Danish Refugee Council Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 214041

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Shire, Tigray
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

Location: Shire

Reports to: Area Manager

Employment Band-H2

Start of Contract & Duration: 12 Months

Posting date: July 17, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to all projects and oversee all MEAL activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data quality assessments and project audits in the Shire field offices.

The Officer will collaborate closely with the Addis Ababa-based MEAL Coordinator accountability officer and program team to ensure that all of DRC’s minimum MEAL requirements are met

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation Learning and Accountability Standards in all projects based in THE Shire Operation.
  • Support the development of MEAL components of project proposals and project-specific MEAL plans.
  • In close collaboration with DRC’s MEAL Coordinator and the program team, develop relevant data collection tools and support MEAL systems by ensuring the timely collection of high-quality data.
  • Provide support for the program team in developing detail implementation plan and understanding the Performance Monitoring Template (PMT) and produce a monthly analysis report to notify the status of each projects to the Area manager. Confirm all the MOV indicated in the PMT were properly documented.
  • Lead Post Distribution Monitoring exercises and need assessments, internal baseline and end line evaluations for all projects based in shire.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, facilitate learning events and capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external circulation.
  • Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building for DRC’s program staff in the Shire Operation, including facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanisms.
  • In collaboration with the national
    level Accountability Officer, assume responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs) including Beneficiary Feedback Data Management, in the Shire Operation.
  • Coordinate with regional technical lines bureaus and Administration for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) during project monitoring and terminal evaluations.
  • Provide support in reviewing reports and verify they consistency with internal reporting template, PMT.

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

    Job Requirements

    Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • A minimum of 3 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Strong ability to translate log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, to develop data collection tools and protocols, to lead data collection and management process, to design and manage databases, and to analyze data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection


  • University degree in statistics, economics, social sciences or related discipline


  • English (fluent), knowledge of local language an advantage

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than July 31, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

  • Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

  • Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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