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 Programme Officer: Monitoring & Evaluation, Organisational Learning and Advocacy
 DanChurchAid South Asia

 Location: Delhi
 Last Date: April 25, 2011
 Email: (Reference:

International Development and Humanitarian Aid NGO is seeking new staff member of Indian nationality based in its Regional Office in Delhi: 

Programme Officer

 Monitoring & Evaluation, Organisational Learning and Advocacy 

Primary Responsibility: 

DanChurchAid South Asia is looking for a Programme Officer who will be the focal person for monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes as per DCA PorgrammePlanningMonitoring guidelines. The Programme Officer shall contribute towards overall DCA organizational learning by sharing of best practices across projects, programmes and partners. S/he will ensure documentation of lessons learned and sharing best practices. S/he will also ensure application and documentation of cross cutting issues and priorities. S/he will provide support to all programmes and back up to Programme Officers and the Regional Representative.

Main tasks:  

Monitoring and Evaluation

·         to be part of Task Force of all programme reviews and evaluations

·         to provide technical support to Programme Officers and partners for reviews and evaluations

·         to provide technical support, comments/ feed back/ editorial support to Programme Officers and Project Coordinators on back donor funded projects on demand.

·         to develop system for better monitoring, evaluation and documentation of advocacy issues at programme level and partner level


Organisational Change through Learning

·         to organise regular thematic discussions within DCA South Asia and with sister agencies

·         to ensure documentation including analysis and lessons learned from all programmes and projects

·         to share lessons learned and best practises within organisation

·         to ensure application and implementation of cross-cutting concerns and priorities and improved monitoring and organisational learning from same.



·         to work closely with concerned Programme Officers to identify, document and follow up key advocacy issues of programmes with relevant stakeholders / institutions.

·         to support programme advocacy initiatives upon request from Programme Officers


Support to DCA Programme Officers:

·         to provide backup support to Programme Officers

·         to process applications for support as part of Programme Committee

·         to contribute to the development of DCA South Asias regional programmes.

·         Contribute to organising/coordinating and participate actively in staff meetings, partner meetings and DCA meetings.

·         Prepare, update and coordinate annual programme planning cycle.

Regional Office Overall

·         Be part of RO Task Force to develop  DCA publications and reports.

·         Participate in meetings with related GOs / INGOs / NGOs / social movements / Campaigns and institutions at state, national and regional level upon request from RR and Programme Officers


Professional Qualifications & Experience needed:

·         Educational background / postgraduate degree in social sciences, political science or related fields.

·         Minimum ten years working experience in development organisation in the field of development with a special focus on Monitoring and Evaluation, NGO management and advocacy.  

·         Minimum five years working experience from INGO at programme management level 

Skills and Experience needed:

·         Good grassroots experience and min 2 years in rural post

·         Strong analytical and negotiations skills.

·         Strong coordination skills.

·         Ability to work in team with people of different backgrounds.

·         Fluency in oral and written English and Hindi.

·         EDP/IT skills at an advanced user level.


The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights. DCA Regional Office needs people with a high level of commitment to work, excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good sense of humour. Willingness and ability to travel and be flexible is essential.  It is expected that up to 20 % time will be spent for duty travels. 

DCA South Asia strives to have a composition of staff that reflects the diversity of the country and strongly urges qualified women and men of diverse background to apply for the vacant position.  

Candidates should send their applications to   latest by April25th, 2011. Candidates will be invited for an interview after April 29, 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

DanChurchAid is an independent Danish faith-based organisation working on humanitarian; rights based development; emergency response, information and advocacy in partnership with national faith and rights based organisations. DCA is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for all our positions.

For information about DCA please visit


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