Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Cordaid
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021

External/internal vacancy announcement


The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for supporting programme staff with meeting internal, federal, local and donor requirements for M&E. Additionally, the M&E Officer will support programme staff to coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation, and analysis of data to facilitate M&E best practices, learning, data management and reporting.


The M&E Officer will report to the Cordaid Ethiopia Country Director. The M&E Officer will support programme staff with M&E activities; however, the accountability for fulfilling project level M&E requirements will remain with budget holder, in accordance with internal processes. The M&E officer may be accountable for other non-project specific related requirements.


Promote Program Quality, Coordination, Learning and Capacity Building:

  • Maintain a detailed overview of M&E Plans, Guidelines, Standards and Requirements at Donor, Federal and Local level for all Cordaid Ethiopia Projects;
  • Provide technical oversight of the programme and individual activities to ensure adherence to evidence-based interventions and best practices;
  • Collaborate with programme staff to contributes to design (and adjustment where necessary) and implementation of SMART programme plans and pro-actively consult with the programme manager and other local and/regional staff where necessary;
  • Lead the quality assurance and supervision of programme M&E activities ensuring rapid roll-out and adherence with the applicable guidelines and standards;
  • Conduct routine field visits to monitor data collection activities and identify capacity gaps and bottlenecks to be addressed;
  • Conduct partner and consultant capacity assessments to be used as a basis for capacity building activities and partnership;
  • Design and implement trainings and other capacity building activities for partners in collaboration with the Regional PMEAL Advisor and Program Manager;
  • Coordinate with project partners and other key stakeholders in all aspects of project monitoring, evaluation, research and learning;
  • Support the Regional PMEAL Advisor with development of standardized monitoring tools and procedures;
  • Liaise with implementing partners, donors, and other stakeholders about programme performance data and lessons learned, in coordination with the Programme Manager;
  • Ensure that all partners understand the programme's M&E requirements and collect and report on high quality data, working closely with other relevant team members;
  • Translates the Results Framework of the programme into tangible indicators for monitoring and evaluation; analyses, validates and aggregates output, outcome and learning in all phases of the primary processes;
  • Supports the monitoring and evaluation and learning and the application of data to continuously improve upon the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the programme;
  • Undertake regular monitoring to ensure that grantees are able to reflect upon and capture the best practices and lessons learned as well as to achieve results;
  • Provide feedback on Evaluation ToRs; (where appropriate) leads the implementation of end-term evaluations and monitors the implementation of evaluation activities; prepares evaluation reports; reviews and provides feedback on evaluation reports prepared by third parties;
  • Compiles regular project monitoring report, including an assessment of the application of evaluation recommendations and other lessons learned;
  • Compiles quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports (as required by project stakeholders);
  • Actively participate in learning workshops and Cordaid’s M&E Community of Practice to disseminate learnings across Cordaid’s and international networks;
  • Periodically compile lessons learned from project implementation processes; perform other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email

All applications submitted cannot be returned. An integrity check will be part of the recruitment procedure.

CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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