff and local partners in effective and appropriate data collection, methodology and tools.
  • Directly supervise the two Monitoring and Evaluation staff based in South Sudan.
  • Work closely with other implementing partners to ensure coordination of M&E methodology and data, as well as capacity building for local partners on M&E systems and data collection.
  • Draft regular donor narrative reports for projects funded by USAID, DFID, UN, etc. at the following intervals: weekly, quarterly, annual, and final reports, as well as any other reports of Internews South Sudan as needed for internal and external use.
  • Ensure two-way communication and feedback between all departments, staff and audiences to ensure reports are utilized and practical.
  • Collaborate closely with the Research and Learning Manager and the Subgrants Manager, including providing back-up support as needed.
  • Develop new and keep up-to-date communications products to articulate the full scope and impact of the project on a regular basis to external and internal stakeholders including a two-pager informational brochure, community radio stations map, and staff newsletter.
  • Work with program staff to write human-interest success stories about project impact representing a wide range of locations and topics for sharing with general audiences as well as donors.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, development, or related field or equivalent standard of education. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Exceptional and inspired English writing skills, to a publishable standard. Writing samples and portfolio required.
  • Experience in the field of performance measurement for social development activities and/or media.
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and M&E database systems.
  • Experience with all relevant software, such as Excel, SPSS, In-Design, Photoshop etc.
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience supervising staff.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  • Ability to travel within South Sudan. Willingness to spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions.
  • Understanding and knowledge of political and historical context of South Sudan and the Abyei region.
  • Experience living and working in Africa and/or conflict/post-conflict environments.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Arabic a plus.

 

 

Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.