M&E Officer (Education)
Concern Worldwide is an international non -governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
the following position:
M&E Officer (Education)
Mogadishu 70% with 30% travel to Baidoa
1 Year with possibility of extension
This position will report directly to the Education Programme Coordinator, under the
technical supervision of Concern’s MEAL Manager and Education Advisor. S/he will actively
support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GPE project activities on
a day to day basis, in collaboration with key internal (Concern) and external (in particular
CARE and MoECHE) actors. Under senior management leadership, the M&E Officer will be
responsible for maintaining, regularly updating and ensuring comprehensive and quality
completion of all M&E responsibilities that fall under Concern’s components of the GPE
project, and for wider GPE M&E activities, as needed/ directed. The GPE M&E system will
include developing, overseeing and following-up processes and forms required to document
project progress and achievements (towards impact), and to inspect and verify projects in the
field as appropriate/ needed.
Main Duties &
Programme Development and Management:
Set up and update Concern’s GPE M&E database on a daily basis, performing data entry
and review/ cleaning and provide regular updates in Excel format.
Organize and maintain comprehensive, up-to-date GPE M&E files, including scanning forms and other required or supporting documentation.
Liaise with MoECHE staff to organize, oversee and conduct joint trips to all GPE (Concern) field Programme locations, to conduct regular monitoring of schools and other Programme teams.
Lead and work with CARE Programme Managers and other relevant M&E Managers to compile and analyze all quantitative and narrative (qualitative) data and information for the drafting of quarterly and annual reports. Ensure timely planning, support and active follow-up to meet required deadlines (internal and external).
Assist the Concern M&E Manager and other M&E team members to draft regular, comprehensive narrative and quantitative reports. Share this information with Concern managers, select GPE staff and partners/stakeholders as appropriate/ directed.
Following donor requirements, assist the M&E manager/ team, relevant Concern staff and the Concern Education Specialist/ Programme Manager, to conduct regular data quality analysis and assessments, as required.
Draft and edit articles, briefing papers, Human Interest/ Success Stories and other communication resources for web-based and traditional media, as appropriate/ requested.
Work with Concern’s Education Coordinator and Programme Manager to follow-up on the production of diverse communication materials (e.g. films, video, audio-visual, photographs etc.). Help oversee quality resource production (e.g. quality control, effective translation, critical review of draft layouts and graphic design).
Complete other tasks as assigned by the Education Coordinator, the M&E Manager or the Programme Manager.
Actively support the Education Manager with other M&E related work that may arise. The person will work closely with the MoECHE and CARE to develop monitoring plans and tools, and to conduct school monitoring visits. Findings will be used to develop updated Programme/ monitoring reports for dissemination, and to inform responsive
The M&E Officer will work with the MoECHE and CARE to develop Baseline, Midline and Endline tools needed to monitor the project. The candidate will also actively participate in periodic evaluations.
Emergency Response Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Somalia/Somaliland Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
University degree in the social sciences, STATISTICS, social research or similar. Or equivalent professional Monitoring and Evaluation work experience (4 years minimum) at mid to senior levels, combined with a relevant university degree.
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, ability to work extended hours and retain composure under pressure.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, communications and networking skills. Strategic approach and demonstrated ability to engage with key stakeholders at all levels.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Able to produce high quality, timely written work and respect deadlines.
Ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative, be a self-starter, and work with minimal supervision. Ability to get on with people and get the best out of them.
Willingness to travel to an insecure area. Fluency in English, spoken and written
Excellent data management, oral and written communication and organization skills are essential.
Knowledge of data analysis software and basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets and databases) are required.
Critical thinking and analysis skills essential.
Ability to draft clearly and concisely ideas and concepts, in written form and oral presentations, essential.
Specific skills writing Briefing Papers, Human Interest Stories or similar, for traditional and/ or electronic media, also required.
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as proven ability to develop effective professional relationships with actors at different levels is essential.
High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
Able to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently, in a team environment.
Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach to planning and implementing work.
How to Apply
Proven photography experience an added advantage.
This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.
Interested candidates, who think that they meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “M&E Officer (Education) ” by Thursday 20th December 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
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