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Work Location : Somalia - Mogadishu                            Type of Post : Unaccompanied                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL

Expected Travel : up to 40%                                              Type of Contract : Local

Language Requirement : English and Somali                          Application Deadline : 7/31/18

Employee Duration : 


CARE seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) 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 activity includes significant investment in teaching and learning materials that are linked to the National Curriculum Framework, and a certification process that enables students who pass the system to enroll into formal school, or another pathway. An external evaluation will be carried out in order for the Ministry and education stakeholders to evaluate the merit of different models/approaches in Somalia. Three regions will be targeted in the initial phase, with potential expansion in the future.  This procurement is expected to be a five-year contract in the $25-49.9-million USD range.

The procurement is expected to be released in July 2018. This position is subject to project award and funding. 

Specific Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Monitor project activities and tracking these activities against the results framework.
  4. 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.
  5. Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
  9. 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 six years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in M&E of donor-funded development programs. Previous experience supporting education-related programming is an advantage but not a requirement.(Previous experience working on a USAID-funded project is strongly preferred.) 
  • 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.


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