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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Posted: 10 September 2022
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27 September 2022 Monitoring & Evaluation Hargiesa Full Time Government Of Somaliland (GoSL)
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Country:                                         Somaliland

Name of the Project:                      Water for Agro-pastoral productivity and Resilience

Project ID:                                      P167826  

Consulting Service:                       Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Individual/Firm:                            Individual

Duty Station:                                  Hargeisa

Duration:                                        6 Months

Ref No.                               SO-MOPND-SL-311174-CS-INDV


Background of the Project

Building on the experiences of the Water for Agro-Pastoralist Livelihoods Pilot Project (WALP) implemented by the Somaliland government and funded by the World Bank in which four sand dams were built and contributed to the National Development Plan. The Ministry of Planning and National Development is implementing the Water for Agro Pastoral Productivity and Resilience Project “Biyoole.” The objective of the Biyoole project is to develop water and agricultural services among agro-pastoralist communities in dry-land areas of Somaliland. The project is framed around the following components and sub-components: - Component 1. Support development of multiple-use water sources, 1.1 construction of new community water points (number) and 1.2 rehabilitation of community water points (number); Component 2. Institutional and Capacity development, 2.1 national and state institutional capacity building, and 2.2 community development and demand mobilization; Component 3. Supporting sustainable land management and livelihood development around water points. 3.1 integrated landscape management and 3.2 Agriculture and livestock support; Component 4. Project management, M&E, knowledge management, and learning and contingent emergency response.

The Somaliland Government is establishing a core multi-sectorial Project Implementation Unit (PIU) coordinated by the Ministry of Planning. The role of the PIU is to support the management, coordination, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation of project activities. The PIU will be staffed with the following positions: - Project Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Finance Management Specialist, Procurement Management Specialist, Social Safeguards/ CDD Specialist, and Environment Specialist.

The Ministry of Planning and National Development intends to apply parts of the procedure for the payment for the services of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Consultant Position.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will have the following duties and responsibilities: Develop and implement the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for the project, Based on the results framework of the project, Undertake a basic WALP sites visit to ascertain how the dams are functioning after completion in 2018. As per the project M&E System, develop M&E Plan for the project and play leading role in following up the implementation of the plan at all levels, Provide technical inputs on monitoring and evaluation parameters to improve planning, programming and implementation of project; Develop standard data collection and reporting templates and formats and ensure harmonized approach for data collection and reporting at all levels of the project implementation, Develop improved formats for collecting relevant data and put in place strengthened systems for its collection; Develop or improve existing reporting formats (quarterly reports)for the project; Develop improved formats for and contribute to the production of high-quality reports for the line ministries and the World Bank; Analyze monitoring data, document key findings from monitoring and evaluation activities and submit monitoring reports to the Project Coordinator; Document case studies on successes in the project that can be used in external communications material; Facilitate review of project performance: Develop monthly analysis of project data, share data in project steering committee meetings ,support identification of areas of improvement, track progress, Coordinate and lead the planning and implementation of key M&E activities, including the baseline survey, site selection, development of the project MIS, Mid-term Review , End of Project evaluation study and as appropriate Completion and results report; Provide input to the development/design of any other evaluation work carried out by the project or the World Bank; Provide any necessary support to the consultant in setting up the Management Information System (MIS) for the programme and manage the day to day work on the MIS on cities implemented, Conduct any necessary M&E training to the project teams at ministerial level to minimize M&E capacity gaps among the project line ministries. Any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

S/he will undertake all other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that can be found at the following or can be provided upon submission of application to the address indicated below.

3.      Selection Criteria:The selection shall be based on the qualification, experience, and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The required qualifications and experience include.

·         Master’s Degree in social science preferably development studies, monitoring, and evaluation, economics, management, research, statistics, or equivalent.

·         Minimum of at least 5 years of experience with development projects overall, preferably in Somaliland; of which at least 4 years should be on planning, monitoring, and evaluation of development projects.

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in an international agency is preferred;
  • Practical Experience in Management Information System(MIS)
  • Experience in designing and implementing of results management and monitoring and evaluation systems, data collection and analysis, and results reporting;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Good analytical and technical report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet;
    • Experience with managing a database system and software is desired.
    • Experience in working with a World Bank-funded project is an added advantage Reporting and Other Deliverables, working in Somaliland or a similar environment and context
  •  Timing Duration of Assignment

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall be contracted for an initial period of 6 months.

The Ministry of Planning and National Development now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and furnish (i) Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 reference persons; (ii) copies of certificates of academic qualifications; and (iii) cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.

How to apply

  1.  Submission requirements

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 August 2018 and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

  1. Mode of submission of application and deadline.

Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from the Ministry in person or by e-mail to the address given below during office hours from 9.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.

Deadline: Expressions of interest and Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be delivered to the address below by hand, mail, courier or email on or before September 27, 2022, at 23:30 hours.

Email Address:

Address of the Ministry of Planning and National Development: Sha’ab area, Hargeisa, SL

 Female applicants are highly encouraged