CARE Learning, Design and Measurement Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

CARE Learning, Design and Measurement Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

CARE Ethiopia Program

  • CARE started working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to severe drought and famine that devastated the population and claimed the lives of nearly one million people.

  • Since then, the organization’s activities have expanded to address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability.

    Job Summary

  • The purpose of the Learning, Design and Measurement (LDM) Manager is to design and maintain the M&E systems of a portfolio of projects or one specific large project.

  • S/he will lead the design the M&E systems of the sector and/or individual projects in line with the organization and the donors’ requirements.

  • The position leads/guides and in certain circumstances manages a team of LDM staff working for different projects.

  • She/he provides technical backstopping, trainings in the areas of LDM and knowledge management and coaches and mentors his/her team members.

  • The position holder will work closely with the technical advisors of the relevant sector units and PQL unit to ensure the cross fertilization of learning among different units, pulling information required from projects relevant to document centrally, organize capacity building trainings to staff, take assignments as a team, etc. With the guidance and coordination from PQL staff, this position will contribute to establishing and maintaining the LDM system of the CARE Ethiopia programs (CFIRW/PSAG/RPUFY) and at a CO level will be responsible to provide data for all Global Program data managed by the Impact Measurement Advisor in PQL. This position will be supervised by Sector Coordinators and/or CoPs.

  • This position focuses on impact and outcome data.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

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

  • Designs and develops M&E tools and systems for all projects in the unit.

  • Designs and develops impact measurement tools and systems at a project level basis.

  • Ensures that detailed implementation, M&E plans are prepared on timely basis.

  • Supports external and internal evaluations and project reviews.

  • Ensures preparation of quarterly (periodic) reports to be submitted to the donor and the Government at a national level.

  • Leads project baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations and impact assessments.

  • Leads or participates in diagnostic studies for project design.

  • Reviews project evaluation reports, compiles and shares lessons for future project and program design.

  • Reviews and validates final evaluation results conducted by external evaluators.

  • Develops and supports systems and works with PQL, Program Design Teams, and PCs to ensure the incorporation of learning into new project designs.

  • Participates in project design workshops and develops log frames and M&E plans.

    Job Responsibility #2

    Information Management (20% of time)

  • Develops and maintains M&E information management system for the Projects/unit.

  • Ensures the timely collection, analysis and utilization of project related information, including emergency data like GBV in humanitarian intervention.

  • Leads and guides the streamlining of paper based reporting system including formats and systematize information flows.

  • Oversees the regular maintenance of project LDM information using appropriate database management system and makes accessible to staff and other stakeholders at CO level.

  • Works with KM Advisor to promote learning within the portfolio of projects of one particular sector, across sectors and within programs.

  • Ensures timely data provision of data related to Global Program Indicators for PIIRS, liaising directly with Impact Measurement Advisor in PQL.

  • Proactively supports establishment and maintenance of learning and knowledge management systems and sharing of lessons within and across CARE programs and with strategic partners.

  • Works as a team with PQL and other LDM staff in the CO in developing and periodically reviewing LDM guidelines and ensures their applications in measuring program/project performances.

    Job Responsibility #3

    Program and Data Quality assurance (5 % of time)

  • Capacitate staff on the fundamental concepts of data quality management

  • Develop strategies
    to improve FS project data quality

  • Ensure Implementation of strategies to improve the data quality

  • Build staff capacity on program quality , program support and program impact elements

  • Ensure FS project implementation in line with program and CARE principles , protocols and standards

  • Set mechanisms to track FS project impact and align with chronically food insecure impact group program

    Job Responsibility #4

    Learning, sharing/networking (20% of time)

  • Supports and develops reflective practice forums for the portfolio of projects and across programs.

  • Keeps up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice examples within the country and internationally, and ensures ongoing personal development and learning.

  • Ensures the communication of DM&E concepts and procedures within the organization, with partners and other stakeholders.

  • Initiates researches/studies, particularly in relation to the project/program learning agendas and shares results for wider audiences in and outside CARE to enhance program quality.

  • Links the country office with partners on issues related to LDM.

  • Networks with others to gain experiences and share with what CARE has.

    Job Responsibility #5

    Staff management and mentoring (10% of time)

  • Supervises, mentors and coaches project related LDM staff, including FO- LDM staff associated with the project and/or program.

  • Works closely with the PQL Unit to build capacity of LDM staff and ensure the quality of LDM strategies, methodologies and activities across programs.

  • Develops capacity of CARE and partners staffs on DM&E and related activities.

  • Advises the Sector Coordinators, COPs; DCOPs and field office project managers and POMS on issues related to LDM for better decision making.

  • Organizes and facilitates LDM training to his/her subordinates, other program staff and partners/stakeholders.

  • Completes all performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, mid and annual performance appraisals of staff under her/ his supervision.

    Job Responsibility #6

    Perform other duties as assigned (5% of time)

    Problem Solving

    (Thinking Environment)

  • All the three levels of problem solving apply to this position.

  • But category numbers two and three are most applicable to this position because the LDM Head must use interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem and also has to deal with variable situations, which need analysis, problem definition and development of alternative solutions.

    Job Requirements




  • B.A./BSc Degree in health, Social Sciences, Management Information Systems, Statistics or equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • M.A./Msc Degree in Social Sciences, biostatistics, public health, Management Information Systems, statistics, or related.



  • 8 years of work experience in DM&E, MIS, research, needs assessment, baseline surveys, regular progress monitoring, project evaluation.


  • NGO experience

    Technical Skills


  • Computer skills (Word processing, database management); data analysis

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English Language;

  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, participatory approach and sustainable development.


  • Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS and experiences in database development applying common software like MS Access and practical experience on research.


  • Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnership, building commitment, contributing to team success, innovation, pro-active problem solving, analytical ability.

    Contacts/Key Relationships

  • The LDM Head is expected to establish and maintain good relations with partners, counterpart GOs and NGOs.

  • S/he will also closely work with the Program Coordinators, other CARE LDM staff, Project Managers, Program and Operation Mangers and other related staff.

    Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required

  • This position is located in Addis Ababa and requires 35% of travel to field offices.

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) directly to or Send your application by e-mail to

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