Chief of M&E - KfW Multi-Donor Trust Fund

Project Title: Partnership Fund for Assistance to Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Jordan, Iraq (North), Lebanon and Turkey
Location of the position: Amman (Jordan), or Istanbul (Turkey)
Position Title: Chief of Monitoring & Evaluation
Project Summary
This project is intended to establish a very large multi-donor trust fund to improve the general prospects of Syrian refugees currently residing in Jordan, Iraq (North), Lebanon and Turkey as well as their host communities by means of creating employment, stabilizing income and improving livelihoods. The primary focus will be on the creation of (better) income opportunities and enabling vocational (re-)training, with the latter also catering to post conflict and reconstruction needs.
As the target group comprises refugees and host communities, the approach will aim at improving the socio-economic perspectives of refugees and cushioning the burden of immigration for host communities. The support for host communities will follow two principal goals:
  • To ease the additional strain put on host communities with respect to public, specifically communal, service provision,
  • To mitigate already existing potentials for tension between local communities and refugees stemming from increasing economic competition in the (informal) labor market, the housing market, the education sector, etc. This can only be achieved if the local population benefits not only indirectly (e.g. through improvement or rehabilitation of overburdened public infrastructure) but also directly from the projects/programs financed through the Fund.
While the focus will be on income generation and qualification, the Fund will also serve to support other relevant interventions which cater to the principal goals of stabilization and resilience, e.g. the provision of housing, municipal infrastructure and - where required - social protection schemes such as cash for work and cash transfer schemes.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Design indicators for the programme which are able to measure effectiveness of output, outcome and impact levels.
  • Produce an M&E plan in collaboration with Deputy Chief Operating Officer and other M&E staff, able to reflect and integrate the different components of the Fund's work.
  • Define data sets that need to be collected and be in charge of collecting, analysing and presenting data of good quality.
  • Support use of data in performance management.
  • Assist in the delivery of the programme activities in an effective and efficient manner, close collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Programme Manager and other colleagues as required.
  • Manage the technical inputs of M&E staff and ensure work is of high quality. Required Skills:
    Key Skills & Competences
  • Minimum of 10 years or more of experience on monitoring and evaluation of aid development programmes.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience on monitoring and evaluation of complex and high value development programmes. Previous work on a multi-donor trust fund is an asset.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the Near East region, and have knowledge of the underlying socio-economic, political and cultural contexts in each of the targeted countries.
  • Knowledge of KfW reporting systems is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required, Arabic,Turkish is a plus.
  • Near East experience (Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and/or Jordan).
  • Experience working in fragile, conflict-affected, and/or post-conflict states.
  • Master's Degree in International Development, Economics, Conflict Resolution, Education or a discipline relevant to the scope of the assignment.