Impact And Communications Manager, Somali Dialogue Platform

Impact And Communications Manager, Somali Dialogue Platform
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Rift Valley Institute


Impact And Communications Manager, Somali Dialogue Platform

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Job Summary

The Rift Valley Institute is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic person to manage the Platform’s impact evaluation and communications work.

Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
Experience Level:Senior level
Experience Length:5 years
Job Description/Requirements

Summary
The Somali Dialogue Platform (the 'Platform') is a multi-year
programme funded by the FCDO, USAID, BUILD and DANIDA. The Somali
Dialogue Platform provides a neutral space for political dialogue on
contentious issues in Somalia’s political settlement, such as designing
and implementing election systems and clarifying the federal settlement.
The overall goal of the Platform is to ensure a 'high-level and
sufficiently inclusive range of political stakeholders to regularly and
constructively negotiate and seek solutions on contentious political
settlement issues in trusted, Somali-owned dialogue spaces'.

The Rift Valley Institute is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic
person to manage the Platform’s impact evaluation and communications
work. The Impact and Communications manager has overall responsibility
for defining, evidencing and communicating the Platform’s impact against
its objectives. This includes establishing and running M&E systems
that capture the complex, qualitative nature of the Platform’s work,
writing compelling donor reports, promoting a culture of learning and
adaptation in the Platform, and managing programme communications. The
Impact and Communications Manager will work closely with the programme’s
Team Leader and the Engagement and Research Leads to shape, document
and report progress against the Platform’s objectives.

General

Title:Impact and Communications Manager, Somali Dialogue Platform
Location:Nairobi or Mogadishu, with frequent travel
Employment type:Full-time
Reporting to:Team Leader, Somali Dialogue Platform
Salary range: $42,100-$46,900, depending on
experience. Other benefits include 28 days annual paid, health
insurance, pension plan, travel allowance, and flexible working hours
(subject to negotiation). All programmatic roles are subject to renewal
depending on available funding.
Application deadline:27 November
Start date:As soon as possible

Description of Duties

Leading programme monitoring and evaluation
Lead on the design and implementation of the Platform’s monitoring
and evaluation framework, ensure agreed, relevant and measurable
indicators and processes are in place to assess progress and the
Platform’s contribution to significant change, and ensure robust data
collection and analysis
Ensure data collection from Platform engagement events and meetings is routine, and is systematically recorded and stored
Coordinate the gathering of feedback from Platform stakeholders,
including follow-up interviews with participants in the Platform’s event
and activities
Ensure all Platform interactions and meta-data from them are
systematically captured and organised in the Platform’s knowledge
management system
Analyse data to provide insight on the impact of the Platform’s work.
Manage the Platform’s external evaluations
Liaise with the Platform’s third-party monitor to support the
monitoring and evaluation framework and facilitate their data collection

Managing donor reporting and representation
Coordinate the production of donor reports and communications with the Engagement and Research Leads
Coordinate and facilitate periodic donor meetings and reviews, recording accurate minutes and follow-up actions

Enabling programme learning
Coordinate with the Platform’s Learning Advisor to establish the practice of programme learning, adaptation and development
Coordinate the Platform’s internal learning events, consultatively
developing agendas and areas of focus, working the Platform’s learning
advisor to facilitate sessions, and ensuring capture of key outcomes
Coordinate and record regular meetings of the Platform’s Advisory
Group, ensure the Platform’s staff can leverage their expertise and
insight

Supporting programme development and external communications
Support the development and drafting of new concept notes, revised workplans and proposals
Draft and update relevant programme communications materials, such as the programme’s website and documentation
Ensure the Platform’s public outputs comply with the visibility and branding policy and RVI’s guidelines.
Manage the programme’s social media feeds (including Facebook and
Twitter), ensuring timely dissemination of relevant information
Maintain the Platform’s email distribution lists for sharing updates and research products
Lead on relations with the media, agreeing public messaging and rumour management strategies

Coordinating internal communications
Support coordination of Platform weekly meetings, managing agendas,
supporting accountability and facilitating discussions, taking accurate
minutes and actions
Develop and sustain internal communication protocols (internal messaging, emails, calendars etc.)

Requirements
Relevant postgraduate degree in political science, social science, development studies or similar
Over five years experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation in fragile contexts, including Somalia
Demonstrable commitment to the Platform’s core vision and principles
Demonstrated track-record in designing and implementing M&E systems for peacebuilding programmes
Familiarity with a range of M&E approaches and methods
Able to conduct and coordinate a range of data collection processes
including participant-observation, surveys, and key informant
interviews, as well as qualitative analysis methodologies
Experienced in developing learning cultures and methodologies
within peacebuilding programmes to support collective reflection,
assessment on progress and strategic and tactical adaptation
Capable of managing donor relations and representing programmes to donors
Track-record in writing compelling and insightful donor reports that evidence impact and learning
Experience managing programme communications, including social
media feeds and email dissemination lists, able to write compelling copy
for websites and social media dissemination
Capable of programme coordination and meeting facilitation
Excellent English writing and note-taking skills
Fluency in English and Somali
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