Thursday, April 1, 2010

Search for Common Ground (SFCG), Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Deadline April 08, 2010.


Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Timor-Leste, a non-profit, independent, secular, non-government organization dedicated to conflict transformation, is seeking a conflict resolution and community development professional to work as a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. Search for Common Ground Timor-Leste is a representative office of SFCG, whose mission is to transform how individuals, organisations and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG’s headquarters are in Washington, DC USA and Brussels, Belgium.

POSITION: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
LOCATION: DILI (with extensive travel to districts)
CONTRACT PERIOD: 12 MONTHS (with possibility of extension)

Duties and Responsibilities:

§         Provide timely and quality support and coaching to the different program heads to meet their specific DM&E needs
§         Conduct baseline research and follow up evaluations of peacebuilding programs based on existing indicators
§         Maintain a database to ensure all program outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staffs
§         Provide monthly reports on all activities, outputs and relevant outcome indicators
§         Participate in and contribute towards internal evaluation processes
§         Work with the DM&E Specialist based in Washington, DC in providing support and guidance to the different programs in the development and implementation of their M&E work plans
§         Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge


§         Minimum 3 years applied experience in research and DM&E in conflict or development programs
§         Bachelor’s level degree in conflict resolution, international relations, a related social science field or statistics
§         Proven quantitative and qualitative research skills (provide baseline/evaluation reports produced)
§         Strong methodological background, DME systems experience and the technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring and evaluation
§         Knowledge of logical and results frameworks, evaluation design and methodologies, indicator development, and the ability to coach and train others in their use
§         High level of leadership skills; the candidate should be a self starter and should have initiative
§         Comfort in working with individuals from different ethnic groups and across political lines
§         Excellent command of Tetum and English (written & oral)
§         Excellent writing ability
§         High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality
§         Must enjoy working independently, as well as in a team environment
§         Ability and willingness to travel to working districts throughout Timor-Leste
§         Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fluid environment
§         Detail oriented and highly organized
§         Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
§         Working knowledge of Excel, Access, SPSS, and other database programs, proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, web browsers.

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter (including brief salary history and salary expectations) to Search for Common Ground at,, with the subject heading DME Coordinator by 5pm, Thursday April 8, 2010.  Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as we hope to fill these positions immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.