FEMNET is hiring Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

FEMNET is hiring Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Deadline: August 14, 2020

Are you passionate about doing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning differently? Do you have a great understanding of feminist approaches to documenting stories of change, highlighting the creativity of women’s rights organizations working in Africa? Will you bring a feminist lens and less traditional MEL approaches to FEMNET’s policy influencing work? Apply for the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer position at FEMNET.

The monitoring and evaluation officer will be working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and Programmes Manager to support a feminist culture and practice of reliable planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting for FEMNET programmes.

This includes developing, updating and coordinating monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities and events for FEMNET programmes and partners, building the capacity of FEMNET staff, members and partners in M&E, promoting MEL knowledge transfer internally and externally and supporting research and documentation of policy issues. The position will ensure that MEL systems and capacity building effectively serve FEMNET members and partners while taking note of FEMNET Feminist MEL Framework, guidelines and policies.


  • Work with project leads to develop feminist data collection tools, adapting existing tools to ensure that they are sensitive to power dynamics and that they are adapted to capture differences of experiences of all genders.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of project quality, using donor monitoring tools as appropriate
  • To ensure that differential impacts of young men, young women, men and women are measured. Ensure that measurement is inclusive of lived experiences facing different people, and measures both feminist and gender transformative changes.
  • Tracking of Key Performance Indicators as approved by funding partners.
  • Support project leads in routine data collection and documentation of project information that confirms status of project activities based on log-frames for donor reporting.
  • Ensure log frames and routine data collection are feminist and integrate measurement that goes beyond solely measuring reach and vulnerability (so not simply counting #men/women reached, and not solely measuring ‘vulnerable women’).
  • Carry out data quality assessments/ audits regularly for MEAL data based on agreed indicators making sure that they are gender transformative to guide adaptive decision making based on evolving power dynamics.
  • Provide alert to the respective project leads on corrective actions required to avoid delays in implementation, including flagging operational issues and risks requiring timely actions.
  • Supporting programme design – Developing program concepts, managing proposal process and timeline for proposal submissions, drafting program objectives, results and indicators and contributing to program strategy. The MEL Officer will ensure that all programme concepts and proposals adequately reflect FEMNET’s feminist and gender transformative strategic objectives.
  • Managing assigned program areas and anticipating program and administrative needs.
  • Travelling as necessary to support field-based teams in program implementation, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.


  • Remuneration will be in line with the set procedures of the organizations which consider the experience and qualifications of the candidate.


  • Applicant should have a Bachelor and/or a Master’s degree holder in social sciences or other relevant disciplines from a recognized university.
  • Persons with additional relevant trainings in monitoring and evaluation will have added advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience at international, regional or sub- regional level.
  • Experience in MEL system design and implementation.
  • Proven experience in, exposure to, and capability for collaborative work, nurturing of networks and alliances and motivate people.
  • Sound knowledge on gender and its mainstreaming strategies, leadership development and generally women’s rights issues in Africa.
  • Have good and proven knowledge on different monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tracking tools.
  • Identify with FEMNETs Feminist values and principles.
  • Proven experience in, exposure to, and capability for collaborative work, nurturing of monitoring and evaluation skills at FEMNET.
  • Persons with French language proficiency will have an added advantage.


Interested applicants should send their application letter accompanied by resume with names and addresses of 3 professional referees (including telephone and e-mail). Please indicate the reference on the subject line as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Ref: FNT/EOI/12/2020)

Applications are sent only by e-mails to: [email protected]

For more information, visit FEMNET.