Nutrition International Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Nutrition International Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 24 Jul 2019

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

Nutrition International implements high-impact and low-cost nutrition interventions in Ethiopia. NI’s program focus on the life cycle approach to improve the nutrition status of adolescents, mothers and children.

Quality of care and nutrition information is the core aspects of NI’s program in Ethiopia. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will provide technical oversight and support to the country team in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.

The officer will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation concepts and tools are included in program design and plans, provide technical support to implementation of quality data management systems, routine monitoring of program outputs, and reporting of NI’s program in all regions.

Specifically, the officer will, as part of the broader NI monitoring and reporting team participate in the design and Implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools, in line with the MOH level monitoring systems; oversee program information management; conduct capacity development in M&E for extenders and program officers and NI Ethiopia staff; data quality assurance; reporting and documentation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development

  • Actively participate in the design and development of concept notes and proposals

  • Lead proposal write up at the country level in coordination with the country, regional, and HQ team

  • Actively participate in the planning process of new projects

    Design and Implement Monitoring and Evaluation System

  • With support from the Regional Monitoring and reporting team, lead the development and implementation M&E framework/system for the Ethiopia Programs, ensuring all the programs have detailed monitoring plans, tools for data aggregation and analysis, quality data is generated and reported in a timely manner.

  • Guide and support Zonal Program Coordinators in collecting routine monitoring data through tool to be developed at HQ/RO level and make sure results are compiled and used for monthly and quarterly progress report

  • Provide technical support to program staff, and MOH officials in implementing the program M&E framework, as well as utilization of data for program improvement

  • Lead baseline and end line surveys and other research at country level and when necessary participate in hiring and supervising interviewers for surveys

  • Liaise with relevant officials and personnel at the FMOH, Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), FDA, UN agencies and other stakeholders to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved.

    Program Information Management

  • Track Program output and outcome level results on regular basis in close coordination with FMOH, RHBs and Woreda offices using DHIS2 and other data points and secondary data from partners to triangulate results to monitor project progress

  • Actively participate in GIC calls and generating GIC reports to monitor project progress

  • With respective SPOs make sure project management tools and monitoring tools are properly utilized and updated at country level and uploaded onto share point.

  • In liaison with MOH, follow up to ensure constant availability of approved standardized tools by health facilities in accordance with MOH guidelines

  • Coordinate collection, collation and verification of program activity data from the Woredas as
    stipulated in the M&E plan

  • Work with UNICEF, FDA and other partners to design and implement FF program M and E framework

  • Manage program data-books/database updating them on a regular basis on the advice and guidance of the Regional M&R team

    Capacity Development in M&E

  • Enhance capacities of regional and Woreda teams as well as NI program staff including extenders on M&E planning and implementation, reporting requirements, indicator definition, and use of data tools through formal and on-job-training approaches

  • Strengthen the Capacity of Zonal and Woreda coordinators in ensuring generation of quality data through DHIS and other supplementary data generation systems as stipulated in the monitoring plan and facilitate utilization of the data for decision making

    Quality Assurance

  • Ensure Woreda and regional reports are complete and meet NI quality requirements

  • Lead routine data quality assessments (DQAs) in collaboration with Woredas and Zonal health offices and ensure development and implementation of data quality improvement plans

  • Prepare monitoring field visit plans and conduct monitoring visits to the Woredas as and when required

    Reporting and Documentation

  • Assist program team to prepare donor reports by providing M&E related information

  • Work closely with the program team to ensure that lessons learned from program evaluations and assessments are documented properly

  • Contribute to development of relevant of knowledge products

    Representation of NI

  • Represent NI in relevant internal and external fora including Technical working groups at the MOH or EPHI and other stakeholder fora at national and county level

  • Represent NI in partner meetings at national and county level as delegated from time to time

  • Foster partnerships with other stakeholders at county and national levels

  • Promote NI visibility in every forum

    3. Supervisory Responsibilities

    This role does not have supervisory roles and responsibilities. However, may participate in supervising interviewers for surveys when necessary

    4. Education/Professional


  • MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with more than 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation within health and development projects, preferably in nutrition interventions.

  • Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Specific proficiency in excel and access

  • Knowledge of common statistical software packages, health information technologies, software applications, as well as web technologies including DHIS 2.

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis

  • well versed with Ethiopian's health system

    5. Language Skills:

  • Proficiency in English and Amharic Language

    6. Travel Requirements:

  • Official travel within Ethiopia and occasionally other countries to be authorized when need arise

    7. Other Specific Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills

  • Demonstrable project management skills

  • Proficiency in data management

  • Good interpersonal and team work skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills

    This Job Description can and will be amended as required from time to time.

    How to Apply:
    To apply for this position and for a complete job description, log into Nutrition International Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Ethiopia Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV by July 24th 2019.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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