Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Lead, Ethiopia

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Last update: May 27, 2022 Last update: May 27, 2022


Deadline: Jun 25, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Ethiopia Ethiopia
Organization: Save the Children (USA)
Sectors: Monitoring & Evaluation Monitoring & Evaluation
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: May 26, 2022


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Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Lead for an anticipated 5- year USAID-funded Highland Resilience Activity (HRA) Program in Ethiopia. The Highland Resilience Activity will support the graduation of Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) clients by linking them with new on-farm, off-farm, and employment opportunities. The Activity will have a strong focus on improving access to finance for vulnerable highlands households and will be integrated into USAID's Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs) in five regions of Ethiopia. 

The Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and CLA Lead develops, implements, and continuously improves Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities. S/he incorporates best practices to ensure information collected is accurate, timely and disseminated appropriately in high quality reports. The M&E and CLA Lead will use these findings to improve the program and achieve the objectives. She/he will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documentation of lessons learned and developing approaches for community analysis and using data for making decision. 

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. 

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties) 

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to develop M&E Plans, M&E tools, survey design, methodology, and data analysis to assess program impact; 
  • Develop systems for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact; 
  • Design methodology and coordinate research activities for project operations and assessments; 
  • Effectively rollout M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed; 
  • Capture appropriate cost and financial information to track money indicators, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost effective inputs; 
  • Ensure programming is aligned to targets and indicators contained in project proposal, and use the information from the M&E systems and tools to improve the program effectiveness; 
  • Support all project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews; 
  • Provide on-going support to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps and build capacity among project team; 
  • Prepare high quality, accurate and timely reports for Save the Children, project partners and donors as required. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s of Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics or related field is required; 
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus; 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation related to: Market Systems and Livelihoods; 
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of monitoring, evaluation and assessment tools to promote evidence-based learning; 
  • Ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences; 
  • Ability to gain support from staff across teams and to build the capacity of others; 
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language preferred;  
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Ethiopia is preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Prior experience as a M&E/CLA Lead for USG programs; 
  • Familiarity with USG-funded Resilience and Food Security Activities and/or the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program 
  • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of Ethiopia. Prior work experience in Ethiopia is ideal. 
  • Experience working in fragile contexts including those affected by conflict, natural disasters and other political/socio-economic stressors 
  • Experience working with private sector partners engaging in collaborative, value shared relationships for sustainable development 
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations in particular ultra-poor, women, youth and migrant populations 
  • Knowledge of local language preferred   

Why you should join the Save the Children Team… 

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU! 

About Save the Children  

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day. 

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

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