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Independent M&E Consultant

Location:
Ethiopia
Salary:
120,000
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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ErmiasAssefaEshetu

Gender - Male, Marital Status -Single, Place of Birth - Dessie, Ethiopian

Mobile +251-0911445084/ +251-0923 95 8383

Email: acw1c0@r.postjobfree.com/acw1c0@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Vast experience in monitoring and evaluation in various development programs;

Research expriance in both Quantiitative and Qualitative research type;

Expriance in Data Collection, Data Analyses and Data Management;

Eexpriance in Conducting general Community Discussion;

Expriance in Assisting the organization with recruitment of research participants;

Expriance in different Socio-Economic and Demographic Surveys such as: Beheveral Serviliance Survey (BSS), Demographic Health survey (DHS), Agricultural samples; Food security; Small, Medium and large scale industries and construction; educational, Health, nitrution and others;

Experience in Preparing planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation manuals,

Excellent experience in preparation of questionnaires using statistical packages;

Vast experience of field work and travels and ability to live and work in multicultural society and ready to learn from individuals and communities.

EDUCATION

M.A Degree in Measurement & Evaluation from Addis Ababa University, 2015.

Thesis on Impact of School Feeding Program on Students Acadamic Performance: In the case of Debre Tsige woreda, North Shewa, Oromia Region.

M.Sc. Degree in Economics (Specialized Agricultural Economics) from Haromaya University, 2012.

Thesis on Severity and Determinants of Rural Housholds Food security: In the case of AngolelanaTera woreda, North Shewa, Amhara Region.

B.Sc.Degree in Information Systems, Addis Ababa University, 2004.

Project done on database management of MoFED

Diploma in Accounting, 1999, Addis Ababa Commercial College, Addis Ababa.

High School Complation, W/ro Siheen Senior Secondary School, Dessie.

EMPLOYMENT

1.National Independent Evaluation Consultant (Baseline, Midline, End line and Impact )

USAID-Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activities- From October 07

Evaluate the entire evaluation process from the design, data collection and analysis, presentation and report writing;

Following the performance of a data collection and reporting the status to the Team Leader;

Meeting deadlines in accordance with contractual schedule of deliverables;

Ensuring high quality and usefulness of evaluation outputs, given technical expertise in the subject matter being evaluated;

Development of a Base line, Midline and End line Evaluation Design Report and training regime for enumerators.

Participate and contributes to the Team Planning Meeting

Participates in identification of a sampling frame for primary qualitative and/or quantitative data collection during all phases of field work.

Travel to Ethiopia for data collection, including interviews; focus group discussions and Kay Informant Interview with stakeholders and households.

Compilation of project monitoring and government data by liaising with implementing, funding, and government stakeholders.

Participates in the development of evaluation reports at each phase of data collection, including findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Establishment of daily schedules and plan for data collection phases.

Contributes to the presentation of findings to client upon the finalization and approval of evaluation reports.

2.Baseline Survey Consultant

Re-Biology and Re-Nature Science Research Center - From August 10 to September, 08 2016

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct key informant interview and general Community Discussion;

Assist the organization with recruitment of research participants;

Provide trainings for concerned staffs;

Provide technical support to field staffs on site level;

Designing Data collection tools;

Review the overall performance of the Activities,

Supportive supervision at field level;

Conduct data analysis using statistical tools;

Prepare first and final draft report;

Presenting the final draft

3.Monitoring and Evaluation, and Communication Officer

Agribusiness Support Facility (ABSF) Project– From May 2014 – July 07, 2015

Duties and Responsibility

Develops the M&E system of the ABSF programme;

Leads the successful roll out and implementation of all monitoring and evaluation related initiatives for the ABSF Project;

Prepare planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation manuals,

Provides guidelines and standards for implementation of the ABSF project;

Leads monitoring efforts in the project to ensure full compliance with the predetermined standards;

Prepare TORs for special studies (e.g. Mid-term and Impact evaluation studies);

Develops reporting formats for the ABSF programme;

Ensures that M&E related activities are successfully implemented and that relevant learning is documented, disseminated to staff and used to inform future decisions;

Designs methodologies and formats to collect pertinent information for the ABSF project from inception to completion;

Coordinates the preparation, review and posting of the project reports to the donors and relevant stakeholders if appropriate;

4.Midterm Evaluation Consultant

In British Broad Casts Corporation (BBC)-Ethiopia Media Action Livelihood Project May, 2014.

Duties and Responsibility

As a Moderator, Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-Depth Interviews in identified study states within agreed timelines, using agreed guidelines and instruments (e.g. Discussion Guide) provided by BBC Media Action.

As a Recruiter, Recruit agreed number of respondents per focus group discussions for appropriate number of focus groups per study in line with specifications provided.

As a Survey Interviewer, Conduct face to face interviews within households (or designated locations) during surveys, ensuring data collection to high standards and quality.

As a Translator, Translate relevant research study related documents and instruments e.g. Discussion Guides, Questionnaires etc. from English into Amharic

5.M&E Specialist

In Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), from October 2012 to May, 2014

Duties and Responsibility

Participate with M& E team and management to define the indicators to measure the performance of planning activities;

Analyze of different Commodities Market data using different statistical software and presentation using diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and interpret the results;

Conducts market data research including pricing and economic trends;

Experience in organizing and coordinating trainings and surveys;

Supervise, coordinate and provide technical support for farmers;

Prepare and timely delivery of the quantitative and qualitative reports for concerned stakeholders;

Undertake trade Projection/forecasting based on evidence based data.

6.Impact Evaluation Consultant - Food Security “Productive Safety Net Program IV Survey”

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for two months May to June, 2012

Duties and Responsibility

Participate in TOT to carry out the Food security surveys;

Conduct general Community Discussion;

Assist the organization with recruitment of research participants;

Provide trainings for concerned staffs;

Provide technical support to field staffs on site level;

check whether the field deployment takes place as per the schedule;

Check whether every supervisor and enumerator has made all the corrections or amendments on the survey instruments;

Observe enumerators and supervisors conduct interview using questioners and help correct any mistakes that may occur;

Prepare and timely delivery of the quantitative and qualitative reports.

7.Regional Data Manager

Management Science for Health (MSH)-Ethiopia from March., 2008 to Dec., 2011 Duties and Responsibility

Coordinate M& E team to define the indicators to measure the performance of planning activities at internal and external levels,

Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation;

Responsible for the overall data management and data analysis activities;

Provide trainings for concerned staffs on SOPs & data collection;

Prepare and timely delivery of the quantitative and qualitative reports;

Participate in meeting, workshops and seminars to align the planning & operational activities with government and organizational, plans, policies and procedures;

Vast experience of field work and travels in different rural and urban areas.

8.Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

University of California San Diego-Ethiopia from May 2006 to April 2008.

Duties and Responsibility

Assist the central M&E staff to develop and update M&E procedures, instruments, manuals and systems for managing project performance and effectiveness,

Experience in prepare TORs for special studies (e.g. Impact evaluation studies);

Experience in prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans;

Experience in organizing and coordinating trainings and surveys;

Managing properly field work and travels;

Experience in training, coordinate data collection and analysis to improve overall program performance, and provide a record of progress and lesson learned;

Analyze data using different statistical software, interpret the result and develop narrative report for the given survey;

Supervise, coordinate and provide technical support for data collectors;

Prepare and timely delivery of the quantitative and qualitative reports for concerned stakeholders.

9.Statistician

In Central Statistical Agency from September 2004 to May 2006

Duties and Responsibility

Provide technical support to field staffs in production and use of data;

Conduct independent monitoring visits and project results assessments to identify gaps, areas of improvement, good practices and lessons learned;

plan and coordinate regional base line surveys and periodical researches;

Prepare presentations of data related to regional programmatic activities;

Participate in different TOT to carry out various surveys;

Recruit, train and coach data collectors/ Enumerators;

Provide trainings for concerned staffs on sample selection & data collection;

Responsible for the overall data quality;

Vast experience of field work and travels in different rural and urban areas.

Others

Fluency in English and Amharic

3rd Grade Driving License with approprete automechanic knowledge

Short Term Trainings:

Monitoring and Evaluation on General Guidelines - University of California San Diego-Ethiopia.

Monitoring and Evaluation on ART - Ministry of Health

SPSS and STATA software - Haramaya University

Project Planning and analyses, NBE

Strategy Management (BSC)- In Abay Bank

Customer handling certificate - Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Value Chain Analyses - Ethiopia Commodities Exchange (ECX)

Application Software - Addis Ababa Commercial College

Varoius Tranings – in Central Statistical Agency

-Beheveral Serviliance Survey (BSS)

-Demographic Health survey (DHS)

-Annual Agriculture sample survey, for the year 2004, 2005 and 2006 Addis Ababa

-Marketing survey, for the year 2004, 2005 and 2006 Addis Ababa

-Producer and Retail price survey in selected rural & towns market places, respectively.

-Family income, expense and consumption survey, Nov 2004, Dessie.

-Small, Medium and large scale industries and construction survey, March 2006, AA

-Ethiopian population and housing census pilot survey, May 2006

Commercialization Survey of Rural Farm Holders, June 2004 - International food policy research institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Food Security Survey, June 2006, Addis Ababa - EDRI and DPPC

Food security survey, June 2012, Addis Ababa – IFPRI

Independent consultant permission Letter

Plan, project and program evaluation Independent Consultant : From -Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Ethiopia

Membership

Ethiopian Economics Association

Ethiopia Statistics Association

Published Book at LAMBERT Academic Publishing

In Title of: -Severity and determinants of rural households food security status. The case of AngolelanateraWoreda, North ShewaZone, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

References

1.Mr. Zerihun Nigusie, Senior Statistician in Central Statistical Agency.

Tel : +251-*********(cell), E-mail acw1c0@r.postjobfree.com

2.Mr.Abdu Mohamedl, Monitoring and Evaluation coordinator UCSD-Ethiopia

Tel: +251-**-*-******(cell), E-mail acw1c0@r.postjobfree.com

3.Mr. Daniel Tsegaye, Admin Manager-Ethiopia Commodity Exchange(ECX).

Phone +251*********(cell), E-mail acw1c0@r.postjobfree.com



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