Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the ECW-funded Mult…

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Development and Project Management
Location:
Oromia 
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Job Description

About Geneva Global

Geneva Global is an international philanthropy advising company that provides strategic advice, independent research, active program and grant management, as well as impact measurement to individuals, foundations, companies, and other organizations.  The company is a subsidiary of Global Impact, a trusted advisor, intermediary, and implementing partner in the international development sphere supporting organizations across the private, non-profit and public sectors.

Geneva Global has 16 years of experience working in various countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. On behalf of clients, we have managed over US $120 million in grants, working with government, civil society organizations, and other development actors to improve the lives of over 38 million people in the region. We have partnered with over 650 local organizations to implement innovative, effective interventions across 14 sectors, including community health, anti-human trafficking, literacy, infant and maternal health, disaster relief, water and sanitation, and education. 

Geneva Global has operated in Ethiopia since 2007. We are now officially registered there and operate as Geneva Global Ethiopia.  Since 2011, Geneva Global Ethiopia has implemented the Speed School program. This is an accelerated education initiative that has brought over 200,000 formerly out-of-school children aged 9 to 14 back into the government school system, where they routinely succeed.  The program allows the students to cover the first three years of primary education in one year, using highly effective instructional methods. These combine with support to the students’ mothers to enable them to support their children’s continued schooling both economically and with social and household interventions.  To date, the program has operated in close partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Regional Education Bureaus and the decentralized education structures of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions. The implementation of the Speed School program has fallen to regional and local civil society partners.

Drawn to the strong evidence of the program’s success, these four regions and two others, Afar and Somali, are now working closely with Geneva Global Ethiopia and the Ministry of Education to incorporate the Speed School model and methods officially into their formal plans and programs, aiming to scale and sustain the model. In addition, the program has attracted the interest and resources of new funding partners, including most notably UNICEF and Education Cannot Wait. These new partners have recently signed agreements with Geneva Global Ethiopia to deliver high quality primary and pre-primary schooling in both accelerated Speed School and conventional primary classrooms with children from returned internally displaced populations (IDP) and their host communities in emergency-affected woredas of Oromia.

One of these projects, the Multi-Year Resilience Project (MYRP), will operate in five highly emergency-affected woredas. Implementation will fall to a Consortium of three operating partners and three technical collaborating partners. Geneva Global Ethiopia will lead the Consortium and also play the lead technical role for the education quality, training, and community participation elements of MYRP. The project will operate with a full-time Project Director and three additional full-time staff: a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, a Program Officer and a Finance and Administration Director. The MYRP staff will join and be supported both technically and administratively by the full Geneva Global Ethiopia team and by colleagues at Geneva Global’s headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA.

Job Summary

The ECW-MYRP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will join Geneva Global Ethiopia as a member of a highly talented and motivated multidisciplinary team based in Addis Ababa.  The MYRP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will be responsible for guiding all aspects related to measuring, analysing, and reporting the operation and impacts of the ECW-funded Multi-Year Resilience Project. S/he will report programmatically to the MYRP Project Director while coordinating and collaborating with Geneva Global Ethiopia’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the more technical aspects of the role.

Assigned full-time to MYRP, the MEO will still participate in and contribute to the Speed School program’s overall evolution in Ethiopia.  Relating specifically to MYRP, s/he will be responsible for the successful monitoring and evaluation of all aspects required for the excellent oversight, tracking, and informed evolutions of the project, including specifically:

  • Lead and oversee the overall monitoring and evaluation of all ECW-MYRP components, relying primarily on existing tools, protocols, and systems developed and used by GGE for the full Speed School program and consulting and coordinating with GG-Eth’s M&E Specialist, GGI, ECW Consortium members, government officials, research partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide supervision, training, and support to the ECW Consortium’s Operational and Technical partner organizations and their field agents in their monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring their diligent, rigorous, and effective use of GG-Eth’s monitoring and evaluation tools. 
  • Monitor and enforce the collection and submission of quantitative and qualitative data by collaborating partners and consortium members to GGE in a reliable and timely manner. Then manage the uploading of data to GG-Eth’s digital database.
  • Lead the analysis of collected data at both a program-wide scale and at relevant levels of disaggregation (e.g., implementing organization, classroom, school, location, sex, etc.).
  • Prepare regular monitoring and evaluation reports—annual, quarterly and monthly—and ensure their dissemination in written, graphic, and oral formats to key partners and other stakeholders with the aim of informing decisions and actions to improve performance at all levels.
  • Coordinate with M&E Specialist to design creative tools that will visually communicate data for reports and presentations for funding partners, government officials and other key stakeholders.
  • In consultation with GG-Eth colleagues, ECW Consortium members, government, and other key stakeholders, identify and manage the implementation of occasional research activities to generate more fulsome learning from MYRP.
  • Prepare and lead the preparation of case studies, success stories, and other communications and informational products based on data and research from MYRP.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education Research and Administration, Measurement & Evaluation or a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Amharic. Fluency in Afan Oromo is a preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible operational and managerial experience in monitoring and evaluation and the overall delivery of education programs, with considerable experience working in the INGO or international development sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues, actors and dynamics concerning education and international development in Ethiopia.
  • Proven track record in developing viable M&E approaches and methodologies and demonstrable knowledge of major M&E conceptual frameworks in this field (e.g., Theory of Change approach, logic framework, input/output/outcome mapping, performance and organizational audit, self-evaluations, etc.)
  • Experience with primary data collection in developing, fragile, and/or conflict-affected contexts.
  • Hands-on experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, analysis and reporting methods including questionnaires/surveys, structured/semi-structured and unstructured interviews, structured desk review and mapping, on-site observations, focus group discussions, etc
  • Experience and knowledge in statistical packages like, Excel, SPSS, STATA, digital skills, in organizing data.
  • Experience or interest in using and developing new resources for communications and data visualization efforts.
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically and collaboratively and approach projects from an organizational perspective while demonstrating interpersonal skills and ability to interact at all levels including senior leadership.
  • Experience working closely with a culturally and globally diverse team, building and maintaining relationships both in the office and digitally.

Requirements

  • The MYRP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will:
  • Comport him or herself consistently with dignity, professionalism, and respect for all individuals associated with MYRP, from funders and top-level authorities to teachers, parents, and students, promoting equality and equity for all and enforcing the same behaviours and attitudes among the Geneva Global Ethiopia MYRP team and all members of our Consortium partners who work on MYRP.
  • Adhere fully to Geneva Global Ethiopia’s Personnel Manual and the organization’s overall standard operating procedures and ensure the same of the rest of the MYRP team.
  • Sign and adhere fully to Geneva Global’s Child Protection Policy and monitor and actively enforce the same adherence by the MYRP staff, the Consortium partners, and all other actors working directly on MYRP (including teachers).
  • Conduct official project-related written communications in English, unless agreed to specifically with the Geneva Global Ethiopia Country Director or the Geneva Global Headquarters Senior Program Director.
  • Will travel to program sites at least up to 15 percent of the time.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter via the online application system until November 13, 2020 at this link address: https://www.fitzii.com/apply2/52167
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