Senior Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer

from Near East Foundation
Closing date: 14 Dec 2019

Near East Foundation (NEF) – Iraq

Senior Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Background: Building Resilient Livelihoods among Vulnerable Iraqi IDPs, Returnees, and Host Communities in Salah Al-Din and Diyala’

In partnership with US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Near East Foundation Building Resilient Livelihoods project builds resilience and support economic well-being for IDP, returnee, and host community women and youth in Salah Al-Din and Diyala.

For over 100 years, NEF has worked to build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF’s work is organized around three program areas: Peacebuilding through Economic Cooperation, Inclusive Economic Development, and Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management.

Position Description

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is a member of the Near East Foundation team for Iraq, reporting to the Program Director The purpose of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer position is to coordinate and ensure the successfully implementation of projects’ M&E plans.

Under the supervision of the Program Director and in coordination with the MEL Manager, the Senior M&E Officer will manage and report on the implementation of the Project’s M&E plan; operationalize all the NEF M&E tools (AKVO software and smartphones, NEF Database, etc.). The Senior M&E Officer will train, support and supervise the data management officer/volunteer, other volunteers and field agents implementing vulnerability assessments, baselines, follow-up and end-line surveys (with AKVO tools), and collecting project’s activity data. The Senior M&E Officer will design and supervise INA and focus groups in close collaboration with other team members as required and will review and ensure the quality and accuracy of the data collected and stored (data cleaning and entry). S/he will treat and analyze the data to be monthly reported on the project’s performance indicators; review and contribute to the finalization of the project’s quarterly, annual and final reports; participate in the country coordination monthly calls organized by the HQ-based Program Officers, and report progress monthly to the Project Manager. The M&E Officer will facilitate the statistical analysis (using SPSS or equivalent tool) for project’s impact assessments under the coordination of the MEL Manager; facilitate the processes for project’s mid-term and/or final evaluations under the coordination of the MEL Manager. Finally, the Senior M&E Officer will contribute to the project’s Learning activities under the coordination of the MEL Manger and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful Monitoring and Evaluation Officer must be a self-directed individual with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Agriculture, Food Security,
  • or related field;
  • 5 years of M&E experience in community-based projects, humanitarian work, or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity in conducting data collection and experience
  • in data analysis;
  • Previous experience in drafting reports or contributing to reports;
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure;
  • Prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • INGO experience preferred, or experience interacting with vulnerable populations;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic required.
How to apply:

NEF will accept a rolling application until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible before Saturday, November 14, 2019.

To apply:

Please apply by submitting the following documents to the Near East Foundation careers page

  1. Cover letter outlining relevant experience and availability
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of three references (including one from current, or most recent, employer)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at

The Near East Foundation promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and NEF employees.