Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Ethiopia
Salary ETB 480,000 per annum Basic salary + ETB 61,356 Annual Inflation Allowance (temporary, to be reviewed every 6 months) + 11% Pension Fund contribution
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length Until 31st December 2025
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date Written test 13th/14th Oct, Interviews 18th/19th October
Start date 01 November 2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The M&E Officer will ensure that suitable monitoring and evaluation systems are in place, implemented as intended, and reporting in a comprehensive and timely manner to facilitate program coordinators and managers deliver programs that achieve the desired outcomes/impacts. The M&E Officer will support learning/monitoring and evaluation activities across all programme areas of the country office. This will include process and tools development, data collection and analysis, reporting and learning/reflection processes, and evaluation. The post holder will assist programme staff in the use, adaption and reporting from tools and processes and will be active in identifying learning opportunities from the country office and partners’ work that demonstrate impact, outcomes, and important learning opportunities.
He/she will work in accordance with the Make Way (SRH Programme) proposal including a Theory of Change and Results Framework, and international best practices. Moreover, he/she is responsible to support the M and E system of the Ethiopia country office by allocating 30% of his/her time.

This job involves a fixed term contract ending 31st December 2025

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
The ideal applicant has
• University degree preferably at Master’s level in relevant social science fields.
• At least 8 years of experience working in project management of which at least 4 years as M& E coordinator/officer.
• Advanced understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation approaches and methodologies (e.g., MILE).
• Practical experience in developing and applying M&E tools.
• Activity monitoring and interpretation skill
• Solid experience in database management
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a must
• Knowledge of statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, ODK is an asset
• Ability in compiling result-based progress report
• Skilled in the use and management of qualitative and quantitative data collection, participatory methodologies, analysis, and reporting.
• Excellent communication (verbal and writing) skills.

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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