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Monitoring & Evaluation Program Officer Job Vacancy

NDI Somalia Program

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Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Program Officer

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program Officer, with strong interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning.

The M&E Program Officer’s work will contribute to the NDI Somalia program and the larger initiative to enhance monitoring, evaluation and learning at NDI, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. 

The M&E Program Officer will assist in the management and presentation of data and research, the development of learning materials and the support of a learning community at NDI. 

This is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the use of applied research for strengthening programming in democracy and governance.

Topics to be explored under this initiative may include measuring the impact of democracy programs activities in challenging environments, mitigating conflict and improving the lives of citizens in transition societies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Collect quantitative data on program activities from team members on bi-weekly basis;
  • On quarterly basis, update performance monitoring plan (PMP) and logical framework for submission to donors;
  • Design the M&E tools and forms, and develop data collection procedures;
  • Support large scale M&E data collection activities;
  • Provide regular analysis of program data to determine the quality and impact of activities;
  • Prepare success stories that illustrate program impact and finalize them in coordination with DC based staff;
  • Manage activity reporting process by compiling, reviewing and editing bi-weekly and quarterly activity reports and ensuring their timely submission;
  • Communicate to Country Director, Deputy Country Director and Senior Program Managers on project level M&E progress and results;
  • Conduct data quality assurance checks;
  • Support M&E database setup and management;
  • Design and deliver orientations and workshops on M&E to NDI program staff;
  • Travel to project sites, in and outside Somalia, to support M&E activities.

  • Ensure regular activity reports are provided by staff and consultants;
  • Communicate regularly with Washington DC based program and M&E staff;
  • Assist in the management, packaging and presentation of qualitative and quantitative data in various formats (e.g interactive CDs; slide presentations, reports, newsletters etc);
  • Coordinating information and responding to requests from field and headquarter staff participating in a learning community.

Program Design
  • Contribute to the design of the NDI’s programs during proposal writing, work-planning, and strategic development to ensure integration of M&E tools and strategies in them;
  • Continue proactive learning of new techniques to best manage and implement M&E activities.

  • Master’s degree in Social Science Research or equivalent with 3 – 4 year relevant experience is an advantage;
  • Minimum of 3 years of M&E technical field experience, preferably on democracy programs;
  • Extensive experience with monitoring program implementation using qualitative and quantitative approaches;
  • Proficiency in managing data and creating charts and graphs in excel, Access, SPSS, or other related software;
  • Experience in developing and coordinating data collection, processing and analysis systems;
  • Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Fluency in Somali language is an advantage
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately handle stressful working conditions;
  • Openness to work effectively and without bias with all communities in Somalia;
  • Readiness to travel to Somalia;
  • Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing program responsibilities.

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kindly submit your application online to no later than September 13, 2013.

No phone calls please.

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