Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Application ends: June 29, 2022

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Job Advert Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: BO –  CARE Sierra Leone

Manager: SHE Project 





CARE seeks a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. CARE places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs, with an annual budget of $650 million. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe. 

In Sierra Leone, CARE staff and partners work tirelessly to save lives, address the root causes of poverty and social injustice through advocacy, partnerships, system strengthening and programming in impact areas of Gender Equality, Empowering Women and Girls, Humanitarian Assistance, Right to Food, Nutrition and Water, Right to Health, Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Justice.




CARE Sierra Leone is seeking a talented visionary to assume the role of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&E) within our Social Marketing Project Office. Reporting to the Project-Advisor, this role will be integral in tracking and updating M&E data as well and ensuring the data is of the best quality possible. It includes Implementing, monitoring systems and designing monitoring tools, conducting, or providing support to data quality assessments. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the social marketing project office activities program works in accordance with CARE MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) norms and standards in order to ensure high program quality.


The person in this role will mentor and coach project staff and sub grantee in all MEAL processes. S/he will lead the establishment of a strong Monitoring and Evaluation System and will assist the program team to ensure high quality implementation of that system. S/he will lead project reflective practice exercises and ensure knowledge sharing with sub-grantee and other stakeholders. S/he will also be involved in the design, monitoring and evaluation of all activities implemented in assigned duty station. S/he will assist the country office (CO) MEAL Unit in handling the country office knowledge management, sharing and institutional learning and ensure the incorporation of MEAL best practices in other program implementation and new designs. 



This role will report directly to the  Senior M&E Officer, with dotted lines to the Director of SHE Project and the MEAL Manager.

The key responsibilities of M& E Officer:

  • Tracking and Updating M&E Data: Operationalize M&E framework and develop tools to monitor and evaluate the overall performance and impact of the project. 
  • Implementation of activities: Manage the general implementation of activities and collect evidence from beneficiaries by conducting surveys, completing assessments, documenting human-interest stories and, reporting.
  • Compliance agreement with CARE standard: Develop compliance monitoring tools such as scorecards, checklists to track compliance in close consultation with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator, SHE Project Senior M&E Officer and the SHE Project Director. Deliver program quality standard assessment and monitoring. Support monitoring of staff and client’s compliance to safeguarding principles on protection against sexual harassment exploitation and abuse (PHSEA) at all levels.




To be successful in this role you will:

Possess experience and education in Monitoring and Evaluation.  You must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Statistics, Economics with practical implementing experience, bringing with you at least 3years of experience as a M & E Officer or similar experiences and a thorough knowledge of M&E practices and procedures, with most of those years working in a non-profit environment. 


Have communication and reporting skills needed to deliver and conduct both oral and written training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups. Be able to tell the story and know when it’s applicable to convert data to conversation. 


Possess data analysis skills: Must have the ability to analyze the data to develop accurate and appropriate reports for distribution to applicable teams


Be a problem solver and critical thinker. You must be able to clearly identify and define the different levels of problem solving and resolution. Think holistically with a vision and use your analytics and reporting skills


Be a leader with influence. Demonstrated leadership, coaching and negotiation skills with internal and external partners with the ability to be a team player. 


Know your systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using M&E Tools and software applications (PeopleSoft experience will be preferred). 




              Integrity and Accountability


              Diversity and Respect


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We will be reviewing resumes for these roles on a continuous basis until the position is filled. If you are selected as a candidate, a member of our team will reach out to you to start the recruitment process. Thank you for your interest in CARE Sierra Leone.