International Rescue Committee Communications and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Communications and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 221175

Category: Research and Development, Communications, PR and Journalism

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Contract


Job Description


Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia (SHARPE) aims to increase livelihoods opportunities for refugees and host communities using the market systems approach.

SHARPE will operate in 3 locations in Ethiopia, Jijiga, Dolo Ado and Gambella, with a coordinating office in Addis. The programme is expected to last for 3.5 years.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the MEL Lead, the CMEL Manager will be responsible for a range of communications and MEL tasks. On MEL, the Manager will be responsible for collecting baseline data, ensuring indicator data is regularly collected, analyzed, and reported, conducting field monitoring visits (including data audits), knowledge management, and organizing internal and external learning events. On communications, the Manager will be responsible for producing a variety of communication materials, such as success stories for DFID, web stories, fact sheets, visibility items, photography projects, and others.

The CMEL Manager will work closely with the Deputy Team Leader, Portfolio Lead, and Hub Leads. The CMEL Manager reports to the MEL Lead.


  • Accountable for the successful implementation of the Monitoring Framework and System in the field location, ensuring client, corporate and programme standards are fully met
  • Support knowledge management, collating and disseminating lessons learned
  • Conduct analysis on the progress of the activities towards selected targets
  • Produce activity updates, newsletters, and performance reports as needed
  • Liaise with Monitoring and Learning Manager in central Addis office to ensure that all monitoring information is collected according to the Monitoring and Results Framework
  • Update log frame indicators, projections and targets
  • Responsible for data collection and management for programme field locations
  • Provide support to Programme Partners (such as private sector organisations) on the construction and commissioning of the M&E and Results Chain framework, and ensure baseline, midline and endline data is collected taking ownership of the dataset for the SHARPE project and routinely monitoring against it.
  • Train and coach program staff on SHARPE’s MEL tools and processes as needed


  • Develop, update, and implement an internal and external communications strategy for SHARPE;
  • Lead in designing and developing information and visibility materials, such as fact sheets, briefing papers, brochures, posters, newsletters;
  • Develop and track implementation of donor visibility and branding plans for the SHARPE project;
  • Train and coach program staff on external communications and how to spot and share relevant information, data, and human interest stories from their work to convey the project’s success and impact on clients’ lives;
  • Be in regular contact with communication and advocacy staff based at headquarters and provide relevant information for DAI communications products;
  • Help SHARPE staff to proactively prepare for communications needs in the project to contribute to overall better information flow and coordination, piloting, scale up of market based interventions ;
  • Develop networks contacts among humanitarian organizations, coordination bodies, and donor organizations (and, as necessary, national/regional and international media) for more effective information sharing and communication of the SHARPE project activities and interests;
  • Maintain and analyze data on the scale and reach of communication products.

    Job Requirements

  • BA or MA in Development Management, Economics, and/or communications, journalism or related field
  • 5 years for BA or for post grads 4 years of experience in communications, M&E, and knowledge management
  • Understanding of donor reporting requirements
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, and strong communicator
  • Fluency in English and Amharic

    The CMEL Manager is based in Addis Ababa with regular travel to Jijiga, Dollo Ado, and Gambella.

    How to apply:

    Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC cornerstone:

  • Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

  • Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

  • Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

    Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for

  • Date of application

  • Summary of your qualifications and experience

  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

  • Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

    Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

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    IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

    International Rescue Committee Communications and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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