Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We have offices in the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  We seek to fill the position of Project Officer in one of our projects - Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Resilience to Climate change through Solar Powered irrigation, funded by The Swedish Embassy.

The candidate should have a relevant degree in Monitoring and Evaluation/Statistics/Social Sciences/Project Planning, Computer Studies, and management, with at least two (2) years relevant monitoring and evaluation experience preferably in international NGO environment.The incumbent should also have a good experience working relationship with communities.

Date of expiry20th Oct
Salary
LocationGwanda, Zimbabwe
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

TEAM PURPOSE:
Helping communities to improve their livelihoods through food security and income generation projects while mainstreaming gender, environment and sustainability initiatives.

JOB PURPOSE:
To monitor and evaluate project progress towards set targets.
 

Key Deliverables

  • Implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy at district level, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned;
  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system;
  • Work with the Project Manager in preparing periodic reports on the activities schedule, and financial status of all project components;
  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Draft Monitoring and Evaluation tools, their revisions as well as data collection procedures.
  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing and reporting project data to support project evaluation;
  • Coordinate with field staff to make sure that monitoring and evaluation requirements are met;
  • Perform regular field visits to monitor the quality of data collected and to verify the accuracy of reported data;
  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments in the district to ensure participatory monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Work with stakeholders in improving communication and information sharing and in the preparation of the district work plans;
  • Coordinate in organizing of lessons learned workshops/reviews and program work plans with partners and stakeholders at district level;
  • Develop and maintain effective projects information database, providing resource and necessary support for program inputs and outputs;
  • Be the focal person for communication in the district, coordinating information requests, documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learned and best practices for internal and external sharing.
  • Maintain an updated database of project beneficiaries 

NB: For a detailed job description please click on the download tab. 

 

Please submit a 2 page CV along with names of three professional references and a supporting statement of not more than one page outlining how your qualifications and experience will equip you to succeed in the specific role.

NB: The position requires expertise in working with women, children, and youths;
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply;
Shortlisting will proceed as applications are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach The Human Resources and Administration Officer at Human.Capital@practicalaction.org.zw on or before 1700hrs of 20th October 2017.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The incumbent will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure progress towards set targets.

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