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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Ethiopia

Job Description


Strengthen PSNP 4 Institutions and Resilience Development Food Security Activity (SPIR DFSA), is a five-year project funded by USAID/FFP and implemented by consortium partners World Vision, Care International, ORDA, IFPRI, Hawassa University and Ambo University. It is a flagship Private-Public Partnership (PPP) initiative aimed at contributing to the PSNP 4 institutional Strengthening and Resilience building. SPIR DFSA will be implemented in targeted communities of Oromia, Amhara and SNNP regions (2017-2020).

The current DFSA is unique in various ways. In the first place it is an integrated development program meant to enable community’s capacity to adapt and absorb shocks and stress and ultimately become a resilient. It encompasses health and nutrition interventions, WASH, Livelihood and Food security, NRM, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Institutional strengthening is a cross cutting initiative. WV Ethiopia seeks to hire a full-time Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to ensure technical quality, design of annual plan, progress monitoring, facilitating evaluations and knowledge management on the best practices and learning. More specifically, the position will work closely work with IFPRI, Hawassa University and Ambo University to facilitate the undertaking of various research, preparation of discussion forum regional and nationally, facilitate the production of policy briefs, and publication of research outputs on internationally reputable journals.


Designs ME Guidelines and Framework:

  • Oversees the harmonization of the SPIR DFSA M&E guidelines and policies with the local and global partners.

  • Leads SPIR DFSA M&E Framework design as per the USAID requirements and standards.

  • Prepares work flows and milestones for the USAID required M&E Plan and related documents.

  • Work closely with the MIS consultant to develop forms and tools to collect, verify, analyze and use program related data through the online, cloud-based MIS database.

  • Prepare and implement learning frameworks together with consortium members and other stakeholders.

  • Document, present, share and publish learning outcomes from SPIR DFSA implementation.

Oversees Planning:

  • Guides and work closely with technical units to design Annual Detail Implementation Plan with WVE, CARE and ORDA.

  • Leads the design of regional and woreda level plans.

  • Develops and updates the five year and annual activity plans for the SPIR DFSA.

Strategic Monitoring:

  • Oversees preparation of progress tracking template against target by strategic objectives.

  • Guides DFSA against WVE’s NO Strategy progress and performance measurement.

  • Consolidate data for annual monitoring.

  • Guide the preparation of quarterly and yearly operational and programmatic Reports.

  • Leads consolidation and analysis of data for the national.

Monitoring and Reporting of Programs:

  • Analyze the M&E system, structure and process to identify area of concern for future changes.

  • Oversees monitoring of programs/ projects in accordance with WV and USAID policies.

  • Provide technical guidance on M&E to program and technical staffs.

  • Leads timely monitoring of data and statistics information.

  • Ensure preparation of management reports by programs in accordance with WV, CARE, ORDA or donor guidelines.

  • Guides Quarterly and Annual report development and review process according to agreed timelines and standards.

Documentation and Learning:

  • Supports the efficient and effective use of the MIS database.

  • Supports the Learning Agenda and related research studies with the IFPRI, Hawassa University and Ambo University, CARE and ORDA.

  • Develop annual platform for the dissemination of learning agenda outcomes and findings.

  • Lead the preparation of policy briefs from the research products.

  • Organize events and ensure regular sharing with programs and technical units.

Team Formation and Leadership:

  • Support consortium level MEL staff and as well schedule forums and establish mechanisms for building MEL capacities within the consortium partners.

  • Plan for career development of the MEL staff.


  • Educational level required: MSc/MA Degree in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies and other related fields.

  • Similar senior MEL leadership experience working with a large USAID grant-funded program, preferably with USAID/FFP experience.

  • Excellent understanding and practical experiences with USAID’s M&E, evaluation, FFPMIS, ADS, DDL, and Reporting requirements, guidance and compliances.

  • Experience: 10-15 years of work experience preferably from INGO.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in participatory deigning, monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning community participation and ownership, development theory, Participatory Rural Appraise tools, Participatory learning, data gathering, data triangulation and collection and use of both qualitative and quantitative data management.

  • Experience and skills in using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, Eviews for data entry, analysis, and reporting and planning and implementation of M&E systems.

  • Experience in program effectiveness and learning.

  • Experience of working on emergency response safety net and/or develop programming.

  • Analysis and report writing skills.

  • Super user of MS Office products, particularly Access, Excel or other databases and, graphic presentation and financial spreadsheet programs and Word.

  • Commitment to the mission and core values of the organization.