Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

  • Post Date:April 29, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Harare
Duration: Contract Based

Summary of responsibilities

The M & E Officer shall provide leadership to the youth organisation in terms of monitoring & evaluation with a particular focus on building capacities and coordinating the M & E function at all levels. He/she will be responsible for the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the organization’s projects and contribute to the design and implementation of related core M&E research and development activities of youth organisation. He/she will develop approaches and tools based on clear impact pathways, theories of change, outcomes, and indicators of progress. He/she will work to ensure that proper monitoring and evaluation is carried out to have evidence based reporting at outcome level. He/she will assist Project Managers in preparing quarterly, annual and progress reports as required and will monitor the overall progress of the youth organisation programmes in achieving the desired outcomes.

Duties

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures;
  • Develop and implement capacity building programmes for the implementation of an effective M & E system;
  • Develop M&E Frameworks/Plans for all projects in collaboration with the Program Manager and respective Project Officers;
  • Recommend further improvement of the logical framework;
  • Managing Project Information Management System (PRIMASYS) i.e. ensuring collation and capturing of primary data collected on implementation of project activities;
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
  • Provide Feedback to the Executive Director on project strategies and activities;
  • Suggest strategies to the project management for improving efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimise or eliminate such bottlenecks;
  • Conducting or providing support to data quality assessments and proposal development for M&E components;
  • Give technical input to the strategic plan and project documents such as proposals in relation to integration of M & E into project design and costing;
  • Review project documents for team members i.e. concept notes, reports and programmes to ensure integration of M & E from project concept and design to developing specific M & E frameworks for such projects;
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Executive Director / Programs Manager;
  • Updating the M & E framework regularly to include new projects / programmes and to remove details related to expired/completed projects.

Person Specifications

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related field;
  • A professional qualification in M&E such as Executive Certificate or Diploma will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of conducting and/or coordinating M&E in an organisation with multiple projects and national coverage.

Key Skills and competencies:

  • Proven ICT skills in data management at level of designing data collection tools, collating data, data capture and report generation in Excel and Access or any other relevant software;
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing conditions;
  • Strong training and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills with ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, SPSS and Nvivo;
  • Expertise in analysing data using statistical software packages;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity and establish straightforward, productive relationships with all team members;
  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the youth organisation.

To apply

Candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy should send detailed application letter and CV to [email protected]

Deadline: 4 May 2021