Seefar is seeking a junior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with demonstrated experience in conflict-affected developing countries and a strong interest in migration, modern slavery and/or livelihoods. As M&E Consultant you will lead evaluations of Seefar’s projects related to migration, modern slavery, communications and behaviour change counselling. You will enjoy working in a high performing team from multiple countries; will have exceptional English writing skills in addition to strong technical M&E and analysis skills. You can be based anywhere in the world.
This is a 6-month, full-time, consultancy position with a salary range of USD 2500 – 3500 per month depending on previous experience.
Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information, please visit our website.
This role requires someone who has the skills, knowledge and experience listed under the “Essential criteria” heading below. A strong candidate will also meet one or more of the “Desirable criteria”.
- At least three years experience in monitoring and evaluation assignments and consultancies;
- Strong analytical skills and a track record of supporting teams with quantitative data analysis using data analysis tools (R, Stata, SPSS, and similar);
- Experience developing and using remote or online data collection tools such as Google Forms, Kobo or AppSheet.
- Experience with qualitative data and an understanding of the theory of change and evaluation criteria of effectiveness and efficiency;
- Experience in programmatic reporting and communication of robust and defensible data that meet internal and external requirements;
- Experience in supporting or undertaking research or M&E tasks from design, development of research/evaluation questions, data collection, data quality assurance, data analysis and reporting;
- Excellent written and verbal communication in English;
- Effective prioritisation and organisational skills with an ability to work under pressure;
- Experience overseeing and managing fieldwork;
- Has access to a fast, stable internet connection.
- Experience working remotely;
- Experience with data visualisation, ideally Data Studio, Tableau or Power BI;
- Thematic expertise in returns, migration and/or livelihoods;
- Previous experience working in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.
DELIVER: Capabilities and Program Portfolio
Approximately 80% of your time and attention will be spent:
- Creating and reviewing project theories of change/logframes;
- Designing and producing mixed methods research projects;
- Designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tools;
- Training of field officers and monitoring data quality;
- Managing field teams;
- Ensuring the project is on track to reach its targets and flag issues as they emerge;
- Analysing mixed methods research outputs and producing high quality reports and presentations;
- Writing evaluation reports, including findings and recommendations;
- Preparing research output presentations for internal and external stakeholders;
- Ensuring donor needs are met and expectations exceeded where possible;
- Conducting other M&E and administrative tasks as required.
DEVELOP: CAPABILITIES AND PROGRAM PORTFOLIO
Approximately 20% of your time and attention will be spent:
- Strengthening Seefar’s research reputation and profile in our areas of interest;
- Building and maintaining contacts and networks with potential supporters. This includes identifying new opportunities, as well as supporting existing fundraising activities.
Working with Seefar
Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
- The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
- You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
- There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
- The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
- Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
- You are never bored and always challenged.
Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
- Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
- Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
- A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
- It can be fast paced so you need to be productive and able to prioritise effectively.
How to apply
On or before July 21, complete our online application form or click on Apply button below. Before you start, you should prepare the following two documents in PDF format. Applicants that do not send both documents will not be considered.
- Your most updated CV, emphasising your M&E and research work (maximum of three pages)
- An introductory letter that addresses four of the essential selection criteria listed above and two of the desirable selection criteria (if applicable). You should aim to write one short paragraph for each of the selection criteria you picked. Each paragraph should describe how your skills, knowledge and experience fit that criterion. (Maximum of two pages)