DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Overall purpose of the role:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the programme implementation team to strengthen DRC/DDG Somalia monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems focusing on the Somali Security and Justice Programme (SSJP). S/he will work closely with the MEL team assigned to support ‘the Root Causes” Platform in the organization with a focus on supporting programming that addresses the root causes of forced displacement and migration.
Monitoring and Evaluation

Work with the MEL team to update the Output/Outcome indicator trackers for SSJP districts.
Support the AVR Managers, Coordinators and other programme staff with the active implementation of their SSJP M&E plans, ensure the plans are updated timely and M&E findings are in place for all donor reports.
Coordinate with field staff to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for surveys and assessment and beneficiary data for the SSJP.
Link with data and grants management tools developed to collect relevant M&E information. Support the team to use tools on all projects activities levels.
Organize field data collecting missions and participate in the processing and analysis of the data.
Take part in, and carry out assessments, evaluations and any other form of survey or review of projects.
Undertake field trips and do physical observation on on-going projects.
Guide the regular sharing of the outputs and the M&E findings with projects staff and implementing partners
Lead the implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support teams with accuracy of data entered in to the M&E database/platform and day-to-day management.
Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs
Participate in the development and review of questionnaires for use by field teams conducting assessments.
Participate in developing and strengthening DDG’s M&E unit by providing support in recruitments and capacity building of staff.
Provide support in conducting external evaluation and internal reviews of the SSJP implemented by DDG/DRC.


Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for the SSJP, working closely with Programme Managers
Build the capacity of staff to plan and implement effective accountability systems for the Programme.
Strengthen the country program’s beneficiary and feedback complaint mechanism and set-up new systems as the program extends to new geographical areas

Learning and project quality

Participate in the Tri-annual Review meetings and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programmes.
Regularly present key M&E findings to the Senior Management Team for further development.
Support the programme’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E findings.
Perform other duties as directed by the MEL Manager.


A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
Knowledge of data analysis software and other computer programmes

Experience and technical competencies

Minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants’/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
Experience in developing/ guiding information management systems for large humanitarian programs
Experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
Experience with convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)


Strong proficiency in English and fluent in written and spoken English minimum level 4 fluency
Fluent in spoken and written Somali

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Availability:       1st December 2018
Duty station:      Mogadishu with frequent travel to field locations
Reporting to:      Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator
Duration:           1 Year with possibility extension
Contract:           This position is graded as G5 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at Applications are to be submitted online not later than 28November 2018.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact


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