CARE seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded education project in Somalia, Accelerated Quality Learning for Somali Children and Youth.  USAID’s new education activity of approximately $49 million will come to fruition in fall 2018. This includes investment in non-formal education through accelerated education approaches, focusing on assessing and building basic skills for children and youth ages 8-15, and the development of national standards by levels as part of an overall accelerated education framework.This position will be based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Expected outcomes of this project include:

Relevant, flexible, safe and quality education opportunities for out-of-school children and youth in Somalia through Accelerated Education Programs (AEPs).
Improvement of USAID-funded AEP student learning outcomes in reading, numeracy and socio-emotional learning.
Technical assistance to and build partnerships with federal, state, regional and local Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MoE) counterparts, particularly, towards institutionalization of legitimate and accredited accelerated education.
Strengthened capacity of the MoE through technical assistance and partnerships with federal, state, regional and local education stakeholders to deliver, monitor and regulate legitimate, accredited and flexible education opportunities to out-of-school children and youth.
Positive gender norms for girls and boys, including a highlighted attention on girls’ access and safety who are less likely to have access to safe, quality education in Somalia.
Promoting stability during a key transition period in Somalia through engagement of out-of-school children and youth in education opportunities that advance student learning.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop the overall framework for the project’s M&E systems, in collaboration with USAID and senior project staff, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys. Develop and monitor the project’s PMP to systematically document project performance for project technical leads and the project leadership team.
Ensure the alignment of research and M&E activities with program goals and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
Monitor project activities and tracking these activities against the results framework.
Conduct field visits for data validation, to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets. Coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data. Capture and document lessons learned; champion the scaling up best practices.
Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators.
Ensure timely and accurate submission of project activities to donor, including progress against targets set in the award agreement and annual work plan, quarterly, and annual reports.
Provide technical leadership and support to project and partner staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting. Supervise, mentor, and build capacity of project M&E staff
Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
Support the Chief of Party in coordinating the mid-term and final project evaluations.

Required Experience:

Master’s Degree in a relevant field (development studies, public health, demography, statistics, etc.)
Minimum of eight years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in M&E of donor-funded development programs. Previous experience working on a USAID-funded contract or cooperative agreement is required.  (Previous experience working on a USAID-funded project is strongly preferred.) Previous experience supporting education-related programming is an advantage but not a requirement.
Strong knowledge of M&E methodology data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
Knowledge of statistical software (such as SPSS, STATA, and SAS). Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or similar tools) is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of USAID data collection and reporting requirements.
Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral fluency in English. Fluency in Somali.
Ability to travel throughout project areas, as needed and as the security situation allows.

How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letter and detailed CV to by July 8, 2018. Please indicate ‘CAREM&E’ as the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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