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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer needed at Vision Aid Overseas

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer needed at Vision Aid Overseas, June 1 2022
Organization: Vision Aid Overseas
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer
Deadline: 06.12.2022
Salary: 320,000 to 350,000 ETB Gross per annum
Location: Sekota Town, Amhara

Job Description:

Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is a UK-based charity, with a focus on fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care services in developing countries in Africa. The charity was established in 1985, and currently works in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

VAO is a registered charity under the Ethiopian Democratic Republic of Ethiopia agency for Civil Society Organisation Proclamation No. 113/2019 with Certificate No.3638.

Our work focuses on the development of services for Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE), primary eye health and School Eye Health.

VAO has been working in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, Save the Children Ethiopia, Regional Health bureaus, and Professional associations to tackle vision impairment and blindness due to URE.


We develop programs that integrate training, primary eye care, School Eye Health, and facility developments into national and regional eye care plans, seeking always to be responsive to local need. More recently VAO has supported the development of a School Eye Health Program in Oromia Region and a Vision Centre in Wollega University Referral hospital.  We are soon to commence our “Vision4Inclusion: Leave no Child Behind” – School Eye health Project funded through USAID’s Child Blindness Program.

To learn more about us visit our website at

Key Accountabilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Officer will support the Country Office in all M&E processes relating to a USAID-funded project, Vision4inclusion.  This includes tools development, data collection, analysis, reporting and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency of the USAID-funded program.  S/he will provide in-depth technical leadership in the area of M&E to the field team and support the Program Manager at stakeholder engagement and information dissemination meetings/workshops.


The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Country Manager and the Program Manager, and with support from the global programs team who provide M&E oversight and backstopping.


Specifically, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development and refinement of the USAID-funded CBP project MEAL framework and be responsible for all MEAL in accordance with USAID guidelines for the duration of the project.
  • Leading the roll-out of VAO Ethiopia’s program performance framework and tools across the USAID program.
  • Compiling comprehensive progress reports in line with VAO and donor requirements according to the pre-determined deadlines.
  • Training additional staff (such as enumerators, field officers etc) on key M&E processes.
  • Woking closely with Save the Children M&E Officer, and the Waliku team managing the digital collection of data.
  • Monitoring progress of the project through Waliku’s digital tools and dashboard to ensure we apply adaptive learning throughout the program.
  • Ensuring delivery of quality and timely data from the program using robust data processes.
  • Ensuring regular good quality communications materials are coming in from the program monthly (including photo’s, videos, case studies, interviews etc).
  • Acting as focal person for the implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation system; keeping track of program results framework at different levels (outputs, outcomes and impact).
  • Working with the Country Manager and Program Manager to ensure timely collection of accurate and reliable data, and lead in the analysis of all program data for both in-country stakeholders and donor consumption.
  • Ensure adaptive learning and program quality improvement by continuously recording and incorporating field and technical feedback to program design.
  • Ensure social accountability and inclusion, i.e., prioritizing Sex, Age and Disability Disaggregated Data collection, analysis, and reporting.


  • Monthly and quarterly work plans
  • Weekly program activity schedule (Gantt Chart)
  • Monthly update and quarterly progress reports inputs
  • Monthly Case studies and photos
  • Support the Program Manager to conduct program review meetings.
  • Keep comprehensive and easily accessible files for all data (electronic and hardcopy) in compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Input into donor reports according to the reporting schedule


Project name: Vision4Inclusion: Leave no Child Behind


Reports to:  Country Manager

Salary and benefits: 320,000 to 350,000 ETB Gross per annum, commensurate with experience, plus a 32,000 ETB contribution towards medical insurance.

Contract terms:  Full time, fixed term contract for 12 Months

Leave: 23 days holiday per annum plus public holidays

Travel requirements:  Within the region and to Addis Ababa

Job Requirements:

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  • The role of MEL Officer requires an energetic and a result orientated individual, with a record of demonstrated experience in a MEL role within the INGO sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in data processing and management of surveys.
  • Demonstrated experience of statistical packages and/ or data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, SMART, STAT 01) and advanced computer skills (word, excel, databases) are a must.
  • At least 2 years’ direct experience in a position of monitoring and evaluation, ideally within a health or education focussed project.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in implementation of gender and disability sensitive approaches is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing of either health care or social protection program is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in child safeguarding.
  • Experience in school-based program activities is highly desirable



  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, Statistics, Economics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Demography and Population Studies; or relevant qualification in social science.
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How To Apply:

Eligibility: This position is open to those with the legal right to live and work in Ethiopia.  The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT: Applicants MUST send their CV (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) demonstrating how they meet the desired qualifications to

[email protected] and COPY [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Sunday 12th June 2022 at 5pm.



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