M&E Officer

  • Contract
  • Mongu, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

YWCA

The Young Women’s Christian Association of Zambia is a Non-Governmental, non-profitable Organization dedicated to the promotion of Human Rights for the empowerment of the community especially women and children for a better society.

YWCA’s mission is to empower and protect women, youth and children through right’s-based approaches and transformative leadership to attain a just society”.

YWCA envisions a safe and gender-sensitive Zambia with equitable opportunities for Women, Youth, and Children.

Brief Project Background

The YWCA working in partnership with Oxfam GB is implementing a project dubbed “Improving the Socio-Economic Status of Women, Youth and the Marginalized. This intervention is currently being implemented in selected wards of Mongu and Kaoma district in Western province and Namwala and Gwembe district in Southern province targeting a total of 10,000 direct beneficiaries and 100,000 indirect beneficiaries. The intervention will deliberately target vulnerable groups, which include women, girls and persons with disabilities, as these groups are usually the poorest in their communities and face numerous discriminations and lack opportunities to better their situation. The programme will also work with men and boys, traditional leaders, local government structures and other stakeholders to tackle the prioritized socio-economic challenges in the target communities.

It is against this background, that Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be stationed in Mongu.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the design and implementation of the OXFAM project monitoring and evaluation activities including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan, indicator development and tracking as well as data collection tools.
  • Ensures that the electronic data management system of the project is functional and that data is cleaned, entered and analyzed in a timely manner and accurate manner.
  • Provide technical assistance and leadership, implement, and assess and strengthen M&E systems and tools, to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Ensure that appropriate M&E mechanisms are incorporated into work plans and reports.
  • Conduct capacity building activities for project staff at national and district to support the collection, analysis, presentation, and utilization of high-quality data for improved programming.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of the data quality assurance systems.
  • Monitor program performance based on the performance monitoring and evaluation plan, annual work plans, and monitoring plan.
  • Provides technical, data cleaning and provide guidance to district staff.
  • Leads the implementation of project assessments and evaluations.
  • Conducts regular site visits aimed to provide strategic guidance and mentoring to field staff on various aspects of program implementation.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in development studies or other social sciences, a degree in Gender Studies will be desirable
  • Practical experience in Gender, human rights and development contexts
  • At least three (3) years of experience working in a related field
  • Experience in working with CSOs/NGOs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Silozi, and Nkoya languages
  • Experience working for an international non-government organization is an advantage
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • A strong candidate able to meet planned objectives and targets

YWCA has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation, abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. The M & E Officer and will be expected to adhere to YWCA’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties.

SUBMISSIONS AND CLOSING DATE
Please submit your application letter, academic qualifications and curriculum vitae to [email protected]

The closing date for application is 22nd June 2024.


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