Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator Saferworld
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We work in 12 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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Conflict Sensitivity Facility (CSF)
Conflict Sensitivity Facility Director
No. of Post:
Sudan or locations where Saferworld has an operational presence or home-based will be considered
• Term of contract: Fixed-term, until September 2024 with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance
12 Feb 2024
Contract terms and hours:
Term of contract: Fixed-term, until September 2024 with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance
Probation: 3 months
Annual Leave: 28 days per calendar year (January-December) in addition to agreed Sudan public holidays.
Hours: Standard working week is 37.5 hours a week
Medical insurance: As per Saferworld Sudan’s medical insurance
Sudan Social Insurance: 17% contribution from Saferworld
Taxes: Saferworld deducts and remits Sudan income tax for all its employees, regardless of nationality.
Work eligibility: If Sudan-based, must have the right to live and work in Sudan
Saferworld is an independent not-for-profit international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives since 1989. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local and national policies and practices that help build inclusive peaceful societies, while at the same time engaging internationally to reduce conflict and advance conditions for peace. The contribution we make rests on the partnerships and alliances we build with civil society networks, entities and movements, and with like-minded institutions, and through constructive engagement with local and national governing bodies and multilateral institutions. Our programming stretches across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and in policy/advocacy centres in London, Beijing, Brussels and Washington DC. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone enjoys the rights and freedom to live with dignity, free from fear and insecurity – and we are invested in the processes to bring about transformative solutions for lasting peace.
Description of the Conflict Sensitivity Facility (CSF):
The CSF is part of Saferworld’s Conflict Advisory Unit (CAU) and it aims to: support the integration of conflict sensitivity into the policies, practices, and programmes of aid actors in Sudan. It draws upon Saferworld’s extensive experience of supporting similar processes in a range of contexts, coupled with our deep contextual knowledge and long-term, established relationships with Sudanese civil society from across the country. Over the past six years, for example, Saferworld has designed and built up the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) in South Sudan. Saferworld has been working on and in Sudan and South Sudan since 2002, including on issues of community security, small arms control, and gender equality and transformation, as well as providing advisory services and technical support on conflict-sensitive to the aid community.
For more information visit the Saferworld website here and the CSF website here.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Learning Coordinator will support on the day-to-day delivery of the CSF’s learning agenda, and support on developing and strengthening this over time with guidance from the Inter-Facility Learning Adviser. T The post holder is expected to lead on the CSF’s internal monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and support inter-organisational learning within the Sudan aid community. The Learning Coordinator will also work with the wider CSF team to support core functions of the CSF, including communications. The Learning Coordinator will also work with the wider CSF team to support core functions of the CSF, including communications.
Roles and responsibilities:
Internal monitoring, evaluation and learning: Lead on activities to monitor, evaluate and report on CSF’s impact by:
Coordinating inputs and updates to CSF results framework and associated quarterly reporting;
ensuring that internal MEL processes are up-to-date and accurate
Coordinating learning workshops and supporting in the facilitation of Outcome Harvesting workshops and other approaches to monitor change and identify lessons from CSF implementation to inform ongoing learning and adaptation of the programme;
Compiling inputs for outcome statements, reflecting impact and changes as a result of the CSF programme;
Designing and delivering surveys, interviews and other data collection tools to enable the CSF team to gather feedback and monitor the impact of their work;
Supporting the outreach strategies around CSF research and analysis activities to help effectively reach selected audiences; including supporting of mapping exercise, reviewing and sharing learnings from previous initiatives.
Ensuring appropriate storage of monitoring data to facilitate shared access and usage by the team;
Supporting in the production of learning notes to document and share lessons on how to support the aid sector to adopt more conflict-sensitive approaches with the global conflict sensitivity community;
Contributing to cross-organizational learning within Saferworld Sudan, with a focus on the crisis response and working with local partners as well as across the CAU’s programmes and with Saferworld teams and programmes globally..
Co-designing and facilitating interactive face-to-face and online events to facilitate learning and reflection on shared challenges relating to conflict sensitivity in Sudan;
Providing advice, guidance, and mentorship to CSFnational aid partners;
Collaborating with the CSF Capacity Building team to develop appropriate tools and practices; including during institutional assessments of and targeted support to donors and aid organisations to build understanding of current challenges and opportunities for learning and adaptation;
Representing the CSF at external platforms within aid architecture such as the Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) working group, and Information Management WG. Ensuring that conflict sensitivity considerations are highlighted and identifying opportunities for engagement;
External learning: Work closely with a range of stakeholders to improve intre and inter-organisational learning and programme adaptation and build institutional memory within Sudan’s aid sector by:
Inter-facility exchange: Learn from and contribute to global discussions about learning and adaptation in the aid sector by:
Comparing and exchanging lessons learnt at the CSRF in South Sudan for regional learning, specifically on topics with implications for both countries;
Building relationships with and sharing lessons with sources of conflict sensitivity expertise at the global level, including but not limited to other conflict sensitivity facilities and mechanisms (for example, Saferworld’s Afghanistan Conflict Sensitivity Mechanism (ACSM) and communities (for example, the global Conflict Sensitivity Coordination (CSC) Hub and the Conflict Sensitivity Integration (CSI) Hub).
Support the smooth running of the CSF by:
Supporting the implementation of the communications strategy, including: using social media platforms to raise awareness of the value of conflict sensitivity for Sudan’s aid sector and disseminating CSF products; planing and developing content in English and Arabic for the CSF’s online presence;
Supporting capacity-strengthening, analysis and outreach activities of the CSF, working closely to support colleagues in the delivery of trainings, capacity support, analysis, and convening and outreach activities.
Key working relationships
CSF team – work collaboratively with the CSF team (and, possibly consortium partners in the future) to link the capacity-strengthening agenda with the project’s research, analysis, outreach, and learning work;
CAU Inter-Facilities Learning Advisor – technical day to day collaboration on learning related intervetions including cross-facility approaches and technical oversight.
Saferworld Conflict Advisory Unit – work collaboratively with the CAU to share learning and support delivery of activities that align with CSF’s mandate to promote conflict sensitivity and provide technical and advisory support to the aid sector;
Donors, UN Agencies, INGOs and NNGOs – develop and maintain relationships with donors and other organisations working in Sudan, on conflict sensitivity issues, or on the Sudanese context more broadly.
Aid workers – network with individual aid workers to support CSF’s outreach with regards to capacity building, information sharing and learning around conflict sensitivity.
Scope and accountability
Decision making and limits of authority
Decisions relating to design and management of CSF’s internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system, with guidance from the Inter-Facilities Learning Adviser and and approval from CSF Director
Decisions relating to design and delivery of CSF’s learning activities, with guidance from the Inter-Facilities Learning Adviser and and approval from CSF Director
Management of CSF monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) data
Contribute to report writing, and quality and accurate information sharing
Responsible for and in custody of Saferworld equipment, such as a Laptop and mobile phone.
Legal, regulatory and compliance responsibility
Comply with Saferworld’s policies and procedures, including security, HR and safeguarding policies
Ensure all of CSF’s MEL activities are compliant with donor requirements and regulations.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Knowledge, qualifications and experience
A university degree in a relevant field;
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian, development or peacebuilding sectors (e.g. project management, analysis, M&E, communications, research uptake, knowledge management). Additional years of experience in sectors with transferable skills (e.g. government, consultancy, think tanks) may be considered instead of experience in the aid sector;
Experience designing and implementing (MEL) processes for governance, peacebuilding, advocacy or other flexible programmes seeking to promote systems change;
Experience and comfort in facilitating problem-solving discussions, reflection sessions and/or trainings for different audiences from a wide range of personal, professional and cultural backgrounds;
Capacity to produce high quality verbal briefs and written reports in English and Arabic;
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing contexts;
High standard of computer literacy, with demonstrated ability to learn and apply new digital tools and platforms to support project delivery;
Sudan or regional experience;
Experience and comfort in providing mentorship, guidance, and support to a range of actors
Experience and comfort in use of digital collaboration tools and platforms to facilitate virtual interaction and learning among participants, for example, Miro Board, Menti, Slack, JamBoard, WhatsApp, MS Teams
Experience in strategic planning, programme design, and M&E planning and development (especially working with theories of change, participatory methods and adaptive management methodologies), including experience with Outcome Harvesting or Monitoring approaches
Experience writing or contributing to global discussions around aid reform and learning
Understanding of conflict sensitivity methodologies
Experience working in a conflict-affected context
Saferworld is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage candidates from disadvantaged groups and candidates with disabilities to apply.
Skills and abilities
A curious and problem-solving disposition;
An excellent listener with an open mind to understand and learn from different perspectives;
Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
An excellent attention to detail to ensure effective data management and processing;
Ability to work collaboratively and constructively in a team;
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing contexts;
Ability to tailor communication style and content to different audiences;
High standard of computer literacy (including familiarity with social media).
Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development
Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld
Commitment to improving international engagement in conflict-affected contexts and sharing experience-based ideas as to how this can be achieved.
Willingness to travel to sub-national and remote locations in Sudan to areas recently affected by violent conflict;