MEAL Officer – RMNH Project

Position: MEAL Officer – RMNH Project

Job by: – Pastoralist Concern

Code:- RIF/PC/05/2016

Category: Health and Project Management

Management Location: Jigjiga with frequent travel to field woredas

Career Level: Mid-Level (5+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time Salary with other basic benefits

Duration of the contract:   Depend on the project life

Job Description

Pastoralist Concern (PC) is a pastoralist initiated, inspired and led Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to Ethiopian pastoralist development and founded in 1995. As our people are from pastoralist communities, we know and understand pastoralism and its dynamics not from blue prints but from having lived the life. Our vision is “to see improved and sustainable livelihood of the pastoralist communities of Ethiopia and further realize strong co-operations with neighboring countries’ pastoralist communities.”

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Pastoralist communities. PC offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Job Summary

Pastoralist Concern (PC) and its implementing partners, has been granted “Waayeel Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Program” on utilization of RMNH service to be undertaken at 32 Pastoralist Woredas from four Zones (Siti, Nogob, Afdhere and Liben) in Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The project areas are among the hard-to-reach woredas in the country and have been given priority by MoH/DFID /RIF’s project on improving the utilization of RMNH services.

The major objective of this project is increasing uptake of RMNH services to support improved maternal and neonatal health outcomes for women & adolescent youth. Ofcourse, addressing the different RMNH services (ANC, PNC, FP, etc.) certainly demands integrating and interlocking intervention efforts at all levels including households, families, communities, health workers and health institutions.

Accordingly, the project will contribute to the improved reproductive health and reduced morbidity and mortality among mothers, newborns and children in the most vulnerable and hard to reach pastoralist communities of Ethiopian Somali Regional State (ESRS).

The goal of this project is to contribute to the improved reproductive health and reduced morbidity and mortality among mothers, newborns and children in the most vulnerable and hard to reach pastoralist communities of ESRS.

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer (MEAL) will be responsible for collection, entry and analysis of data and reports of various project activities. S/he will set up and maintain systems to regularly monitor the progress of the various projects against outputs, outcomes and impact.  Be able to report on the progress to Project manager.

The MEAL will work extremely closely with all project staff to ensure best practice and experiences from all partners and staff are carried into the monitoring systems and practice.

Scope of Work

  • Maintain field level M & E systems to measure, compile, analyze and report project data on various activities;
  • Produce analysis of project data and identify methods to use results for services and program improvement;
  • Build team capacity and provide technical guidance to gather and analyze data for project improvement;
  • Provide technical guidance in the design and implementation of M&E activities for activities carried out by Pastoralist Concern;
  • Coordinate the development and testing of innovative methods for M&E at all levels;
  • Coordinate M&E activities across all partners;
  • Organize meetings and produce reports for wider dissemination of project accomplishments; including external donor reports;
  • Collaborate with other team members to identify tools necessary for the improved planning, implementation and monitoring of assigned programme areas;
  • Coordinate and facilitate consolidation of data for the proposals and reporting;
  • Coordinate and facilitate drafting of proposals and reports at the field level in close coordination with implementing partners and HO;
  • Ensure full adherence to the developed M&E system in accordance with PC minimum operational procedures for MEL and PC evaluation policy;
  • Ensure that the field level M&E system and plan is relevant and updated;
  • Participate in capture of lessons learned from annual review and end of project reviews;
  • Participate in and/or lead data collection in the field;
  • Facilitate training of data collectors and relevant staff on M&E;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Project manager

Representation and Coordination

  • Coordination with other partners and Co-implementers at Addis and field levels;
  • Sharing minutes of the coordination meeting and disseminate these to the field project coordinators and all relevant parties;
  • Ensure Addis level coordination with other PC programs, specifically in the Health areas. Facilitate field level coordination;
  • Ensure all partners are in line with the agreed upon detailed implementation plan (DIP) of the project and share necessary steps to do so;

Job Requirements

  • Personal Specification
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and requisite technical background and experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects in developmental settings
  • University degree in social sciences, development planning, evaluation, survey implementation, statistical research and /or project management;
  • Demonstrated skills in program design, monitoring and evaluation and report analysis and writing;
  • Demonstrated skills in data management and developing tools and systems for monitoring and evaluation services
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in managing diverse teams of national staff are a prerequisite;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills (in English and Somali)
  • Excellent proficiency in English& Somali is essential
  • Strong analytical skills including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent Information Technology skills;
  • Proficiency in common computer packages – i.e. Word, Excel, Power point SPSS; etc.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through and Cc to

  • A complete CV with 3 references (not more than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the code of the position while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Pastoralist Concern; P.O. Box 123034 Addis Ababa; Ethiopia, physically to Pastoralist Concern Head Office or all Field Offices ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

Address:- Saris Addis Sefer in front of Nifas silk painting Factory CHEM – HOUSE Building 3nd   Floor Door # 307  Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/33; Field Office Tel: +251-464-73-00-54/55 and +251-2-54-58-01-64

In the selection of its staff, Pastoralist Concern is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

“We strive for pastoralist Development Innovation and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with pastoralist communities are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Policy and Code of Conduct.”

 Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.



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