The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is an intergovernmental organisation located in Malta with a mission to deliver innovative and sustainable capacity building through the implementation of counterterrorism-related, rule of law-based good practices developed by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and other international and regional fora.
Since its inauguration in 2014, the IIJ has trained more than 5000 criminal justice practitioners through interactive workshops – in Malta and abroad – that enhance the competencies of parliamentarians, judges, prosecutors, police, prison and other criminal justice practitioners to address terrorism and related transnational criminal activities within a rule of law framework. The IIJ delivers capacity building training tailored to the needs of the regions it serves, including North, West and East Africa; the Middle East; and select engagement in the Balkans, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. For more information on the IIJ, please visit the IIJ’s website at www.theiij.org.
MONITORING & EVALUATION PROJECT OFFICER
The IIJ is seeking to recruit a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager to establish and co-ordinate effective programmatic monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanisms, and to manage thematic and crosscutting M&E and reporting for the Institute. Working under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary and reporting to the Senior Management Team, the successful candidate will play an important role in the fully integrated multi-national team, responsible for establishing standards and processes for monitoring and evaluating grant performance, enhancing M&E capacity of the IIJ team, and establishing and implementing robust M&E systems and practices. The role will also include coordination and cooperation with the whole IIJ Team and output to the Governing Board of Administrators and the Senior Manager for Communications and Strategic Planning.
The M&E Manager will:
• Design, implement and manage an objective M&E framework and associated processes to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the IIJ’s capacity building and programmatic output.
• Work with internal stakeholders during the grant proposal, programme design and delivery phases, and post-implementation period to support and assess the sustainable impact for stakeholders of each IIJ training event.
• Provide a continuous evaluation/improvement function for future iterations of the IIJ’s Core Initiatives, Core Courses and other workstreams in further support of the IIJ’s strategic priorities and long-term sustainability.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the work experience and the selected applicant’s profile.
All interested applicants meeting the qualifications below are invited to submit a covering letter and resume to the IIJ Executive Secretariat at [email protected] by no later than 21st February, 2020, clearly stating “M&E_2020” in the subject line.
The M&E Manager will be required to perform the following tasks:
• Review and ongoing implementation of a standardised project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders:
O Assist the IIJ to set up a system of internal monitoring and regular and systematic internal data collection to monitor progress and produce internal reports.
O Develop a system to produce progress reports for all stakeholders and donor partners.
O Support the IIJ in identifying Key Performance Indicators(KPIs).
O Produce regular evaluative reports, drawing on KPIs.
O Produce project reports, such as quarterly reports, annual report, and donor-specific reports, capturing in a comprehensive analytical manner project progress against the project Results Framework, including the documentation of success stories, achievements, lessons learned, risks and issues.
O Produce project updates to donors and stakeholders in a timely manner by using the IIJ’s professional writing and formatting requirements.
O Work closely with the Executive Secretariat and other colleagues to ensure accurate and smooth project progress reporting and communication to donors and stakeholders.
• Take a lead role in planning and implementing the IIJ’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework and activities:
O Develop and implement the IIJ’s M&E plans, indicators, targets, means of verification and monitoring steps at output and activity level, and in line with the IIJ’s Programmatic Calendar.
O Develop plans and monitor the project's issues matrices.
O Develop and refine the project’s internal monitoring system to gather results-based project progress data and input from Subject Matter Experts and other secondary sources.
• Contribute in ensuring timely reporting to the IIJ Executive Secretariat, the Governing Board of Directors, IIJ donors and other stakeholders:
O Draft regular progress and final reports based on inputs provided by IIJ Programmatic staff and capacity building participants.
O Prepare other briefings as required for the IIJ Executive Secretariat, donors, the Governing Board of Administrators, IIJ Advisory Board, and as needed for communications and outreach purposes.
• Support the production of accurate reports and analysis on the IIJ’s programmatic work.
• A Graduate with a Master’s Level in International Relations, Management, Administration, Economics, Social Science or any relevant discipline.
• Professional command of the English language, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
• Minimum three to five years of previous experience in programme management, including project monitoring, reporting and evaluation especially in a donor-funded project setting.
• Experience in donor relations -including reporting -is highly desirable.
• Experience working with an international organisation or an NGO is required.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
• A strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently, to set priorities and organise work to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of working with/managing integrated M&E systems.
• Performing other duties to support the IIJ’s mission as required.
• Knowledge of French will be considered advantageous.