Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL…


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Category:
Development and Project Management, Education
Location:
Hawassa, SNNPR 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

MEAL Area Coordination and Guidance

·       Monitor, all project activities and progress towards achieving the project output; the overall MEAL system for the project against specified results.

  • Strengthen data collection and analysis tools and processes. Review and revise project MEAL tools, as needed
  • Recommend further improvement of the project implementation and performance
  • Oversee, data collection to ensure high-quality results for learning and donor reporting – both at the field and national level.
  • Coordinates the field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement; Document, findings on project activities and innovations, including lessons learned.
  • Oversee and support zonal and woreda staffs during implementation of project-related surveys and assessments.

·       Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system and develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the project;

  • Organizes periodical ongoing field office level review, reflect practice, evaluation and progress monitoring
  • Manage and conduct overall data collection and analysis processes of all project indicators.

            MEAL System Development and Management

·       Ensure well establishment and functionality of MEAL system across the project field office at ZED and WEO level. 

·       Ensure that regular monitoring/MEAL reports are delivered and communicated effectively to Hawassa Field Office and other relevant bodies in the national office.

·       Provide feedback to the Regional Program Manager on project strategies and activities;

·       Suggest strategies to the Regional Program Manager for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;

·       Provide inputs, information and statistics for monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports to Program Manager and Management Team;

·       Participate in quarter, bi-annual and annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Program Manager in preparing relevant reports;

  • Manage and monitor the project database(s) and pro-actively track data flows and accuracy of all performance indicators established in the performance monitoring plan

                  Learning and Knowledge Management

  • In close collaboration with project team facilitate in generating, storing and sharing knowledge (most significant change story, meta-analysis, research/evaluation summary reports, etc).
  • Ensure utilization of learning and knowledge generated in decision making and School Readiness for O class project improvement

 

    

 

 Technical support and capacity building

 

  • Develop a repository of tools, guidelines and reference documents for M & E and/or that may be used, and are easily accessible to regional staffs and external audiences

·       Ensures all the required data related to School Readiness for O class program are well captured in the indicators.

·       Works with the relevant staff to ensure that the School Readiness for O class program implementation data is properly captured, analysed and used for program improvement.

·       Reviews the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data reported from the SNNPR team.

·       Conducts regular field visits to strengthen the data management at these projects in the Field-office.

  • Develop technical capacity in the area of M & E for School Readiness for O class program regional project staff as required

·       Be a visible leader in strengthening M & E for capacity building and being an advocate for effective capacity building approaches for regional staffs.

·       Coordinate and provide technical support for sustainability and scale up of program activities in to non-target woredas and schools.

·       Perform other duties as required;

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Academic Qualification

  • BSC in Statistics, education, Sociology, educational planning or socio-economic development

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in management and leadership of development projects in the education sector (INGO work Experience)
  • At least 4 years of experience in development of M & E systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of education sector in Ethiopia; Successful work at various levels in the Ethiopian Education System
  • Experience with Donor-funded projects preferred 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting and research skills
  • Excellent coordination, supervisory, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven record in negotiating diplomatically
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology, research, new trends and latest innovations
  • Have strong computer background in Microsoft Access, Database Management and strong analytical experience in SPSS, and others statistical software
  • Most possess excellent spoken and written English language skills, Sidamau Affo, Halabisa, or Gedeoffa

Other Requirement

Willingness and ability to travel minimum 60% of the time to target schools, woredas and zones

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

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