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Posted: 26 July 2022
Location: Mogadishu-Somalia

Senior MEAL Officer

Posted: 26 July 2022
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7 August 2022 Monitoring & Evaluation Mogadishu-Somalia Full Time Finn Church Aid (FCA)
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Senior MEAL Officer, Mogadishu – Somalia-National Position (1 Position)

Position Title:

Senior MEAL Officer

Reporting to:

MEAL Team Leader

Duty Station:


Position Status:

locally hired position

Area of Operation:


Employment period

Starting in September 2022, 1 Year with the possibility of extension


FCA works to enable people to break the circle of poverty and violence. We are a rights-based actor, a Finnish organization with 70 years of experience, with operations in 15 countries. FCA is Finland’s largest NGO in development cooperation and second largest provider of disaster relief. Our action is guided by international human rights standards and principles. We realize our mission and vision through development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and advocacy work. We contribute to positive change by supporting people in the most vulnerable situations within fragile and disaster-affected areas. We consider three thematic areas as central to sustainable change: the right to peace (R2P), livelihood (R2L) and quality education (R2QE).

In Somalia and Somaliland FCA has been working under a right to peace thematic areas since 2008 including governance and reconciliation projects and later has expanded in quality education (R2QE) thematic area.

Primary purpose of the position:

Under the direct supervision of the Country MEAL Team Leader, the Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of evidence-based programming and continuous and adaptive learning within FCA Somalia and across our implementing partners. This includes leading the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (MEAL) activities and events within the FCA Somalia Programmes and among SIDA project partners; and promoting MEAL knowledge transfer internally and externally.

Main tasks:

  • Assist overall MEAL activities of the SIDA project including the preparation of MEAL plans; project implementation plans, updating the logic frames; data management tools, documentation, learning and research activities within FCA Somalia Country Programme;
  • Support in rolling out FCA Somalia’s MEAL guidelines, practices and tools for Right 2 Peace thematic projects.
  • Conduct assessments, collecting and analyzing the data and drafting report and information for the evidence-based design of FCA Somalia country programmes and projects.
  • Conduct regular field visits for monitoring of implementation following the proposed plans and submit reports accordingly.
  • Support in tracking progress against the MEAL indicators of the country programme and the assigned SIDA project including coordination of monthly data analysis and preparation of monthly program monitoring reports.
  • Ensure to conduct monthly updates of MEAL database and Activity Tracking Table for the assigned projects;
  • Collect and maintain data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations, and other research as required.
  • Support in designing of tools and methods, execution and drafting results for household, KAP, and perception and beneficiary satisfaction surveys.
  • Support in establishing tools, methods, and approach for setting up FCA Somalia accountability system including complaint response mechanism, in line with FCA Somalia’s policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure active participation of the local partners, and other stakeholders in SIDA project monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Assist in ensuring disseminations of lessons and best practice in Right 2 Peace thematic projects (SIDA Project).
  • Participate in all other aspects of MEAL, for example surveys, baselines, evaluations, joint projects monitoring and reviews / learning workshops/events.
  • Organize and coordinate lessons learnt workshops/review of program work plans with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Promote learning in the project, particularly on issues of programme quality, and contribute to quality assurance of projects. Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies; ensure new analysis and information is available.
  • Under the direct guidance of Country MEAL Team Leader, establishing and maintaining feedback mechanisms of FCA programme and the assigned SIDA project for decision making.
  • Adapting accountability and quality tools to ensure accountability in programming.
  • Integrate mobile technology and other innovative solutions where feasible.
  • Being the focal point for FCA MEAL Community of Practice for SIDA project
  • Minimum 5 years field experience in Programme and Project Monitoring and Evaluation in local governance and reconciliation contexts with national or international NGO in Somalia.
  • Sound experiences in the design of tools and methods for data collection, data analysis, report writing of surveys, assessments, and evaluations.
  • Experience with the use of ICT for Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Experience in GIS software is an asset.
  • Knowledge of human rights-based approach and sectoral understanding in education, governance, and emergencies preferred.
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research Techniques, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to (cultural) diversity and gender issues.
  • Ability to work in a high-risk security area.

Please apply by using the link no later than on 7th August 2022. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.


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