Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 45 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,500 staff based in in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.
Summary of the position
Action Against Hunger USA seeks an experienced Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the anticipated USAID/Ethiopia Empowering Communities - Community Engagement (ECCE) Activity. The purpose of the Empowering Community Activity is to empower communities for better health and nutrition outcomes through community ownership of its own health and strengthened accountability systems.
The Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning will design, build and manage the project’s overall Monitoring Evaluation and Learning system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program results, objectives , and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading and learning outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked using appropriate indicators and reported.
The Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning will lead and manage all research, learning, monitoring and evaluation tasks, and deliverables for the project; including baselines, mid-term and final evaluations. He/she will also harmonize learning, monitoring and evaluation data collection and reporting systems with USAID policies and health and nutrition outcome indicators..
Internally, the Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning will collaborate closely with Country Director, Director of Programs, Operations Director amongst others while externally will closely liaise with USAID, Ethiopia Government and other stakeholders as needed.
KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE
- Lead and manage all research, learning, monitoring and evaluation tasks, and deliverables for the project. This including baselines, mid-term and final evaluations.
- Harmonize learning, monitoring and evaluation data collection and reporting systems with USAID policies and health and nutrition outcome indicators.
- Monitor and report on activities required to communicate program results and improve implementation
- Oversee data collection as required within the project’s parameters
- Develop documentation of best practices, lessons learned, case studies and facilitate the use of data to drive program design and decision making.
- Report monthly, quarterly and annually on the status of project implementation
- Contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans; review and update the project’s Mamp;E plan on an on-going basis
Gender Equality commitments amp; Zero Tolerance to Abuse
- Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
- Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
- Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
- Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
- Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
- Value and respect all cultures.
- Master’s Degree in international development, economics, statistics, research methods, political science, public policy, social science, or a related field.
- At least of 10 years of relevant experience.
- Experience managing the monitoring and evaluation for activities of similar size and scope.
- Experience using a Learning Plan to inform activity implementation.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation work for donors/U.S. Government agencies or international NGO or institutions.
- Demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills in English.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Must have demonstrated success and experience in monitoring results and indicators of health outcomes, quality health services, learning outcomes, access, retention, and community engagement.
- Prior experience developing and implementing performance monitoring plans (PMPs).
- Prior experience developing and utilizing sound theories of change in maximizing program impact
- Prior experience conducting high-quality research and analysis to support efforts identifying barriers to risk reducing behaviors and increased demand for quality health services.
- Exceptional technical skills in data analysis and management, Mamp;E, survey design, mapping and/or assessment required.
- Additional skills required for the position include: proficiency in Excel, Word, and other MS Office software; data visualization software (such as PowerBi, Tableau and applications utilizing GPS capabilities), data management and analysis software (such as DevResults, GIS, SPSS or Stata).
- Fluency in English (oral, writing, and reading).
- Ability to reside and work in Ethiopia full time.
- Travel within Ethiopia and internationally.
Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary amp; benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees amp; qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Female candidates and Ethiopia nationals are encouraged to apply.