Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

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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