Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia A Glimmer of Hope Ethiopia

Basic Function of the position:

The MERL Officer will be responsible for working with the Programs and MERL teams to coordinate data collection, aggregation, analysis, and reporting. Together with implementing partners, s/he will support the development of program area MERL plans, donor reporting timelines, and reporting templates and processes that facilitate timely and accurate data collection. The Officer will also be involved in planning, monitoring, conducting studies, document and share best practices with stakeholders.


  • Works with Glimmer Programs team and partner Programs and M&E teams to develop programmatic MERL plan, which accurately reflects individual donor reporting needs in specific program areas
  •  Manages data collection, data quality and reporting needs for all donors based on individual donor profiles (developed by Comms team in Austin)
  •  Aggregates monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics from program officers, partner reports and Community Facilitator data and produces summary report for quarterly MERL analysis
  • Works with Sr. Program Manager in Austin to develop and/or update routine monitoring templates
  • Develops annual Year in Review partner reports and manages feedback loops to partners and all relevant stakeholders
  • Participates in Donor Kickoff Meeting between Austin/Addis
  • Supports MERL Manager in program assessment design, implementation, and analysis
  • Performs other MERL activities assigned by MERL Manager and team


  • University degree (preferably master’s degree) in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, Agricultural economics or related field
  • At least 5 years professional experience, out of which 3 years in INGO, in Planning, monitoring, evaluating and implementing integrated community development programs, mainly in livelihoods with Agricultural VC commodity approach, education, health, WASH
  • Demonstrated experience in research, program development and project management
  • Familiarity with scientific data collection and analyses methods and digital data collection tools
  • Exposure to SPSS, STATA, or other Windows applications.
  • Excellent writing skills and communication abilities.
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Result oriented
  • Passionate interest in economic and social development of the rural poor
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team-oriented environment
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

Attitude and Values:

  • Ability to work with individuals and in a team; develop partnerships and maintain current partner relationships;
  • Awareness and commitment to Glimmer core values and a compassionate and kind spirit;
  • A belief in the potential of all people to succeed if given the right support;
  • Efficient multi-tasker who works on own initiative

DUTY STATION : Addis Ababa, with limited travel to project areas in Glimmer operational regions


  • Interested applicants are invited to send their application to the Finance and Administration Department within 10 consecutive days via:
  • E-mail:;
  • P.O.Box: 1448 code 1110 OR Submit in person to the Glimmer Office, located at: Megenagna, behind Marathon Motors, RAHEM Buldg, 5th Floor

Application Package:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One page summary of experience (positions held), qualification & Training;
  • Application cover page
  • Copies of credentials
  • Originals of credentials will be submitted when asked

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