Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant: Local NGO

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant: Local NGO
Published: 30 November 2017
Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant: Local NGO
Deadline: 4 December 2017

Location: Harare

Purpose of the job
The Research, Evaluation and Reporting Assistant is responsible for providing technical and professional support to efficiently and effectively plan, design, assess, monitor and evaluate the performance of programs. He/she shall have the primary responsibility to verify and consolidate progress reports, assessment reports and data to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of program performance indicators.

Key responsibilities
Monitoring program performance indicators; Capacity building; Data quality assessments and reporting; Assessment and thematic studies; Resource mobilisation


Monitoring program performance indicators
Assist in developing a standardised monitoring and evaluation system to track project output, outcome and impact indicators; Ensure partner MER staff are supported and mentored developing and designing data collection tools, methodologies, actual data collection, data entry, data cleaning, analysis and reporting; Prepare and participate in partner program feedback processes.

Capacity building
Assist the MER Coordinator in the training and mentoring of partner staff and volunteers to conduct field assessments, data analysis and presentation; Conduct partner monthly technical and support visits and ensure the project source data is complete, consistent and comprehensive; Support partner MER Officers in the collection of survey data, MSC stories and special studies.

Data quality assessments and reporting
Ensure accuracy and timeliness of MER data and reports submitted internal and external; Review and consolidate partner monthly, quarterly, annual, assessment reports and information presented; Develop and maintain an updated project management information system, filing and database; Appropriately present and disseminate authorized monitoring and evaluation findings to internal and external stakeholders; Appropriately represent the organisation in district, provincial and national platforms.

Assessment and thematic studies
Support beneficiary verification exercises to ensure accountability, participation and transparence in all beneficiary selection process; Assist to coordinate implement large and general MER projects such as the baseline, mid and endline assessments; intervention assessments, quality management and quality improvement assessments, comparative surveys, sustainability assessments and project phase-out approaches; Remain up-to date with national and international best-practice in monitoring and evaluation, particularly with regards to national strategic plans.

Resource mobilization
Researching potential funders including proposals; Contributing to the preparation of marketing materials and resource mobilisation; Participate in drafting funding proposals.

Minimum qualifications and experience
First degree in Health Promotion, development studies, social, or a relevant field; Diploma in monitoring and evaluation, and experience in USAID OVC an added advantage; A minimum of five years' experience in community work, two of which should be in monitoring and evaluation and operational research; Excellent knowledge of research statistics and research methodology including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software (SPSS, Excel, CSPro) for statistical and other relevant applications; Proven skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis; strong competency in conceptualizing and designing strategic frameworks; Excellent communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in and outside the Agency; Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment; Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders; Clean class four driver's license

To apply
Interested candidates can submit written applications accompanied by a detailed CV to: Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
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