M & E Specialist at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), is an International Catholic Organization working across 58 countries whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and IDPs in conflict zones, detention centres, and on remote borders.

Job Summary

The M & E Specialist is responsible for nursing the highest efficiency in programme management and providing accurate, thoroughly researched and documented information related to development projects, monitoring and evaluations.

The Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Management, Programme, project teams, and related counterpart staff to support the successful implementation of the country programme.

Key Responsibilities of the Position

1) Responsibilities :

Support the development of M&E tools for the projects across the implementation sites.
Manage the overall project database of the organization.
Ensure the implementation of corporate planning & monitoring tools and solutions for successful strategic management and planning of the Organization.
Develop the M&E plan for the Office and ensure the implementation of outcome and project evaluations.
Monitor and advise on the compliance of the CO with the corporate planning and performance monitoring tools including the periodic monitoring of dashboards and exceptions and identify the remedial action.
Participate in the preparation and update of the annual integrated work plan and consolidate the Office reporting process on results.
Develop suitable and innovative solutions and tools for improving project implementation.
Implement and manage a monitoring system for the programme portfolio cycle and follow up on project portfolio cycle phases.
Perform quality control of project documentation, strategic products developed by projects and midterm and final evaluation reports.
Ensure the application of Results Based Management for all programmes and projects and ensure the development of a monitoring framework with measurable indicators. Participate in the interagency monitoring activities.
Monitor the implementation of the office priorities/targets set through the Integrated Work Plan and the implementation of the audit recommendations related to programme.
Develop SOPs for the M&E processes based on corporate tools and instruments.
Conducts capacity building on Programme management and M &E
Provide coaching and on-the-job-training of Office Staff on project development cycle, M&E, Results Based Management.
Conduct training for the staff and relevant national counterparts on project management, programme operational procedures, results-based management, and modalities of implementation.
Liaise with national counterparts for the clarification of issues pertaining to implementation modalities, programme evaluations and programme audit results.

Required Profile


  • Have a master’s degree or equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Demography, Data Science, Project Management, Statistics, Economics or a related field.

Experience and Qualification

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in providing management advisory services, with hands-on experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of development projects at national or country level.
  • Experienced in project management of field-based protection programs.
  • Strong communication skills and reporting skills, with excellent writing skills.
  • Experienced in the use of software for Geospatial analysis (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)
  • Experienced in conducting assessments, surveys, and evaluations using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Experienced in the use of remote data collection tools/software and applications.
  • Experienced in the creation of databases and the use of database applications/software.
  • Experienced in the use of data analysis and visualization software (SPSS, STATA, R, Tableau) and analyzing data.
  • Experienced in the use of NVIVO and/or other qualitative data analysis programs/software.
  • Experience in coaching and training.
  • Experience and good knowledge of the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in MEAL Report writing.
  • Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English required.


  • Adhere to JRS values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and good working knowledge of a local language.
  • Flexibility to work in a diverse multicultural team.
  • Ability to live and work in unstable, insecure environments and sometimes inhospitable conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to work under tight deadlines.

Method of Application

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