Ethiopia: Environmental Health (WASH) Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Manager

Ethiopia: Environmental Health (WASH) Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 03 Feb 2019

The IRC is a non-governmental organization operating in 26 countries in the world. IRC started operation in Ethiopia in year 2000, currently working in five regions in providing relief services to refugees, victims of drought, and war affected populations.



Position: Environmental Health (WASH) Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Manager

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: 12 months, with possibility of extension

Salary & benefits: As per the scale of IRC

Posting Date: January 23, 2019

Closing Date: Feb 3, 2019

Vacancy Code: 01/569

In 2017, IRC launched its Global Gender Equality Initiative and is committed to hiring and retaining female staff. The organization has flexible and generous policies for women which aim to create a gender sensitive, inclusive work environment. As such, qualified women are highly encouraged to apply, including qualified, internal female candidates. On job mentorship is also offered.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a dynamic, analytical, collaborative and highly motivated individual for the position of Environmental Health (WASH) M & E senior manager for the IRC’s Addis Ababa office. The ideal candidate has worked in WASH programs including school WASH and has past experience with project monitoring & evaluation, representation, and tracking systems and processes. The Environmental Health (WASH) M&E senior manager would be part of an EH (WASH) team in Addis Ababa and contributes to overall EH program quality through the coordination, and implementation of enhanced monitoring & evaluation, accountability, and learning strategies; the emphasis is on streamlining processes and tools for efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness and sustainability throughout the project cycle across the IRC’s EH (WASH) sector. This position is based in Addis Ababa within the EH program department with travel to the field. The Environmental Health (WASH) M & E senior manager directly reports to the EH Coordinator in Addis Ababa.

The Environmental Health (WASH) M & E senior manager is also responsible to coordinate the school WASH technical lead component of the ‘*school WASH & Education project*’ titled “***Improving Education and WASH in Schools in Refugee and Host Communities in Tigray Region***” being implemented by IRC under UNICEF funding (UKAid-funded Building Self-Resilience of refugee and vulnerable host communities through improved basic services (BSRP) in Tigray Region) with a project period from 25th June 2018 to 30th June 2020. The goal of the project is to create equitable access to quality education and training provided to all learners at pre-primary and primary level and girls’ access to secondary education increased, with a focus on the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children, populations and localities, with a main outcome to improve academic, social and emotional learning for children of refugee and host communities in Tigray as measured by literacy, numeracy, and non-academic standardized assessments. Accordingly, the key deliverables of the WASH component is to increase access to effective & efficient learning environments for refugee & host communities through improved WASH facilities and hygiene practices, and to enhance key stakeholder groups (school/communities, BSRP partners, host/refugee education sector institutions) their technical capacity to support access to adequate WASH in school.


Project Coordination

  • Coordinate and ensure delivering of targets on one of the school WASH & Education
  • Capacity and coordination of WASH services is enhanced within schools/communities, partners, and host/refugee education sector institutions.
  • Coordinate school WASH data collection, analysis and alignment in Shire target areas
  • Coordinate development of WASH in school M&E framework and data management tools (including results, indicators, data needs matrix, data collection calendar), and establish technical working group (TWG)
  • Organize workshop to finalize and validate the technical assessment framework. Ensure all M&E activities are gender sensitive and that projects’ collect and use sex and age disaggregated data to inform program decisions, and include gender sensitive indicators that measure progress against equality.
  • Coordinate and ensure capacity building assessment of key stakeholder groups school/ community, BSRP partners, host/refugee education sector institutions
  • Plan, organize and conduct capacity building workshops including yearly data analysis and review meetings, workshop at regional level, and information sharing workshop. at national level
  • Build relationships and strengthen communication across a range of departments, projects and external stakeholders

Coordinate the production of annual case studies and advocacy papers

Accountability and Monitoring Systems

  • Collaborate with other IRC units/departments such as; the Grants and MEAL units to provide input as needed on ensuring project indicator matrix, performance monitoring plans, including logical frameworks, towards comprehensive strategies that will ensure program quality and impact.
  • Design, plan and implement M&E tools at designated stages within the WASH project cycle, and ensure the quality implementation of the WASH sector learning and evaluation activities.
  • Manage development and use of WASH project monitoring tools

Assessment, Learning, and Documentation

  • Ensure relevant, timely, and quality support on WASH assessments and evaluations,
  • Manage the documentation (writing, editing) and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessment, and other learning activities.
  • Track and ensure organized, comprehensive electronic filing of documented findings/analyses.

Capacity Building

  • Contribute to the rollout of IRC global strategic initiatives related to measurement (Monitoring for Action, Outcome and Evidence Framework, Client Responsiveness, Gender Equality) by facilitating capacity building for EH staff
  • Conduct visits to field sites to provide training, technical assistance, and support, as well as to ensure that accountability and learning tools and strategies are understood and being implemented effectively.


Candidate selection will be based on the criteria described below.


  • BSc. degree in WASH or Health with more than 5 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in WASH/Health Monitoring & Evaluation, social science or related fields with at least three years of relevant professional work experience.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience for in an international NGO in similar role/with similar responsibilities preferably.
  • Demonstrated experience of direct WASH/Health monitoring and evaluation, specifically in the humanitarian and development context.
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination, developing tools and systems for, and building capacity of others in skills related to, program tracking and documentation.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including logical models, conceptual frameworks, and assessment/evaluation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with information management systems and analysis software is a plus.


Personal specifications:

  • Ability to work under pressure, and to manage multiple work streams.
  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-motivated, honest, and highly responsible.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, to build strong relationships, to listen and be collaborative.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of gender equality and child safeguarding


The length of the posting is 12 months initially, but could be extended, contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation and funding availability. Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply!

How to apply:

How to apply:

· Submit your application electronically via EthioJobs or in hard-copy to the following address: IRC Addis Ababa, P.O. Box 107, Code 1110.

· Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

· Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

· Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

· Name of the position you have applied for

· Date of application

· Summary of your qualifications and experience

· Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

· Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

· Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

If answer is “yes”, give the following information:





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