Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Local NGO

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer: Local NGO

Primary Responsibilities
Provide technical input into the design and implementation of the organizational M & E System, working closely with program staff; Provide progress updates on all projects monthly to management and on request to key stakeholders; Monitors the implementation of MEL plans and supports project officers to be compliant with the requirements; Makes operational decisions that relate to MEL and manages the various components of the orgnisation dealing with MEL; Participates in programme/project design ensuring that objectives are SMART using Results Based Management; Develops the Project Management Plan setting out specific quantifiable and qualitative performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and outputs and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress; Leads the development and review/updates of data collection tools and processeses according to the needs of each project; Compiles and captures clean data into a proper data management system (M and E system) and analyzes the data to ensure quality and accuracy of data using appropriate software packages E.g. Nvivo, Excell, Stata, SPSS etc; Develop appropriate documentation and reporting formats and templates that suit specific needs of internal and external stakeholders; Package M&E data using fact sheets, stories of change, pamphlets, testimonials, documentaries etc etc and promote use of such data by others, especially project officers and management to make recommendations for improvement to programmes components throughout the implementation of organizational strategic plan; Promote systematic sharing of lessons, successes and obstacle aversion among the project officers including contributing to the organizational commuities of practice; Develop and share with management and program staff an annual programmes monitoring plan for the year based on the master M&E plan for the organizational strategic plan; Assesses and advises senior management of technical contractual compliance issues related to M and E; Ensuring compliance with project partners/donors reporting templates and timelines; Provide regular updates on information gathering process and prepare appropriate monthly, quarterly and annual reports on results contributing to overall program objectives, outputs and outcomes; Utilizes critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up; In collaboration with the Media and Communications Officer, develop Most Significant Change / Impact Stories on a quarterly basis
Required Skills & Qualifications
A degree in social sciences, development studies, economics, evaluation research and statistics;
At least 5 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based M&E activities and systems; Experience in developing and understanding MEAL systems from project to programme level and implementing a MEL agenda;
Experience in analysing quantitative and qualitative data; Experience in working with various multi-lateral donors (both international and local); Experience in working in an MEL role in an extractives, natural resource governance, organizational capacity development, organizational growth and performance improvement added advantage;
Sound judgement and initiative (a self-starter) with ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
Ability to build/strengthen others in MEL is highly desirable; Excellent computer and database management skills; Excellent communication skills;
Excellent report writing and critical thinking skills; Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, and with partner organizations
To apply
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their motivational letter and CV to:
Deadline 15 November 2018