Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer at DRC, Jijiga, Ethiopia

Deadline: 18 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer in Jijiga, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 6 months.

The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer is responsible for performing general administration functions, managing administration staff and play a key role in the overall HR functions including staff recruitment, contracts management, skills development, performance management, orientation, timesheet tracking.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the Jijiga field office.
  • Lead the development of MEAL components of project proposals, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans.
  • MEAL plans and DIP will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
  • In close collaboration with the Addis Ababa-based MEAL Coordinator and the program team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams.
  • The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
  • Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
  • Under the guidance of the MEAL Coordinator, conduct internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
  • Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in the Jijiga field office and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in statistics, economics, social sciences or related discipline.
  • Minimum of years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
  • Nationality of Ethiopia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.