Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Farm Radio International
Closing date: 18 Nov 2020

**Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Position term: 13 month full-time employment contract

Position Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reports to: Project Evaluation Manager

Works closely with: Project Delivery Lead, Knowledge Management Team, Gender Equality & Inclusion Specialist, Country Project Coordinators, Specialty Team Managers, M&E Officer based in West Africa

Application deadline: November 18, 2020

Background

Starting in October 2020, Farm Radio will implement a short duration 7-country project for the German international development agency, GIZ. The project will use a variety of strategies to increase awareness, knowledge and uptake of good agricultural, nutrition, health and gender practices. The project will be executed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which means that distance methods, not just for broadcasting but also for design and training, will be at the forefront. Countries include Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Togo in West Africa; Ethiopia in East Africa and Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia in Southern Africa. Farm Radio has existing offices in Ethiopia and Mali and a longstanding strategic partnership with Farm Radio Trust in Malawi.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Based in Addis Ababa, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities in Ethiopia, and three (3) of the other countries included in the project - Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. Under the guidance of the Project Evaluation Manager, FRI’s Knowledge Management Team, and the Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist, the M&E Officer will collaborate with the Project Delivery Lead and the Project Coordinators of the four countries in the following areas:

  1. Design and coordination of M&E activities (50%)

  2. Data analysis and reporting (20%)

  3. Knowledge translation and sharing (30%)

RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Design and coordination of M&E activities

  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, in particular with regards to performance indicators and their measurement

  • Contribute to developing Gender Equality & Inclusion indicators and targets

  • Contribute to developing the overall M&E strategy and framework for the project

  • Develop on-going monitoring plans with relevant data collection systems.

  • Contribute to recruitment of consultants to conduct formative research, baseline and endline evaluations

  • Contribute to developing data collection instruments and methodologies for various M&E activities – formative research, baseline and endline evaluations

  • Coordinate large multi-country evaluation activities

  • Liaise with Radio Craft and Digital Innovation specialty teams when developing M&E strategy

2) Data analysis and reporting

  • Contribute to analysis of qualitative and quantitative M&E data collected during the project

  • Prepare reports from formative research and baseline and endline evaluations

  • Review work done by consultants in terms of data collection, analysis and reporting

3) Knowledge translation and sharing

  • Interpret and synthesize technical results in order to share with policy makers, practitioners and or funders

  • Prepare project publications – briefs, papers, to be shared with a wide range of audiences

  • Provide inputs into project communications

  • Identify lessons learned and provide inputs into project’s learning activities

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • University degree (or equivalent experience) in social sciences, international studies, agriculture or a related field; a Master’s degree would be an asset.

  • Minimum of 3 year experience working in the area of Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Experience preparing log frame matrix and performance measurement frameworks

  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including experience of working effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences

  • Excellent skills in analysing both qualitative and quantitative data

  • A team player with excellent organizational skills, who can also work independently and prioritize own workload

  • Ability to work under pressure yet deliver multiple tasks on time with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis and research methodologies

  • Good knowledge of survey methodologies and sampling strategies

  • Initiative and creative in solving problems with strong facilitation and analytical skills

  • Significant experience working on gender-related issues

  • Excellent level of written and spoken English required

Applications:

Farm Radio is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of colour and members of equity-seeking communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for this position, please follow this link. No telephone calls please.**

How to apply:

Applications:

Farm Radio is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of colour and members of equity-seeking communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for this position, please follow this link. No telephone calls please.



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