Technoserve Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Technoserve Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222445

Category: Economics

Location: Addis Ababa50% domestically to different project locations, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Per the organization scale

Job Description

I. About TechnoServe

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

Founded in 1968, we are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities.

II. About the Project

The new honey project is an innovative, nationwide smallholder honey contract-farming scheme in several regions, likely Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray.

The project will support up to 15 honey companies to sustainably source from 11,400 smallholder men and women beekeepers over 1 year and 11 months.

By developing a sustainable system for smallholder honey contract farming in Ethiopia, this project aims to increase the volume of export-quality honey that commercial honey buyers purchase directly from smallholder beekeepers.

The project will sustainably increase smallholder incomes, effectively engaging women in household decision-making, and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and their families.

III. Position Description

Farmer Accounts Data Officer is responsible for overseeing the data collection, data cleaning, data analysis and data reporting related to Project.

In particular, s/he will be responsible for overseeing data collection and verification for Farmer Accounts on the Contract Farming Platform (which includes farmer names, contract info farmer biodata, inputs received by beekeepers, credits and delivery volumes…etc.);

S/he will prepare prepopulated training attendance form, distribute to farmer trainers, and recollect attendance data from Honey farm college.

S/he will help relevant project partners to effectively use it, creatively troubleshooting as needed. S/he is responsible for managing implementation of evaluation surveys, including overseeing data collection, ensuring data quality, and analyzing data and report writing;

IV. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee development and maintenance of the Farmer Accounts Platform & other databases

  • Oversee the data collection and data entry for the Farmer Accounts Database (this includes farmer names, contract info farmer biodata, inputs received by farmer, credits and delivery volumes…etc.)

  • Oversee the data collection and data entry for the Enterprise Database (membership size, aggregation capacity, capital, credit history, address etc.)

  • Oversee the data collection and data entry for Honey Farm College

  • Support tablet base digitalizing of farmer/enterprise accounts and aggregation.

  • Oversee the data collection and data verification, such as the training attendance databases

  • Supervise the Field enumerators and review the deliverable materials; Crosscheck data reported by DCs and DCS

  • Gather, organize and properly file hard copies for all data

  • Clean, check and synthesize data; Review that all data is complete and presented in the correct formats for analysis.

  • Support external partners to effectively use the Contract Farming Database Platform; by conducting trainings for external partners and farmer organizations and liaising with external partners using the database platform, troubleshooting as needed.

  • Assist in the development of new data collection tools and training

  • Support the MEL Manager to design and prepare forms for effective data collection, such as aggregation forms, and manage the preparation of forms (procurement) and distribution of forms to field locations;

  • Train staff and Primary Cooperative leaders on the proper use of forms, such as use of the forms in the context of aggregation training;

  • Test first draft of questionnaires and collect feed back

  • Provide coaching and feedback on data collection tools and templates; as well as follow up coaching and support

  • Facilitate/deliver data collection tools and deliver related training; Provide Continuous coaching and feedback on data collection tools and training

  • Organize trainings for enumerators and supervisors; Organize payments for training to enumerators and supervisors as well as data collection team.

  • Configure tablets to pull monitoring (training observation, evaluation, aggregation etc.) contents from online system at the same time sync with the system.

  • Monitor online tablet base training observation, evaluation and aggregation.

  • Support the design and implementation of Project surveys

  • Support the design and implementation of evaluation surveys, including developing the work plan and budget for surveys; facilitate and deliver survey related training; Assist in survey development

  • Responsible for managing implementation of evaluation surveys, including overseeing data collection, ensuring data quality, and analyzing data and report writing;

  • Assist in adjustments to survey materials; Ensure the translated survey materials are congruent with the original language and check formatting.

  • Assist in online survey programming

  • Support survey quality assurance using built in algorithms (SurveyCTO and Google sheets)

  • Configure tablets and push survey questionnaires to tables.

  • Testing questionnaires using tablets and provide feedback.

  • Prepare regular reports in a timely manner;

  • Respond to data and customized report requests in a timeline manner

  • Prepare accurate farmer account summaries in advance of aggregation times

    Fulfill other duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare miscellaneous different tools, materials to support project implementation

  • Assist in development of a new/existing system to collect data from the field

  • Supports evidence-based management and decision-making

  • Implements the project’s Learning Agenda, together with Project Manager and MEL Manager.

  • Any other duties assigned by the MEL Manager or Project Manager

  • Monitoring Program implementation Using CommCare System

  • Designing monitoring tools using CommCare application

  • Support setting up dashboard as a reporting and monitoring tools from the date collected using CommCare application.

  • Providing training and ongoing support for front line data collectors

  • Regularly maintain and report on monitoring activities to relevant stakeholders using CommCare platform and dashboard.

    Job Requirements

    V. Required Qualifications and Capabilities

  • A true passion for and commitment to fighting poverty and economically empowering poor smallholder beekeepers/farmers, especially women
  • Experience working in relevant geographies; Knowledge of, familiarity and experience working with private sector companies in Ethiopia

  • Practical experience implementing smallholder contract farming projects in Ethiopia
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Science and related field with a minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience in managing data

  • Computer savvy: experience with software programs related to data analysis including a high level of proficiency in Excel.

  • Experience deploying and using digital tablets for data collection

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Fluency in Amharic and English; Oral and written communication skills that are clear and concise in both languages

  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized

  • Excellent computer skills; business software fluency, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills

  • Willingness to travel to the field and spend significant time in rural areas with limited infrastructure


  • Strong and very detailed oriented when planning and preparing documents

  • Problem solver, structured thinker with high attention to detail

  • Innovative mindset; learning attitude

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; effective negotiation skills

  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances

  • Committed to quality and achieving impact; motivated; high level of integrity and honesty

    VI. Preferred Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Fluency in at least one Ethiopian language besides Amharic

  • Fluency in data management/client management software (i.e. SalesForce, CommCare, SurveyCTO)

    How to Apply

    VII. Application Instructions

    The closing date for the application is September 19, 2019. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link:

    Click here to apply for this position

    This position is only open to Ethiopia Nationals, who must be eligible to invite and work in Ethiopia.

    Please note that:

  • Application and CVs written in English will be acceptable.

  • Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • No Phone call please

  • TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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