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With its Ten Years Strategy (TYS) for 2013-2022, the African Development Bank, (the Bank hereafter) has positioned itself as a partner of choice to support Africa in its development. The Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) is actively engaged in the water and sanitation sector in Africa, in ever increasing magnitude, on programs and projects geared towards meeting the MDGs and the Africa Water Vision and pointing towards the forthcoming SDGs.
The Department’s prime objective is to ensure the definition and implementation of sustainable solutions across the water and sanitation value chain including strategy; policy-making; institutional reform; advisory services at governmental and regional levels; capacity building, fundraising; project/program identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation and monitoring. Interventions specifically focus on (i) Sector governance and knowledge management (ii) Sustainable infrastructure and inclusive services for water security and (iii) Sector collaboration and coordination for Integrated Water Resources Management and Development (IWRM&D). In doing so the Water and Sanitation Department strives to contribute to the two pillars of the Bank’s strategy: achieving inclusive growth and transitioning to green growth in Africa.
OWAS, with the support of technical assistance funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has developed a new M&E strategy that aims at: 1) Improving the Bank’s capacity to monitor and evaluate its own interventions and their corresponding results (outputs and outcomes) in the WASH sector; 2) Helping Regional Member Countries to strengthen their M&E capacities in the WASH sector; 3) Contributing to the globally driven processes of developing overall standards, guidelines and principles for the creation of a shared monitoring framework of WASH.
Under the supervision of the Department Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will support the implementation of the M&E strategy, the 2015-2017 action plan covering its three tiers (within the Bank, with Regional Member Countries and at global level) by taking a leading role and assisting Management, OWAS staff both in headquarters and in Field Offices and other Bank Departments and Institutions in activities related to M&E and result measurement.
At Bank level (1st tier):
- Design and manage training activities for OWAS staff on M&E (results frameworks, indicators, Bank’s M&E tools, statistical capacities, reporting, and documentation, etc.) applying the theory of change approach;
- Provide technical support to AfDB project teams on measurement and evaluation issues in all phases of the project cycle, particularly in supporting the development of results frameworks, evaluation designs, data collection, use of Bank’s monitoring tools, take part in field missions;
- Support OWAS to complement the already developed WASH outcome indicators by selecting and defining indicators on water resources management, waste water management and cross cutting topics such as climate change, fragile state/context, private sector participation and gender; aligning framework with post 2015 SDG targets;
- Support OWAS efforts to generate evidence through the design of impact evaluation studies; Assist task managers to realize the planned impact evaluations including dissemination of findings;
- Assist staff and senior Management in the analysis and dissemination of relevant information;
- Spread knowledge and awareness on measurement and evaluation to foster a culture of management for results at OWAS, particularly in relation to the implementation of the Bank’s Long Term Strategy and mainstreaming of the post-2015 global monitoring framework;
- Support knowledge management and development of knowledge products, capturing, documenting and sharing experiences from projects in OWAS and beyond to feed into new OWAS projects/interventions;
- Contribute to the further development and implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) hosted by the OWAS / AfDB on matters pertaining to M&E;
- Other M&E-related support including Focal point for Questions/Answers related to M&E methodology; leading the OWAS M&E Task Force; assisting in the selection and management of consultants hired to perform M&E related activities; Liaising with the African Water Facility and key Bank departments on issues relating to results measurement and M&E.
At country level (2nd tier):
- Advocate in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to prioritize sector M&E activities;
- Cooperate with RMCs in designing and implementing interventions to strengthen the country WASH M&E frameworks and improving coordination amongst stakeholders;
- Assist joint RMC and Bank project/programme development implementation teams in the management and implementation of the M&E interventions approved during the previous/first phase of implementing the M&E Strategy and prepare new M&E interventions in additional countries;
- Foster peer learning across countries on WASH M&E outside of project implementation and after project completion of AfDB-funded projects;
- Support exchange in other M&E related platforms at national sector level;
At global level (3rd tier):
- Contribute to global M&E initiatives as required (e.g. GLAAS, JMP and AMCOW reporting);
- Represent the Bank and actively contribute to the activities of the SWA task team on harmonization and standardization.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- A Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, International Development or related field;
- Minimum of six (6) years’ professional experience in the monitoring and evaluating of water and sanitation sector projects;
- Preferably experience of working within the context of water and sanitation sector development in Africa;
- Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, sampling methodology and data collection/ analysis;
- Demonstrated experience in the use of analytical software packages as well as computer literacy (MS office applications and web-based management information systems);
- Proven experience in building organisational capacity and/ or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation;
- Strong facilitation and team management skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communications in English and/or French, a working knowledge of the other language is an advantage.
Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.