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EU-funded House of Europe Programme
Call for Monitoring & Evaluation / Quality Assurance Manager (1) + Officer (1)

The Goethe-Institut Ukraine, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and a leading international cultural organisation in Ukraine, is recruiting a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation / Quality Assurance Manager (from June for ca. 4 years) and a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation / Quality Assurance Officer (from September for ca. 3.5 years) for the House of Europe programme.

role purpose:

Manager:
  • to design an M&E strategy and plan as well as templates to be used by all consortium members and implementing partners in accordance with House of Europe, Goethe-Institut, and EU standards;
  • to implement said M&E strategy and plan and set up a consistent and comprehensive M&E system across all of the activities in all programme components and make suggestions for the project and its activities to be constantly improved;
  • to thus help ensure high-quality programme activities meet partner, donor, and participant expectations, and are delivered on time and to budget in close co-ordination with other section Managers and the Team Lead;
  • to report to the Team Lead;
  • to lead the Monitoring & Evaluation team. 
Manager + Officer:
  • to monitor and evaluate selection criteria, quality and evaluation standards, decision-making procedures, annual project management plans, activity content, communication, dissemination, and sustainability strategies;
  • to monitor and evaluate complex programme activities such as grants for international mobility and co-operation, professional capacity building tours and residences in EU countries, mobile information hubs and events in different regions of Ukraine;
  • to prepare regular annual progress reports and final evaluation reports;
  • to prepare all necessary documents for evaluations carried out by independent evaluation experts. 

main opportunities/challenges for this role:

  • volume and complexity of programme and programme activities;
  • intercultural, international, and multi-disciplinary scope of programme activities;
  • to accompany ongoing transformation processes and international political contexts;
  • to work on a flagship EU-funded programme that will contribute to the promotion of EU values in Ukraine. 

skills, experience, and qualifications for the role:

Essential:
  • English and Ukrainian to C1 level. Good German skills are an asset;
  • university degree in social sciences, statistics, or equivalent;
  • several years of experience in the development of M&E systems and the design of project evaluations, experience of evaluation in the cultural sector is an advantage;
  • very good knowledge of data collection methods as well as very good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills;
  • cost-benefit analysis skills;
  • excellent communication skills, including good data visualisation skills;
  • substantial experience in leading a team (Manager);
  • substantial experience in working in an international, English-speaking environment. 
Desirable:
  • good knowledge of impact analysis in the EU context;
  • experience in the development of a quality management system;
  • very good knowledge of SPSS, Stata, R or a similar statistical software, knowledge of qualitative data analysis software desirable (e.g. MAXQDA);
  • experience in developing/managing international cultural exchange;
  • qualification/expertise in a sector relevant to House of Europe’s programme activities.
Personal skills:
  • strong team player, ability to reflect team and leadership (Manager) roles, to react to problems in teams;
  • self-reflection, willingness to revise, acceptance of criticism, ask questions where necessary;
  • creative and analytic thinking, structured and result-oriented approach, ability to get things done;
  • availability to work under stress, with temporarily high workload, and under minimal supervision. 

what we offer:

  • a good salary according to Ukrainian remuneration schemes
  • to be part of a challenging, multidisciplinary international project providing high-level learning and development opportunities 
Candidates wishing to apply should send the filled out application form by email to hoe@goethe.de.
Furthermore to be included:
  • Motivation letter
  • Photo
  • CV (English)
  • degree and work certificates (.jpg or .pdf)
Please enclose your contact information and a phone number by which you can be reached.
 
Deadline for applications is Thu, 25 April, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EEST (Ukrainian summer time).
 
Selected candidates will be invited for a phone interview, and, if applicable, for a personal interview.