Monitoring and Evaluations Officer

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Post Title: Monitoring and Evaluations Officer

Duty station: Hargeisa, with frequent travel to project sites

Duration: 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Closing Date: 02nd October 2023

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is part of SOS Children’s Villages International, the global federation of 136 national SOS Children’s Villages Associations, working in more than 2000 programme locations worldwide. We work together with a single vision: every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is committed to the welfare of children who lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care – often ensuring that children grow up in a loving family environment and strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect and upholds child protection policy as part of their commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse.

Leave No Youth Behind Project’s goal is for young people in Somaliland to be resilient and self-reliant to become independent and contributing members of society. This project is to contribute to the realization of a better society where young people are self-sufficient and depend on their powers, resources, and abilities to meet their needs and manage their affairs. The project also aspires to make young people resilient to adversities/challenges in life and capable of withstanding and recovering quickly from difficult conditions.

Outcome 1: Policy Environment: Decision makers put policies/laws in place that strengthen the support for YLC.

Outcome 2: Strengthening Duty Bearers: Social protection systems respond to the needs and rights of young care leavers on their journey to independent living

Outcome 3: Empowering Right Holders:

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland seeks to fill the following position which will be based in Hargeisa. We seek to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluations Officer to fulfill the M&E tasks are implemented and adhered to in according to the organizational standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation activities of the Project.
  • Follow-up and support the implementation of the Project plan, ensuring that all the activities are carried out with in the specified period.
  • Collect and submit Statistical Key Figures of project beneficiaries in monthly basis and ensure quality and consistency of the data.
  • Develop appropriate data collection tools for the project’s M&E activities with the support of M&E Team.
  • Support and actively participate in monitoring, evaluation, reporting, accountability and research activities to be carried out in the project locations and ensure that it is conducted in line with agreed ethical principles and RBM policy.
  • Support that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.
  • Lead reviews and analyzes of project reports to identify and document the causes of potential challenges in the project implementation and enhance quality of reporting.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of project M&E plan
  • Frequently travel to the project locations and assess the implementation.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly monitoring for all project locations
  • Develop Quarterly case studies from the project locations.
  • Conduct surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews as part of M&E activities.
  • Develop operational monitoring tools (checklist, questionnaires, KII guide, survey forms etc) and participate in data analysis and reporting.
  • Ensure that all project activities are in-line with donor requirements and RBM policy and tools.
  • Ensure that the field reports are accurate and reliable for completion with the monthly statistical reports
  • Update project result frameworks/log frame indicator values on monthly basis and share with Project coordinator and M&E coordinator for review.
  • Support partner organizations (as need arises) in developing an M&E framework and thereby to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of their planned activities.
  • Support the project staff while carrying out dialogue with key partners to ensure that M&E issues are considered meaningfully and in a manner that can be achievable;
  • Orient and guide project staff to ensure that beneficiaries participate at every stage of the project.  
  • Participate the design and implementation of M&E training programs that aims at building the capacity of all project staff
  • Facilitate and support Program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress through reviews and learning events.
  • Ensure proper documentation of project achievements, lessons learn and good practice on quarterly basis and contribute to the organization-wide M&E learnings and documentation.
  • Disseminate lessons learned and best practices among project team and organizational level.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by the project coordinator and /or M&E Coordinator

Skills and Qualifications


  • Minimum University degree in monitoring and evaluation, research, Statistics, or other closely related disciplines with additional training on M&E.
  • Master’s Degree in M&E, Research or Statistics is an added advantage.


  • Minimum 4 years of experience working on relevant monitoring evaluation and learning for donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Log Frame and Project Implementation Plans.


  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge on qualitative and quantitative Monitoring approaches
  • Document quality report writing skills in English language is essential.
  • Excellent computer skills including -SPSS, Offline Data collection software, MS Office and Excel are required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in statistical and data collection packages.
  • Willingness to continually improve technical and analytical competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
  • Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Somali
  • Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in high-pressure environments.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to:

This Email Indicating with subject line of the position. Closing date is 2nd October 2023. SOS is an equal employer; female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, it is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somaliland understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

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