Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation officer will be based in Jowhar with a regular visit to Mogadishu, Balcad, Jalalaqsi, Mahaday, and the project sites. The officer will work closely with the program team and the -sub-contractors for all the monitoring, evaluation, documentation, and reporting related activities for DRC’s Somalia Crisis Recovery Project funded by the World Bank.


  • Develop project M&E tools, approaches, and different types of project-related monitoring tools
  • Support the program team to update the output/outcome indicator trackers and unsure process and progress documentation as per project requirements.
  • Support the program team and the project subcontractors with the active implementation of their MEAL plans and ensure the plans are updated timely and MEAL findings are in place for all donor reports.
  • Lead the project progress reporting, project mid-term review, and final evaluation.
  • Work closely with the project sub-contractors to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for surveys and assessment and beneficiary data.
  • Monitor the program activities and lead the documentation, and compilation of data on a regular basis (weekly/monthly/quarterly or as decided by the management.
  • Extend support and lead periodical progress reports for the project in consultation with the management team
  • Link with data and contract management tools developed to collect relevant MEAL information. Support the team to use tools on all projects activities levels.
  • Organize field data collecting missions and participate in the processing and analysis of the data.
  • Take part in, and carry out assessments, evaluations, and any other form of survey or review of projects.
  • Undertake field trips and do a physical observation on ongoing projects.
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs and the MEAL findings with projects staff and implementing partners
  • Lead the implementation of the Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support teams with an accuracy of data entered into the MEAL database/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
  • Participate in the development and review of questionnaires for use by field teams conducting assessments.
  • Provide support in conducting external evaluation and internal reviews of the implemented projects by DDG/DRC.
  • Learning and project quality
  • Participate in the Review meetings and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programs.
  • Regularly present key MEAL findings to the Senior Management Team for further development.
  • Support the program’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and actively propose ways of achieving these using MEAL findings.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the MEAL Coordinator.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants’/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 convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English) Fluency in written and spoken English-essential,
  • Education:
  • 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,
  • Knowledge of data analysis software and another computer programmes


Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on Main focal point for IDP site regarding all information

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 accuracy and completeness of information that is gathered.

Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values


Availability: 28th April 2022

Duty station: Jowhar

Reporting to: Project Manager (SCRP)

Duration: 12 Months.


Gender Equality:

DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities:

DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. ​

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Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

​Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under Vacancies no later than 30th March 2022.

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