Fecha publicación: 09/06/2020
The Secretariat of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is currently recruiting a Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Manager. The position will be hosted by IRC in The Netherlands. Deadline for application: 4 July 2020
Title: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management Specialist | Location of Assignment: The Netherlands | Languages required: Fluency in English is required, fluency in Spanish and/or French highly desirable | Duration of Contract: the position is initially offered as a 1 year contract | Start: as soon as possible, in consultation | Section & unit: Sanitation and Water for All Secretariat (the position is hosted by IRC, in The Netherlands) | Consultant: Reporting to Joost Kooijmans, COO, Sanitation and Water for All partnership.
Background and rationale
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global alliance of over 250 national governments, donors, civil society organisations and other development partners working together to catalyse political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. The goal of the partnership is to achieve universal access to water supply and sanitation. SWA is a UNICEF-hosted Fund and is supported by a decentralised Secretariat, which is responsible for supporting the High-level Chair and the Steering Committee, and for supporting the implementation of the SWA Strategy 2020-30 and programme of work.
As the SWA Secretariat is growing and the partnership expanding, with new partners joining and a greater ambition for the partnership to play a lead role in supporting countries to achieve the water, sanitation and hygiene-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, SWA needs support in developing information and knowledge management strategies as well as in monitoring and evaluating its activities.
Job organisational context
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the SWA Chief of Operations, the Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management Specialist will support the overall achievement of SWA’s mission by working with the members of the SWA Secretariat in providing technical support and guidance on monitoring and evaluating activities and results and knowledge management. S/He will also be working with SWA partners at both national and international levels.
The incumbent will provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure that SWA achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets and be responsible for:
In the area of knowledge management, the incumbent will develop a knowledge management strategy for the entire partnership and ensure the implementation of a multiple user platform.
Summary of results-based key functions/accountabilities
Monitoring and Evaluation
M&E capacity building
i. Develop and manage the implementation of a SWA Knowledge Management Strategy
ii. Data management
Oversee the management and implementation of the database of the commitments of the Accountability Mechanism and relevant components of the SWA framework; Ensure proper filing of reports and data collection tools.
Impact of results
In monitoring progress against the partnership strategy and work plan, as well as the SWA Secretariat's work plan, the incumbent will enable the SWA partnership to demonstrate its value and impact in working with global partners to make a contribution to the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene for all, always and everywhere. In particular, the key results have an impact on the functioning of the Secretariat and the positioning of the partnership in the broader development landscape.
Competencies and level of proficiency required
Core Values: Commitment | Diversity and inclusion | Integrity
Core competencies: Communication | Working with people | Drive for results
Functional Competencies: Leading and Supervising | Formulating Strategies and Concepts | Relating and Networking | Planning and Organising | Persuading and Influencing | Applying Technical Expertise | Entrepreneurial Thinking
Key competences, technical background, and experience required
Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences , demography, statistics, mathematics or related field.
Details of the position
You will initially be offered a one year contract, hosted by IRC, with a salary depending on qualifications and experience in IRC salary scale 16 as stated in the IRC AVR, with a maximum salary of € 4,546.-. IRC has a 40-hour work week; and our benefits package has an 8% holiday allowance; an end-of-year allowance and 35 annual leave days. When physically based in The Netherlands, the post will require a working permit for The Netherlands (granted automatically for EU citizens).
Start date as soon as possible and in consultation.
Candidates are kindly requested to respond with a short motivation letter explaining their interest in the position and a concise curriculum vitae (the letter is a critical part of the application – unsupported CVs will be rejected) before July 4th, 2020 to IRC, attn. Marion Giese at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 82327, 2508 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands.
About the host organisation IRC
IRC is a catalyst of change, working in every corner of water, sanitation and hygiene to build and strengthen systems that transform lives. With its partners, the organisation uses its expertise to deliver water and sanitation systems in six countries and 21 districts and municipalities. IRC works with local and national governments, businesses and civil society, and with international partners around the world to promote systems thinking and delivery. Its international team is made up of over 90 recognised water, sanitation, and hygiene service specialists and dedicated field staff, based in its focus countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India and Uganda, as well as in the United States, and head office in The Hague, the Netherlands.
IRC's CEO Patrick Moriarty is currently the chair of the steering committee of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership.
For more information visit www.ircwash.org.