AME ASSISTANT – Burhakaba, Somalia


AME ASSISTANT – Burhakaba, Somalia



22/06/2021 ACTED 

HR Department

Last Update 

June 2021

Position:                                AME Monitor

Department:                       AME_UNIT

Location:                              Burhakaba

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the AME Monitor position in Burhakaba, Somalia.

Position Profile:

Under the direct supervision of the Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, be responsible for supporting the AME Officer by providing implementation of AME TORs, supervision of enumerators, data collection, data entry, data analysis services fieldwork plan generation related to assessments contributing to the implementation of ACTED accountability framework at field level and other monitoring and evaluation activities conducted by AMEU in the base.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assessments (Appraisals, Monitoring Missions, and Evaluations)
    • Field Data Collection 
  1. Coordinate with the AME Officer on how to carry out the assessments (including, but not limited to: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, baseline and endline surveys, as well as other types of assessments and data collection that is required);
  2. Check that material necessary to carry out the assessment is sufficient and appropriate;
  3. Ask questions in a clear and kind manner, and ask all the questions exactly as worded:
  4. Probe to clarify unclear answers;
  5. Write down the observations and answers in an ordinate and clear way, recording responses accurately;
  6. Record and forward all complaints and suggestions received while in the field to the appropriate Accountability Officer or AME Officer.
  • Reporting
  1. Report frequently to the AME Officer/Assistant about the progress of assessment activities and on the AMEU Monitor’s observations during the mission;
  2. Recognize and give account of problems in obtaining data and provide useful feedback from field research activities;
  3. In the absence of a dedicated Data Entry Officer, enter all field data into appropriate databases on an accurate and timely basis;
  4. Cross-check the accuracy of data entry;
  5. Support the maintenance of an efficient and accurate filing system for all electronic and hard-copy documents;
  6. Report monitoring findings at Weekly Meetings, as required by AME Officer;
  7. Collect high-resolution and good quality photos of ACTED project activities in the field, featuring donor, partner and ACTED logos, and delivery photos to the AME Officer (in line with ACTED’s Child Protection Policy and Photo Guidelines).
  • Support the Development of AME Tools and Methodologies
  1. Support the AME Officer in designing appropriate information collection tools and methodologies, including assessment Terms of Reference, and questionnaires;
  2. Translate tools and methodologies into local language(s) as required.
  3. Support to Organizational Learning
    • Collection of Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  4. Collect lessons learned and best practices from beneficiaries, community leaders, partners, and other stakeholders during assessment/monitoring missions;
  • Monitoring Adherence to Program Strategies and Guidelines
  1. Cross-check that project implementation adheres to the technical guidelines for the program, as required by the AME Officer;
  2. Monitor the implementation of lessons learned and best practices;
  3. Cross-check the accuracy and relevance of beneficiary selection according to contractual criteria.
  4. Other
  5. Participate in Weekly Area Meetings, and any other meetings or conferences as required by the AME Officer;
  6. Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, computer science or closely related to field
  • Proficient understanding of Mobile data collection.
  • Basic Statistical analysis and IT skills, including use of Excel for data analysis.
  • At least 1 years of work experience in a similar field; experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Good English communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • High level of integrity, transparency and honesty.
  • Knowledge of the location context and Somali language will be an advantage.

Application Procedure:

Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 6th July, 2021 with the subject line “AME MONITOR_BURHAKABA”

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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