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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)

Company NAme: Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)

Posted Date: 2023-09-19

Deadline: 2023-09-26

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Job Description

About EDI Ethiopia
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ethiopia is an autonomous institution reporting to the Ministry of Labor and Skills and was established in 2021. EDI came into being following the latest government reorganization bringing together two entities, namely: The UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), established in February 2013, and the World Bank-financed Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP), inaugurated in December 2012. Both projects used to operate under the auspices of the former Ministry of Urban Development and Construction before the reorganization.
EDI aims to promote the emergence of a vibrant, competitive, and innovative private sector, in particular a strong SME segment. This is accomplished through a comprehensive package of entrepreneurship support programs ranging from ecosystem and capacity building to BDS, access to finance, market linkage, and business incubation and acceleration services. Following its new mandate as a national institution, EDI plays a key role in the Ethiopian entrepreneurial ecosystem. EDI has undertaken a strategic shift from direct services provider to building the capacities of other public and private institutions in the BDS ecosystem.

About SEED Program
The Sustainable Employment through Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (SEED) Program is designed to enable young women and men to access dignified work through relevant skill enhancement, and entrepreneurship and enterprise development. In the next five years, a total of 1 million young people (80% young women and 10% vulnerable groups – homeless and internally displaced youth) will be enabled to find dignified work in 231,000 enterprises (205,000 new and 25,000 existing micro enterprises as well as 1,000 innovative startups).
SEED will be led by Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), a quasi-government entity, along with partners such as American College of Technology (ACT), eHealth IT Services PLC (Orbit Health and Orbit Innovation Hub), Hope Enterprises, and Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA), member of the Ethiopian Airlines Group.
In order to address the skilling gaps with youth, SEED will be anchored at the Technical, Vocational and Training (TVT) institutions mainly located at small urban centers and secondary cities. The program aims to support the advancement of education and youth employment by capacitating 100 TVTs through introducing transformative operational business models, enabling TVT leaders, standardizing TVT management systems, supporting the establishment and operationalization of business incubation centers, embedding/strengthening entrepreneurship programs in TVTs, supporting development of demand-driven and quality training programs, supporting linkages essential for cooperation and collaboration for TVTs to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial, and a go-to-space for entrepreneurs to learn, test their ideas and grow their businesses.
The program goals and objectives will be achieved through the following four major interventions;
  • Transforming 100 TVTs towards enabling one million young people to find dignified and fulfilling work;
  • Enhancing the employability of young people through skilling and enterprise development;
  • Facilitating innovative access to finance and market linkages; and
  • Improving enabling environment for entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
SEED will focus on agriculture, manufacturing, digital economy, and services as priority sectors based on a value chain approach, evidence-based systemic change
The program would like to invite competent and qualified candidates to apply for the following positions to be hired on contractual basis
EDI is seeking a qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) manager with relevant expertise and qualifications to manage and supervise the monitoring and evaluation activities of the SEED program.
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision of the ME&L Manager and in close collaboration with the SEED Program Manager and other program leads, the ME&L specialist will be responsible for supervising and undertaking the monitoring and evaluation activities of the SEED program. The ME&L specialist is specifically expected to work with the ME&L manager to develop ME&L framework and strategies for EDI to make sure that activities are being periodically tracked, real time data collected and compiled, implementation performances monitored and evaluated, lessons documented, and results and learnings shared to EDI staff and partners.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of the ME&L specialist will include the following but not limited to:
  • Work with the ME&L Manager to supervise the ME&L activities of the SEED program including development ME&L framework and strategies for the Program
  • Follow the establishment of ME&L System for EDI with functional MIS and data management system that track performances and compile timely project data
  • Support users by conducting training, providing information and resolving problems.
  • Develop and regularly review the tools for monitoring and evaluation and make adjustments to facilitate objective measurement of indicators
  • Liaise with project management to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved
  • Monitor utilization of program resources including equipment with the view to determining cost effectiveness
  • In liaison with Project managers, provide technical input and build capacity in data collection at all levels, as well as monitors the process of data collection
  • Initiate and undertake operational research activities for purposes of improving programme delivery
  • Regularly document lessons learnt on various interventions by EDI and government
  • Sectors
  • Produce timely and high-quality M&E reports (quarterly and annually), and contribute to the development of regular programme progress reports
  • Any other tasks and activities as required by the ME&L Manager or SEED Program Manager.
Organization: Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) – Ethiopia
Program: Sustainable Employment through Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (SEED)
Reports To: ME&L Manager and SEED Program Manager
Grade: Senior Level – Senior
Contract duration: One year with possible extension
Number of Position: 1

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development studies, Business Management, or other relevant fields.
  • Over 5 years of professional work experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Knowledge/understanding of the Ethiopian policies and regulatory environment, and strategies and programs in relation to entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in implementing result-oriented monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Experience in using data management technologies. SPSS and STATA preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 tools and analytics tools
  • Good research experience in development areas including entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving skills and attitude.
  • Strong research, critical thinking, communication, and presentation abilities

How to Apply

Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)-Ethiopia now invites eligible candidates to apply for the above mentioned positions. Interested candidates should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the required services.
The applicants should clearly describe the name of the position to which they are applying for on their application letter.
Female Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for all positions
Application for the job (including recent and compressive CV with a letter of application and other relevant supporting documents) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or apply on up to or before 26, September, 2023, 4:00 P.M.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M in the morning and from 1:30 P.M to 5:30 P.M in the afternoon.
The client’s Address is:
Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)-Ethiopia
Around: Kasanchis Nega City Mall 3rd floor
Telephone number: +251 115571150
Email: Country: – Ethiopia


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