Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant – Mogadishu, Somalia


Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant – Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing date: 28 Sep 2023

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Overview of Position

  • Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace & security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include most notably, the persistent threat of violent extremist group Al Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent & unresolved clan, land & resource based conflicts, weak & nascent institutions & the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.
  • While the transition, recovery & development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict & violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace & security, particularly at community levels. Currently, several regions remain at risk of deteriorating into clan based conflict & falling under the occupation of violent extremist groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.
  • Since 2016, our client has been supporting the government to lead & for communities to drive transition & recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict & violent extremism. These programs, which are implemented through our clients Somalia’s Transition & Recovery Pillar (TRP), are intended to promote peace, security & stability in fragile & displacement affected areas of Somalia.
  • Under the overall supervision & management of the Program Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation & Communications) & the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation), the Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will be responsible for supporting the activities of the program’s monitoring, evaluation & reporting functions.

Role Objectives

  • Assist in developing project monitoring plans & operational monitoring tools (e.g., checklists, questionnaires, interviews & survey forms, etc.) with clear & concise roles, timelines & targets.
  • Support data collection through household surveys, key informant interviews & focus group discussion in timely manner & assist in translating data collection tools including post intervention monitoring tools, baseline, mid term, end line, impact evaluation methodologies from English to Somali.
  • Participate in strengthening existing M&E systems for the projects & keep records of M&E documents in hard & soft copies, organize them based on the activity related & upload into Share Point accordingly the data management system & present when required.
  • Support in assessing the validity of monitoring & evaluation data through a review of activities, completed monitoring forms / databases & a review of aggregate level statistics reported.
  • Conduct periodic field monitoring visits to maintain current information for accurate documentation & reporting, coordinate logistics & play a key role in all internal & external assessments.
  • Assist to collect & present relevant information & support in the project reporting by closely coordinating with project teams & focal persons to assist the program implementation teams provide timely & accurate reports & draft forms that harmonize between field needs & database reporting.
  • Work closely with the project staff to document accurate & concise success stories / human interest stories & record & share lessons learned from project evaluations.
  • Closely follow up with complaints, response & feedback mechanism.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project Reporting

  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development Studies, or a related field, from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant professional experience or completion of High School Degree in the above fields with minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning, including knowledge of remote implementation.
  • Experience producing M&E reports including baselines, endlines, FGD reports, post intervention monitoring.
  • Experience working for an International NGO or UN agency.
  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non governmental or governmental institutions / organizations in a multi cultural setting.
  • Experience supervising a team & coordinating with different stakeholders for the implementation of M&E activities.
  • Knowledge of working in conflict / volatile contexts on community stabilization in Somalia.
  • Knowledge of implementing M&E activities for community stabilization programming.
  • Excellent & demonstrable analytical, communication & writing skills.
  • Knowledge in the usage of Kobo collect for M&E data collection & MS Office software packages (Word, Excel, etc.) & knowledge of spreadsheet & data analysis.
  • Must have prior & relevant work experience of minimum of 5 years in Africa.
  • Must be fluent in both English & Somali.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences; encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear &d open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Team Management

  • This role has no team management responsibiity.

Further Information

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Educational certificate of the selected candidate will be sent for cross verification.

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