Ended Monitoring & Evaluation & Learning Assistant

The Job

CARE International is currently seeking MEL assistant to assist MEL officer/Advisor in the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation (M&E) and learning systems.

Location: Amran

Main Responsibilities:

The main duty of MEL assistant is to assist MEL officer/Advisor in the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation (M&E) and learning systems. This includes the design of participatory data collection methods, rigid analysis and internal as well as external reporting systems including to donors and Government. The Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning assistant also ensures supporting MEL officer for effective coordination with all local stakeholders and establishes transparent systems to ensure information flow to partners and community members.

Project M&E coordination:

  • Assist the MEL officer in developing, implementing the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system for the program, ensuring community participation.
  • Assist the MEL officer to establish coordination and information systems with project partners and key stakeholders, particularly those responsible for monitoring and evaluation

M&E capacity building:

  • Actively participate in developing standardized MEL tools for the project such as monitoring sheets; weekly/monthly progress analysis reports etc.
  • Train the relevant project staff in the field of MEL system, ensuring they use the required formats/sheets effectively as required and desired

Information Management and Reporting:

  • Prepare relevant data collection and monitoring tools as well as develop the database for storing data and information
  • Update project database on regular basis through entering and processing relevant data on timely basis
  • Collate and extract relevant information from the project database in a regular basis, ensuring information/data are available upon request.
  • Ensure the availability of timely and high quality reports (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, final, assessments, PDMs, baseline and end line surveys reports) and other documentation as required
  • Work closely with consultants and other staff in relation to baseline, assessment and evaluation studies
  • Identify topics for research and document/share best-practices and lessons learned 
  • Consolidate case studies/ human interest stories and qualitative information among the beneficiary communities to show program outcomes in different areas
  • Systematically and frequently capture progress, successes and challenges with photo camera and video
  • Documenting and sharing of best-practices and methodologies employed by stakeholders
  • Compile lessons across implementers and communities to share with other donors and interested parties with concern to pastoral production system
  • Establishment of feedback mechanism among partners and beneficiaries, ensuring proper documentation and its relevance to current implementation strategy and future programming.
  • Responsible for receiving beneficiaries’ feedback and complaints via phone.
  • Maintain the archiving and documentation system of the quality unit.

Monitoring and Evaluation/Surveys:

  • Conduct regular field monitoring to identify challenges and present to the program management for corrected actions
  • Participate in the drafting of SOW for the baseline as well as final evaluation of the project
  • Actively participate in conducting baseline assessment, annual project reviews, and final evaluations
  • Actively participate in action researches and studies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics or relevant field
  • 2-3 years of M&E experience related to development and humanitarian aid
  • Experience designing and conducting training sessions and workshops
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of project cycle management and M&E
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to gender-sensitive practices
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter (English) by January 22nd, 2018 to yemvacancy@care.org with the subject heading ‘MEL assistant’. Please do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements, otherwise you will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: Care
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Amran
  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • Deadline: 22 January 2018