Scope & Duties: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Summary
The Monitoring and Evaluating Officer (M&E) will work closely with the Chief Heat Officer (CHO) to coordinate existing heat protection efforts and initiating new work that reduces the risks and impacts of heat stress and extreme heat for communities in Freetown. 

This role included working with the Chief Heat Officer to develop TOR’s and launch a Heat Health Task Force composed of internal and external stakeholders with a focus on heat risk reduction planning and response. The M&E will facilitate the collection of relevant data focusing on protecting the health and livelihoods of community members who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme heat.

The M&E will also work with various stakeholders including government agencies, community organizations, donor partners, corporate partners and Freetown residents to track issues around heat and heat reduction strategies.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct baseline studies on existing data available on heat; effect, impact and best practices
  • Develop monitoring tools, impact indicator and systems that support the implementation of project activities
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and outputs
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output
  • Conduct outreach and community engagement activities in line with the project strategy and provide feedback and recommendations to CHO
  • Prepare and maintain database and support the CHO in stakeholder management and collaboration
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of result and the sustainability of the project’s results
  • Participate in project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Chief Heat Officer in preparing relevant reports
  • Perform other duties as required


The successful candidate should possess:

A minimum of 3 years relevant (In the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented in organizations focused on climate change adaptation, urban planning, health, Sanitation, disaster risk management development, conservation) work experience and/or other relevant areas within government service, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and/or academia; 

  • Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders to facilitate the provision of support
  • In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology:
  • Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff.
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability Functional Competencies:
  • Focuses on result and problem solving
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to on or before October 17, 2021

Closing date for application: 18th October, 2021