Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

About Embark Project

Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Association (ISSDA) has been operating Future is Brighter (Gelecek Daha Net) Youth Platform for over 10 years. GDN is the main program of ISSDA to implement youth empowerment projects. GDN is an online and offline vocational orientation platform that provides innovative tools for youth aged 15-29 to guide and equip them to become self-determined individuals. Services vary from online mentoring, coaching, training, surveys and videos to offline workshops, youth camps, etc.

The Embark project has been conducted within Gelecek Daha Net since 2018 and it aims to create an empowered community of inspirational business and youth leaders to foster social cohesion and economic inclusion through each cohort. Embark Project offers its academy, various activities to exchange ideas, develop understanding, increase skills and build meaningful connections. In its 4th year, Embark Project has scaled across Turkey and the Netherlands.

The Embark Project has gained various awards and recognition both nationally and internationally for its innovative approach to inclusion.

More information about the Embark Project:

About the Role

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will join the team in Istanbul within the Embark Project funded by an international donor. The position will be based on a new project which will be implemented in close collaboration with prominent  private sector companies. This position will directly report to the Co-Founder/Program Director of the Embark Project.


  • Supporting the recruitment process and preparing application forms
  • Preparing the Theory of Change of the Project
  • Preparing and implementing surveys for impact assessment with all the project stakeholders
  • Guiding beneficiaries on the surveys
  • Tracking the progress of the beneficiaries in all activities
  • Preparing and implementing surveys and all measurement tools
  • Following up the beneficiaries on their progress in close collaboration with the Project Officer and Project Assistant
  • Preparing weekly and monthly updates of the platform
  • Supporting the evaluation of self-assignments and group work of the beneficiaries and informing the trainers on the progress
  • Ensuring the program activities are designed and implemented in line with the project plan and targets
  • Ensuring monthly, quarterly and final narrative reporting under the supervision of the Program Director.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, development studies or relevant technical field of study (MA degree preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience and minimum 1 year in projects within the Syrian context (employability enhancement, education and/or livelihood projects)
  • Fluency in English and Turkish
  • Experience in reporting and data management
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams and coordinate effectively with team members

Our Offer:

  • Highly committed and dynamic team in the field of social impact.
  • Learning and training opportunities are an essential value of our organization.
  • Opportunity to work in an international project that is at the stage of scaling in new locations.

If you are interested, please send your CV along with your cover letter (in 1 page) saved as a single PDF document explaining your background and why you are a good fit for this position to  with the email title as “M&E Officer” no later than 15th of August.