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

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago

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

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is recruiting candidates for a Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator.

JOB TITLE: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

JOB LOCATION: Jos, Plateau


  • The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator supports the design, development, and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers analyzes and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position would be based in Jos, Plateau State, with frequent travel to the field within the respective regions.
  • In Jos, s/he will line managed by the Head of Office and functionally managed by the Associate Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate weekly with Associate DMEL Manager to determine priority tasks.
  • Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas.
  • In concert with the Associate DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on the determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with Associate DMEL Manager when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Media & Communications office when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters, and weekly reporting.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on the history of site visits; present findings to Associate DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Support quality, conflict-sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in Bayelsa;
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions and evaluations in the Bayelsa;
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Collection of case studies and success stories across the projects suitable for external audiences
  • Conduct project monitoring visits on a regular basis and report findings to the project teams and DM&E team through spot checks with project volunteers,
  • Maintenance of up to date databases and indicator tracking table of the project capturing progress against target.
  • Conduct/Support monthly review and quarterly project reflection meetings for projects within your jurisdiction.
  • Conduct Quarterly DQA and share a report on a quarterly basis.
  • Support evaluations for all projects within your jurisdiction
  • 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 duties.

Educational Background:

  • A university degree is required; a University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or a related field is desired.
  • Training in Data Collection, Results-Based Accountability, Approaches to Evaluation

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required. A masters’ degree is a plus.
  • Supervisory responsibilities in previous roles

Other Requirements:

  • Resident in Plateau state is an added advantage
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • The 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 Bayelsa part of Nigeria is required.


Important Information
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal.

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)
  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website:​for full details of our work.
  • Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

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