Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

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Last update: Nov 30, 2023 Last update: Nov 30, 2023


Deadline: Dec 10, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Ethiopia
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 2 years
Date posted:Nov 29, 2023


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Dutystation: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Functional responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Support the development of a comprehensive M&E and reporting system that will enable the collection, documentation, tracking, and reporting of data related to all results levels of the project: outcome, output, and activity.

  • Develop and/or revise the project’s M&E tools as well as data collection procedures (e.g. project performance tracking and monitoring, indicators, data flow chart, M&E guides).

  • Support and guide the development of feasible (specific, observable, measurable, qualitative and quantitative,) indicators, targets, data collection and reporting framework, and performance monitoring plans for all project components.

  • Support in compiling baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.

  • Systematize relevant quality dimensions into the project’s M&E framework as well as activities.

  • Cascade M&E framework to all result levels of the project ensuring coherence and integration of indicators across all components of the project’s results framework.

  • Support the TAMU coordinator and the PM in reviewing work plans, reports, and deliverables produced in the lifespan of the project.

  • Support the Ministry in operationalizing the TAMU technical assistance performance monitoring plan to monitor and report on the performance of all technical assistants supporting the Ministry at different levels.

Data management and reporting

  • Support the development of an automated and interoperable information management system and dashboard to enable the translation of raw data into an interactive visual platform to track real-time progress and inform decision making.

  • Regularly collect data on targets of each indicator to measure achievement against performance indicators at all levels.

  • Ensure validity, reliability, precision, integrity, and timeliness of information through quality checks and implementation of corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of project team including technical assistants.

  • Closely work with the Ministry’s counterparts to develop an efficient and centralized database for compiling, analyzing and reporting on technical assistance.

  • Maintain and update the M&E/MIS platform to ensure that M&E data are readily available.

  • Compile and analyze data to support the PM in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as ad hoc updates which provide comprehensive insight to the progress, constraints, gaps, and lessons of the project both to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the project manager in preparing briefing materials on project performance and status, as required.

  • Support compliance with reporting requirements, reviewing relevant project documents, work plans, M&E framework, and other relevant documents and providing input as needed.

  • Support the PM in updating the project risk register, issues log, highlight reports, and other requirements as per the UNOPS project management manual.

Analysis /research

  • Support the project management team in coordinating and/or conducting thematic assessments.

  • Regularly track and analyze progress, challenges, gaps, and lessons learned through implementation.

  • Develop terms of reference for assessments, mid-term and final evaluations and other studies that will be conducted through the project.

  • Facilitate spot-checks, implementation of assessments, mid-term and endline evaluations, studies and research-related efforts related to the project delivery.

  • Support in extracting lessons learned from monitoring, assessments, and evaluations for course adjustment and continuous performance improvement.

  • Keep up-to-date with and share relevant developments in the health sector including research findings, articles, etc. on themes relevant to the project with a view to ensuring the project’s continued relevance, and applications of lessons.

Capacity strengthening and knowledge management

  • Support the PM and TAMU coordinator in conducting a needs assessment and organizing consultations to to gauge capacity and knowledge-transfer gaps the project could help address through tailored and systems-based learning solutions.

  • Facilitate training to the Ministry’s relevant staff and technical assistants on Monitoring and Evaluation, Performance Management, and on data responsibilities and operational usage of tools developed through the project .

  • Support capacity strengthening to the Ministry’s technical coordination on other thematic areas identified through needs assessment and consultation.

  • Work with communications focal person and the project manager to timely update and share project information with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Attend relevant meetings, participate in communities of practices, and present updates on the project’s M&E activities when required to do so.


  • Work in close collaboration with PMO at UNOPS EMCO to ensure that project’s M&E framework is implemented and practiced according to organization standards.

  • Other duties that may be assigned by the Project Manager within the scope of the role.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

  • Bachelors Degree inPublic Health, Statistics, Health, M&E, Project Management, Development Studiesor other relevant disciplineis required.

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Health M&E, Project Management, Development Studies, or other relevant discipline is an asset.

B. Work Experience

  • At least two (2) years experience in the design, development and/or implementation of M&E systems, in the health sector, is required.

  • A minimum of two (2) years in research and evaluation design, reporting, and knowledge management is required.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience setting up and maintaining information and data management platforms is required.

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills including the use of softwares such as powerBI, looker studio, tableau, and excel/google sheets and familiarity with routine management of information systems is highly desirable.

  • Experience using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA is an added advantage.

  • Experience in performance management and monitoring in human resources for health is highly desirable.

C. Language

  • Fluency in spoken, written and oral English is required.

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.