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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Afghanistan Kabul

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-04

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We are looking for a Resilient Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to lead the team in Kabul Afghanistan. The Candidate should have a Technical competency and prior experience implementing various programme evaluation methodologies and approaches with strong Leadership and Project management skills and a minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated management experience in design, implementation, and oversight of monitoring, evaluation, and research for large to mid-scale international projects or programmes In addition to the experience in working in a complex and volatile context.

Role and responsibilities

The role of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is to lead the strategic direction and quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation in the country office. The M&E Manager should design and implement a strategy, SOPs, and budget for M&E which ensures the CO is meeting and exceeding M&E minimum standards. Plan for and generate the evidence and learning required to feed into programme and strategic decision making.


Generic responsibilities

  1. Responsible to develop the CO monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy, responding to contextual challenges but also ensuring alignment with the regional strategy and global M&E framework, policy and strategy.
  2. Develop CO specific M&E SOPs responding to contextual challenges, according to NRC’s M&E minimum standards ensuring necessary resources
  3. Technical input to programme monitoring and evaluation plans, including methodological guidance and resource planning
  4. Ensuring the rollout and use of global and regional M&E developments at the CO level.  Also leading new technical developments to respond to M&E needs in the context.
  5. Provide technical M&E support, guidelines and capacity building across the CO.
  6. Line manage CO M&E staff and capacity building for area office M&E staff  
  7. Ensuring learning moments are institutionalised in the CO, with systems in place for analysing and using M&E data and supporting programme and CMG to interpret and use learning for strategic and programme decision making. This includes contributing to the development, learning and adaptation of a multi-year programme strategies. 
  8. Lead the processes and design of country office and programme level monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring the learning is integrated, accurate and relevant. 
  9. Ensure planning and quality control of all monitoring and evaluation activities throughout the PCM cycle, including technical support for Theory of Change, M&E plans, indicator reference sheets, data quality assessments and evaluation processes.
  10. Ensuring systems /processes are in place to ensure high-quality reporting in NRC’s Global Output and Outcome Reporting System (GORS).

Specific responsibilities 

  • Support HOP in setting up and implementing systems for tracking evaluation management responses
  • Coordinate and facilitate planning and implementation of evaluations at country-level in collaboration with senior management and relevant programme staff
  • Contribute to fundraising through ensuring robust TOCs, M&E plans, logframes, M&E activities, budgets and staffing are incorporated into programme and project proposals 
  • Participate in internal project progress review meetings, ensuring that up to date project monitoring data is used during the review;
  • Supervision of the Complaint and Feedback Mechanism (CFM). Ensure the system is regularly reviewed for its relevance and functionality Provides technical advice to programme staff on methods and tools for needs assessments and other types of research.
  • Provide technical M&E guidance for innovation and technology for M&E and database management.


  • Advanced degree in economics, research methods, social sciences or a related field
  • Excellent analytic, communication, interpersonal, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, planning/organizing, and facilitation skills;
  • Advanced experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and tools
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience within supporting M&E for one of NRC’s core competencies is an asset.


• Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

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