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The most important questions expected for the first part of the Monitoring and Evaluation job interview exam

The most important questions and their answers that you will be asked in a job interview if you apply for a monitoring and evaluation position in a company or organization 

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1- What is monitoring? It  is the continuous process of collecting and analyzing information and data for projects and programs . To determine the extent to which the progress of the project's activities is consistent with the plan set for it, to indicate the current status of the project.
That is, verifying that the implementation is according to the set plan.
2- What is the evaluation ?
Evaluation is a phased process through which achievements are revealed during a specific time for the purpose of analyzing negative and positive results or project effects to improve work on upcoming projects.
Concern for the end results of the project in the medium and long term is usually carried out by an external party (not from the organization).
It provides us with lessons learned and important guidelines for designing future projects, usually in the middle or end of the project.
3 - What are the types of evaluation ?
Types of evaluation.
A needs assessment is done before starting the project to know the needs of the target area.
Evaluation of the center of the project is done through the project to find out whether the project is being carried out according to the plans drawn for it and what has been accomplished in the project.
Evaluation of the end of the project. It is done after the end of the project to find out the project has achieved the desired goals or not, and what is the percentage of achievement.
4 - What are the options for monitoring or evaluating a project? Options for monitoring or evaluating a project.
Independent Monitoring Department
Self monitoring.
mutual monitoring.
Third party monitoring.
5- What are the types of data ?
Raw data (that you collect).
Secondary data (to be ready by the administration).
6- Mention the primary data sections quantitative data such as questionnaires .
More comprehensive qualitative data such as focus group discussions, personal interviews, case study notes, photographs.
7- Compare the primary data with the secondary data for the primary and secondary data pros. It depends on the situation to be monitored, in
terms of accuracy, the primary data is more accurate than the secondary.
In terms of cost, the primary is expensive because it will cost you to form a team distributed over a number of regions to collect and then analyze the data as for the secondary. It has a lower cost because it is prepared by the organization and they can supply it to you within hours.
General The primary is more specific, as you can collect information about a specific topic and specificity, and the secondary is more. General, but not accurate because it only gives you a general idea.
In terms of modernity, the primary gives you an idea of ​​the current situation, while the secondary is usually somewhat old because it was prepared before.
8- What are the data used in data collection and data collection tools .
Focused discussion sessions.
personal interviews
Case Study.
9 - What are the types of questionnaires Types of questionnaires.
According to the user's method of collecting questions (the questionnaire that the respondent fills out by himself - the questionnaire that is filled out by the field research).
By design (restricted questionnaire - semi-restricted questionnaire - unrestricted questionnaire).
10- What are the types of questions in the questionnaires and what are the meanings of the following terms.
1- Open-ended questions.
2- Closed questions.
3- The questions are half closed and half open.
What is meant by the following terms FGD / KII / QUESSTIONNAIREFGD.
It means Focus Group Discussion.
Focus group discussion means a structured discussion to obtain more in-depth and detailed qualitative data.
 We consist of a group of carefully selected people who are well informed and know well about the required project.
KII stands for key informant interview.
An individual or personal interview when you are between two parties or two people, for example, a participant and a data collector.
A questionnaire is a tool for collecting quantitative primary data about a specific problem or topic in the project.
11- What is meant by MEAL?
 It is an abbreviation of four words. MEAL is the first of the four words written below.
monitoring and evaluation accountability and learning.
The translation of these words is.
Learning Accountability Evaluation Observation.
12- What is meant by accountability ?
The employee is responsible to society and to his job.
The organization is responsible to the target community and to the supporter in order to achieve the desired results.
13- What are the accountability tools?
Exchanging information and data in a timely manner.
Participation: listening to the beneficiaries or sharing the results of the evaluation and the participation of the community in setting standards for complaints and
14- What are the classifications of complaints?
Complaints are classified into four categories.
First category: Request for information Request for assistance.
Category two: slight dissatisfaction with the activities or assistance provided.
Category 3: Extreme dissatisfaction with the activities or assistance provided.
Fourth category: The most serious complaint, such as a violation of the code of conduct, a violation of a child protection policy, or sexual exploitation.
15- What are the programs used to collect data electronically?
There are many programs that are used using tablets, and each program has advantages, but they are consistent in their goal, which is to collect data in an easy and simple way.
The most famous of them is KOBU because it is accredited in more than 80% of international organizations.
16- What is meant by demographic data?
1- Data about the respondent’s age, gender, educational level and occupation.
2- Demographic data about the family Number of family members Ages Gender Address Marital status.
17 - Give us a hint about Kobo برنامج
One of the data collection software, especially questionnaires, is simple and powerful, and there is no need for programming expertise to use Kobo.
18 - Mention the most important characteristics of the monitoring and evaluation employee, the qualities required of the monitoring and evaluation employee.
Honesty and accuracy in work.
Speed ​​on analysis and conclusion and the ability to communicate with all parties.
The ability to make decisions and take responsibility.
Courage and not being afraid of anyone to report errors and infringing products, whatever the consequences.

The second part of the questions and the course provided by Al-Fares Academy for Technology and Information

The most important questions expected for the examination and evaluation of the work of the second part

Monitoring and Evaluation Diploma

We will talk a little about the axes of this course and its axes and what we will offer to the trainee if he joins us in this training.
The course fees are very nominal compared to other centers that they offer.
More than 200 trainees have obtained this certificate from Al Faris Academy for Science and Technology.
Online course online.
The course will be renewed, God willing.
Course topics:
- What is the project
Project life cycle
- Monitoring and evaluation cycle within the project life cycle
Project logical framework
- Follow
up process - Preparation of follow -up plan and report writing
Evaluation process
- Preparing an evaluation plan and writing the report
- The difference between follow-up Evaluation
- a quantitative and qualitative approach to the follow-up and evaluation process