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Pro Development

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Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Kemisse town, Oromo Nationality Zone in Amhara region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 3 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About PDN:

Pro Development Network (PDN) is a local non-governmental consortium of civil society organizations (CSOs), established in 2010 and certified by Federal Government of Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Authority for Civil Society Organizations with a registration number of 1701. With 56 member CSOs, it is one of the leading networks of civil societies in the country that adds values to its members through creating better access to resources, and establishing strategic alliance with key stakeholders. PDN envisions becoming a network of vibrant local CSOs that are mentionable for significant and irreplaceable contribution to the realization of societal development and transformation in Ethiopia. Currently, PDN is working in partnership with Creative Associates International and its partners to implement a civic engagement project in Kemisse town administration for a year beginning from April 2024 with the support of USAID Ethiopia Civic Engagement Activity. Hence, PDN is looking for a fulltime competent professional person to employ as MEL officer of the project.

Job Description:

The MEL Officer will work under the Program Coordination Unit (PCU) of PDN and reporting to the project manager based in Addis Ababa. The MEL officer will be responsible to ensure proper implementation of the project verified by evidences based on relevant and quality data acquired through proper MEL approach and tools. S(he) will be responsible to help PCU and PDN in general have clear picture of project implementation at any time so that it would be easy to make informed decision on project implementation issues.

The following are the main responsibilities of the position holder:

  • Prepare annual action plan of project implementation on a quarterly basis,
  • Keep records of execution of project activities fortnightly, and document monthly summary report for routine activity monitoring purposes,
  • Prepare & submit quarterly project implementation status narrative report to PCU in line with donor and government reporting templates and schedules,
  • Conducts the routine monitoring data collection and analyze data to provide insight to the project team,
  • Work with all project staffs as a team and to ensure the integration of gender equity & social inclusion (GESI) issues in all project activities to be executed in the project area
  • Update the PCU on the work-on-progress and challenges faced in execution of project activities.
  • Ensure all necessary documents for project management are properly filed and kept both in hard and soft copies.
  • Document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.

Level: Senior expert

Term: Contract for one year with possibility of extension

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social sciences, Statistics, monitoring and evaluation, or related field is required or demonstrated equivalent work experience in the field.
  • At least three years experience in monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing data for quality and accuracy.
  • Proficient in tablet-based data collection
  • Effective English oral and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members

 Appreciated knowledge and skills:

  • Previous experience working with international NGOs are strongly preferred
  • Strong communication with local languages
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and attention to detail and strategic issues
  • Confidence and humility to work effectively with a large variety of people who will be diverse culturally, economically and in social status
  • Ability to foster solid working relationships with host Government, beneficiary communities, and partner organizations