M&E Officer/ Nutrition Information Officer (1 Position)

Full Time
Posted 1 year ago

Vacancy Announcement: 29 may 2023
Position: M&E Officer/ Nutrition Information Officer
Duration: 12 months
Location: Mogadishu
Directly reports to: Nutrition Manager
Application closing date: 12 June 2023
Background Information
Agro Pastoral Charity Organization abbreviated as APCO is a National humanitarian organization working in Somalia since
its establishment in the year 1998. APCO is a non-profit making organization to address and mitigate the effects of biting
natural and man-made disasters and the socio-economic problems in Somalia. It is an initiative formed to resist prolonged
insecurity and droughts in Somalia and the increased lack of humanitarian access and humanitarian services to victims in
APCO targets vulnerable beneficiaries both in urban and rural areas through life-saving activities through emergency
response, recovery, livelihoods, and developmental activities. With regards to the absence of the socio-economic
infrastructure and the systems of governance and institutions which led to the collapse of livelihoods and all the basic
services of many communities. The organization also focuses on governance projects of peacebuilding and development
initiatives. APCO since its inception and mutual partnerships with global development and local partners has been able to
implement humanitarian protection activities in collaboration with its stakeholders.
In partnership with Somali Humanitarian Fund (SHF), APCO is implementing a Nutrition program, titled Provision of
lifesaving nutrition assistance for drought-affected population in Afgoye district, Lower Shabelle. So, APCO is looking for a
candidate of high integrity and professionalism confident, self-motivated and experienced team player M/E and Nutrition
Information Officer who commits to our values.
Overall, the Job Purpose
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for quality monitoring and ensuring high-quality delivery of and for
ensuring that the project maintains its objectives and the feedback & CRM is utilized to the maximum level.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Project Planning
  • Assist in organizing and conducting training, including M&E workshops.
  • Participate project specific needs assessment in conjunction with needs assessment teams;
  • Participate in the production of project and programme log frames;
  • Participate in incorporating lessons learned in concept notes, proposals and project management plans; and
  • Assist programme and sector-specific field teams to develop systematic and effective project-specific M&E plans in
    keeping with SHF Project M&E Guidelines.
  1. Project Monitoring/Quality & Reporting
  • Ensure that programme field activities and events meet minimum NIS standards in their delivery and planning.
  • Engage with IPs to collect and manage essential data of their respective projects
  • Assist in developing the overall framework of the projects’ monitoring activities
  • Ensure the quality of data collected by partners
  • Update project result frameworks/log frame indicator values on a weekly basis
  • Provide feedback to partners and programme teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings.
  • Establish a secure file storage system (hard and soft) for all data collected
  • Participate in community/beneficiary selection processes and training & Conduct spot checks in community
    engagements, beneficiaries and stakeholders to ensure inclusions and accountability
  • Assist in documenting case studies and success stories (written & audio) for specific project components & the
    overall program.
  • Contribute progress reports and final reports to ensure that reports are accurate, clear, properly formatted and on
  • Conduct site visits/site monitoring and submit a report with clear findings & recommendations
  • Develop & manage a monitoring database for all projects and assist project staff in extracting graphic reporting
    information from the database and incorporating it in reports.
  1. Project Evaluation
  • Identify, train and manage the network of enumerators and interviewers in all project areas;
  • Determines issues with data collection tools in the field and recommends to the M&E Unit improvements thereof
  • Assist in conducting baseline and endline assessments and ensure that they happen in a timely fashion for all
  • Organize and lead focus group discussions and conduct interviews for purposes in real time
  • Assist in developing survey questionnaires and KIIs
  • Brief enumerators and interviewers (or external evaluator) on the project and data collection tools;
  • Ensure quality and reliability of survey data collected;
  • Ensure receipt of and review transcribed and translated KII data collected;
  • Assist in conducting Real Time Evaluations
  1. Project Learning
  • Share learning from M&E process with the wider team
  • Support partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects
  • Promote a culture of two-way learning in the organization
  • Document lessons learned from the field and extract from reports and presentations and document them in the
    Lessons Learned Database;
  • Disseminate lessons learned and best practices among OCHA/SHF and HQ staff;
    Functional Competencies:
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work.
  • Research linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration.
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation.
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them
    consistently in work tasks.
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty
    relating to the position.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and
    utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  • Facilitating teamwork and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
  • Managing conflict, Informed and transparent decision making.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge
    management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
    Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in development, economics, public administration, social sciences, or any other related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the design, implementation and management of livelihood recovery and
    development programmes.
  • Experience in post-conflict and early recovery contexts.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with Government, community leadership and other development
  • Written and oral fluency in English.
    Additional information
  • The post is open to only Somali Nationals
  • Female applicants are encouraged
    Application procedure
    Interested applicants are requested to submit their detailed CV and cover letter through the following email addresses:
    info@agropastoral.org With the subject line indicating ‘Application for the M&E and Reporting officer’, on or before 17 June

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