Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer – Erbil

About SCM:

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit organisation registered in France in 2004, governed by a non-remunerated board. It has held a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2011.

SCM’s vision is for a world based on freedom, justice, and equality that respects personal dignity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms.

Vacancy details:

Job title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer – Erbil

Program/ Project/ Department: Programs Development & Fundraising Department

Positions available: 1 vacancy.

Duration of the contract: 12 months (including 2 months of probation period).

Application deadline: 9 March 2023.

Work Station: Erbil – Iraq.

Roles and Responsibilities:


The M&E Officer is a member of the SCM MEAL Unit; overseen directly by the MEAL Manager, the M&E Officer ensures that the assigned organisational activities adhere -in full compliance – to SCM MEAL Policy and

Procedures. This position mainly involves the execution of M&E tasks related to the active projects and programs, The M&E Officer, in addition to the regular tasks, is involved in several monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning,

and research processes. This position – in particular – has a determined focus on adhering to contractual and donor compliances; including – but not limited to – contractual references, reporting standards, as well as donor policies, procedures and guidelines.

Monitoring & Control: 

  • Contributing. To the development of project proposals, narrative reports and results framework updates, and provide the necessary documentation of all relevant documents. 
  • Developing. The necessary tools related to monitoring the different tasks in compliance with the project and donor requirements. 
  • Comparing. The project reference documents – and SCM MEAL Policy – with the available and/or reported information in order to ensure projects’ performance abide by their corresponding plans. 
  • Planning and Conducting. Regular monitoring meetings and workshops with relevant stakeholders, with leading on the duly required coordination

Reporting & Report Development: 

  • Executing. M&E review the assigned reports and processes in compliance with the relevant references (project proposals, logical frameworks, results frameworks, grant and partnership contracts, SCM & donor reporting standards & guidelines). 
  • Contributing. To the development and review of the performance and programmatic reports as a MEAL focal point for the assigned reports. 
  • Conducting. Regular follow up checks on report development and provide the brief progress reports to the MEAL Manager for each of the assigned reporting processes.

Program Development: 

  • Developing. Project M&E plans and methodologies in coherence with project nature and design, as well asgrant opportunity constraints.
  • Developing. Logical frameworks, including goals, objectives, outcomes, outputs, indicators, MoVs and assumptions, in accordance with the project designed, impact, lessons learned, best practices and stakeholders’ insights.
  • Participating. In the programmatic development and proposal development processes, and follow up on other relevant assigned tasks.
  • Contributing. To the risk analysis and mitigation plans, with a clear and reasonable reference to lessons learned and best practices. 
  • Applying. Gender lens throughout the program development process, and contributing to the gender analysis exercises.

Research & Development: 

  • Contributing. To the development of SCM productions, such as: training materials, technical guidelines, reports, studies and researches; as assigned by the MEAL Manager. 
  • Participating. In relevant research assignments and tasks as required by the MEAL Manager. 
  • Executing. Focus group discussions, peer interviews, surveying interviews, and other research tasks in coherence with the preset research plan and objectives. 
  • Collecting. Quantitative, qualitative, structured, semi-structured, and unstructured information and data in the framework of research and/or studies.

Supporting Partners & Other Departments: 

  • Transferring. The MEAL expertise to particular organizations and associations supported by the SCM. 
  • Providing. Coaching and peer support to SCM members and/or external focal points of partner organizations and associations in close coordination with the MEAL Manager. 
  • Providing. The necessary M&E support to other units and departments under the oversight of the MEAL Manager (such as: the HR performance appraisals development and review, action impact assessments, etc.) 
  • Preparing. Training impact measurement tools (such as: pretests, post-tests, feedback surveys, etc.) and applying them among relevant stakeholders.

Feedback & Complaints: 

  • Contributing. To the development of feedback and complaints mechanisms, in coordination with the MEAL Manager. 
  • Holding. The relevant feedback and complaints channels in an accountable and transparent coordination with the relevant team members and stakeholders. 
  • Ensuring. That all stakeholders have clear and known access to feedback and complaints channels. 
  • Providing. Training and orientation sessions to SCM team members and relevant stakeholders on the use and importance of complaints and feedback mechanisms.


  • Participating. In relevant intra and inter-organisational meetings, workshops, conferences where and when assigned by the MEAL Manager. 
  • Contributing. To investigations, incident reporting, emergency responses when and as assigned by the MEAL Manager. 
  • Mainstreaming. MEAL aspects and culture among SCM team members and fostering the role of genuine and first-person monitoring approach.

Requirement, Skills, and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field (Development or Social Studies)
  • At least 3 years of M&E experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation or management.
  • Must have adequate knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis.
  • Capacity-building experience in project monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (additional experience with data analysis software is preferred).
  • Strong skills in written and spoken English; Knowledge of the Arabic/Kurdish language is preferred.

How to apply:

  • The CV must include contact information (telephone number, Mail address), previous experiences with professional references, academic qualifications
  • The CV must be in PDF format with the full name of the applicant in the title.
  • Applications should be sent via email to: [email protected] with the name of the vacancy in the email subject.
  • Any applications received after the deadline will be rejected.
  • CVs will be reviewed after the deadline of submission, and only shortlisted will be called for interviews. We apologize for not sending replies to all.