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Learning and Adaptive Management Coordinator

Full Time
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  • As per Org Scale USD / Month
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GOAL is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Learning and Adaptive Management Coordinator based   in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Description



Reference No:REC/001/22
Job title:Learning and Adaptive Management Coordinator
Location:Head Office/Addis Ababa
Reports to:MEAL Manager
Number of Posts1(One)
Closing date:January 14, 2022

GOAL: is an Irish international humanitarian organization founded in 1977 and currently operational in 13countries[1]; in both protracted crisis & long-term development contexts. GOAL has four programmatic foci: people survive crisis; people have resilient health; people have food and nutrition security; and people have sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agropastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.


 Resilience in Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Areas (RIPA) is a five-year initiative (2020 – 2024), implemented by PCI, iDE and GOAL, targeting pastoral and agro pastoral communities in Borana, Guji, South Omo and Dawa. The purpose of RIPA is to improve resilience through improved food security and inclusive economic growth, it is supported by USAID in Ethiopia with a budget of $30 million.

The programme has five components, each led by a consortium member, PCI as the consortium lead have overall programme and grant management and are responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning using USAID’s Collaboration, Adaptation & Learning (CLA) approach. The programme components are:

·         Disaster risk management including access to informal financial services, PCI will lead.

·         Diversified sustainable economic opportunities for people transitioning out of pastoralism, iDE will lead.

·         Intensified and sustained pastoral and agro-pastoral production and marketing, water and natural resource management and access to formal financial services, GOAL will lead.

·         Improved nutritional status of women and children, GOAL will lead.

·         A crisis modifier to respond to sudden onset shocks while preserving development gains, PCI will manage with all partners participating.


General Description of the Role:

·         The Learning and Adaptative Management Coordinator will support both RiPA and Ifa and will be responsible to:

·         Work with GOAL in country MEAL team to make sure indicators are well planned, understood by the field program team and implemented as per the donor and GOAL Indicator definitions and requirements

·         Facilitate MEAL trainings for program and support function field program team to make sure project/program indicators are measured, data collected, stored and reported as per GOAL and donor requirements

·          In collaboration with GOAL, PCI and CRS in country MEAL and program team, participate and contribute for the development of Terms of References (ToRs) and Assessment tools for planned assessment works of the projects/programs implemented in the RIPA Project areas and beyond

·   In collaboration with GOAL, PCI and CRS in country MEAL and program team, execute assessment works, lead field data collection, monitoring, reporting, cleaning, analysis, and report write-up for all the assessment works conducted across the Project areas as per request from RiPA team leads

·     Organize and facilitate quarterly review and learning meetings with stakeholders

·  Be responsible to integrate collaborative, learning and adaptation in the programs/project’s operational areas

·  Produce success stories for each programs/project operating and share the success stories internally

·     Coordinate implementation of MEAL plan across/with the partnership

·   To ensure the on-time project related routine data collection, compilation, and reporting

·    The position holder is responsible for promoting knowledge Management and Learning across sectors and projects in the field programme.

·     Will be responsible for the market system approach of the project by working with private sector stakeholders as found necessary.

·      The position holder still closely work with front line staff to ensure the application and existence of appropriate MEAL and transparency systems. S/he will also take part in field level qualitative and quantitative assessments and evaluations.

 Description of Functional Relationships of the role

The Learning and Adaptation Coordinator will report to MEAL Manager administratively to RiPA team Leads Technically. S/he will work closely with Financial Inclusion team, private sector coordinator and sector officers. Accordingly, the HO MEAL Manager is the direct Supervisor. During performance objective setting and appraisal of the incumbent, feedback from RIPA Production and marketing Team Leads by the MEAL Manager will be collected.

Monitoring and Reporting

·    Organize and plan field level monitoring events and compile reports for management decision

·         Take the lead role and assists field staff particularly front-line staff in developing regular data collection format, field supervision checklists.

·      Ensure proper documentation is in place including filing project documents, Indicators, data sets, ToRs, assessment tools, formats and reports

·        Ensure the systems used to collect data on indicators and to generate relevant MEAL reports comply with established quality standards

·   Develops field/Programme/project data base systems and analyzing and interpreting data

·    Organizes participatory monitoring events along with the officers and team leaders, partners, and communities.

·        Compiles regular field monitoring report including lessons and provide feedback for the project and his/her supervisor.

·      Collects and provides information and technical support in the preparation of quarterly or biannual reports.

·         Organize regular project review meetings and participate in panel monitoring.

·      Assists sector senior officers in reviewing and revising project M&E plan and indicators as required

·         Develop and use simple and value-adding monitoring strategies and tools

·         Identify best practices as well as opportunities for MEAL capacity building

Information Management

·         Takes the lead role in setting-up appropriate database system at field, project and programme level;

·         Ensures effectiveness and adequacy of systems to track flow of information on inputs utilization and program participation, including the process of beneficiary selection and project prioritization;

·         Provides information management support to action research initiatives being conducted in the woreda/Town;

·         Submits updated data set to the required sector officers and PM within the project and partners to update all different levels on program database on quarterly basis;

·         Maintains minimum set of M&E reference materials at project level in the field office.

·         Update the projects information on regular basis

·         Lead on the analysis, interpretation and reporting of MEAL results

·         Identify and formulate MEAL findings, lessons learned and recommendations and avail results for decision-making processes and further project development.

·         Facilitate dissemination of lessons learnt across the GOAL team, partners, donors, and other stakeholders as need arises.

·         Work closely with CLA and MEAL team of consortium organization to ensure integration and harmonization among consortium members.

Evaluation and learning

·         Organize periodic assessment events and facilitate HO initiated surveys

·         Participate and organize major evaluation events happening in the field

·         Prepare annual plans of major MEAL events and up-date the plan periodically

·         Organize field level review meetings and participate in HO level major review meetings

·         Ensure appropriate mechanisms that enhance learning to happen between projects and across sectors

·         Initiate and facilitate quality programme implementation through integration of learning and evaluation events across sectors /Programme. set-up field level information sharing mechanisms between sectors

·         Develop project profile and summary progress matrix of project and regularly share to staff and MEAL Department

·         Participates on project performance review meeting at Woreda level as required and evaluation exercises.


·         Ensure information sharing is in place for all GOAL Ethiopia programmes (Development and Humanitarian)

·         Collect, compile and share to HO MEAL unit the feedbacks and complaints from community and stakeholders for all GOAL programmes.

·         Make sure complaint mechanisms shared to target community and stakeholders

·         Ensure speak up, community complaint factsheet, GOAL Code of Conduct and other accountability related posters posted in all GOAL offices and operational areas where community and stakeholders easily access.

·         Provide induction on CHS (nine commitments) for new staff

·         Support FO sector officers in executing accountability tasks

·         Implement and monitor all accountability related tasks

·         Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability

Capacity Building (10% of time)

·         Assists the field sector officers and HO initiated MEAL capacity building plans

·         Organizing MEAL related capacity building Workshops/trainings to staff and Woreda/implementing partners

·         Compile and share project related data among field office staff

·         Conduct regular capacity gap assessment on monitoring and information management in partner organizations and organize training on identified gaps

·         Coach and mentor the front line staff on how to handle project information systems, database;

Performs other duties as assigned

·         Perform other duties provided by PM, MEAL unit, RIPA team leads, HO PQA and sector officers

Mainstreaming Issues:

·         Work jointly with the Gender and HIV/AIDS personnel to ensure effective mainstreaming and well representation of the sectors in the project cycle management and ensure M & E indicators are developed in the same manner.

·         Work ion increasing the sensitivity and awareness of staff towards Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection issues.

·         Be a role model and provide feedback to encourage others in supporting equality and diversity principals, and the accommodation of others differences in the workplace

Compliance issues

·         While conducting trainings, make sure the training report and the signed attendees list is formally addressed to the Grant Unit for a central donor file.

Job Requirements

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

·        MSc/MA Degree in social science, information/Computer science, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation related fields.

·         6/8 years of related experience

·         Knowledge of statistical software.

·         Knowledge of basic monitoring and evaluation and research tools

·         Well organized, which gives attention to details and have some analytical sill

·         Computer skill particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

·         Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skill

·         Firm belief in teamwork, Gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, participatory approach and sustainability

·         Proficiency in English and local language, both verbal and written

Desirable Requirements:

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

 Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.


·         GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

·         A chance to develop tangible experience.

·         Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

 Applicants can directly apply online using

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.

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