M&E Specialist

at CARE Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 2, 2023
Currency ETB


CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality, and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is a technical support position for the SPIR II/RFSA program.  The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist position is to design and maintain the M&E system of  a USAID funded Strength PSNP institution and Resilience (RFSAII) program in SPIR II CARE-operational areas at filed office level. Under the supervision of the program manager and support of LDM Manager of SPIR II/RFSA at HO, the M&E Specialist is responsible in leading the over all M&E system at FO, will set up the M&E System for the program and will have ultimate responsibility in maintaining the system, strengthening the system over time and building capacity of program and government staff to utilize the system. This includes collecting, compiling, and analyzing relevant data. The M&E Specialist will contribute to document lessons learned as the program evolves and share key lessons within and outside the organization. The M&E specialist provides technical backstopping, organizing trainings in the areas of LDM. The position holder will work closely with other program staffs, CCU and PQL-LDM unit to ensure the cross fertilization of learning among different units, pulling information required from programs relevant to document centrally, organize capacity building trainings to staff, take assignments as a teammate.


Job Responsibility #1: Data Collection and Reporting

  • Timely responds to data and program information requirements from Program Managers, Sector LDM Managers, Sector Coordinators/CoP and PQL Impact Measurement Advisor
  • Participates in program design, diagnostic studies, evaluations, and surveys.
  • Organizes periodical ongoing field office level review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners.
  • Supports the organization of quarterly or periodic M&E workshops based on the needs of the program and assesses gaps observed at the field level in coordination with LDM Managers at sector level in Head Office.
  • Supports the implementation of the LDM strategy in the Field office & ensure partners and their staff understand the strategy in line with LDM Managers and other M&E Staff and HO level within the sector units.
  • Works with the Addis based LDM Managers & FOPOM to make sure that cross learning and coordination takes place among technical teams in the field.
  • Ensure that the LDM strategy is monitored and reviewed bi-annually/ to make changes based on regular staff, partners and stakeholders’ reflections and lessons learned.
  • Organizes panel monitoring and/or other events to ensure forward accountability, with relevant stakeholders including communities and ensure their dissemination to concerned parties;
  • Supports the FO/Program management in ensuring compliance to CARE’s program principles, LDM/program standards, and Global Program Data Requirements e.g. PIIRS
  • Work closely with PQL staff and field based teams (to be organized) to ensure quality in program/ program design and implementation

Job Responsibility #3:  Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Designs, develops and continuously updates monitoring and evaluation tools and systems at a field office program level.
  • Maintains the M&E systems, compiling and analyzing routine program data;
  • Prepares detailed implementation plan including monitoring and evaluation plan for programs;
  • Manages field data collection processes for M&E
  • Assist the field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation;
  • Participate in program evaluation and different assessments
  • Support  ongoing field office level review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners;
  • Conduct period data quality assessment at filed level
  • Where there is no distinct KM Advisor for a sector unit or program support in the setting up of systems and processes to collect key lessons of the program and disseminate to staff
  • Where there is no distinct KM Advisor collects case studies, success stories and shares with internal and external audiences
  • Ensures regular and timely reporting from program staff and implementing partners by monitoring receipts of monthly activity progress statements and quarterly activity progress reports and following up with the program staff and implementing partners on non-reporting
  • Conduct quality control tests on all incoming data

Job Responsibility # 4 Training and capacity building

  • Liaises with other LDM staff and assists sector unit in assessing, planning, organizing LDM related capacity building workshops/trainings to  staff and Woreda/implementing partners
  • In collaboration with PQL and other LDM staff develop processes for assessing and planning capacity building of program staffs, partners and government staff in M&E.
  • Compile and share program related data among field office staff;
  • Coach and mentor the front line staff on how to handle program database;

Job Responsibility #5: Other duties

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities described above are subject to change, depending on CARE Ethiopian funding or programming.


  • The Position holder will be responsible for ensuring that gender equality and diversity values are upheld in the recruitment, orientation, performance assessment and management of staff.
  • Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.
  • Create an environment within CARE's workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).

IV.  PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

  • The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming.

Job Requirements




  • 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree and 3 years of relevant experience plus with post graduate degree in Social Science, Statistics or other related fields.
  • NGO experience is a plus.


  • Knowledge of statistical software.



  • Highly organized, attention to detail and analytical skill;
  • Computer skill particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skill;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, participatory approach and sustainability;
  • Proficiency in English, both verbal and written.


  • Utilizing programming and statistical software (such as SPSS) to compile data and information for various systems, and knowledge of basic PME and research tools;
  • Exposure in developing and/or maintaining database using like MS Access, etc.


  • Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, initiating action, interpersonal skills, developing teams, decision making, information monitoring, facilitating change, proactive problem solving, planning, organizing and communicating with impact.


  • The jobholder is expected to collaborate with FSF technical team and FSF program managers and other CARE Staff.


  • The post is located  Dire Dawa, East Harargie , with frequent travel to program sites.
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