Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 3, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

The position holder will be responsible to support the implementation and realization of the PIE’s strategy by developing and leading the PA monitoring, evaluation, accountability, research and learning strategy, responding to contextual challenges while ensuring alignment with PIE and regional strategies and global M&E framework, policy and strategy.
This would be demonstrated in undertaking responsibilities which include managing and leading PA level MEAL team and provide capacity building training for staff and partners,  review researches/studies and evaluations terms of references and facilitate monthly program review meeting and workshops, prepare quality and condensed quarterly and annual reports of the PA,  and represent MEAL in any M&E related workshops, Networks, forums and advocate for program quality in both development and humanitarian programs.
Key Relationships(Internal/External)
The job holder has a close working relationship internally with the following departments and/or functions:
• Emergency Response Area Level: Day to day line management relationship to ensure program quality and implementation progress update
• MEAL CO: Matrix reporting relationship
• Other ERA: Programmatic review of POs, Programs/Projects quarterly internal & external reports quality control, Midterm and End term Monitoring and Evaluation
• CO ERT and other team: Specialist, Program Managers, Consortium Team Leaders, Thematic Sector Leads, Sponsorship Manager, Head of Disaster Preparedness, Response & Resilience, Local Partnership Management Specialist, Knowledge Management Specialist, and Innovation Specialist: Programs/Projects implementation quality information for decision making
• Finance Department: Request budget and liquidate per diems and medical expenses
The job holder has a close working relationship externally with the following departments and/or functions:
• BHA/USAID: regular update to donor as required and requested
• Inter- Agency Accountability working group: Discussion on Core Humanitarian standards at ERA level
• Government line sectors: quarterly, midterm and end term reports of projects and evaluations
• Medium level contact: Medium level frequency of interaction
• The position is typically 50% office environment with 50% travel in PIE’s Projects Locations/ Communities.
  • Program design, implementation, and reporting
  • Policy engagement and networking
  • Partnership development and strengthening

Job Requirements

Qualifications/ experience essential:

·       Education at Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent in Social science, Development studies, Economics, Statistics and Management

·       5 years of monitoring & evaluation position experience and at least 2 years of Monitoring & Evaluation experience with NGOs.

·       Practical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including log frames, result chains, theories of change, and assessment/evaluations.

·       Experience in staff/team management, coaching, mentoring, capacity building, and performance review and appraisal is the plus.

·       Knowledge of strategic planning process es

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

·       Demonstrated experience of operational and programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at ERA & community levels.

·       Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty

·       Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Languages required

·       Fluency in English language is essential

In addition to Amharic, Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable


Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application in 09 July 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the link provided below:

MEAL Coordinator (

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

More information about Plan International can be found on

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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