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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Care Ethiopia

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Care Ethiopia, August 27 2022
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Deadline: 09.02.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 816 USD
Location: Dire Dawa


Job Description:

The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer position is to ensure the collection, compilation and documentation of implementation progress, lessons, and project level data.  The M&E officer monitors data and information quality of Field level data and partner input data.  The position supports the sector unit/portfolio of projects or one specific large project in project planning, monitoring and reporting.  This position reports into either the LDM manager or the MIS/M&E Specialist position.  This position is responsible for activity and output level data.


Job Responsibility #1: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (40% of time)

  • Assists field staff particularly front line staff in developing regular data collection format, in field supervision, and data base maintaining, analyzing and interpreting data and ensuring forward accountability to the community and learning;
  • Organizing field monitoring and evaluation to program sites;
  • Assists the project staff in understanding activity/output project level data;
  • Organizes participatory monitoring events along with the facilitators and team leaders, partners and communities;
  • Compiles regular field monitoring report including lessons and provide feedback for the program and his/her supervisor;
  • Participates on project performance review meeting at Woreda level as required and evaluation exercises;
  • Collects and provides information and technical support in the preparation of quarterly or biannual reports and participate in panel monitoring;
  • Ensure the implementation of project M&E plans/framework.
  • Ensures consistency of information in different reports
  • Participates in the formulation and revision of different reports and plans,
  • Participate in  project learning documentations.

Responsibility #2: Program Progress Tracking (25% of time)

  • Supports the production of monthly progress update of the project/portfolio of projects or one specific large project
  • Analyze plan versus achievements of the project and identify justifications for under achievements or over achievements.
  • Analyze achievement against budget and advise project staff on cost effectiveness.
  • Utilize the Collaborative, Learning and Adapting Approach to continually assess project progress and inform project management decision-making
  • Capture and ensure the quality of photos and videos to be shared for donors
  • Produce individual and group case stories in a quarterly bases and significantly contribute for the learning process.

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Job responsibility #3: Data/Information Management (20% of time)
  • Develop a simple, innovative and understandable data base which is appropriate for the project
  • Ensures effectiveness and adequacy of systems to track flow of information on inputs utilization and project participation, including the process of beneficiary selection and project prioritization;
  • Provides information management support to action research initiatives being conducted in the Woreda;
  • Submits updated data set to the required partiers all levels on project database on quarterly basis;
  • Assists project and M&E staff in reviewing and revising project M&E plan and indicators as required;
  • Maintains minimum set of M&E reference materials at project level in the field office;
  • Updates the program information system on regular basis;
  • Effectively apply and guide team to utilize MIS data base.

Job Responsibility #4: Capacity Building (10% of time) 

  • Assists the field program staff in organizing M&E related capacity building workshops/trainings to staff and Woreda/implementing partners;
  • Compile and share project related data among field office and country office project staffs
  • Coach and mentor the front line staff on how to handle project database;

Job Responsibility #6: Performs other duties as assigned (% of time 5%)

II.       PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

Levels one and two of problem solving apply to the incumbent. The incumbent involves with daily routine activities, she/he also uses interpolative skills to pick and choose the right solution to address given problems.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming


Job Requirements

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  • Bachelor degree in public health, health management information system, statistics, Social Science or other related fields.
  • Knowledge and skill on basic computer offices and statistical software.
  • Desired:
  • Job related experience and maintaining program data base, generation of data and qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.



  • 3 – 5 years’ job related experience.
  • Experience of DHIS, KOBO and other data management software


  • NGO experience.



  • Well organized, which gives attention to details and have some analytical skill;
  • Computer skill particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skill;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, participatory approach and sustainability;
  • Proficiency in English and local language, both verbal and written.


  • Utilizing programming and statistical software (such as SPSS) to compile data and information for various systems, and knowledge of basic monitoring and evaluation and research tools;


  • Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, initiating action, interpersonal skills, developing teams, decision making, information monitoring, facilitating change, proactive problem solving, planning and organizing.


The job holder is expected to collaborate with the local community, government counterparts and other partners, with the program office’s supervisors, project/program managers, and other CARE Staff.


The post is located at Dire Dawa city with 40% field travel to program sites.


How To Apply:

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If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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