Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 30, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



He/she will work in accordance with the Make Way (SRH Programme) proposal including a Theory of Change and Results Framework, and international best practices. Moreover, he/she is responsible to support the M and E system of the country office by allocating 30% of his/her time.


  • Lead and supervise project database development, analysis, and interpretations
  • Foster close collaboration between different sector projects including monitoring stakeholders
  • Advise & support program managers, coordinators as well as consultants concerning output & impact survey (Baseline, midline, & final evaluations as well as output survey) for country office
  • Builds the capacity of VSO staff, volunteers, and partner of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on participatory planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (PMEL) system.
  • Provides Participatory PMEL-related technical support to staff, volunteers, and partner CSOs.
  • Contributes to the development, contextualization, and yearly revision of the PMEL in-country plans of the Make Way programme with guidance from the consortium.
  • Contributes to the setup and contextualization of an appropriate PMEL system.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring for technical support to partnering Civil Society Organizations.
  • Provides timely feedback on the progress of planned activities for informed decision-making.
  • Communicates information obtained through PMEL activities to VSO program staff, volunteers, the other partners in the consortium, partnering CSOs and external stakeholders, to enable informed decision making.
  • Prepares M&E input to project reports.
  • Regularly reviews data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • BA degree in relevant social science fields.
  • Excellent understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation approaches and methodologies (e.g., MILE).
  • Practical experience in developing and applying M&E tools.
  • Activity monitoring and interpretation skills
  • Sufficient experience in database management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a must
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, ODK is an asset
  • Ability in compiling result-based progress report


  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in project management as M and E officer.
  • Skilled in the use and management of qualitative and quantitative data collection, participatory methodologies, analysis, and reporting.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing) skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities.
  • Experience and awareness of commitment to gender & social inclusion in research, monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Experience of working in advocacy programmes, preferably in adolescent and youth health or SRH.
  • Experienced working in emergency response, development, and refuge programs/projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convene, coordinate and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Experience working with limited resources within a challenging environment.
  • Able to work well with a variety of individuals in a challenging cross-cultural setting.
  • Understanding of development issues and the NGO sector.
  • Good understanding of capacity building and training and building of effective and efficient teams.

People with a lived experience of marginalization based on their identities (gender, race, ability, religion, ethnicity, etc.) are encouraged to apply

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