Senior M&E Systems Expert
Ecorys, one of Europe’s largest economic and social development consultancy firms, is hiring a Senior M&E Systems Expert to work as a part-time consultant for its Ankara-based project team, providing Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance to the EU’s Facility for Refugees in Turkey (SUMAF).
In 2016, the EU launched the Facility for Refugees in Turkey to allow for effective and efficient mobilisation of EU assistance to address the needs of refugees and the host communities in which they live. The EU continues to support refugees in Türkiye also beyond the Facility. It mobilised supplementary humanitarian support in 2020 and ensures the continuation of key Facility interventions under an additional allocation of €3 billion for the period of 2021-23. Over 140 large projects cover a range of areas including health, education, basic needs, protection, livelihoods, municipal infrastructure and migration management.
The SUMAF project supports the EU Delegation in Ankara and DG NEAR in Brussels with monitoring of the performance of the EU’s support to refugees in Türkiye. As part of this work, it implements an overall portfolio monitoring and reporting system, conducts regular project review missions and provides M&E advisory and capacity-building services to the project implementing agencies.
The purpose of this position is to support the overall operation of SUMAF’s monitoring and reporting systems. The assignment will contribute to operationalising the Results Framework (RF) by supporting the reviewing and strengthening of project logframes and associated M&E systems, and by providing support to the development of a practical and effective system for conducting Data Quality Assessments by monitoring mission teams and supporting the updating of the RF as new Actions come on-stream.
This is an exciting opportunity for a professional to work with a very dynamic team in close coordination with the EU Delegation in Türkiye to implement EU support to the Government of Türkiye in responding to one of the world’s largest refugee crises.
The role of the expert will be the following:
- Review logframes and M&E system design documents of projects under development / modification, and provide advice on their further development to the relevant EUD Programme Managers.
- Provide technical advice and coaching services to IPs on project logframes and M&E system and survey designs;
- Participate as a member of SUMAF monitoring mission teams, focusing on M&E system reviews (when required); and
- Develop guidance materials on M&E system development as part of SUMAF’s capacity development work with IPs.
The consultancy input will start on 1 January 2024 and run until 31 December 2024. An indicative number of 30 man-days is allocated for the expert, though this can be extended upon mutual agreement.
Services Delivery Modality
The assignment will entail a mixture of homebased and in country work, including the possibility of conducting provincial visits as part of project review mission teams.
Deadline for submission of CVs
15 December 2023.
Key Skills and Qualifications
- University master’s degree or higher;
- At least 10 years of professional experience in development programmes/projects (identification and planning; implementation, monitoring and evaluation) in a range of sectors;
- At least 5 years of experience on a full-time basis in the design and implementation of M&E systems for medium to large scale development programmes/projects;
- Extensive experience developing performance monitoring frameworks (including logframes);
- Extensive experience in advising on the design, utilisation, and management of relational databases (including analysing large datasets); and
- Excellent command of spoken and written English.
To apply for this position, please email your full CV and accompanying cover letter to email@example.com by midnight (Ankara time) Friday, 15 December 2023. Please indicate in your e-mail REF: Senior M&E Systems Expert.
Ecorys is a leading international research and consultancy company, addressing society's key challenges. With world-class research-based consultancy, we help public and private clients make and implement informed decisions leading to positive impact on society. We support our clients with sound analysis and inspiring ideas, practical solutions and delivery of projects for complex market, policy and management issues.
Our history dates back to 1929, when a group of businessmen from Rotterdam established the Foundation The Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI). Poverty relief and other social issues were regarded as important social and economic problems. The goal of the Foundation NEI was then to stimulate the collection and the analysis of economic data. Through the years, our organisation has brought forth many remarkable people who have contributed to the science of economics, including NEI director (1935-1968) Professor Jan Tinbergen, who was awarded the first Nobel Prize for economics for his work in 1969.
During the '90s, Ecorys' expertise proved important with regards to the growth of the EU and reformation processes in countries in Middle and Eastern Europe. To be able to cope with globalisation and in order to stay competitive, NEI developed into a pan-European company. Offices were established in Brussels and Moscow.
In 1999, NEI merged with Kolpron Consultants (established in 1979). In 2000 the diversification and internationalization was continued by merging with the British company ECOTEC Research and Consulting, specialising in social policy. The name Ecorys was chosen as new name for the Group. Today Ecorys is a company with strong European roots, active worldwide and aiming to be involved in challenging issues regarding the EU.
We value our independence, our integrity and our partnerships and care about the environment we work and live in. We have an active CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme, which centres around creating shared value that benefits society and business and which is a joint effort by company and staff.