Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

National Program Officer (MEAL)

Country: Somalia
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 14 Jun 2021

Overview of CTG:

  • CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of the position:

  • The Recovery & Durable Solutions (RDS) unit promotes durable solutions to displacement for IDPs, returnees & works to prevent displacement in conflict prone areas through community stabilization & early recovery activities. RDS programs are guided by the Midnimo methodology, a govt. led, community driven approach that aims to build capacity & accountability of governance structures to lead on solutions & provide (re) integration support to Displacement Affected Communities (DACs) whilst supporting locally led, participatory processes that promote intra & inter community cohesion, peace & ownership. To ensure that activities, outputs & outcomes are on track, & that all lessons learnt inform ongoing & future programming, RDS unit requires a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) National Officer who can lead the MEAL activities for the RDS unit.

Role objective:

Under the overall supervision RDS Project Manager & the direct supervision of the Community Stabilization Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible & accountable for leading MEAL activities for the RDS unit including Durable Solutions & community stabilization programming respectively. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Track, document & prepare reports of project outputs & outcomes as articulated in the results framework for all recovery & durable solutions projects to ensure that all activities are on track by regularly updating indicator matrix coordination with field teams.
  • In coordination with the Community Stabilization Officer & Heads of RDS programs, measure progress towards objectives, quality & immediate impact of activities to inform programming by developing monitoring tools, leading implementation of & writing reports on baselines, end lines & other M&E activities.
  • In coordination with Project Officer (Information Management) prepare information retrieval of field activities to inform reports & communication materials by developing communication protocols & information sharing tools.
  • Lead the operational implementation of RDS indices & other M&E related pilot activities including but not limited to the below to inform programming & the wider durable solutions & community stabilization community:
  1. The Community Stabilization Index (COSI).
  2. Local (Re) Integration Index (LORI) to enable data analysis, by coordinating with DTM, 3rd party providers & the RDS field teams.
  • Prepare regular monitoring reports on recovery & durable solutions projects to provide timely input for donor reports & for our client in Somalia's internal / external reports by ensuring timely collection of data & analysis (qualitative & quantitative) for drafting of reports & feedback.
  • Provide support to project implementation on the ground ensuring adherence to project objectives, project activities, target groups, selection criteria, expected outputs, expected outcomes & timelines articulated in the project documents.
  • Carry out learning sessions based on M&E findings including challenges encountered, mitigation measures & how challenges affect program implementation to inform ongoing and future activities, by developing tools & mechanisms to draw lessons learns from field teams & activities.
  • Provide inputs in the formulation of strategies for the design & implementation of project activities by drawing from lessons learnt.
  • Plan external monitoring missions in coordination with stakeholder (e.g. donor, govt., international community, 3rd party contractors).
  • Support development of M&E framework for projects to ensure that outputs & outcomes are properly & timely including a robust mechanism for remote monitoring & for tracking project outcomes.
  • Monitor RDS’ M&E budgets to ensure utilization of costs in timely fashion by keeping a matrix on expenditures.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Project reporting:

  • This role works under the overall supervision RDS Project Manager & the direct supervision of the Community Stabilization Officer.

Team management:

  • This role requires experience in supervising a team & coordinating with different stakeholders for the implementation of M&E activities.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential)


  • Master’s Degree or higher in International Relations, International Development, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution or Bachelor’s Degree in the above fields with minimum 2 years of additional relevant professional experience.


  • 5 years’ experience in MEAL, including knowledge of remote implementation.
  • Experience producing M&E reports including baselines, end lines, FGD reports, post intervention monitoring.
  • Experience working for an INGO or a UN agency.
  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non governmental or governmental institutions / organizations in a multicultural setting.
  • Experience supervising a team & coordinating with different stakeholders for the implementation of M&E activities.


  • Fluency in English & Somali (oral & written) is required.
  • Working knowledge of other Somali dialect spoken in other regions of Somalia is desirable.


  • Knowledge of working in conflict / volatile contexts on durable solutions & community stabilization in Somalia.
  • Knowledge of implementing M&E activities for durable solutions & community stabilization programming.
  • Excellent & demonstrable analytical, communication & writing skills.
  • Knowledge in the usage of KOBO collect for M&E data collection & office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) & knowledge of spreadsheet & data analysis.


  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision, assists others to realize & develop their potential.
  • Creates an atmosphere of trust & an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.
  • Works strategically to realize the organization’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.

Other relevant information:

  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Applicants MUST attach their valid Somali passport copies & updated resume on their online profiles.
  • Any applicant failing to do so, his / her will be discarded without any notification.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website & apply for this role using the below link:

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