M&E Curriculum Developer & Trainer

Design a robust curriculum for the Young Impact Associates Program in Ethiopia

Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning
Fixed term contract, up to 40 days, with possibility for extension depending on experience and interest in training
Competitive, based on experience
Flexible – If not already based in Ethiopia then some travel may be required
Reports to:
Project lead
Start date:

About the job

This position will play a central role on a current Triple Line programme where we are the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner for an international philanthropic organisation in Ethiopia, whose portfolio of work is focused on job creation for young men and women. The client has a keen interest in using innovative and indigenous MEL methods to understand its impact, and in developing the MEL capacities of young Ethiopian professionals. It is the latter part of this ambition that this position specifically relates.

The programmatic support to Ethiopian young professional relates to the ‘Young Impact Associates’ (YIA) component, in which we will select 12 recent graduates to join a 12-month training scheme run by the Triple Line programme team in Addis Ababa. The goal of the YIA Programme is to strengthen and inspire the next generation of African evaluation leaders, facilitate their access to dignified and fulfilling work opportunities, and promote a practice that puts at the centre the communities the client intends to serve with their work.

The programme seeks to develop a curriculum by which the Young Impact Associates (YIAs) can gain knowledge and understanding, develop skills, and alter attitudes, appreciations, and values of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) profession. We are now looking for someone to lead on the design of the technical M&E curriculum for this 12-month programme. The individual responsible for developing the curriculum will be building on solid guidance from the Client on the learning objectives and the module elements that should be covered. These include:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) fundamentals – A comprehensive introduction that ensures YIA’s understand the evolution of MEL theory, understand the purpose of different types of evaluations, are familiar with (and can apply) MEL concepts, approaches and frameworks.
  • Evaluation design and management- Ensuring that YIA’s can design ethical and impactful evaluations; identify effective and contextually appropriate qualitative, quantitative, and mixed indicators; and select suitable data collection and sampling procedures. YIAs will be able to demonstrate the capacity to develop an evaluation TOR and budget; manage conflicts of interest; identify and manage a team; develop effective reports; and communicate findings in a way that informs decision-making and transformative practice.
  • Data management and analysis – Ensuring that YIAs can ethically and efficiently manage and analyse qualitative and quantitative data, using software packages and methods considered credible in the field.

[1] A curriculum focusing on softer skills and competencies is being developed in parallel

Roles and responsibilities and the specific tasks you will undertake:

  • Lead on the design and development of a detailed M&E curriculum that meets the learning objectives included above, plus any others considered important in the Ethiopian context; 
  • Design the module structure, learning objectives, learning mechanisms, tools, templates, and assessments that the course will follow, using a 70 – 20 - 10 model or similar (70% practical, 20% peer learning, 10% classroom based); 
  • Identify resources that will be required to deliver the designed curriculum; 
  • Where relevant, support in a ‘training the trainers’ approach and support Triple Line in identifying appropriate trainers, and / or propose the modules that you could also deliver;  
  • Develop or coordinate all learning / training materials required for the delivery of the course;
  • Work closely with the YIA Coordinator to tailor the course and curriculum to the 12 selected candidates. 

Please note that all course material will be prepared and delivered in English.

About you

Triple Line promotes independent thinking and critical challenge. We encourage debate and love new ideas. We operate a flat hierarchy where all voices are heard, and opportunities are granted on merit not on grade. We are not driven by rules and process; we are able to react quickly, and our clients appreciate this adaptability. This does mean that we expect a lot from our staff, we have high standards and require individuals to be well organised, show initiative and to be good communicators.  
As a member of the Triple Line team you will be expected to deliver on our company ethos and values. This includes supporting diversity, equality of opportunity, and awareness of the environment. 

Essential candidate attributes:

  • Strong background in M&E curriculum development
  • Strong background in pedagogy and andragogy
  • Experience of training graduates in M&E skills and theory, including the development of training materials
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Written and spoken fluency in English

Desirable candidate attributes:

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Knowledge of innovative M&E methodologies and practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of the decolonising aid agenda, and the principles behind a ‘Made in Africa’ learning objective
  • Experience of working in Ethiopia

About us

For over 20 years, Triple Line has worked with governments, financial institutions, the private sector, foundations and civil society to deliver an expanding portfolio of development assistance in countries across Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, growing povert, entranched inequality, unemployment, access to decent work and shifting demographics – these are just some of the complex problems standing in the way of the global sustainable development goals. We are helping to address many of them at both a policy level and on the ground. By combining innovative thinking with practical solutions, we aim to help meet today's challenges and prepare for tomorrow's opportunities.

Our ultimate goal is to create opportunities for people, protect the environment and generate prosperity in responsible ways that create lasting value, unleash innovation and build inclusion and equity.

We work across two teams (Inclusive Growth and Resilience and Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning) to deliver 7 services to our clients:

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Recruitment process

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date CV of 2 – 4 pages and a cover letter to Hannah.swan@tripleline.com referencing the title of the position in the subject line. The cover letter (max 2 pages) should include an explanation of how your experience and qualifications meet the criteria for this position and provide any reflections on the scope of work, the number of days available, and your expected fee rate. Please do include any additional points related to your application that you would like us to consider. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Triple Line is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination within our recruitment process and actively encourage applications from a range of backgrounds. Please include any information you would like to share with Triple Line about additional support you may need during the interview and recruitment process.