Preemptive Love

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Iraq)

Job Overview

Job title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Classification: WorkWell Contract
Reports to: WorkWell Program Manager, WorkWell Program Director
Hours: Full-Time

Location: Sulaymaniyah or Erbil, Iraq


About Preemptive Love

Welcome to the world’s most diverse community of peacemakers, Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) stretches across Iraq, Syria, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to provide relief, and leverage communities through job creation and social innovation.  We provide food, water, and medicine to those who need it most, while violence is still happening.  We create jobs, providing capital for refugee families to start businesses, coaching and leveraging their success through creating connections to the global marketplace.  At the center of everything we do–every food delivery–every family we serve–is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds.

About the team

For the tens of thousands victimized by conflict, they don’t need a hand-out, they need a hand-up. We change the way the world engages in polarizing conflict by partnering with conflict-affected individuals to become small business owners, employers, and sustainable sources of revenue and hope for their families and the local community. We do this through building relationships and once their businesses have started we follow up with them to make sure things are running smoothly.

Job Overview

Essential Function: Reporting to the WorkWell Program Manager, the M&E Officer will lead the design, implementation, and operation of M&E systems from project initiation to closeout. She/he will oversee the monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results, providing regular project reports to GIZ. She/he will provide technical leadership and oversee data management on gender-related analysis, and ongoing training to other WorkWell Tech Hubs in Iraq. She/he will conduct regular project data analysis and identify methods to use results for program improvement. S/he will lead activity efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and performance reporting within the geographic area of WorkWell. This position is contingent upon award.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the WorkWell Program Manager with development of the M&E Plan for the project, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • Lead role in overseeing data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Liaise with WorkWell Data Specialist to ensure data is clean, representative and well-presented in all donor facing and internal reports.
  • Responsible for supporting the preparation and review of program reports in collaboration with program staff.
  • Manage M&E activities and ensure outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide training and mentoring to staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems.
  • Design and manage gender-disaggregated and group-disaggregated beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Communicating with relevant partners (from multiple WorkWell sites) on data management to support smooth data collection and transfer of information.
  • Keeping a log (mapping) of research activities undertaken.
  • Supporting the coordination of data collection (tracking), including scheduling and undertaking field visits.
  • Performing quality checks on data, including data cleaning and verification of data.
  • Managing the monitoring and evaluation databases for all WorkWell Tech Hubs.
  • Processing data and providing information for accurate, timely and high-quality reporting.

Competency—knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Quantitative data management and analysis programs (e.g. SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, MS Power BI)
  • Knowledge of processes involved in TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training)
  • Organizational skills, with ability to work to and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Confidence and ability to deal with people at all levels across disciplines and cultures
  • Proven track record of taking responsibility and ownership for problems and following them through to resolution
  • Demonstrate a confident, enthusiastic, positive and energetic approach, with a willingness to get involved in all aspects of the project

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities on international development projects.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.

Language requirements:

  • Proficiency level written/reading/spoken Kurdish and Arabic;
  • Proficiency level written/reading/spoken English.

Physical demands: Ability to lift 15 pounds or more, physical agility for frontline work.

Travel: 50% of the time, and as requested to all program sites for M&E purposes.

Affirmative action plan/equal employment opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information. Both the organization and employee agree to comply with the zero tolerance policy for any type of abuse, harassment, molestation, intimidation, or sexual and labor exploitation.

Disclaimer of Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice by a direct supervisor based on organizational or programmatic priorities and goals.

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