Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Somalia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th January, 2020

Job Description

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.
NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Duties and responsibilities

  • In coordination with the M&E Coordinator, Area Manager, project staff and M&E staff establish a reliable participatory M&E framework for NRC SC.
  • Implement effective M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Area Program.
  • Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core NRC program activities within the Program Area
  • Oversee  the  systematic  and  continuous  data  collection  and  analysis  on  the  progress  of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, and accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches (LFAs) best practice and project documents.
  • Provide technical support to SC Sub-Offices teams in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises.
  • Assist in the drafting of periodic program thematic internal and external reports.
  • Compile  various  periodic  internal  reports  for  smooth  and  timely  implementation  and accomplishment of planned project activities.
  • Manage the M&E Database with other M&E staff and also program staff and be responsible for generating periodic reports for SC Program Area as per the NRC Headquarters and donor partner requirements
  • Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information  gathering,  follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Program Area.
  • Collaborate  with  the  Mission’s  information,  communications  and  telecommunications (ICT) section to develop and maintain the M&E technology system including updating, trouble shooting and promptly addressing all problems as they arise.
  • Qualifications:
  • University degree preferably in social sciences, international relations and/or development
  • or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within the humanitarian field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in M&E design and implementation.
  • At least 3 years experience in field project review, projects reporting and evaluation.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative) and strong reporting skills.
  • Experience in training and capacity building in M&E mechanisms at various project levels
  • Good understanding of various donors’ requirements
  • Experience in designing and leading on specific development research projects
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Project design and management skills
  • Goal  oriented  with  ability  to  work  under  pressure,  independently  and  with  limited supervision.

Personal qualities

Behavioral competencies these are personal qualities or characteristics that influence how successful people are in their job. The below are required for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development


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