Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Organization: HALO Trust
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of mechanisms for data collection, QC, analysis and evaluation of our impact in Laos. Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will report to donors and the Government of Lao PDR. In addition, you will be the direct line manager for the three personnel who work in Community Liaison and Risk Education.

The programme is looking for an experienced and independent M&E Officer who will conduct an assessment project over their first six months whilst also managing the day to day duties and personnel of the Operational Support Unit.

You will be based in Sepon, Savannakhet Province with monthly stand-down/time off normally being spent in Vientiane. Travel for liaison may be required.

The M&E Officer is a new role in the HALO Laos Programme and there is scope to develop the position and to have considerable impact in a young, expanding and dynamic programme. You will be directly contributing to the survey and clearance of UXO in one of the most contaminated countries in the world helping us achieve our goal of eliminating the threat to lives and livelihoods posed by Explosive Remnants of War.


Six Month Assessment

The project would be a combination of:

  • Field research
  • Desk based research and data analysis
  • Travel and meeting with other organisations at a local, provincial and national level

This would include:

  • Critical analysis of current data and data collection methodologies, QC and prioritisation systems
  • Field research into the impact of UXO and monitoring of the impact of HALO’s clearance
  • Collating local and regional socio-economic information in order to assist with prioritisation
  • Research into other local NGOs, INGOs in Laos and developing partnerships
  • Research into accident rates and responses
  • Recommendations in order to better capture and articulate the impact of survey and the clearance of UXO

Donor / Government Liaison

  • Draft donor reports in accordance with agreed requirements, prepare proposals, concept and speculative notes as directed by PM
  • Prepare monthly statistics reports and ensure the PM is regularly updated on progress against contractual obligations
  • Manage relationships with donors, Embassies, UN, Lao PDR Government
  • Assist with the preparation and timely submission of MOUs and IMC reports
  • Manage & develop partnerships with national and international NGOs as required
  • Manage national reporting requirements
  • Attend UXO action groups or other relevant seminars on behalf of HALO Laos where necessary

Operational Support Unit – Community Liaison and Risk Education

  • Manage the work-plan, deployment and personnel of the OSU
  • Provide QA/QC of Risk Education and Community Liaison operations
  • Understand and stay up to date with local, national and regional developments to inform operational decision making
  • Manage pre and post impact assessments, form development and data analysis to inform operational decision making


  • Graduate in social sciences, Masters desirable
  • Experience in M&E in the international aid and development sector
  • Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Fluent English speaker with strong written English and numeracy skills
  • Strong IT skills, Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience
  • Experience with GIS desirable although not essential
  • Ability and motivation to work in a challenging environment and to live and work in close proximity to others

How to apply:

Please apply using the following link

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