Monitoring , Evaluation and learning Director

at Beza Posterity Development Organization
Location Kombolcha, BPDO head office, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 30, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Beza posterity development organization /BPDO/ is an indigenous, non-profit making, non-governmental humanitarian organization working on three programmatic interventions like Health, Socio economic, capacity building and Advocacy programs in four regional states of the country.

Currently BPDO has entered a project agreement with USAID to implement HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment Services for Key Populations activities in all woredas of Amhara region. As per this BPDO wants to recruit interested applicants who fulfilled the minimum requirements as an employee.


The MEL Director will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of the activity. The position holder will be responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance. The MEL Director also oversees the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting. The position holder is responsible for monitoring program performance and maintaining program information in our electronic information system. The MEL Director promotes learning and capacity building in MEL throughout BPDO including developing and implementing MEL standards, guidelines, and tools.

The position requires closely working with donors, Regional Health Bureaus, other local and international implementing partners and stakeholders. He/she will receive overall technical guidance from the Chief of Party and Executive Director of BPDO.


  • Monitor trends and understand evolving Activity needs and priorities for data collection, analysis and reporting to drive the continuing development of standard data reports, analytical models and programs.
  • Ensure effective research and analysis governance processes and policies to promote high quality research within an ethical and a risk management framework.
  • Establish and run the activity monitoring systems including data collection, analysis and reporting to support sound management of the activity interventions, as well as provide training for field & Management Information System (MIS) staff.
  • Supervise MEL function working with HQ, regional and field staff- for the implementation of MEL policies and information dissemination across all BPDO programs.
  • Collaborate with regional field staff on start-up MEL activities, ensuring that indicators, targets, and a MEL plan are in place for each program.
  • Lead the development of MEL plans, processes and systems with standard procedures and process to ensure credible, reliable, timely and cost-effective monitoring data to inform on-going management decisions, strategic planning and uphold accountability.
  • Guide on, and as needed lead the design, collection, analysis, use and dissemination of baseline, mid-term-of-project information via evaluations and surveys that use a range of quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Lead the adaption or development of specific planning, assessment, monitoring and evaluation and reporting tools for consistent and quality data collection and develop and implement a comprehensive Data Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Support the regional and field staff in the design and implementation of appropriate MEL systems to monitor performance and improve management by the donor requirements and practices to track performance at the project level.
  • Build the capacity of staff and implementing partners on project/program design, monitoring and evaluation concepts, skills and tools and also build the capacity of program staff to conceptualize, collect, use and routine data.
  • Supports regional staff in the closeout of programs, ensuring that final program results are available for dissemination.
  • Travel to the field to conduct program monitoring and review of MEL systems; and train and support program staff on data quality improved MEL processes, and utilizing results for data-driven decision making.
  •  Represents BPDO in various professional, multi-agency and donor forums related to program monitoring and evaluation.

Duration of employment: one year with possibility of extension

Job Requirements

Qualification, Experiances and other  requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Health-related or Monitoring and Evaluation is desirable
  •  05 and more years of direct experience in the monitoring and evaluation of HIV projects; PEPFAR MEL experience is preferred,
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods including tracking outcome indicators required,
  • Knowledge of M&E and data quality management related to HIV/AIDS programs required,
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in HIV/AIDS programs to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring and evaluation highly desirable,
  • Demonstrated experience in use of data for decision-making is highly desirable,
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement evaluations, operational research, surveys and surveillance, including experience developing terms of reference, recruiting, training and managing a diverse team is highly desirable,

Additional skills:

  • Prepare the MEL work plans and monitor their execution.
  • Identify MEL human resources requirements and develop plan for meeting the requirements.
  • Ability to Working under pressure
  • Support the development of subordinates through periodic performance evaluations, coaching, mentoring, on-going performance dialogue and feedback.
  • Oversee the systematic identification of skill and competency requirements for MEL team
  • Operationalize unified data system (UUDS-CommCare) and DATIM as MIS at all service delivery outlets


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants fulfilling the above requirements are requested to submit their application and CVs with full details of qualifications and experiences through   Beza Posterity Development Organization Kombolcha Head office 115 or  email or  directly to ethiojobs .net.

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