Internal Advert - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Root Causes, Dollow

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Employer: DRC
Job Title: Internal Advert - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Root Causes, Dollow
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Dolow - Somalia
Category: Other
Internal Advert - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Root Causes
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. 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 and Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the programme implementation team to strengthen DRC/DDG Somalia monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems. The MEL Specialist will also double as the MEL focal point for ‘the Root Causes under the DDG/DRC programme structure which focuses on addressing the root causes of forced displacement. The Root Causes MEL Specialist will oversee all M&E activities for the Danish Demining Group (DDG) under the DRC Root Causes platform, in addition to other specific DRC activities that are related to Root Causes, such as Resiliance Programming. As such, the MEL Specialist will need to have a strong understanding of conflict sensitive programming, indicators, and M&E tools.  
Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Support the MEL Manager in developing strong indicators and logical frameworks for the current and new projects 
  • Lead M&E Activities for all Root Causes projects, including DDG programming; requires familiarity with conflict sensitive programming and Monitoring and Evaluation. 
  • Support the AVR Managers, Coordinators and other programme staff with the active implementation of their M&E plans, ensure M&E 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 example, surveys, assessment and beneficiary data 
  • Coordinate periodic baseline, midline, and final evaluations for Root Causes Platform, as well as continual evaluation and research for specific DDG projects. 
  • Lead the implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support with accuracy of data entered in to the 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. 
  • Lead in the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluations Plans (MEPs) and questionnaires for the assessments. The Specialist will also review and approve any MEL tools developed by the field team. 
  • Develop and strengthen DRC/DDG’s M&E unit including coordinating recruitments, capacity building and performance management  
  • Take the lead in supporting of all external evaluation consultancies of large projects implemented in Somalia under the Root Causes platform. 
  • Oversee the development of the Root Causes pillar MEL tools and database ensuring that such tools and data is synced with pillar’s Theory of Change (ToC) 
  • Act as line manager for two M&E Root Causes M&E Officers, setting objectives, managing workplans, and overseeing day to day activities. 
  • 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 country 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 project Kick-off meetings, Quarterly 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 
About you  
To be successful in this role, we expect you to have extensive knowledge of the Somalia context, excellent conflict analysis capacity and a proven track record of developing effective conflict analysis and conflict sensitive programming.  
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ 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 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.  
Moreover, we also expect the following:   
•Minimum of 5 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;  
•A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).  
•Fluency in written and spoken English essential 
•Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrant’s/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 capacity building of national staff, and in 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 
•Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage but not a requirement for this job 
DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age. 
Availability:15 May, 2018 or soonest thereafter ; This vacancy is applicable to internal candidates only 
Duty station:Dollow with frequent travel within Somalia and Somaliland and regular travel to Nairobi, Kenya. This is a non-family and unaccompanied positon. 
Reporting: MEL Manager 
Duration:1year contract possibility of extension, subject to funding.  
Contract:Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at under Vacancies). This position is graded as A15 for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff.  
Commitments: 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.  
Internal Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at   
Internal Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit an updated CV (no longer than two pages) and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.. 
We only accept applications sent via our online system at under Vacancies. Please remember to upload a letter of application and your CV. CV-only applications will not be considered. Use this link to Apply:


Applications are to be sent to no later than 2nd May 2018 

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