Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 22, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    April 4, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Living Water International
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio

Job Description



Living Water International (LWI) is a global non-governmental organization that exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. Living Water in Africa is providing safe drinking water, Christian Witness sanitation and health education to communities across Africa. Living Water International-Sierra Leone based in Freetown, Newton and Moyamba has a vacancy for an experienced and qualified Sierra Leonean to apply for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. This role will report to the Program Manager.


POSITION:        M&E Officer         DATE PREPARED:  20th March 2024


LOCATION: Moyamba                        RECRUITMENT PRIORITY:   Need Immediately


REPORTS TO:  Program Manager


Purpose of Position

To represent and provide Monitoring and Evaluation support to the Program. 

Core Characteristics:

These principles guide and identify us as colleagues and representatives of LWI: 

  • Honor God
  • Develop People
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Be Good Stewards

Major Responsibilities

Program design and operations 

  • Support the programs Manager in the implementation of a planning, monitoring and evaluation system according to the LWI Country Strategy Plan.
  • Support WPA teams in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Organize annual planning and review meetings.
  • Produce major reports and case studies on M&E lessons from LWI work, 
  • Implementing M&E training programs for staff that will enhance and develop skills required to perform their jobs in assessment, design, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;

Support proposal writing and other fundraising activities.

M&E system and Information Management

  • Implement LWI Monitoring and Evaluation strategies including baselines, evaluations and monitoring activities.
  • Provide technical support to LWI staff in developing and applying a simple, systematic, effective and participatory system of project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Reviewing/creating and maintaining relevant database in support of LWI operations.
  • Design and implement periodic field studies and other data collection instruments for the purposes of learning the effects of program interventions. 
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data for enhancing planning and implementation of programmes.
  • Verifying and validating at least 10% of the data reported. 
  • Ensure up to date databases that provide real-time accurate and complete information on WASH program implementation and resource utilization.
  • Update of indicators and ensure minimum standards for measurement of project impact and program excellence are followed.

Reporting and Capacity Building

  • Capacity building of program staff in M&E. 
  • Prepare concise WPA reports for Consolidation by PM.
  • Assess equipment and Software needs for M&E and ensure appropriate, effective and efficient software/equipment is maintained.

Documentation and Research

  • Co-ordinate and facilitate action research on important issues in the water and sanitation sector as identified by LWI country office.
  • Support in-country efforts to develop local learning systems and production of learning products on regular basis for dissemination in-country and internationally within LWI and its stakeholders.


Business Competencies and General Skills

  • In-depth working knowledge of computer based statistical programs and excel;  
  • Knowledge and experience with WASH sector guidelines and best practices;
  • Knowledge and experience designing or delivering WASH programming
  • Knowledge and understanding of local community and social/cultural constraints for effective project design and implementation; 
  • Capacity building of finance and non-finance staff.
  • Competence in writing high quality reports, exhibiting detailed and professional attributes Highly proficient in English both spoken and written;
  • Ability to meet time lines.
  • Oral Communication/Presentation skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work in rural environments with little to no infrastructure. 
  • License to drive a motorcycle and vehicle is preferred

Willingness to travel up to 50% of base time.




  • Degree in one of the following – Water Engineering; Statistics; Public Health; Social Sciences; Development Studies or a related field.
  • A post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is required.
  • At least five (5) years Development working experience in an INGO setting, with at least two (2) of the 5 years being field experience managing Monitoring and Evaluation work. 
  • Experience in project cycle management
  • Practical, hands-on skills in managing a monitoring and Evaluation system including its review, tools development, and Information management.
  • Thorough understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including sampling, survey design, data analysis, and application of these methods to project monitoring and evaluation standards in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene;
  • Experience in at least two M&E design frameworks (Logical frameworks, Theory of Change, or Outcome Mapping);
  • Proven computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Experience in the design, analysis and reporting of quantitative and Qualitative surveys.
  • Strong analytical skills (use of analytical software at least one -SPSS, STATA, EPI INFO, ALTLAS IT, ARC-GIS, NIVIVO);
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken);
  • Previous experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in M&E.
  • Experience providing technical assistance in MIS/M&E.


Application Process

Applicants should submit a 1 page cover letter and CV (no more than 4 pages) with details of qualifications (do not include copies at this stage) and work experience including 3 references – professional, spiritual and general. All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including a clear police background check.


Applications should be forwarded to the Human Resource Manager at 58 Charles Street Freetown or on the e-mail address The deadline for all applications is 4th April 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Living Water International-Sierra Leone is an equal opportunity employer.