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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant


Position:Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Application Deadline:September 8, 2020

Starting Date:September 15, 2020

End Date: January 15, 2021

Contract Amount: $10,000



The Iraq Foundation (IF), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC and Baghdad, Iraq is looking to hire a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist/Company (M&E) to lead the Foundation’s programs’ evaluation processes. The position is based in Baghdad with potential local trips to project sites in different Iraqi governorates.

IF is implementing the three-year project “Improving Policy, Service Delivery, Gender Equality and Responsiveness to Iraqi Citizens” (October 2018 to September 30, 2021), in partnership with Global Partners Governance (GPG, United Kingdom). With the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the project aims at making the policy and legislative process in Iraq more representative of the concerns of Iraqi citizens. Developed jointly by the Iraq Foundation and Global Partners Governance (GPG), the project is a direct response to requests for support from senior politicians, officials, parliamentary staff and civil society organizations after the May 2018 elections in Iraq. In a combination of targeted support for both the Iraqi Parliament and civil society, it seeks to develop mechanisms for public engagement in the parliamentary decision-making process in line with international best practice.Asked by our partners to also address the persistent gender inequalities in both policies and political representation in Iraq, the project provides cross-cutting support to women MPs on issues of political leadership and gender-sensitive policy making.

Taking into account the concern of our partners in Iraq, we are focusing on four areas of intervention:

  1. Strategic and reform-focused political leadership within parliament
  2. Parliamentary committees to adopt more inclusive and evidence-based policy mechanism
  3. Linking parliament with the provinces and constituencies on service delivery
  4. Cross-cutting support to women politicians, working on political leadership and gender-sensitive policy making.


Scope of Work:

  1. Design and Implement M&E System:
  • Develop and implement M&E plan of project to generate regular information related to progress of the project.
  • Develop common indicators for data collection, design data collection tools/ templates, and lead the data collection/generation process.
  • Provide technical support to project staff on implementing M&E plan and logical framework.
  • Liaise with project management to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved.
  1. Project Information Management
  • Track project’s output and outcome level results on the periodic basis in close coordination with project’s implementing team.
  • Oversee the collection and verification of data from the field as stipulated in the M&E plan.
  • Review and compile monitoring reports, project progress reports, evaluation reports, photographs, case studies video documentaries, power point presentation, etc.
  1. Capacity Development in M&E
  • Provide technical support to staff members for all M&E related activities.
  • Train staff members and partner NGOs on M&E concepts, skills and tools.
  • Work closely with implementing team for enhancing their capacity for proper data collection and reporting.
  • Contribute to design TOR, training materials, communication materials related to project and M&E System.
  1. Quality Assurance
  • Review field level assessment reports, baseline studies and evaluation reports.
  • Ensure that reports from partners/consultants are complete and meet the quality requirements.
  • Undertake the quality control of project’s implementing strategies and approaches.
  1. Reporting and Documentation
  • Oversee the M&E unit’s periodic progress report and assist project team to prepare period reports of project through providing M&E related information.
  • Collect and highlight success stories/case studies, best practice documentation, lessons learned; and update and manage that information in project’s reports and other knowledge products.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure that lessons learned from project evaluations are documented properly.
  • Develop a knowledge management system for project’s products.
  • Submit a final report of all the findings (in English).
  1. General responsibility:
  • Prepare monitoring field visit plan and conduct monitoring visit as and when required.
  • Conduct regular monitoring to project’s interventions to ensure the quality delivery of inputs and contribute for generating expected results.
  • Participate in internal and external monitoring mission.
  • Work closely with the project team member and relevant stakeholders for monitoring and evaluation of project interventions.


  • At least five (5) years of experience in humanitarian and/or development organization in designing, implementing, and overseeing M&E related tasks.
  • Sound knowledge and experience on writing reports.
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and facilitation skills.
  • Hands on experience in designing and managing M&E databases and matrices.
  • Strong statistical skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language along with writing and communication skills.

The Iraq Foundation co-founder, Ms. Rend Al-Rahim, serves as President. Ms. Al-Rahim has overall responsibility for the Foundation.

Our board of directors, comprised of Iraqi professionals, determines the Foundation’s mission and goals, defines its strategies and policies, and oversees its sound financial management. Our current board members are:

  • Chairperson: Ms. Susan Dakak, President, Intuitive Technologies
  • Ms. Rend Al-Rahim, President of the Iraq Foundation, former ambassador of Iraq to the United States
  • Dr. Azzam Alwash, founder of Nature Iraq, founder of Eden Again
  • Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie, former ambassador of Iraq to the United States
  • Ms. Raya Barazanji, Expert in MENA region civil society and NGOs’

Ms. Basma Fakri serves as Executive Director of the Iraq Foundation and is an ex-officio member of the Foundation board. Ms. Fakri is responsible for program implementation, administration, and operations.

The Iraq Foundation is pleased and honored to announce that Ms. Raya Barazanji has joined our Board.

Raya Barazanji is a senior program officer at the United States Institute for Peace for the Middle East programs focusing on Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Previously she managed the Institute’s grantmaking program related to the Middle East and Africa regions. Before joining the Institute in 2010, Barazanji worked on counterterrorism programs relating to Iraq and the broader Middle East for a private sector corporation. Prior to that, and for eight years, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Iraq Foundation. In that capacity, she led the organization’s team in implementing democracy-building and human rights training projects, as well as supporting USAID initiatives to revitalize Iraq’s education system and to develop the capacity of civil society organizations and independent media.

Additionally, she managed a community organization and integration program for Iraqi refugees in the U.S. in the late 90s. She has over 20 years of experience in the design and management of democracy and peacebuilding programs with NGOs and is an avid advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in the Middle East and the Muslim World. Barazanji holds a master’s degree in international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a bachelor’s from the College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad.