Closing Date : 2016-05-27
Duty Station : Ankara, Turkey
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Organization: Mayday Rescue
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 27 May 2016

Scope of Work: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be primarily responsible for the design of quantitative research tools and data collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting. He/she will work closely with the M&E Director and members of the programme team to support data-driven programme decision-making and evaluation. To this end, the M&E Officer will contribute to the implementation of M&E plans by designing and deploying data collection tools, managing and analysing data, and reporting results in an accessible way. The M&E Officer will dedicate special attention to the third MAYDAYRESCUE.ORG party monitoring project, commissioned by Mayday Rescue and subcontracted to an external implementer. Finally, the M&E Officer will support on-going organisational learning in both Mayday Rescue and Syria Civil Defence, two highly dynamic and fast-paced organisations.

The post reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Director (Istanbul-based).

Responsibilities include:


Participate in programme design and proposal writing, including support on theory of change development, logical framework design, and budgeting for M&E.

Support the design and updating, as needed, of monitoring and evaluation plans for each grant, identifying synergies across plans where possible.


Liaise with third party monitoring implementer and oversee third party monitoring project implementation.

Help develop data collection methodology, tools and systems for collection and analysis of data during programme implementation.

Support M&E Team in planning and implementing M&E across activities, in compliance with agreed M&E plans.

Work with programme team to understand data needs for programmatic decision-making and reporting, and ensure needs are met.

Manage data collected, from developing databases, maintaining them, responding to inquiries, and training programme team to access and use databases.

Manage tools deployed and ensure proper documentation of results.

Coordinate with programme team and liaison officers for optimal execution of monitoring plans.


Conduct data cleaning, analysis and reporting, including the creation of charts and graphs, to make reliable data accessible.

Contribute in the planning and facilitation of review sessions with the project team, for a periodic evaluation of programme implementation.

Periodically brief project team and external stakeholders, including programme donors, to explain data analysis and contribute to satisfactory reporting.

Assist with report writing where needed.


Master's degree in economics, statistics, ICT, public policy, international development, or other social sciences; Master's degree requirement can be waived if candidates demonstrate equivalent work experience.

At least two years of field-based monitoring and evaluation experience, including data collection and analysis, and demonstrated knowledge of mixed research methods.

Experience in data visualization, e.g. GIS mapping, creation of infographics.

Solid experience in information management or working with large program datasets. Strong knowledge of Excel and other data management tools required; experience in database development desirable.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, a desire to learn, and resourcefulness necessary.

At least two years experience living/working in the Middle East/North Africa region; candidates from the Middle East are highly encouraged to apply.

Understanding of and/or professional experience working on the Syria conflict preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills are necessary; you will be working with conflict-based search-and-rescue workers sense of humour, flexibility and patience required.

How to apply:


If you are interested in applying, please email a CV and cover letter to Katie Plathonoff at The cover letter is to include why you are interested in this position and how your skills and experiences can accomplish the objective. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to participate in an interview (in person, if possible, or via Skype). Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received. Please include M&E Officerin the subject line. Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date:Application should be submitted by the 21st of April 2016. Start date: immediate; the ideal candidate will be able to start as soon as possible.

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