Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill a vacancy for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the FMO’s Results and Evaluation Unit within the Programmes Department.

The overall objectives of the Grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 15 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. Some programmes, for example in the areas of energy, innovation as well as Civil Society, are operated by the FMO. The Grants are implemented in line with the principles of Results-Based Management.
The allocation for the current funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors are:

• Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
• Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
• Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
• Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms;
• Justice and Home Affairs.

The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising 18 nationalities. Our values are:

• Professionalism;
• Cooperation;
• Trust, responsibility and respect.

More information can be found on our website at: www.eeagrants.org.

The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and to nationals of the member states of the European Union.

Division
Financial Mechanism Office
Location
Brussels
Lattitude
50.8462720094659
Longitude
4.370340409394657
Category/Level
A4
Duration of Appointment
Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the FMO)
Start Date
As soon as possible
Closing Date
25-11-2018
Job Reference
VA 23/2018

Scope

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is involved in programme design, developing monitoring, reporting and risk management systems and tools. S/he builds capacity by providing training and guidance, and commissions and supervises monitoring reports, evaluations and reviews. S/he also conducts analysis, learning and reports on the EEA and Norway Grants. S/he reports to the Head of the Results and Evaluation Unit.

Tasks
• Develop and implement policies, methodologies, systems and guidelines linked to monitoring and evaluation, reporting and risk management;
• Provide advice for programme design concerning formulation of results-frameworks, indicators and methods to effectively manage implementation of the Grants as well as to identify and manage risks;
• Build capacity by training and providing guidance to stakeholders in the areas of planning, monitoring, reporting, risk management and evaluation;
• Commission, manage, provide follow-up plans and communicate results and learning from monitoring, evaluation, reviews and studies;
• Identify, analyse, draft inputs and report on quantitative or qualitative performance results and lessons learned concerning the EEA and Norway Grants. Ensure effective dissemination;
• Fulfil administrative tasks in relation to her/his work.

The position involves travel.

Qualifications

Relevant University degree, Master’s level.

Experience

Required experience

• At least five years of relevant work experience including experience in results-based management, performance monitoring, analysis and reporting and/or evaluation;
• Experience in working in or with public administration or international organisations;
• Experience of providing training related to results-based management/monitoring and evaluation for capacity building;
• Experience in programme management or grant management.

Desired experience
• Experience with developing tools and systems for results and risk management and evaluation;
• Experience with indicator development, collection and analysis;
• Experience with drafting reports and/or analytical papers; 
• Experience with public administration and policy; 
• Experience with working in a European and/or international context;
• Experience with the EEA and Norway Grants.

Skills

• Analytical, systematic and structured;
• Strong command of results-based management concepts;
• Results-oriented;
• Ability to draft reports and analytical papers, and to present complex issues clearly and convincingly;
• Strong interpersonal abilities including a flexible attitude;
• Cultural sensitivity;
• Ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines;
• Project management skills;
• Self-reliance and autonomy, but also facility for team work;

Languages

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO) is a requirement. Knowledge of another EFTA/EU language is an asset.

Employment Terms

Grade: A4
Annual starting salary: EUR 92,050

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the grade. The Director of the FMO reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised. Through its recruitment policy, the FMO wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. Salaries and related payments are exempt from taxation by the EFTA Member States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply. 

For further information on this position please contact :
Mr Alex Stimpson, Head of the Results and Evaluation Unit: ast@efta.int or +32 (0)2 211 18 46 or
Ms Laura Harjapaa, Head of Administration and HR Unit: lha@efta.int or +32 (0)2 211 18 60.

Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.

Deadline for submission of application: 25 November 2018. The interviews will take place in January 2019.