Al Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development


Thursday 20 September 2018 by Al Shehab institution for Comprehensive Development

Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the following position:

Position: Monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management Officer (M&E Officer)- Foundation for a Sustainable Model of Economic Empowerment for Vulnerable Women Project.

Duty station: Cairo.

Duration: Annual Contract renewable based on good performance and availability of funds.

Background and summary of the project: Al-Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development is a non-governmental organization working on the development of informal areas in Greater Cairo, and is currently working in one of the largest informal areas, Ezbet Al-Haggana. Ezbet Al-Haggana community suffers from extreme poverty in the services and facilities, along with the low awareness of the public and the low levels of education, economic and social conditions. While unemployment represents a critical challenge for all segments of the population in this area, young women often find themselves contributing to, if not the main breadwinner for the family. The only economic opportunities available to them as unskilled labour are in the precarious informal sector doing odd jobs such as street vending or domestic work where incomes are insecure and where they lack any social or legal protection. Al Shehab Foundation has been working with this group of women for several years and this project will build on this past work to further enhance their economic and financial skills, contribute to increasing their incomes and gain access to labour rights. Al Shehab Foundation is implementing four-year project in partnership with Drosos Foundation. The overall objective of this project is to enable marginalized women in Ezbet El Haggana to improve their incomes by delivering quality training in cooking for 225 women and certification from the Ministry of Manpower. This will enable their access to new and better-paid income opportunities whether based in their homes or in the homes of clients and will be complemented by training on basic economic skills including financial literacy and marketing. Of the total trained, 30 of the most promising women will be engaged in the kitchen, a social enterprise that will ensure a steady source of income for beneficiaries, worker rights and the sustainability of future programming for the partner organization. In parallel to the main interventions, the project will engage the children of female beneficiaries in a safe space that helps them develop skills for a better future. The project will directly contribute to:

a) The establishment of a kitchen as a social enterprise supporting income generation for women and the partner.
  An appropriate business model is developed and rolled out.
  The kitchen is set up with appropriate operational and management systems.
  Marketing enables the social enterprise to reach its revenue targets. b) Women’s economic empowerment through skills development & income generation.
  225 women are trained and certified in cooking and basic economic skills.
  30 women are engaged in the social enterprise and an ownership model ensures their participation in decision-making.
  A safe space engages the children and youth with skills building activities. c) The partner is fully capable of running a social enterprise.
  The partner has acquired experience in the food/catering industry.
  The partner’s financial systems support the running of a social enterprise.

Major Duties: Based in Cairo, the M&E Officer will work under the direct supervision and direction of the Project Manager and Al Shehab’s Programmes Director: • Support the project team in the continuous review and improvement of the project’s logical framework, including key performance indicators. • Develop and apply sound monitoring and evaluation techniques to the project. • Lead the implementation of the M&E system assisting various members of the project team where and when necessary to ensure proper and timely implementation. • Conduct monthly follow-up and documentation activities to ensure the timely and quality delivery of the different activities. • Conduct rapid appraisals and provide ongoing interpretation and reporting that feeds back into informed decision making. • Lead and interpret the analysis findings of field work data and the project manager in interpretation and translation in terms of problems, actions needed, progress and lesson learnt. • Support the Project Manager in drafting various monthly, quarterly and other reports as required, including reports to the donor. • Coordinate preparation of M&E updates, knowledge management products, case studies and progress reports and ensure data quality including but not limited to conducting monitoring visits, data triangulation and documentation as needed. • Support the Project Manager in periodical project reviews and planning workshops. • Prepare and maintain project database.

Qualifications: i. A relevant graduate degree in the areas of social sciences, development filed or other related fields. ii. Considerable experience in project monitoring and evaluation, economic empowerment and social cohesion activities among the most disadvantaged groups an asset. iii. Advanced knowledge of Arabic and English, including high degree of written proficiency. iv. Proven organizational, analytical and coordination skills, complemented with the ability to synthesize contributions documents into a final written product. v. Ability to draft policy briefs and project briefs based on sound analysis for available project data. vi. Ability to meet deadlines.

Apply to: Cover letter indicates why you are the most outstanding candidate for this post and up-to-date CV must be submitted to: quoting job title.

Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Deadline for submitting applications: September 27rd, 2018 COB.

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