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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer

Status: Open

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Khartoum, Sudan

Reporting to the Sudan Country Director, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer will support Internews’ programs in Sudan and oversee all monitoring and evaluation activities. The MERL Officer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing M&E frameworks and systems; collecting, verifying, and reporting data on program activities; and capturing impact, learning and best practices.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Develop and implement M&E systems for Internews projects, identify obstacles to implementation, and recommend appropriate solutions;
  • Attend project activities and trainings and work with the project team to monitor them properly. This includes creating evaluation tools, collecting data firsthand from partners/beneficiaries and analyzing collected data.
  • Support the program team in creating a framework and procedures for monitoring and evaluation of program activities;
  • Collaborate with the project team on appropriate data collection methods, tools, and reporting formats; prepare M&E frameworks;
  • Write reports, analyze findings, and provide recommendations as required for project planning, performance management, and reporting;
  • Undertake field-monitoring missions to assess progress of project implementation using Internews’ standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies;
  • Participate in periodic review and planning meetings, generating minutes and lessons learnt documents. Discuss results of data and plan action steps to build on strengths and address weaknesses;
  • Support the project team in conducting field assessments and surveys;
  • Develop close working relationships with all project partners, participants, and stakeholders;
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative field monitoring and verification of project implementation;
  • Provide the project team with paperwork needed to improve planning, monitoring, and control of activities;
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure project success through documenting relevant success stories;
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure program success; and
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • University degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, or any equivalent desirable
  • At least three years of experience in design and implementation of MERL activities implemented by national/international NGOs
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports
  • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of use of data analysis software desirable
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys
  • Demonstrated experience with training and capacity-building
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic required
  • Good writing and/or reporting skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

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