IRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Description:

  • IRC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor for an upcoming five-year, multi-million-dollar USAID-funded Early Childhood Education (ECE) Activity in Ethiopia.

  • The project seeks to strengthen Ethiopia’s ECE systems by administering systems strengthening interventions which promote high-quality and responsive Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the federal, regional, woreda, kebele, and household levels.

  • The MEL Advisor will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s MEL Strategy, in accordance with IRC, USAID, and international best practice.

  • The MEL Advisor will work closely with the COP and technical staff to ensure that relevant data is collected, analyzed, and used to inform management and design decision, and to provide project updates, as required


  • Provide technical leadership on content development and adaptation, key technical focal point for conversations with Ministries or other key Ed stakeholders,

    • Development, deployment and effective utilization of outstanding ECE curriculum, resources and materials to support quality assurance of early learning and ECE programs

    • Provide technical guidance, coordination and oversight for ECE program design and field implementation, ensuring that programs are responsive and of high quality, evidence-based, cost-effective and scalable;

    • Represent IRC as the ECE technical lead at strategic meetings and events;

    • Establish and strengthen productive and beneficial relationships with ECE-focused organizations and networks, technical experts, government agencies and donors within the region, in coordination with the Chief of Party

    • Regular communication and coordination with the Chief of Party and key home office staff on technical and project management issues;

    • Manage the ECE technical team and strengthen the technical
    capacity of staff to implement high quality education programs;

    • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities;

    • Produce inputs to monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the Chief of Party and donors, as needed.


    • Advanced degree (PhD or MA) from an accredited university in Early Childhood Education, or related field;

    • At least 10 years’ experience managing technical assistance for ECE programming, with at least four years of experience with work, preferably in the East Africa region and/or Ethiopia

    • Significant prior experience with ECE programming

    • Experience in technical tools and materials development, ECE systems analysis and strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation in relation to ECE is highly desired.

    • Experience in strategy development and working across Sectors or disciplines is highly desired

    • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;

    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;

    • Fluency in English required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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