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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator- Jigjiga 36 views

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Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the M&E Coordinator position is to oversee all sector Projects in Jijiga on monitoring and evaluation activities. The following is a brief description of the role.


Generic responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

  1. Line management of M&E project field staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies
  3. Contribute to national strategies development, project proposals, and provide input on needs and gaps; consider where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  4. Manage and implement M&E activities across all projects (activities, budget, and project documentation) as delegated from the PDMs in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  5. Provide regular progress reports to PDMs and CD
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  10. Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs & returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Support programme staff to implement quality and timely programmes ensuring all M&E activities are carried out during the project’s implementation
  • Responsible for the implementation of M&E plans and the management of day-to-day project activities including staff, budget, and assets in area of responsibility (AOR)
  • Provide technical and logistics/operational support and oversight to project staff on M&E activities, including budget management
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate sector activities in area of responsibility; ensure SOPs are in place and logistical and operational needs are met
  • Provide leadership and support on the design and rollout of NRC’s programming
  • Coordinate delegated portfolio of activities in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, ensuring high technical quality
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs, returnees and the host community in line with SPHERE and the INEE Minimum Standards
  • Contribute to the development of project proposals, log frames, workplans and budgets
  • Representation and coordination in internal and external forums on behalf of NRC, including with the Cluster/Sector/WG and other active NGOs/UN agencies
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant government/local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Provide supervision, motivation, and support to the M&E team, including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance management
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and the transfer of key skills.
  • Prepare with support of M&E team accurate monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports, log frames, and Sector 4Ws
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager



Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation field in a private or humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal required

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian context in the Somali Region is required
  • Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
  • Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders including government, donor, UN and NGO partners a priority
  • Experience with strategic development, including proposal and budget creation preferred
  • Experience with project/programme start-up/scale-up an asset
  • Experience managing an office and/or field team is required
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred.

3. Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results

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