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Monitoring, Evaluation and Action Learning (MEAL) Advisor


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Véterinaires Sons Frontieres Germany (VSF Germany)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Economics-Development, Management, Science-Agro

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Full time

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Job Description:

Véterinaires Sons Frontieres Germany (VSF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-profit making international Organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, and food safety, VSFG works towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany is registered and licensed in Ethiopia by charities and societies agency as a foreign charity since March 2010 and renewed its license every three years with the recent on April 27, 2016, with License no 1662. VSF Germany implements activities in Ethiopia. north Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit qualified and well experienced staff for projects funded by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), European commission for humanitarian aid and civil protection (ECHO), and European Union Delegation to Ethiopia and BMZ in Afar and South Omo zone of southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples region. The positions to fill are as follows and women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Action Learning (MEAL) Advisor
Place of work: Addis Ababa and Field Donor OFDA, ECHO, EU and BMZ
Monthly salary: As per VSF Germany salary scale
No. Of positions: One
Contract period: One (1) year with possibility of extension

Job Summary: The purpose and role of the MEAL Advisor is to ensure effective implementation and coordination of VSF Germany projects in the country. This entails supporting the field based staff and consortium members in the following significant roles; 1) Promote documentation and learning; 2) Guide field staff on project data collection, monitoring and evaluation of oil project progress. and; 3) ensure compliance with M&E standards for the project. He/She will closely work with VSF G field team, partners, government and consortium members on the quality of M&E system, work plan development and consolidation of lessons learnt.

Key area of responsibility
  • Develop and manage a MEAL strategy for the project which documents the implementation of the project activities and monitor progress toward work plan targets and milestones
  • Review VSFG and consortium partners M&E plans and advice on data collection methodologies, data quality assurance, and indicator reporting.
  • Support the Country Director, Country program Manager ,Project Managers, project officers and partners on sound work planning development.
  • Maintain and update an M&E Framework for the project, bringing together tools and outlining systems as required.
  • Ensure that routine project monitoring takes place on time (including field missions, reporting, indicator achievement monitoring, and satisfaction surveys with beneficiaries and stakeholders).
  • Ensure the accuracy, timeliness and effectiveness of VSFG’s verification system of activities implementation
  • Oversee the effective use of monitoring data and feedback to improve current programming, including development of agreed recommendations, to ensure improvements to the quality and appropriateness of project data collection tools.
  • Provide data and analysis as required for strategic purposes and feed into the overall programme strategy for new program design, including development of proposal with SMART indicators.
  • Ensure that VSF G delivers on all internal and external M&E requirements in a timely manner and with high quality data and information.
  • Provide capacity building and technical support to the PMs and Field staff and VSFG’s consortium partners on all areas of M&E.
  • Co-ordinate, supervise and review all project surveys; baselines/ end lines, assessments and evaluations including designing tools and sampling methodologies, training teams, planning fieldwork, producing analysis and reports.
  • Document all learning in the project ensuring that learning is captured and effectively shared with the donor and stakeholders.
  • Represent VSFG and the Consortium at relevant M&E coordination forums/meetings.
  • Any other relevant tasks that is job related as requested by Line Manager

Job Requirements:

  • At least a Degree in any of the following: Agriculture, statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant discipline
  • At least 8 years of experience in M &E or related work; NGO experience will be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying quantitative and qualitative/ participatory research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with team work and field experience a plus.
  • Proven capacity to build the M&E skills of colleagues, partners and community members.
  • Understanding of mainstreaming principles and experience of working on mainstreaming M&E activities.
  • Confident, with presentation and facilitation skills, proven record in provision of trainings.
  • Proficiency in using standard computer software, especially MS office as well as data entry/statistical packages, such as Excel, MS Access and SPSS.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of Sphere and commitment to humanitarian principles, a Plus.
  • Excellent oral and written (English) communication skills and project area local language (Afar, South Omo).

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates meeting the minimum requirements should send application comprising of the following documents to VSF Germany postal address, Post Office Box no. 2278/1250 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or through email address infoethiopia@vsfg.org , on or before October 24, 2017.
  1. Updated CV not more than 3 pages
  2. Cover letter for application only One (1) page
  3. One page summary table of educational background, work experience, skill, competence and current or last salary.
DON’T SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or recommendation letter as you will provide them up on request only. Make sure also you clearly state the job position in your email or on the cover of envelop and or application letter.
Due to the urgency of the position we shall conduct assessments on an ongoing basis as applications are received.
Disclaimer: VSF Germany does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany (VSF)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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