MEAL Officer

World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is an International Humanitarian Christian Organization whose objective is to provide holistic and integrated development and emergency response programs in the country.  WVE North Regional Office h as an immediate opening for a person who fulfills the following qualifications.


Purpose of the position :

Area Program (AP) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer’s primary responsibility will be undertaking regular field level activities monitoring together with respective technical project specialists, providing inputs for programs design, facilitating accountability and feedback mechanisms at AP level and participating in projects and program evaluations.  S/he will be responsible for AP-level planning and budgeting processes together with the AP team, monitoring and reporting.  S/he will support in concept papers and proposals development, programs design as well as evaluation.  S/he will be responsible for AP-level documentation of learnings and best practices and the sharing of the best and promising practices.  S/he will be responsible for compiling rolling out a program and social accountability mechanisms at the AP level, compiling and analyzing feedback from communities and stakeholders, and supporting the AP manager and technical specialist.  S/he will be responsible for timely tracking of project implementation, gathering data regularly, analyzing and synthesizing the data, and preparing regular AP level updates


  1. Major Responsibilities
  • Programs development & planning : – by closely working with the AP manager, facilitates and prepares annual plans and budgets through closely working with sectoral officers, finance, and sponsorship team.  Participates in program and projects design for the AP irrespective of funding sources and ensures proper implementation of DME policy in the AP by working closely with technical project officers using the LEAP approach, DPA, HORIZON, and other strategic initiatives using centrally shared materials, procedures, and tools.  Identifies and contextualizes key indicators from the National Standard TPs including CWB target indicators that relate to program objectives and activities.  Moreover, provide inputs concept notes and proposals development as deemed necessary;


  • Monitoring and reporting:  – Undertakes all projects’ and programs’ monitoring and reporting including AMR, SAR and other reports using set performance indicators irrespective of funding sources by working closely with sector technical Officers using appropriate monitoring and reporting tools and methodologies as required by respective stakeholders in participatory approaches as required.  S/he maintains detailed schedules of activity and budget implementation tracking systems for activities monitoring and budget utilization for each project.   Uses appropriate data management systems, analyses data, aggregates data to the required level, and synthesis results for report writing using appropriate and relevant tools.  Use WV systems and procedures including HORIZON and other NO’s established protocols. 


  • Programs and Projects Evaluation : – With guidance from the AP manager, facilitates all projects’ and programs’ evaluations within the AP operational area by liaising with MEAL Department, Support Service Division (SSD) at NO,  concerned project manager and the CPO irrespective of sector or sources of funding. S/he ensures proper coordination with respective stakeholders including the woreda government offices and participation of targeted local communities as required.    Ensure evaluation reports are shared with the concerned stakeholders in the operational area for learning and future use.



  • Accountability : – With guidance from the AP manager, facilitates rolling out social and program accountability frameworks and establishment of feedback mechanisms from beneficiary communities in AP.  Document learning and share best and promising practices within the AP as well as across the organization. 


  • Surveys and assessments : – With guidance from the AP manager and concerned units from NO, RO or CPO, facilitates surveys and assessments following set standards and guidelines using prescribed tools and techniques  Participates and facilitates in developing sampling frames, community mobilization, recruitment and orientation of enumerators, actual data collection and verification processes.  Internalizes survey and assessment methodologies and standard tools meant for the study in gathering qualitative and quantitative data, participate in field testing of the tools to ensure the relevance of the questionnaire or tools to the local area to generate the required data with accuracy. 


  • Networking and Collaborate with Partners : – S/he supports the AP manager in networking and collaboration with partners at woreda governments and communities level together with sectoral project officers.  S/he will identify key users of the information sharing and facilitate comprehensive scoping for discussions with key stakeholders in the woreda.  S/he reviews critical findings from monitoring, evaluation, and various survey reports for sharing with concerned stakeholders in the woreda for shared understanding, smooth operation, and promotion of cooperation. 


  • Other assignments : Undertakes other assignments given from the AP Manager relevant to the role and the AP.


Job Requirements

  1. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience
  • Qualification required : BA/BSc Degree in Social sciences, Development Studies, and related fields.
  • Experience :  Three years in the relevant field and NGOs experience is preferred
  • Preferred :  MA/MSc/MBA/MSW or BA/BSc Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies and related fields


  1. Technical Skills and Abilities:
  • Fluent writing & spoken English.
  • Good understanding of transformational development.
  • At least three years’ work experience in an NGO environment or development-related field.
  • Understanding of World Vision’s development programs;
  • Presentation, communication, networking and partnering skills;
  • Ability data collection and analysis using computer packages like Epi-info, SPSS, MS-Word, MS-Access, MS-Excel;
  • Participatory Program and Project Designing, Monitoring and Evaluation Experience;
  • A strong aptitude for organizational change, innovation, learning, team building; and
  1. Additional Requirements:  Committed to WV’s vision, mission, and core values. 


How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill the employment application form (you can get this form from and email to [email protected], Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please indicate the position you apply for in the subject line of the application letter and/or the email.

World Vision Ethiopia is a child-focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.


  • We do not receive detail CVs, application letters, credentials and supporting documents at this point
  • Internal applicant must attach an appointment letter of the current location, if not application will not be considered .
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