Friday, January 3, 2014

Job: Central African Republic: Research and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Job: Central African Republic: Research and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

For more information or to apply, please follow this link:
Supporting Local Media To Inform & Engage
with Local Populations

Position: Research and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager (RMEM)
Reports to: Project Director / Humanitarian & Media Liaison Officer (PD/HMLO)
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic, with frequent travel to different prefectures
Duration: 12 months
Anticipated start date: Mid-late February, 2014 (TBC)
Deadline for applications: Jan 12, 2013 (23:59 GMT)

Position subject to confirmation of funding

For the past three years, Internews and its local partner, the Association of Journalists for Human Rights (le RĂ©seau des Journalistes pour les Droits de l’Homme – RJDH), have worked very closely to connect and support a unique network of 13 community radio stations with one another and create and set up a Community Radio Correspondents Network (CRCN) through a Coordination Centre in Bangui run by the RJDH.

Since the beginning of the current crisis in December 2012, the RJDH has consistently reported on the crisis and produced scores of stories on the rebellion, the ensuing humanitarian crisis, its impact on communities across the country and the efforts made by the humanitarian community to address some of the most pressing humanitarian needs in CAR.

The objectives of this project are to:
  1. Create access to timely, accurate and well-targeted information for local communities by supporting, rebuilding and establishing community radio stations and reinforcing community correspondents’ networks in the conflict affected regions.
  1. Establish two-way communication flows between the media and humanitarian agencies to ensure affected communities have access to timely, accurate and well-targeted information so they can make informed decisions to protect their lives and livelihoods and participate in the transitional process aimed at returning the country to constitutional order, effective government and civil peace. This program will support the RDJDH Coordination Center in the production of centralized news and information outputs, including an e-newsletter, a news website, a crisismap and setting up a radio production facility for the production of a national radio program.
  1. Build the capacity of the RJDH, the network of community radios and community correspondents to continue to report accurately and reliably on the humanitarian crises, and the ongoing political situation and mitigate conflict through conflict sensitive reporting.

This project will also assist the humanitarian community to be more effective, transparent and accountable by enabling communities to better access relief services, understand aid operations and communicate with aid providers.

The Research and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager (RMEM) will be responsible for:

  • Design and roll out of research and M&E tools for the effective implementation of this project, as required and in coordination with Internews M&E standards. This includes designing, conducting and reporting on audience research, regular M&E and learning reviews to capture lessons learned and best practices during the life of the project, as required. A final brief best practices and lessons learnt document will be produced before the end of the assignment.
  • Hire, train, mentor and supervise a local team of enumerators to conduct audience research and M&E work.
  • Analyse, produce, and strategically disseminate and present user-friendly, results-oriented reports on the findings of the assessment studies to be shared widely in country and to larger audiences.
  • In coordination with the Project Director / Humanitarian & Media Liaison Officer (PD/HMLO), share and present the results (i.e. reports) of these assessments with the humanitarian community, government officials, local media and other media development partners as required, through presentations and/or email and social media.
  • Provide key guidance to other organizations on developing and operationalizing protocols/instruments for on-going assessment, as time permits.
  • Compiling regular situation reports on the outputs and activities of the Research and M&E work.
  • Producing regular multimedia materials (i.e. blog posts, photos, podcasts, etc.) documenting the life of the project for external audiences, as required.
  • Contributing to overall written program reporting, including fundraising efforts, as required.
  • Liaising with international media and promote the project Internews' work, as required.
  • Any other duties as required.

  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English.
  • Proven research design and implementation skills, including in approaches to evaluation.
  • Ability to train, mentor, and manage teams of local researchers, including newcomers to the research sector.
  • Strong command of qualitative and quantitative research design and data analysis techniques including use of packages such as Atlas, (or Nudist or NVivo) and SPSS (or Epi-Info, SNAP, SAS), as appropriate.
  • Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments, preferably in Sub-Saharan French-speaking Africa. Previous experience in CAR will be an asset.
  • An understanding of the vision/mission, core values and objectives of Internews.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
  • Relevant university degree.
  • Very good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector.

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