Independent Monitoring Officer At Seefar


Seefar Foundation is recruiting for a project that will deliver changes in knowledge, intentions and behaviours among people preparing to migrate irregularly or already in transit along the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR).

We are seeking individuals who will be responsible for recontacting potential and transit irregular migrants who have received our consultation services, ideally within 2-4 weeks, to collect information on the utility/quality of the consultations. The overall objective is to assess the project’s immediate impact on beneficiaries.

The Independent Monitoring Officer (IMO) is expected to measure the immediate project impact on a biweekly basis and to get directly involved in the project evaluation. You can be based anywhere you like in Nigeria, as you will conduct your work over the phone and online. The contract is for short-term consultancy. It is expected that you will work 12-15 hours per week. The remuneration will be 700 EUR USD per month with an initial contract duration of 12 months.

This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly, and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues. To get a sense of the services we specialise in at Seefar, please visit

Fluency in English and working proficiency in one other local language (Yoruba or Edo) is compulsory.

Position terms

This is a part time, 12 month position. You can be based anywhere in Nigeria, as you will conduct your work over the phone and online. You must have a stable Internet connection.

Start date: August 2023

Salary: EUR 700 monthly

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are able to receive EUR payments from overseas prior to applying for this role.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for someone with:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in administering quantitative surveys
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet and laptop or electronic device.
  • Substantive community-based work experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and French, and a working proficiency in one other local language (Yoruba or Edo) is compulsory.

Job Description

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role:

  • Participate in the training prior to the assignment taking place, and learn about the project and how to do your work.
  • Conduct surveys over the phone with project beneficiaries according to the methodology in your work plan.
  • Translate M&E tools and templates, as and when required.
  • Contribute to the project learning reports.
  • Participate in the Endline Evaluation.
  • Feedback observations on the process, and share any concerns with its implementation, especially regarding factors that might affect the reliability of data.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with your supervisor and be available for meetings.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of your work. In addition, recognizing that this is a quality control process, maintaining appropriate boundaries between yourself and staff working for Seefar as Counsellors.

Working with Seefar Foundation

Our mission is to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:

  1. Based in Nigeria;
  2. Fluency in English and French and working proficiency in Yoruba or Edo;
  3. At least 3 years of experience working in monitoring and evaluation;
  4. Computer literacy and access to the Internet.

How to apply

The deadline is 30 June 2023, please submit your application here. Note applications are being considered on a rolling basis.