Advisor – Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

  • SNV
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 16/11/2021

Description

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic & day-to-day management of PME activities across SNV Zambia projects
  • PME team management, incl. training
  • Development of M&E tracking tools
  • Quality assurance of M&E data collection processes, analysis and reporting by project teams and implementing partners
  • Technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the Project Manager
  • Active participation and strategic guidance in programme planning processes and project proposals
  • Knowledge development, incl. report writing, policy brief development etc

Specific activities include the following:

  • Providing strategic leadership to PME work for SNV Zambia by engaging with country management, PME team, project managers and head office PME support unit
  • In liaison with the project team design and develop, the Project Performance Monitoring Plan and learning framework
  • Oversee project M&E by designing and putting in place M&E systems, training staff in PME unit and project teams
  • Development and review of project plans and budgets in order to guide program implementation in collaboration with project managers
  • Work with the project Manager to ensure that M&E materials are available and the latest procedures, guidelines and protocols are used by the project
  • Guiding staff, and implementing partners in preparing progress reports
  • Collecting, compiling, and analysing reports prepared by the project staff and implementing partners and consolidating draft progress reports for project management and donor
  • Producing timely monitoring and impact assessment reports to the project manager in order to provide project performance information
  • Ensuring that data provided by beneficiaries and all reports submitted by the project team are accurate and complete by putting in place data quality control mechanism
  • Guiding the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff and primary stakeholders
  • Ensuring that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action
  • Providing support to the design and implementation of surveys and research
  • Coordinating project evaluations and advising on appropriate actions
  • Undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social science (sociology, development studies, economics,) or other relevant discipline
  • 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, participatory assessment, data processing/analysis.
  • Proven and demonstrated use of spreadsheets and IT statistical packages such as SPSS.
  • Experience in developing M&E tools, frameworks, packages and train others in their use.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills
  • Experience in the agriculture, WASH and/or energy space is an advantage

Additional Information

  • Strategic leadership skills to guide PME team and project managers, and engage with senior management
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance tools and effectively communicate these
  • Ability to work effectively in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with varying levels of technical training
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills and ability to write for a range of audience and purposes
  • Self-Starter and highly motivated.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver quality products that meet deadlines and requirements
  • Team player
  • Relationship builder
  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, private sector companies, government, and NGOs)

Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications may apply by submitting a cover letter and CV (no more than 3 pages). Closing date is on 16th July  2021

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.

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