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Call For Application: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Call For Application: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Job Summary

 

At Yiaga Africa Initiative we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Knowledge Management and Learning Department (KML) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

 

Yiaga Africa is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

Yiaga Africa does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, or any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

Background

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost-effective and timely manner. The M&E Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities regularly, developing and maintaining the MIS of the Project and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data about the project activities. 

 

If you have the required skills and experiences to excel as an M&E Officer in our organization, do apply now!

 

The position is for an initial period of twelve (12) months; subject to renewal based on performance and the availability of funding. He/she is expected to work for 40 hours a week. The position has a competitive salary as obtainable in the industry.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and facilitate monitoring and evaluation system for projects at all level in the organization.
  • Develop and review  project logical framework and recommend further improvement of the logical framework.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.
  • Oversee data collection, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Analyze lessons learnt for quality and accountability.
  • Provide technical support/guidance to programs in monitoring methodologies, good practice and reporting responsibilities.
  • Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly and annual and other reports to management team.
  • Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated.
  • Effective implementations of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies.
  • Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.
  • Prepare and maintain database.
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually on all project activities to the project managers and Director of programs.
  • Prepare issues log and risk assessment for projects.
  • Organize and conduct training on monitoring and evaluation for project.
  • Perform other duties as required by the line manage.

 

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the values and ethical standards of Yiaga Africa.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Yiaga Africa.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Plans coordinate and organize workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Establishes builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • In-depth knowledge of MIS, M&E and development issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity-building opportunities; 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff. 
  • Ability to lead the implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change.

Self-Management

  • Focuses on results for the client.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control and good-humoured even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her behaviour.
Required Skills And Experience
Education:
University Degree preferably in Business Administration, Economics or related field. 
Experience: 

  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGO/ Government;
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports; 
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software; 
  • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software;
    Strong training & facilitation skills.

 

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

How to apply

Interested candidates should forward a one-page cover letter and detailed resume with the contact of referees as attached PDF documents to recruitment@yiaga.org on or before FridayJune 24th, 2022. The subject line of the email application must state the Name of the Applicant and the title of the position. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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