MONITORING & EVALUATION LEAD, ETHIOPIA INTEGRATED YOUTH ACTIVITY

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 December 2020
  • Ethiopia
  • Closing on 17 March 2021
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Job Description

CARE seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Youth Activity in Ethiopia. The Integrated Youth Activity (IYA) is anticipated to be a five-year, $60M cooperative agreement designed to empower youth to advance their own social, economic, and civic development. This agreement is anticipated to be awarded in March 2021.

This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This position is subject to project award and funding. International and Ethiopian candidates are welcome to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall framework for the project’s M&E systems, in collaboration with USAID and senior project staff, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys. Develop and monitor the project’s PMP to systematically document project performance for project technical leads and the project leadership team.
  • Ensure the alignment of research and M&E activities with program goals and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
  • Monitor project activities and tracking these activities against the results framework.
  • Conduct field visits for data validation, to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets. Coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data. Capture and document lessons learned; champion the scaling up best practices.
  • Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of project activities to donor, including progress against targets set in the award agreement and annual work plan, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to project and partner staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting. Supervise, mentor, and build capacity of project M&E staff
  • Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
  • Support the Chief of Party in coordinating the mid-term and final project evaluations.

Required Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (development studies, public health, demography, statistics, etc.)
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in M&E of donor-funded development programs of a similar USD amount and scope is required. Previous full-cycle M&E experience on a USAID-funded program is required.
  • Strong knowledge of M&E methodology data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
  • Knowledge of statistical software (such as SPSS, STATA, and SAS). Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or similar tools) is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAID data collection and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral fluency in English.
  • Ability to travel throughout project areas, as needed.

About the Organization

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.


This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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