Project MERA Officer

at SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia
Location Harari, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 21, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Who we are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs  to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant  actors to bring  sustainable  positive outcomes for children’s and young people.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and those that are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; we aspire that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Project MERA Officer who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation system for the effective implementation of “Joining Forces for Africa (JOFA) - protecting children during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond” project to be implemented at Chineksen and Babile woredas of East Harerghe zone,

What we provide...

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!

Your role....
As a Project MERA Officer, you will be in charge of the following:
  • Supporting project colleagues in designing and implementing a comprehensive M&E plan for the project in line with the Results Based Management (RBM) Policy Support Document.
  • Establishing monitoring and evaluation systems and processes using existing Joining Forces and implementing agency’s tools and mechanisms
  • Supporting  project colleagues and partner organizations in the process of developing M&E tools
  • Conducting a rapid child protection impact and needs assessment
  • Supporting the project team in planning and conducting quarter, bi-annual and annual project reviews, as well as organizing reflection and learning meetings with Joining Forces agencies, other CSOs, international organizations and government institutions.
  • Initiating and leading joint program supportive monitoring.
  • Ensuring regular collection and capturing of beneficiary data into the Program Data Base (PDB).
  • Designing and implementing strategies helpful in ensuring meaningful participation of children.
  • Establishing Community based complaints and feedback mechanisms at community level
  • Conducting annual learning workshops at program location and woreda level with Joining Forces agencies to share best practices, approaches and lessons learnt.
  • Identifying, documenting and disseminating best practices, case studies, and learning briefs.
  • Establishing and managing feedback-giving mechanisms.
  • Leading and coordinating project baseline activity
  • Undertaking project ‘Post Distribution Monitoring’ in case of benefit distribution

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge...

Must have:

  • BA/BSC Degree in Sociology, Economics, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other relevant field; )
  • Prior European Union Funded programs/projects experience
  • A minimum of 4  years hands-on experience in managing and executing Monitoring and Evaluation activities for donor-funded projects, particularly EU financed projects
  • Ability to speak Oromifa and/or  Somali Language
  • Oral and written fluency in English, and Amharic;
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
  • Excellent understanding of computer applications
  • Awareness on the child protection risks associated with COVID-19 and its secondary impacts, and how to mitigate those risks
  • Demonstrated experience in learning and knowledge sharing related to child protection in emergency approaches
  • Hands-on experience in developing/designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluating system/plan
  • Knowledge on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and its applications
  • Demonstrated experience in consortium project interventions
  • Have proven experience in monitoring and evaluation EU financed projects
  • Understanding of M&E
  • Have profound analytical and research skill.
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel, database and SPSS among other packages
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication, facilitation and writing skills
  • Time management and ability to priorities multiple tasks, Self-motivated person and able to work without close supervision.

The Pluses:

  • Prior INGO Experience
  • Afan Oromo language proficiency is preferable

Applying Instructions

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Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

"Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication to acquire talents that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people

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