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Mogadishu, Somalia

Description :

Somali Women Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization that was established mid-2000, Since then, SWDC has worked with a range of partners, donors and Governments that include UN agencies and INGO, grantees to implement programs and activities that promote equal rights for women to ensure they have an active role in the Somali community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.

SWDC is working to improve the situation of women in Somalia. SWDC’s guiding vision is that belief and wants a holistic, transformational socioeconomic empowerment, based on well-being, equality, social justice, and a powerful voice against women’s poverty.  SWDC envision a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognized, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have freedom of choice, self-confidence, and freedom from exploitation; and no woman has been left behind.


The main purpose of this role is to lead on ensuring the quality and accountability of our work, bringing immediate and lasting changes in the lives of children. The MEAL Manager will bring significant experience and fresh ideas to lead on MEAL system implementation, review and evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, as well as support to proposal writing and log frame development. The post holder will ensure that all SWDC and Partner projects are supported to ensure quality, effectiveness and appropriateness of their programmes. It will also be important for the post-holder to capture lessons learned and communicate this information in various capacities to improve on-going and future programming.  S/he will guide SWDC and Partner teams to maintain an effective monitoring system across all Program sectors, including the use of beneficiary feedback data, to assure the quality of interventions. The MEAL Manager will lead on building capacity of staff and partners on MEAL but particularly on accountability and participation, with a specific focus on IDPS, returnees, refugees and host communities. Ultimately, s/he will ensure that the programme has evidence-based knowledge to inform the direction of the programme from assessment and regular programme monitoring documents. Special attention should be paid to the positive and negative impact that interventions have in communities, marginalized and disabled persons. This analysis will need to be made available to all SCI staff and external stakeholders where appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation system that will ensure tracking of project/program results at different levels (output, outcomes and impact).
  2. Develop/adapt an integral data base of all SWDC projects/program and ensure accountability through regular data updates, integrity and working in collaboration with the ICT.
  3. Work with SWDC program manager and project coordinators to ensure the collection of relevant and appropriate data needed for an effective MEL system which will be utilized in monitoring strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the existing projects and services as well as for reporting on donor commitments.
  4. Build capacity building of SWDC staff through training to ensure adaption for new data monitoring tools and quality of data collected.
  5. Review existing data collection tools for the current SWDC projects
  6. Develop and manage an electronic tablet-based data collection platform including training staff and ensuring timely data entry.
  7. Maintain and update the overall indicator tracker based on submissions and work closely with program manager to ensure that feedback to SWDC projects implementing within time
  8. Develop an M&E plans for all projects and proposals and ensure the same is followed up during implementation
  9. Carry out data quality assessment/audits regularly for MEL data based on agreed indicators to guide decision making
  10. Provide alert to the respective program and project managers on corrective actions required to avoid delays in implementation including flagging operational issues and risks requiring timely actions.
  11. Review monthly progress reports from project coordinators and ensure that they have evidence to back-up and provide feedback to the respective staff
  12. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual internal and external reports
  13. Ensure that cross cutting issues such as participation, gender, age and disability are effectively addressed/mainstreamed in all project implementations
  14. Liaise with the regional project managers to ensure that all new and ongoing projects adhere to accountability requirements by initiating baseline surveys for new projects and conducting relevant evaluations for ongoing projects to meet SWDC standards.
  15. Ensure that SWDC offices learns from all final evaluations of completed projects for decision making and improvement of project designs
  16. Lead and coordinate all SWDC assessments, evaluations and performance evaluation tasks including planning and reporting on the same
  17. Assist in the Development of ToR for external surveys and consultant requirements as well as selection
  18. Coordinate the review of all survey reports prepared to ensure quality and accurate reporting
  19. Timely plan and initiate all pre and post intervention assessments, perception surveys, knowledge Ranking, KAP surveys, After Action Reviewers, Post Distribution Monitoring and real Time Evaluation of emergency projects
  20. Work with Partners and Donors to develop systems for learning to support an adaptive management approach to the projects, facilitate the dissemination of learning through effectively communicating with partners, donors and other stakeholders
  21. Regularly collect data on and analyze the Complaints Reporting and Feedback mechanism, accountability data to the SWDC to facilitate quality improvement.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the reputation and standing of the organization’s interventions in the country. High quality information material and well-organized public events enhances SWDC position as a strong organization.

Functional Competencies

  • MEAL in Design: Develops Logical frames and MEAL Narrative reports for proposals that identify key indicators of change and appropriate methods for data collection and use.
  • Evaluation: Facilitates the use of evaluation and review results with partners and other stakeholders to inform decision-making and to identify lessons learned and promising practices
  • Accountability: Optimizes partner participation and capacity development in the design and implementation of MEAL systems and other project activities.
  • Learning: Promotes the application of learning to improve program quality and to strengthen agency influence among external stakeholders.
  • ICT for MEAL: Supports agency priorities in the use of ICT solutions to collect, manage, and analyze data based on feasibility in specific project contexts and a cost-benefit analysis.
  • MEAL Management: Secures and supports the development of human resources to implement quality MEAL processes.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Creating Visibility for SWDC/Supporting to Advocate:

  • Disseminate information and materials on SWDC’s development/humanitarian activities
  • Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities
  • Identifies relevant information for Monitoring and Evaluation and learning for SWDC’s goals for a variety of audiences

Client Orientation:

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Responds to client needs promptly

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control and also Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree from a reputed university in Statistics or social development, or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience:

  • Recommended a minimum of 6 years’ management and/or MEAL experience in a both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the SWDC priority sectors: protection, Legal Aid, Human rights, Peace and Justice governance and emergencies.
  •  Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, and definition of a clear way forward
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

      Language Requirements: Spoken and written fluency in both English and Somali

How to apply :

Qualified persons with required skills are invited to send their applications accompanied by CV and cover letter as single documents to,  with Subject Monitoring, evaluation and learning manager

No later than 5:00PM 20th January, 2021

Please, note the only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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