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  • Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer will conduct field level M&E activities and provide technical support to MEL Lead in ensuring timely and quality learning as well as implementation reporting with a specific focus on peacebuilding, enhancing stability as well as gender and social inclusion engagements.
  • Assist project teams in collecting data against indicators, lead data collection based on data-collection tools and methodologies designed by the MEL team. The MEL Officer will also lead project assessments and project compliance audits in all cross border locations covering the Mandera Triangle region and down to Kiunga/Raskamboni in Lamu.
  • The MEL Officer will collaborate closely with the MEL Lead, Field Research Officer and wider Borderlands Research team and field programme team to ensure compliance with the projects MEL requirements and best practices. The role will also ensure programme data and other protected data is accurately and ethically collected, stored, analysed and shared in strict adherence to the projects data protection policy and MEL Plan.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support MEL Lead in ensuring that MEL approaches adhere to project Conflict Sensitivity, Do No Harm, and GESI strategies;
  • Work closely with project field team, local organisations, and other actors to conduct MEL activities, including monitoring visits, project assessments, and targeted research;
  • Support the establishment of Borderlands/Deris Wanaag MEL systems and reporting structures, including user-friendly templates, to contribute to quarterly reporting and learning products/events;
  • Conduct MEL training for downstream partners in response to capacity assessments, including research methods, reporting needs, and other data collection requirements;
  • Review and translate data collection tools into Swahili and Somali, in addition to training enumerators and piloting tools in relevant field locations;
  • Develop and manage data collection work plans in coordination with MEL Lead and Field Research Manager;
  • Develop plans for GESI self-assessment for all partners together with the field GESI advisor and Senior GESI advisor;
  • Develop sector-specific data and support timely and appropriate deployment by implementation teams, in alignment with ethical research and data security policies;
  • Conduct field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and other monitoring surveys, including the cleaning, translation, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Contribute to monthly implementation updates, to share with Area Leads, flagging key achievements, areas of concern, lessons learned, and recommendations for corrective actions;
  • Facilitate field-level learning events, collaboratively with the MEL Lead, to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes;
  • Conducted internal data quality assessments to ensure that all reported observations and indicators are supported by verified data sources, including activity-level monitoring forms, participant lists, and geo-tagged photos;
  • Gather, analyse, and report community and stakeholder feedback through the design and management of feedback mechanisms, including complaints hotlines, community forum

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations. Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 14th June, 2023

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

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