Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website LAURA AND PARTNERS CONSULTING LIMITED

People Centric! Value Driven!

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer supports the M&E Manager on all monitoring, evaluation, and value for money related to the organization. The Officer works closely with other initiative teams to ensure, the right SMEs are shortlisted and the smooth running of all intervention partnership, assessment monitoring and evaluation activities. Further the Officer supports the Manager to disseminate information and to ensure that all programme communications materials maximise the use of verifiable data in support of key messages. Additionally, the officer provides technical support to the SMEs where relevant, that participate the organisation’s programmes in collaboration with the Pipeline Enabling Initiative.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Strategy and Planning;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Activities;
  • Data Collection;
  • Administration and Internal Coordination and;
  • Knowledge Management, Learning and Sharing.

Key Responsibilities

Main Activities

Strategy and Planning

  • Contribute to the development of programme theory of change, log frame (indicators and targets;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the M&E strategy;
  • Contribute to the development of the M&E work plan;
  • Support the development and refining of data collection tools and;
  • Contribute to development of sector intervention partnerships, including the preparation of results chains and intervention-level indicators, data collection plans and data analysis, and progress/results reporting.

Monitoring and Evaluation Activities

  • Work with other initiative teams in screening SME applications, conducting due diligence and provide technical support in the form of training, coaching and mentoring for potential pipeline partners;
  • Support building the capacity of partners on M&E processes and procedures;
  • Contribute to partners and SMEs targets and milestone formulation;
  • Collect baseline data from partners and conduct case studies/evaluations internally and;
  • Monitor partners to ensure they meet set objectives and verify results reported.
  • Conduct feedback sessions with initiative teams and help them contextualize the lessons learnt frequently;
  • Support the review of SME concept notes and assess partners’ contribution to log frame ensuring value for money;
  • Provide M&E guidance and support to new and existing intervention partners;
  • Design and support implementation of baseline studies and finalise project log frames for intervention partners and beneficiary enterprises;
  • Assist with conducting milestone verification and spot check activities on intervention partners and beneficiary enterprises to verify progress of implementation and reported results;
  • Plan and participate in intervention partnership monitoring and evaluation visits;
  • M&E related trainings for intervention partners and;
  • Contribute to developing M&E frameworks for new business opportunities.

Data Collection

  • Collect and update data from intervention partners and beneficiary enterprises on a quarterly basis;
  • Support verification and quality assurance of data received from intervention partners and beneficiary enterprises;
  • Conduct due diligence and correct accurate data on partners before the signing of partnership agreements;
  • Collect baseline data all partners as they sign partnership agreements before the commencement of implementation of activities and;
  • Collect Value for Money data and support the M&E manager to conduct VfM analysis.

Administration and Internal Coordination

  • Implement chosen interventions and activities (Terms of Reference development, development of Grant concepts/proposals, organization of workshops/trainings due diligence support, etc. and;
  • Collaborate with Sector Assistant to develop, review and track milestone claims;

Knowledge Management, Learning and Sharing.

  • Ensure timely submission of data and reports by partners and beneficiaries;
  • Comprehend the information reporting structure, timelines, and guidelines;
  • Accurately aggregate data from partners ;
  • Contribute to development of quarterly and annual reports;
  • Liaise with the M&E Manager regarding information gathered and updated;
  • Maintain and update the M&E database and provide relevant internal reports as require and;
  • Contribute to the development of the monthly management report.

Qualifications Experience and Skills

Good competence at officer level is required to understand and apply advanced policies, practices, procedures, concepts, and principles;

General Education:
Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate

Professional/Academic Qualifications:
First degree in related field such as Social Sciences, Economics and/or statistics.
An M&E certificate is an added advantage.

Relevant Job Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of work experience in M&E. Experience working in private sector development programs focusing on market systems is preferred.

Skills:

  • Team Cohesion;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Conceptual skills; and
  • Highest standards of integrity.
  • Organization and coordination skills
  • Networking and;
  • Administrative skills.
  • Data Collection Methods;
  • Quantitative Analysis with experience in SPSS;
  • Qualitative Analysis;
  • Monitoring Systems Skills;
  • Data Visualization;
  • Database Management;
  • Report Writing;
  • Value for money including conceptualisation and reporting skills;
  • Money systems skills;
  • Ethical Considerations;
  • Project management skills and;
  • Knowledge of the full MS Office suite

Applications must be addressed to:

The Managing Partner/CEO
Laura & Partners Consulting Limited CV 16
D.G Wallace Road,
COMESA Exhibition Village, Show grounds,
Lusaka.

Applications must be emailed with the subject
“Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” to
[email protected] on or before 7
June 2024. Only electronic applications will be
accepted


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