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FHI 360 Background:

Family Health International (FHI) 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.FHI 360 leads the implementation of the USAID-funded Ethiopia Community Nutrition. The Activity focuses on enhancing multisector coordination and accountability; improving nutrition practices and health-seeking behaviors; and strengthening the delivery of quality nutrition services within USAID’s Feed the Future Zones of Influence.

Job Summary:

The M&E Coordinator, under the supervision of the LME Director, will provide support to the Regional Teams to engage in the Community Nutrition LME and data quality assurance processes. S/He will support the regional teams to engage effectively with, processes outlined in the LME plan and ensure the LME plan is applied and utilized to inform quality improvement. The coordinator will work with other technical staff and local implementing partners to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.


Technical Requirements:

  • Contribute to the development and writing of LME plans, processes and systems.
  • Work with the regional-level staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance onprogram/project monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Provide support to regional teams and technical staff to design and test data collection tools as required forproject monitoring.
  • Engage in data review and reflection and learning activities
  • In collaboration with Regional LME officers, support regional teams to implement data quality assurance and CQIsystems, processes and tools
  • Work closely with the LME Director to develop and continually improve Community Nutrition’s monitoring andevaluation standards and practice.
  • Support regional teams to ensure that verifiable, quantitative data is routinely collected and analyzed for projectimprovement.
  • Ensure that the quality of activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation ofappropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technicalassistance and training to the staff responsible for data entry.
  • Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, useprogram/project monitoring data for decision making.
  • Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools,and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs)using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Project Design Implementation:

  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Monitors project deliverables and reports to supervisors.
  • Leads technical project activities and sub activities and assists with project implementation.
  • May implement components of the technical portions of the project plan.
  • Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff.
  • Functions as the technical lead with oversight of project technical administrative and finance compliance, technical deliverables, and team management, (includes projects and consultants).

Business Development and Client/Funder Support:

  • Successfully leads new business development initiatives including project design, budgeting, and recruitment efforts.
  • Provides final authorization and approval of the technical portions of proposals and project design, based on the design and direction set by technical leadership.
  • Builds productive working relationships internally and externally.
  • Collects data for inclusion in proposals, which consist of assisting with proposal research and developing proposal strategies.
  • Draft proposals, budgets, and work plans.
  • Participate in business development meetings with partners and clients.

Operations Management (Finance, HR, etc.):

  • Ensures project activities are on track with work plans, with technical expertise informing project implementation.
  • Oversees project timelines and budgets. Assists in the development of donor reports and presentations.
  • Tracks technical project spend under broad supervision.
  • Tracks Statement of Work (SOW) and budget tracking systems; provides reports to supervisors.
  • Collects financial and technical tracking data; prepares reports.
  • Coordinate with suppliers for procurements.

Project/Program Reporting:

  • Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results and analyzing data sets and technical assessment findings.
  • Establishes and maintains SOW and budget tracking systems.
  • Drafts / prepares client technical reports.
  • Creates technical content (e.g., reports, presentations, manuscripts).

Quality Assurance:

  • Develops in-depth knowledge of quality standards through formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives.
  • Coordinates and direct activities to meet client/funder and regulatory requirements.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.
  • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
  • Broader knowledge of quality standards
  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.


There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
  • Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
  • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
  • Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
  • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
  • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
  • Serves as team lead and may mentor other lower-level personnel.
  • May supervisor junior level staff.
  • Typically reports to Monitoring and Evaluation Director.

Education: **

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent/ Bachelor's degree in statistics, monitoring and evaluation in society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology, and Youth or a Related Field.

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, monitoring, and evaluation or relevant degree with 6+ years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of the Nutrition and the health sector. Master’s degree advantageous.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification is preferred

Experience: **

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, monitoring and evaluation or relevant degree with 6+ years of relevant
  • experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of the Nutrition and health sector.
  • Typically requires 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
  • Familiarity with Ethiopian public sector health systems, HMIS, e-CHIS, DHIS2 and NGOs and CBOs is highly
  • desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-level or national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors,
  • consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Ability to travel within Ethiopia Community Nutrition project implementation sites.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

Date Revised: 09/13/2021

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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