Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground which is currently in 36 countries, is an international non-profile organization with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict.

Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 1

JOB TITLE: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

JOB LOCATION: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Direct Report: DMEL Assistant


  • Search for Common Ground seeks a professional, motivated, and creative Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator who will support the DMEL Manager in working with the Institutional Learning Team and carry out all the strategic and functional responsibilities of design, monitoring, evaluation and learning for Borno Projects.
  • S/he will work under the direct supervision of the DMEL Manager and in close coordination with the Head of Office, Project team leads, State Coordinators, the Conflict Analyst, and the Media/Communications team.
  • The position will be based in Maiduguri,  Borno State and will frequently travel to the field with the LGAs and in Search’s current and emerging regions. 

About The Project

  • In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis.
  • Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fail.
  • This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration.
  • Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children.
  • By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DM&E process in North East;
  • Develop M&E plans for projects in the region and create a framework for fully implementing the plan 
  • Develop and maintain the beneficiaries’ database and ensure it’s aligned with the CPIM+ database.
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, data collection tools, monitoring missions and evaluations in the North East;
  • Establish appropriate data collection methodologies and strategies to monitor and evaluate project implementation  in the North East;
  • Enable program teams to utilize monitoring and evaluation findings and communicate results effectively for improved program implementation;
  • Strengthen DM&E capacities of SFCG program staff and partners;
  • Supporting the recruitment and management (if needed) of external consultants for other studies, research and assessment ;
  • Support DM&E Manager conduct internal evaluations when appropriate based on SFCG Evaluation Guidelines and Policies;
  • Contribute to developing organization-wide DM&E tools, systems, and processes
  • Support the DM&E Manager in providing ongoing technical support in proposal development, monitoring, reflective practice, evaluation and learning;
  • Supporting DM&E Manager in facilitating cross-organizational learning, which includes providing information, guidelines, lessons learned, and user-friendly learning tools on DM&E on the Institutional Learning Team Intranet website.

Educational Background:

  • A University Degree is required; University Degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is desired.
  • Additional education in conflict management, media for peacebuilding, communication for social change would be a strong asset;

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on PMEL/MLE systems.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in North-East Nigeria
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys and impact monitoring.
  • Professional training in project management.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of the local languages will be an asset.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Innovative, analytical and detailed oriented
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

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Application Documents
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal:

  • Current resume 
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date).


  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.
  • All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity – Tenacity – Empathy – Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
  • Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Deadline: October 11, 2021

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Job CategoryMonitoring & Evaluation