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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator - Tehran, Iran

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council

Posted on: 29 August 2017
Application deadline: 15 September 2017

Are you interested in staff capacity building and training? And are you ready to monitor and coordinate evaluation of DRC programs and suggest improvements? Then we are looking for you. Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to work on our programme in Tehran, Iran.

About the job
In order to deliver the highest possible quality, better understand program impact and meet donor requirements, DRC Iran has recently established its monitoring and evaluation unit. Monitoring and evaluation in DRC Iran is entering into its preliminary stages. DRC Iran seeks to strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit through dedicated support focusing on starting up an appropriate M&E system; this will include staff capacity building, identification of staffing requirements and options, development and implementation of M&E systems and support for the procurement of an appropriate database that meets programming needs. The position will be a short term full time position designed to start up the system and build the capacity of national staff.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Staff capacity building:
Work closely with the Program Quality and M&E Coordinator to provide formal training with regard to M&E systems and minimum standards as well as on the job training and mentoring
Provide program-specific M&E training on minimum standards, systems, etc to DRC Iran program officers and assistants
Provide general training to all staff on the purpose of M&E, how it fits into the organization, how it interacts with program and support, how it adds value, how it is linked to achieving strategic goals.

Developing and implementing an M&E system:
Review the current status of program documentation (donor-specific, BAFIA focused, DRC focused) to identify strengths, high priority gaps and medium/low priority gaps
Review the current project management systems and suggest improvements
Develop, using as a basis a draft (un-implemented) Regional CASWA M&E rollout, an M&E system for Iran including identifying budget, workplan and staffing needs.
Support the Program Quality & M&E coordinator in the first stages of rolling out the system
Work closely with the Program Coordinator and Program Quality and M&E coordinator on the above in order to fully hand over the draft system to the DRC Iran office
Liaise with other M&E focal points in the region as relevant

Identification of staffing requirements and options:
As a part of developing an M&E system for the country, identify potential staffing options for the M&E department that would support data collection, data entry, data analysis and visualization.
Clarify responsibilities for database between program and support departments, and identify a database ‘owner’ and key stakeholders
Cost the potential staffing options
Write a brief paper (5 pages) for management comparing the staffing options and recommending one option

Support for database procurement:
Support the Program Quality and M&E Coordinator in the process of procuring a database; this will include writing the ToRs for the database, and taking part in the interviews and assessments of potential suppliers.

About you
To be successful in this role we expect you must have:

Advanced university degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or similar
Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English
Strong analytical skills
Proven experience working with donor funded projects/ programmes e.g. EU, DfiD, SIDA, USAID, UNHCR & DANIDA among other donors.
3 - 5 years’ experience within Monitoring and Evaluation, preferably in an NGO setting.
Expertise in capacity building and proven experience in establishing new systems and leading change.
You must demonstrate professional experience in legal, administrative and operational aspects of Procurement and Logistics.

Great interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
Experience working in a multicultural setting.
All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

We offer
Contract length: 3 Months
Level: A13
Designation of Duty Station: Accompanied/Family Duty Station
Start date: ASAP

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Joyce Dalgliesh, Program Coordinator, DRC Iran,

Application process
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 15 September

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

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