Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Asebe Teferi


Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep-Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside Ethiopia

The Volunteer’s Role

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. GROW project is a partnership among CARE Canada, Cuso International and McGill University. In Ethiopia, the project will be implemented in East and West Hararghe Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional State and in Gewane and Argoba Special Woredas of Afar Regional States. The implementation of the project is led by CARE Ethiopia in close partnership with the Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus of Oromia and Afar Regional States. Cuso International Head Quarter and the Ethiopia Country Program Office will involve in deploying volunteers to strengthen the institutional and community nutrition capacity of the different sectors engaged in the implementation of GROW project in the respective targeted zonal and district administrative areas.

Funded by Global Affairs of Canada, the project has three intermediate outcomes

-Improve nutrition practices and services for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

-Improve nutrition-sensitive practise for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

-Strengthen governance of gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the Federal, Regional, Zonal and district level

The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the M & E tools & systems & capacity of GROW project implementing partners in West Hararghe Zone (WHZ) through capacity building and system strengthening by assigning international volunteer in Oda Bultum University (OBU), which is a public university responsible for promoting problem-solving action researches and delivering coordinated community outreach activities in WHZ Administrative areas.

Specific objectives of the placement:

-Develop supportive supervision and monitoring tools for nutrition and related programs

-Develop the monitoring and evaluation capacity of GROW project implementing partners particularly the zonal nutrition coordination committee

-Strengthen data system and documentation of the GROW project partners.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the review of the nutrition related strategic and operational plan of WHZ Nutrition Coordinating Committee, relevant zonal sector offices, GROW project and Oda Bultum University

- Provide technical support for development of appropriate nutrition related indicators

- Support the development of appropriate supportive supervision and M&E tools / checklist

- Assist in the conduct of M&E activities on quarterly basis and lead the production of M&E reports

- Develop success stories and reports

Essential Academic Qualifications:

MSc. / MA degree in statistics, Economics, Health Informatics, International Development / social sciences, M&E processes

Essential Professional Background:

At least 2 years’ experience in capacity building for development program management, program monitoring and evaluation using a result-based management system and designing monitoring and evaluation systems

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


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