MEAL Officer

at Concern Worldwide
Location Jigjiga, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 30, 2020
Category Business Development
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Base Salary 22265
Currency ETB


Job purpose :

The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible for supporting Concern Somali Region team in the area of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities in accordance to Concern MEAL system. This position is responsible for data management (data collation, entry, analysis, interpretation and reporting), developing different reporting formats and checklists, updating and maintaining databases and proper project documentation for accountability and learning. Responsible for making sure that appropriate Compliance Response Mechanism (CRM) put in place, complaints are welcomed and handled as per the procedure in place.

The jobholder will be responsible for documentation and sharing of key learning for the improvement of the project. He /she will play a role in the implementation of gender transformative training for Somali area coordination office and in the implementation of gender sensitive programming, including Concern’s engaging men and boys approach.

Main Duties and Responsibilities :

Monitoring and Evaluation

·        Support Somali Region team in the management and implementation of field-level M&E data collection activities

·        Support staff in the collection of activity- and output-level monitoring data during activity implementation

·        Carry out data collection where it is an M&E responsibility in M&E plans

·        Ensure that M&E systems are being implemented to plan at the field level and communicate any issues or inefficiencies that arise to the project Manager and MEAL units in a timely and proactive manner

·        Support training for external enumerators or partner staff that conduct baseline, midterm, and end line surveys (including ethics and safety, sampling and respondent selection, device use, as well as survey contents)

·        Field manage external enumerators or partner staff in conducting baseline, midterm, and end line surveys

·        Support program staff in accessing and utilizing data

·        Develop or use standard monitoring tools

·        Support joint monitoring efforts with stakeholders

Gender mainstreaming

·        Carry out gender analysis and gender related assessments

·        Oversee the development and monitoring of gender sensitive indicators.

·        Carry out gender training for staff relating to attitudes, behaviour and programmatic implementation

·        Regularly monitor, review and evaluate the implementation of programmes on gender mainstreaming, take appropriate and timely action and extract lessons learned for future program development and implementation.

·        Document best practices on the implementation of gender mainstreaming.

·        Support the programme teams in the implementation of Concern’s Engaging Men and Boys Strategy

Digital Data Gathering

·        Support the MEAL Coordinator in administrating the country's DDG system

·        Provide field-level support to programme staff in device management and utilization of the Concern DDG application

Accountability and Learning

·        Make sure that CHS commitments are adhered and standards are met during project implementations and monitoring

·        Make sure that appropriate CRM mechanisms are put in place and complaints are handled as per CHS standard and guideline

·        Support Progress Review and Results-Based Review of the projects

·        Carryout documentation and sharing of project impact and learnings

·        Actively promote sharing of learnings from baselines, end-lines, reviews and evaluations internally and externally.

Support project learning reviews and donor reports, as required.

Emergency Response :

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

§  Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Gender Equity:

·        Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy

·        Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect

·        Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.

The duties and responsibilities of the job holder not limited to the above activities but includes other duties assigned by the line manager.

Job Requirements

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies


Concern's Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy, the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, contractors, visitors to the programme and partner organisations, and the standards of behavior expected of them.  In this context staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for and maintain the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern's core values and mission. Concern's Code of Conduct and its associated policies have been appended to your Contract for your signature. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct you demonstrate that you have understood their content and agree to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. A breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Women are highly encouraged to apply

Person Specification : 

§  Bachelor’s degree in such as social science (research related), Monitoring and Evaluation, statistics, Nutrition/Health Monitoring, Public health etc. and other relevant fields of studies (related to M&E, development, research, data analytics, etc.) with over two years of relevant experience

§  Experience in humanitarian programming in addition to development programming is an advantage

§  Clear understanding and experience in directly implementing primary quantitative data collection (surveys, etc.)

§  Clear understanding and experience in directly implementing primary qualitative data collection (key informant interviews, focus group discussion, participatory qualitative methods, etc.)

§  Clear understanding and experience of quality assurance in data collection

§  Ability to provide technical advice and support

§  Experience of providing training and capacity building to programme and M & E staff

Excellent communication skills; able to work as part of a team and establish relationships with field offices


§  Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in Health and Nutrition program.

§  Have profound skill on Analytical and research.

§  Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office.

§  Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders

§  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, facilitation skills and writing skills

§  Time management and ability to priorities multiple tasks, Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision.

Job related experience and knowledge:

§  Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation. Health and Nutrition related experience is an added advantage.

§  Demonstrated experience in developing/designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans and associated quantitative and qualitative tools

§  Demonstrated experience in integrating gender, DRR, HIV/AIDS, environmental protection, accountability other cross cutting issues into public health promotion.

§  The logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches

§  Information assessment, analysis and report writing skills

Managing partnerships especially Local Government

What we offer

·        A competitive salary and benefit package

·        Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)

·        20 days annual leave

26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18weeks (unpaid) parental leave


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage: OR Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa.                          OR

Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa, Front Desk OR Jigjiga Coordination Office

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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