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.


  • 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.


  • 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