Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - FMO

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants, and is affiliated with 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.

We expect candidates who are eager to work towards the EEA and Norway Grants’ objective 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 are operated by the FMO.

The allocation for the new 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 over 60 employees comprising approximately 20 nationalities. Our values are: professionalism, cooperation, trust, responsibility and respect. For more information please check 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 EU Member States.

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
20-08-2019
Job Reference
VA 22/2019

Scope

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is involved in programme design and in 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 and drafts 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;
• Provide training and guidance 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 and analyse quantitative or qualitative results and lessons learned. Draft reports and 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
• At least six years of relevant work experience related to results-based management, performance monitoring, analysis, reporting and/or evaluation;
• Experience in working in or with public administration or international organisations;
• Experience in providing training related to results-based management/monitoring and evaluation;
• Experience with indicator development, collection and analysis;
• Experience in programme/grant management.

Desired
• Experience with developing tools and systems for results and risk management and evaluation;
• Experience with drafting reports and/or analytical papers;
• Experience with applying quantitative analysis methods;
• Experience with public administration and policy;
• Experience with working in a European and/or international context;
• Experience with the EEA and Norway Grants;
• Knowledge of donor state policy priorities.

Skills

• Strong command of results-based management concepts;
• Strong expertise in indicator development, collection and analysis.
• Results-oriented;
• Analytical, systematic and structured;
• Ability to draft reports and papers, and to present complex issues clearly and convincingly;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
• Strong interpersonal abilities, including a flexible attitude and cultural sensitivity;
• Ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines;
• Project management skills;
• Self-reliance and autonomy, but also facility for team work;
• Ability to handle high workload.

Languages

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of another EFTA/EU language is an asset.

Employment Terms

Grade: A4

Annual starting salary: 93,799.92 EUR

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 very interesting and challenging positions 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.

Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool. Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.

For further information on this position, please contact:
Mr Anton Popic, Head of Results and Evaluation Unit, Programme Department, tel. +32 2 2111 824, email anton.popic@efta.int .

Deadline for submission of application: 20 August 2019.