Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) – Borno


Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer

Location
: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Africa – West
Employment Type: Full-Time

Position Summary
  • The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer supports the design, development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position would be based in Warri Delta state, with frequent travel to the field within the respective regions.
  • This position reports to the Senior DMEL Officer for the Niger Delta
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate weekly with SDMEL officer to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports. 
  • Conduct monthly DQAs and site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas .
  • In concert with the Associate DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with Associate DMEL Manager and SDMEL when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Media & Communications office when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters and weekly reporting.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Associate DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in Warri with close support from the SDMEL officer; 
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions and evaluations in the Warri;
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Educational Background:
  • University degree is required; University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or a related field is desired.
Years of Experience:
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
Other Requirements:
  • Resident in the state is an important plus
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Niger-Delta part of Nigeria is required.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Procedures
Interested candidates will send the following:
  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)
Note
  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org​for full details of our work.
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