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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Retainer)  – UNOPS Vacancy Announcement


Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Retainer)  – UNOPS Vacancy Announcement, October 7 2023



Organization: UNOPS

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Retainer)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Deadline: October, 15 2023





Job description


Project Background

UNOPS has signed a project agreement with the Ministry of Health to strengthen the Capacity of the Ministry for the Realization of Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP-II) on selected priorities. This project will be implemented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the overall objective/purpose is to contribute towards the realization of selected strategic priorities of the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP-II) which is more on project management focusing on institutional capacity building, technical assistance etc. UNOPS is selected to manage and implement the project by creating a project management unit (PMU).

This unit will be formed by a group of experts and specialists in the relevant matters that will be in charge of delivering the outputs.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the UNOPS Project Manager and will be working day-to-day in close and collaboration with the client institution, particularly the Health and Health Related Institutions Regulatory Lead Executive Office. The PM will also gather feedback from the client to manage and assess the deliverables.

Strategic Initiative:

  • Improve Regulatory Systems
  • Enhance Informed Decision Making and Innovation

Scope of Work/ Objective

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will support the formulation of nationwide Health and Health Related Institutions regulatory policy and strategy monitoring and evaluation framework and its implementation at all levels. Monitor and evaluate quality improvement intervention and create a data management and learning system within the Health and Health Related Institutions regulatory for regulatory system-related evidence.

 Functional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the lead executive officer to ensure that all necessary activities of this section are designed, developed, and implemented effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of detailed work plans for obtaining the required results of the LEO program in Ethiopia
  • Support the MoH to develop and implement a detailed roadmap and the structure for the Regulatory system.
  • Support the implementation of activities related to policies and regulatory guidelines development, medicines registration and importation, and development or review of regulatory training materials.
  • Ensure that all work plans and activities including project performance monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, and that reporting on agreed indicators and targeted results are on track
  • Support the Health and Related Regulatory team effort to provide responsive, coordinated and timely technical assistance to improve the organizational capacity and private sector to promote regulatory activities aimed at enhancing safe, effective and good quality medicines in both the public and private sectors.
  • Support and work closely and complementarity with the LEO team to ensure that the interventions are coordinated and technically consistent.
  • Represent the health and health-related regulatory program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies. Participate in various working groups, as required.
  • Support teams within the LEO in producing regular and ad hoc progress reports and other technical reports; also support effective dissemination of the various reports, results and accomplishments.
  • Regularly monitor the progress of all the activities against the work plan to ensure that activities are completed in a timely fashion and within budgets
  • Support in identifying and sharing lessons on new interventions that are proved to be effective to improve the private pharmaceutical services in other developing countries and facilitate discussions with other LEO teams and stakeholders.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the role

Expected Deliverables

  • Revised and updated national M&E framework for the regulatory system.
  • Regular monthly data compilation, analysis and report generation to track the progress of regulatory system measures.
  • Provision of Quarterly feedback to RHBs and learning districts on reporting the progress of the regulatory system.
  • Improved LEO on health information system management, data quality assurance, data analysis, and information use.
  • Triangulating regulatory system measures with multiple data sources at least on a quarterly basis.
  • The above deliverables are only indicative and are subject to change within the scope of role.


Job requirements


 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A first University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in Public Health, Statistics or related fields is required. OR
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Public Health, Statistics or related fields is desirable.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of proven experience of work directly related to the Monitoring and Evaluation of health and health-related programs at national, regional and lower levels is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience with Ethiopian health information and DHIS2 systems is required
  • Knowledge of Excel, Access, SPSS, or other statistical software is an added advantage
  • Experience in quality of care monitoring and evaluation including measurement in best practice documentation is desirable
  • Experience in guideline development, strategy design, tool and implementation guidance development is an advantage
  • A proven understanding of data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results is an asset
  • Experience working with the Federal Ministry of Health, Agencies under the Ministry of Health is desirable
  • Experience working with Development Partners in the health system is an added advantage


  • Fluency in spoken, written and reading English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.


  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as a positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  •  Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
  2. Contract level: LICA-8 (ICS8)
  3. Contract duration: One year, with the possibility of extension.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

This is a local position and hence is open to Ethiopian nationals only.

 Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups that are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.



How to Apply


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