• Contractor
  • Garowe Somalia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • CARE USA profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.



The Program Quality, Accountability and Learning (PQAL) Coordinator will lead a team that delivers the analytics, results measurement, and learning that underpin and continuously advance CARE Somalia’s mission and impact. They are responsible for functionality of country level monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system, knowledge management, gender equality and oversight of program quality, supporting business development and evidenced-based advocacy and providing leadership to the PQLA team. The position holder will be a member of the Programs team and will be reporting directly to the CARE Somalia Deputy Country Director for Programs.

The Director will lead a team tasked with designing and supporting CLA (Collaboration, Learning and Adaptive Management) practices into all programs, and coaching other members of CARE Somalia staff to successfully adopt CLA skills and business practices. The Director will ensure that data and information are harvested, analyzed, and turned into knowledge and guidance that helps the Counterpart global team improve design and practices.

It is expected that this role will enable and significantly accelerate roll out of CO MEAL approach and procedures, ensuring cross-learning among projects, creating systems for accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders, and to build capacity of MEAL staff. the position holder will be responsible for developing successful mechanisms for learning. They will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information and learning management, communicating impact narratives, leading effective partnerships and advocacy initiatives. They will ensure that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing programs, and is incorporated into consistently high-quality reports and proposal development.


Development and Implementation of Country Office Learning and Impact Measurement Systems

  • Guide and assist country programs’ MEAL team to design and rollout of MEAL system, focusing on developing and implementing country and project-specific MEAL strategies, tools, systems and plans that are in line with CARE’s global M&E processes and feeds into CARE global indicators/databases.

Knowledge Management, Learning, and Communication

  • Develop and roll out a country office knowledge and learning management strategy in collaboration with the technical and MEAL staff.
  • Develop a learning agenda, ensuring evidence-based programming, feeding learning into programme design and implementation, and programme knowledge is being captured.

Program Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Produce country level program performance dashboards ahead of all SMT meetings, showing country level program implementation rates, budget burn rates and reporting.
  • Ensure programs/projects use the necessary monitoring tools to inform and improve individual program/project as well as feed into a broader country-level data management system and country strategy.

Ensuring Accountability and Gender Equality

  • Develop tailored accountability strategy for country programs with close supervision from the Deputy Country Director for Programs and in collaboration with the Program Coordinators and ensure quarterly reporting.
  • Establish & ensure that Feedback and Accountability Mechanisms (FAMs) are implemented/coordinated and utilized according to agreed principles and following the minimum standards of accountability.

Capacity building and Coordination for staff

  • Build the Capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, including the periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data.
  • Provide technical supervision and leadership to the MEAL Coordinators/Specialists.


  • Masters in development studies, Economics or any other relevant Social Science from a reputable institution/university.
  • Bachelors in development studies, economics and other relevant social science is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with reputable organizations in similar roles.
  • Skills in using data analysis software like Nvivo, Power BI, SPSS and STATA.
  • Excellent skills in research, evaluations, evidence-generation, policy and advocacy.
  • Excellent Conceptual abilities, strategic thinking, analytical writing skills and knowledge.
  • Leadership skills with proven experience in engaging, mobilizing and influencing people,
  • Good communication, presentation, public speaking, discussion and negotiation skills.

How to apply


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Deadline: 18-Feb-24

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