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MS4G MEL Assistant

Published on 23.09.2022

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Position : MS4G MEL Assistant

Project Overview and Role:

CATALYZE is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program designed to mobilize $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors, such as education, and higher risk countries around the globe, particularly low-income and post-conflict countries. The program is complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing and will provide services to many missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the CATALYZE investment and pay-for-results project management expertise. Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening, and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.
USAID CATALYZE Ethiopia: MS4G is designed to benefit the Ethiopian people, build community resilience, and strengthen rural-urban linkages in the areas of food security and WASH. MS4G invests in developing strong relationships with private sector players, co-investing in inclusive business models, advisory services, digital solutions, and market-based initiatives that increase the resilience and sustainability of Ethiopian enterprises and employment for women and youth.

MS4G uses a market systems approach to address key food security and WASH sub-systems and the impact of economic shocks, including COVID-19 and political instability, by stimulating adoption, adaptation, broad expansion, responsive institutionalization, and scaling of approaches and business models to transform the lives of Ethiopians.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

The MS4G MEL Assistant will report to MS4G MEL Manager. Their key responsibilities include:

  • Assist the MEL Manager in development of tools for monitoring and tracking of program activities and results.
  • Assist with trainings organized for the project staff and partners and in monitoring, performance reporting and learning.
  • Assist in management of data collection platform (IMPACTs system), including training of project partners and staff in data collection process.
  • Conduct M&E data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators, develop M&E database and data collection & reporting tools, data quality assurance and data entry into the project MIS database,
  • Work on data entry and cleaning in the M&E databases.
  • Provide technical support for the MEL team in the developing data collection tools Assist the MEL manager in proper warehousing of project data and verifications.
  • Assist with drafting learning and communications materials, such as case studies, learning briefs, and success stories.
  • Participate in the identification, analysis and synthesis lessons learned from program implementation
  • Organize regular project collaboration, learnings and adaptation events,
  • Take other duties as requested by the MEL Manager.
Required profile for job ad : MS4G MEL Assistant

Required Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, computer science, and/or related area of study;
  •  Technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software, including, SPSS, Stata, MS Access, Excel and others.
  •  Previous work experience with USAID donor projects is desired.
  •  General understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems, project results and indicators.
  •  Experience creating communications materials, such as case studies and success stories, is desired.
  •  Computer literacy and competency in use of Microsoft Office software such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Internet-based applications such as SharePoint.
  •  Strong analytical skills, including the ability to compile and interpret project data.
Job criteria for job ad : MS4G MEL Assistant
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Addis Ababa - Afar - Amhara - Awasa - Benishangul-Gumuz - Dire Dawa - Gambela - Harari - Oromiya - Somali - Tigray
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 1

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