Monitoring and Evaluation Expert - Protection

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Monitoring and Evaluation Expert - Protection

Department: Programmes
Location: Turkey Office
Reporting To: Project Team leader
Terms: Full time


Your role:

The M&E Expert will have a central role in conducting third-party monitoring assignments with a focus on protection projects for refugees and IDPs throughout the MENA region in coordination with both international consultants and RMTeam’s technical staff. This includes designing robust, context-specific methodologies and data collection tools for monitoring a diverse range of protection areas ex. child protection, SGBV/GBV, Community Services, Education, and psychosocial support as well as overseeing their implementation in the field.

An effective team player, organizer, and manager, the M&E Expert will supervise M&E and field project staff to ensure projects are carried out efficiently in a timely manner to the highest standard.
A keen eye for detail and an analytical mind is essential as the M&E Expert will conduct rigorous quality assurance checks, and verifications and consistently produce high-quality analytical reports. The M&E Expert will also leverage their communication skills to remain responsive and attentive to client needs during all phases of the project cycle. A solid grasp of DAC/OECD evaluation criteria is required, and knowledge of results-oriented methodology would be an asset.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead on the development of third-party monitoring approach and tools for projects and activities in the protection sectors i.e. Case management and referrals, Legal support, Protection Awareness raising and PSS activities.
  • Ensure project monitoring milestones are met, continuous assessment and feedback from inception to final deliverables
  • Design and review M&E plans, including sampling approaches, training plans, and data collection tools
  • Ensure all project staff have clear guidance and well trained on project monitoring methodologies, tools, workplans, and client needs
  • Supervise data cleaning and validation processes
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Draft high-quality reports based on primary and secondary data that include usable recommendations
  • Present and validate M&E results to relevant stakeholders and support clients’ knowledge-sharing efforts
  • Work closely with the M&E Team to deliver capacity-building training on a range of M&E methodologies, techniques, concepts, and learning tools, as well as contribute to overall internal learning and development efforts in the M&E Department
  • Act as RMTeam’s communications focal point with clients as needed
  • Ensure M&E and research projects strictly adhere to RMTeam’s established quality assurance protocols
  • Contribute to drafting technical proposals in coordination with the Business Development Department
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by line manager on ad hoc basis

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Degree in Law, International Law, Political Sciences, Social science or related field.
  • Strong technical understanding of M&E methodologies, concepts, and processes in the Protection sector specifically, with a long strong experience in humanitarian assistance
  • Excellent drafting and report writing abilities
  • Solid understanding of cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender, conflict sensitivity etc.)
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer programs and software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, SPSS, R, STATA, data management systems)
  • Demonstrable aptitude in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines within agreed-upon timeframes
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • In-depth understanding of Middle East context
  • Native level or near-native spoken and written English and Arabic language skills
  • Experience working with third-party M&E/research firm (desired)
  • Experience working on UN-funded projects (desired)
  • Master or bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. international development, political science, child protection, gender)
  • Experience with remote management (desired)
  • Spoken and written Turkish is a plus
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