Job Title:        M&E Project Officer

Project Title:  OFDA Effective Seed Storage

Location:        Baucau Field Office

Reports To:    ESS/SILC Project Manager


Note: This is a national position



The Effective Seed Storage program that began August 2011 by Mercy Corps and was joined in February 2013 by CRS has increased farmers’ access to improved seed storage systems[1] while at the same time increased awareness and knowledge on proper post-harvest handling – especially seed selection and proper drying. CRS implements activities through local partners in Baucau, Viqueque and Lautem Districts.  In addition to the seed storage component through working with local blacksmiths, ESS introduced a savings and lending component in April 2013.  For the next phase beginning in January 2015 through February 2017, CRS will continue providing silos to communities, expand its savings and lending program and introduce key hole gardens through conservation agriculture.


Job Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will dedicate 100% of their time to the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) for the ESS project.  He/she is responsible for ensuring all M&E activities follow the new CRS MEAL Policy.

The person will be responsible for coordinating with implementing partners to improve and develop data collection tools, participating in evaluations as needed, overseeing the monitoring and data collection of the project, leading regular and bi-annual field based household and group interviews, analyzing data to provide insight to project team, and contributing to report writing.    The M&E officer will be an integral member of the project team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.    The M&E Officer will provide training to partner staff in utilizing the project M&E tools. The M&E Officer will work closely with the Mercy Corps M&E team to ensure consistent data collection and dissemination.  All M&E activities should contribute towards tracking project progress towards qualitative and quantitative targets, and any challenges the M&E Officer finds should be communicated to project staff in order to resolve immediately.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • University or institute degree in social sciences, statistics, econometrics, management, rural development or other related degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in managing M&E system for projects in community-based development projects.
  • Understands results based management
  • Experience working with ICT and data collection preferred
  • Experience implementing M&E plans, including development of indicators and objectives, evaluation planning, data entry, and data analysis.
  • Experience in conducting surveys, facilitating focus group discussions and trainings, using participatory rural appraisal and other quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
  • Experience in facilitation of capacity building efforts with diverse colleagues, including those in local partner agencies, is preferred.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • Strong English and Tetun skills, both written and spoken.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel (strong), and Power Point, is required.
  • Ability to travel 80% of time to field locations
  • Experience working in collaboration with government counterparts, donors, the Church, NGOs, and community-based organizations.
  • Commitment to improving the quality of life for the people of East Timor, and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.




Suitable qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

Sent a cover letter, current CV and professional references by email to or

Delivery by hand at CRS Dili Office at Rua Dom Alexio Corte Real, Mandarin, Dili or

CRS Baucau Office at Rua Samadigar Buibau, Baucau

For further information and full job description please email the address above.

Deadline:  January 10, 2015

Only Short Listed Applicants will be contacted