Head of Research,Evaluation,Accountability,Learning&Monitoring

Save the Children, Somalia
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Head of Research, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning & Monitoring (REALM) - Somalia Country Office

The Head of REALM will take the overall responsibility of implementing the systems under REALM framework and SCI REALM approach in Somalia by ensuring strong, accurate and timely monitoring systems for all projects including indicator performance tracking, appropriate and accurate data management, use of quality benchmarking and action trackers for accountability, reporting and learning. S/He will take lead in managing consolidation of Country Office Program Quality Key Performance Indicators on REALM, contribute to quarterly and annual SCI reports for the Country Office. S/He will be responsible for developing and updating CO REALM standard operating procedures in with line SCI REALM standards. S/He will work with thematic leads/specialist to develop log-frames/results frameworks and ensure that there is consistency at different level of results, and that results lead to program goal and indicators are SMART. S/He will lead in determining and undertaking research to deliver the country office's evidence and learning agenda to inform SCI project design and implementation to deepen the impact of our work on children's lives, as well as position the Somalia Country Office as a thought leader and influencer on wider policy and practice around our breakthroughs in child survival, development and protection. As a member of Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT), the role will also involve analysing the data and provide input to the country leadership to inform strategic decision making.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 2 years

Location: Somalia/Somaliland - Flexible (Garowe / Mogadishu / Hargeisa)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of advance degree (MSc) in an area of social development, economics, statistics or other relevant discipline.


  • Minimum five years of practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in an international non-governmental organisation
  • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology, and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of audiences.
  • Conversant with impact evaluation methods as well as other established evaluation criteria (such as DEC)
  • Practical knowledge or experience of working in humanitarian response and recovery at a technical senior level position.
  • Excellent writing skills to present assessment and project reports in English
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office, any statistical package like STATA and digital data management systems
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Familiarity with REALM systems of SCI and experience in leading team on implementation of such system is preferred
  • Ability to speak Somali language and experience of working in Somalia will be considered as strong advantage.


  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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