Economics and Statistics Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 2024

Full Time

Economics and Statistics Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 2024

Job Specifications

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI): An Overview

With more than thirty years of expertise, Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has helped the public, commercial, and community sectors. RTI is a non-profit, independent research institution with headquarters in North Carolina, USA. It employs over 5,000 people and has expertise working on international development initiatives all over the world. Within the International Development Group, RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical section brings together RTI specialists and skills in the areas of food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will take use of RTI’s technological solutions and multisectoral programming design and delivery expertise to address climate change, foster resilience, and advance global economic development.

ABOUT SG&R’s Portfolio for Global Food Security and Agriculture

The Global Food Security and Agriculture portfolio of SG&R aims to address the twin burden of malnutrition worldwide, develop agricultural markets, and include women and youth as vital leaders of the on- and off-farm workforce. By reducing hunger in all its manifestations, strengthening food systems, fostering resilience, and involving the next generation of food security leaders, RTI’s work is contributing to these goals. Currently, RTI is collaborating on about 30 projects across East Africa, some of which are centered on market systems development in Kenya and private sector-driven agricultural growth in Rwanda.

Concerning the first outcome

One of the top consulting firms for economic development operating in Ethiopia is First Consult. First Consult (FC), which was established in 2006, has expanded to develop and carry out projects in the industrial, services, and agricultural industries. Our interdisciplinary teams bring together execution skills and a clear understanding of the local environment. As a consequence, we have produced significant results in terms of attracting and mobilizing investments, forming and growing businesses, and creating employment and wealth.


The goal of the USAID/Ethiopia Food and Agriculture Systems Transformation (FAST) Activity is to make the Ethiopian food and agriculture system more resilient, competitive, and inclusive in order to promote access to nutritious meals, especially for women and children. Moreover, FAST is expected to boost agricultural earnings by up to 40% over the next five years. FAST has to engage closely with other USAID-funded programs in the food and agricultural sector in order to accomplish its aims.

Summary of Position

The allocated regional office serves as the home base for the Regional MEL/CLA Officer, who is in charge of all performance monitoring and assessment tasks. Internal performance reviews, regular and sample survey-based quantitative and qualitative data collecting, data entry, cleaning, and management, data quality assessments, analysis and report authoring, and survey and sample design are just a few of these tasks. As specified in the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), s/he assists in the collection, entry, validation, analysis, and distribution of data and supports the monitoring of performance indicators.

Tasks and Accountabilities

  • Assists the MEL Manager with major survey efforts, such as the annual performance monitoring survey (APMS), “spot surveys,” and routine monitoring activities to validate survey instruments, develop materials, operationalize surveys, and coordinate field activities with subcontractors and Regional MEL Officers; Collaborates with the National MEL Officer and other project staff to ensure that MEL principles are integrated into relevant activities and data is collected accurately and on time for reporting; Contributes to the identification and documentation of best practices, lessons learned, and success stories. In addition to doing any other pertinent tasks that may be asked, make sure that source papers are appropriately filed and recorded.
  • Verify and guarantee the quality of data for both internal and partner operations, such as organizing field trips and corresponding with partners.
  • Support the system for managing activity data, which includes data input and collection, verification of client and stakeholder demographics, activity participation, visits from technical help providers, investments, and other data points.
  • Verify that all information has been appropriately gathered and recorded in the database, and assess its validity, completeness, and correctness in accordance with the specifications.
    • Make sure that all customer and partner data is gathered and recorded into the database, including full demographic data and GPS coordinate information. Educate grantees and subcontractors in the area on appropriate M&E data reporting and collecting practices.
  • All survey-based operations in the region, such as choosing enumeration regions, creating sample frames, evaluating data collecting questionnaires, and enumerator training, should be supported and facilitated.
  • Offer technical support and direct management during performance monitoring surveys (APMS) (HH and Firm surveys).
  • Determine and quickly share with the Oromia Regional Manager and National MEL/CLA Officer topics for targeted research, field insights from data collection, lessons learned, success stories, and areas of improvement and risk.
  • Create progress reports on a quarterly and yearly basis to provide to the regional partners of Oromia and the Activity central office.
  • Work together with the technical staff and the Oromia Regional Manager to make sure that the team’s internal work plan is updated and modified as needed. To make sure important deadlines are fulfilled, start and take part in regular check-ins.
  • Collaborate closely with the MEL team to uphold an all-inclusive overview of essential deliverables for every grant-supported partnership functioning in the Oromia area, encompassing an understanding and evaluation of goals and due dates. Make sure there is a consistent flow of information about deliverables to and from each partner, and make sure all outcomes are validated before being entered into the data management system.Train and assist Oromia regional technical personnel in the use of databases and other active M&E systems, including appropriate techniques for data input, confirmation, and collection. Offer staff and partners strategic advisory services to enhance the impact of work plan deliverables, supported by the measurement of concrete outcomes and impact.· Collaborate with the national M&E and communications team to guarantee that project lessons are implemented and project activities are modified for creative and successful programming. Inform technical workers and partners about the information you have gathered from MEL operations.
  • Supply the Oromia regional manager and other activity personnel with any relevant M&E statistics and information as requested.
  • Assign any additional tasks as directed by the Oromia Regional Manager and the National Monitoring and Evaluation Team. · Collaborate with the Dire Dawa and Hawassa cluster offices to oversee activities to be carried out in the Oromia area.

Workplace Prerequisites


• Strongly shown abilities in programming adaptability, MEL, and planning
· Demonstrated proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative approaches, operations research, governance management information systems, reporting, data quality evaluations, data analysis, and display, as well as the establishment and administration of MEL systems that monitor performance in accordance with the stated goals;
· Superb analytical and problem-solving skills: capable of recognizing problems with contractual ramifications, guaranteeing regular donor reporting, and assisting teams in offering pertinent activity assessments.
• Strong interpersonal abilities and a capable team member
· Proficiency in written and spoken English, a strong command of Amharic, and Afan Oromo are required; · Outstanding computer abilities; good knowledge of Microsoft Office, with extensive experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other programs. Ethiopian nationals may apply for this role.
A Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or other closely related subjects from an accredited university or college is required. A minimum of three to five years of expertise with USAID compliance and reporting standards is also required.


The Area Program Manager receives direct reporting from the Regional MEL/CLA Officer.


First Consult encourages all eligible applicants to submit an application. By February 29th, 2024, qualified applicants should send their updated resumes and a one-page cover letter to exclusively. In the subject line of their emails and applications, candidates MUST include the title “Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer – Oromia.”
Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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