CARE International is a humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a particular focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development projects and providing emergency relief. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.
The EAC funded ‘Waxbar Curtaada II- Educate your children’ project aims to address obstacles to educational access for out of school children affected by instability, displacement, social exclusion and poverty in Somalia. The project targets to enroll 57,600 out of school children from across five federal member states – Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West. It’s a consortium comprising of CARE (Lead), WARDI and GREDO to deliver the project results. Waxbar Carurtaada II Project will strengthen local governance structures and community support around school safety and inclusive and gender-sensitive education, increasing enrollment rates among marginalized groups, including girls and the extremely poor. Through ABE, the project will provide viable options for learners unable to access education or to attend regularly because of seasonal and out-migration, domestic demands, and income-generating activities. The project will work closely with Federal member states MOEs across the five regional states and other education stakeholders to achieve its objective.
2. JOB SUMMARY: **
The Monitoring and Learning Officer will be based in Mogadishu and will ensure monitoring, documentation, learning and communication work under the EAC II project, which is an initiative of Urban Youth Program in south central Somalia. The M & E Officer will be under the direct supervision of the M & E Manager. In addition, she/he will be expected to maintain the project’s database and ensure its updated regularly and systematically.
3. KE Y AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
3.1. Project Monitoring (30%)
- Participate in the development of a monitoring and evaluation frameworks/ plans for EAC II project based on the indicators in the log-frame for effective qualitative and quantitative data collection.
- Track output-level changes on access (enrollment, attendance, and transition), economic empowerment, girls’ engagement in life skills training, and quality assurance processes at MoE level.
- Track immediate outcome-level changes on attendance, teaching practices, girls' acquisition of leadership skills, parental behaviour and participatory education governance.
- Support the field team in their routine monitoring work especially in development of tools to facilitate the collection of reliable information.
- Under the guidance of the M & E Manager and in collaboration with the program team and beneficiary communities, monitor activities through site visits, remote data collection and use of participatory techniques.
- Support M & E capacity building activities including building the capacity of project officers, staff of partner agencies and CEC’s to track progress
3.2. Reporting and documentation (30%)
- Support program staff in compiling program reports and keeping a calendar of all program reports and flagging due reports to respective staff.
- Work with program team to document lessons, case studies, good practices and success stories in the course of work with the project and produce program bulletins.
- Lead the mainstreaming of accountability systems in the program work with support from the program teams.
- Contibute to sharing of experiences and learning with key stakeholders.
3.3. Maintaining the project data base (30%)
- In collaboration with the Monitoring and Learning Coordinator, contribute to the development of a database for the program.
- Manage project database on enrollment, attendance, and transition while also linking it to country M & E database. This involves updating the database routinely and systematically
2.4 General Responsibilities (10%)
- To fulfil any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization.
4. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
4.1. Education and Training
- University degree in social sciences or development related fields and good understanding and interest for M&E systems
4.2. Relevant Experience
- Minimum of two years working experience working as a monitoring and evaluation officer, preferably with development projects
4.3. Knowledge and desired skills
- High level of computer literacy and data management, including but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
- Proven data analysis and report writing skills
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
- Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
- Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative
5. Decision Making Authority
6. Key Relationships
6.1. External Contacts
- CARE local NGO partners
- Peer Agencies
- Government line ministries
6.2. Internal Contacts
- Program Coordinator
- Other CARE staff in the sub-office
- Program Officers