Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer job at International Development Enterprises

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Vacancy title:
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

International Development Enterprises

Deadline of this Job:
20 May 2022

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South – Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, May 06, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

A four-year multi-country project with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the Feminist International Assistance Policy, aimed at empowering women through agricultural value chains. It will apply the sector’s most recent learnings around women’s empowerment to close gender gaps and accelerate the creation of economic opportunities for women. This project will have two primary outcomes/ components:1) significant gains in women’s economic empowerment, and 2) global knowledge-sharing and results acceleration.
These main outcome pillars will be supported by 3 intermediate outcomes:
“bringing the market to women” i.e. creating access to the fundamentals necessary for their businesses to prosper
“bringing women to the market,” i.e. seeking to remove or mitigate the household, community, industry and regulatory barriers that prevent women from fully participating in the paid economy leverage impact beyond the life and scope of this project by generating insights on how to accelerate women’s empowerment to share with the broader sector.

Expected results
• Project results will be achieved through performance-driven internal collaboration and complementarity with sister projects to create synergies in delivering shared results which include:
• Enhanced entrepreneurial capacities of intermediaries – 150 female and mixed Farm Business Advisors (FBAs) as providers of agriculture support services to increase women’s participation in agriculture development initiatives in 6 targeted districts in Central and Copperbelt provinces
• Established performance-based strategic partnerships with women empowerment organizations for gender sensitization, awareness and sustainable access to productive land (ownership and documentation)
• Improved access to appropriate technologies and means of production for 15,000 Women and Mixed groups (600 groups) as project primary beneficiaries; Women and mixed groups accessing appropriate technologies and improved business capacity.
• Women financial inclusion and integration of Village savings for change and loans activities in Women and Mixed groups. Increasing women farmers’ access to affordable and timely credit for production support
• Increased income opportunities for women by bringing markets closer. Increased capacities of female FBAs and Mixed FBAs to; participate in structured competitive markets, offer competitive aggregation services and train women and mixed groups in good postharvest practices and marketing.
• Increased access to affordable working capital / loans for women and mixed FBAs.
• Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning; interventions, strategies including pilots are detailed / documented to support structured learning, results measurement and reporting is evidence based and statistically qualified, structured and timely sharing of lessons learnt.
• The project is now inviting applications for the positions of:

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer
Location: – Central – Kabwe

Key Responsibilities:
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E Officer) will report to and work under the administrative supervision of the Project Manager. Technical guidance will be provided by iDE Zambia M&E unit as well as iDE HQ Evidence & Analytics team.
He/she will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the HTTG Project. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to manage and improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Project. He/she will also provide technical assistance to the implementing projects, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting and use of Monitoring feedback.

Specific Duties:
• R1 M&E system set up and planning:
• Participate in the review of the project results frame including performance indicators
• Participate in the development and/or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes.
• Develop the overall framework, for HTTG project M&E, including mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation,
• Develop Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
• Review existing data in the HTTG project areas, the methods of data collection, and appropriate baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
• Document baseline data for HTTG as well as project indicators.
• With M&E Unit and collaborating projects and partners, review existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
• Develop a plan for project-related capacity building on M&E including any support for digitization required.
• Organize and undertake training with collaborating project staff and partners on M&E as required.
• R2. Implementation of M&E and Coordination:
• Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
• Conduct data quality checks.
• Maintain and manage the HTTG database; analyse and aggregate findings.
• Participate in project progress reporting, Bi-annual review and final evaluation.
• Identify areas where technical support to project partners is required and conduct training on M&E for field teams and data collectors as required.
• Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the HTTG project.
• R3 Communication:
• Prepare reports on M&E findings and presentations based on M&E data
• Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
• Ensure that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for action as and when necessary, including organizing such discussions as necessary.
1. First university degree or above in agriculture, Agriculture economics, statistics, demographics, or related social science field.
2. Added advanced qualifications in M&E preferred.

Experience, Skills and Attributes Required
1. Minimum of three (5) years of professional experience in a position responsible for project management or implementing M&E activities of smallholder agriculture.
2. Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
3. Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems that promote gender inclusive programs.
4. Experience in planning and performance measurement, including indicator tracking, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
5. Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
6. Experience in planning and managing surveys.
7. Experience in developing and refining electronic data collection tools.
8. xperience with data quality assessments and supervision.
9. Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
10. Languages: Excellent written and spoken command of English. Knowledge of Local language in HTTG project areas preferred.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
1. Application letter should be by e-mail with the CV as the only attachment.
2. Clearly reference the project and position you are applying for.
3. Only applicants with the necessary experience and qualifications should respond to this advert.
4. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
5. Applications should be mailed to by 20th May 2022.