Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)

OrganizationPastoralist Concern


Category: Health and Project Management

Management Location: Afdher Zone, Charati Field Office with frequent travel to field woredas

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

Employment Type: Full time Salary with other basic benefits


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 partners, has been granted “Emergency Water trucking” to be undertaken at 4 Pastoralist Woredas of Afdher Zones in Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The project areas are among the hard-to-reach woredas in the country and currently facing severe drought.

The major objective of this project is to save lives of drought affected people living in, Afdher zone through provision of safe drinking water.

Accordingly, the main objective of the Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to WaSH-related hazards by increasing access to safe drinking water. Ethiopian Somali Regional State (ESRS).

The MEAL will work extremely closely with all project staff to ensure best practice and experiences from 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 Area manager

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

Pastoralist Concern

P.O.Box 123034 Addis Ababa or

Pastoralist Concern Head Office and all Field Offices

Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/+251-464730054/55

Before April 2, 2017

  • A complete CV (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 vacancy announcement 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. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

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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