Individual Consultant – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Ministry of Community Development and Social Services

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER

COUNTRY: ZAMBIA

NAME OF PROJECT: GIRLS EDUCATION AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND LIVELIHOODS (GEWEL) – SUPPORTING WOMEN’S LIVELIHOOD (SWL) CONSULTING SERVICES – (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

Credit No. 5658.

Project ID No. P151451

Duration of Contract – Two years renewable on satisfactory performance

1. The Government ofthe Republic of Zambia with financial support from the World Bank is implementing the Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood (GEWEL) Project. The development project objective is to increase access to livelihood support for women and access to secondary education for disadvantaged girls in extremely poor households in selected districts.

2. The Project supports the expa nsion and potential reform of ongoing Government interventions through the following components:

  1. Component 1 – Supporting Women’s Livelihoods (SWL): Launch a new initiative that builds on the Govemment’s existing structures and programs supporting livelihood productivity and economic empowerment;
  2. Component 2a- Keeping Girls in School (KGS): Provide supporttogirls in households benefitting from the Social Cash Transfer Scheme (SCTS) to attend secondary school;
  3. Component 2b – Social Cash Transfer (SC T): Extend support to the KGS by providing cash incentives to cover costs not included in KGS, which is school and boarding fees, but affect the learning progress of girls; and
  4. Component 3 – Institutional Strengthening: Provide institutional support to improve capacity for policy management, program coordination, systems building for effective and efficient implementation and M&E on women’s and social protection programming.

3. The Supporting Women’s Livelihoods (SWL ) component is being implemented by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) to support poor omen’s livelihood productivity and economic empowerment. It finances a comprehensive package of activities for beneficiaries, including context-specific training, mentoring, follow-up support and mentoring, provision of productivity grants, and facilitation of savings groups. These are detailed in the TORs.

4. The SWL through the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services is now seeking to engage a qualified individual with the necessary experience for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will support the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the development and implementation of the SWL Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system in order to facilitate programme performance management. The Job holder will implement necessary conditions and capacities for implementing M&E activities for result based management and planning through training of staff and data management. The M & E officer will further assist in developing a comprehensive M&E Plan (incorporating the Results Framework and Monitoring matrix) to implement a monitoring system that measures efficiency and effectiveness of project activities from the community, district, provincial up to the national level.

5. The Ministry of Community Development and Social Services now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services prescribed above (Detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic certificates and Cover Letter).

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have the following:

  1. Bachelors in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent,
  2. Full Grade 12 School Certificate,
  3. Certificate in M & E,
  4. Member of a professional/regulatory body such as ZaMEA,
  5. Minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience,
  6. Excellent Communication Skills, and
  7. Good numerical and computational skills.

OTHER SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  1. Computer Literate,
  2. Analytical and resourceful,
  3. Trustworthy, and
  4. Ability to learn quickly.

6. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (“Consultant Guidelines” ) (Current Edition)

Interested consultants may obtain further information including the full Terms of References (TORs) and Job Descriptions for the consultancy either via email or in person at the address below:

The Procurement Specialist,

Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MC DSS),

GEW EL Project—SuppoNing Women’s Livelihoods (SWL)

Sadzu Road, Community House, SWL Project Office,

LUSAKA

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +260977 709246/0974 377451

08:00 hours— 16:00, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Expressions of Interests must be delivered in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – SWL’ to the address below in person by Friday, 9th October 2020 at 17:00 hours.

Tender Box

Ministry of Community Development and Social Services

Located on the Ground Floor, Community House,

Next to the Ministerial Conference Room,

Lusaka

Tel: +260977709246/0974377451