Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Expert

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Expert: Partners for Integrated Growth and Development (pigad)
Deadline: 6 November 2017

Contract type: 50% Level of Effort (working half days)

Background
Partners for Integrated Growth and Development (pigad), is seeking to recruit a highly qualified and competent Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Expert for its smallholder egg production project. Pigad is a Local Development Trust that follows a holistic approach where relief, rehabilitation and development is concerned. This is a part time position, where the incumbent will be expected to work on a 50% contribution. The position holder will be based in Harare with regular field travel.

Purpose of the position
To supervise all M&E activities, provide technical support to the project and improve the quality of project effectiveness. The consultant will build capacity of organizational staff, partners and communities in development programming and ensure that the project complies with the set standards.

The major responsibilities
Set up a functional M&E framework; Establish MIS; Establishing/revising log frames, M&E work plans, and targets during the drafting donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation in cooperation with the Coordinator and project team; Responsible for the baseline development, execution, analyses and reporting; Execute mid and end project evaluations; Defining and implementing the key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects; Analyse changes and patterns in KPI indicator data and performance reports; Creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities; Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures (e.g. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, M&E manuals); Data Management and Analysis; Reviewing the performance of monitoring information systems to help identify potential modifications or resources; Suggest ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data within Program field teams; Strategy development to increase data use and demand amongst Program staff; Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data; Write monthly, quarterly, annual and progress reports; Support project/program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress. (result based reports); Ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner; Support the project coordinator for the donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time for this grant/program. (Result based reporting), including success stories; Build the capacity of project staff in participatory approaches that engage the community in meaningful discussions on their preferred direction, program partners, volunteers and community members in doing assessment and supervise assessment exercises for new grants opportunities in line with other donors’ guidelines; Prepare assessment and submit them to the project coordinator

Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably in international development (essential); Agriculture, Economics, or any other equivalent qualifications-Master’s Degree (desirable); At least 5 years of relevant work experience (essential), background in a consulting role (desirable); At least 2 years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience (essential); Qualification and experience in MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) (desirable)

Skills and abilities
Must have a clear vision of the key accountabilities, and be determined to achieve all set targets in line with short, medium and long term targets and objectives; Capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English; Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis; Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others; Bilingual in English and Shona (essential); Experience in M&E plan development; Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations; Experience in a non-governmental organization.

To apply
Applicants should submit detailed CVs and motivational letters to: reception@pigad.co.zw

NB: pigad believes in equal opportunities for all hence women and youths are encouraged to apply. Short listing will be done as applications are received, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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