Somalia: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Somali National


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.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall Purpose of the role:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will work closely with the programme implementation team to strengthen DRC/DDG Somalia monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems. S/he will work closely with the MEAL team assigned to support ‘IER” Platform in the organization with a focus on supporting programming that addresses the IER.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work with the MEAL team to update the Output/Outcome indicator trackers.
  • Support the Programme team leaders, Coordinators and other programme staff with the active implementation of their MEAL plans, ensure the plans are updated timely and MEAL 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 all projects.
  • Link with data and grants management tools developed to collect relevant MEAL 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 MEAL 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 MEAL 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 DRC’s MEAL unit by providing support in recruitments and capacity building of staff.
  • Provide support in conducting external evaluation and internal reviews of the implemented projects by DDG/DRC.


  • Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for projects, 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 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 MEAL 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 MEAL findings.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL Manager

Education, qualification and technical competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience);
  • Minimum of 3 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);
  • Fluency in written and spoken English-essential.
  • Fluency in local spoken languages.

The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.


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: February 2019

Duty station: Beletweyn with frequent travel to the field

Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator.

Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension subject to performance.

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 adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

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