Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (based in Lusaka, Zambia)

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Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, SHA Country Programme
Organisation: Self Help Africa
Location: Lusaka
Department: Programmes
Reports to: Head of M&E, M&E Advisor Southern Africa or Evaluation Advisor
Contract: 2 years – Full time with possible extension


Job Purpose:

SHA works with smallholder farmers in 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase production and productivity, achieve better returns on investment and provide sufficient quantities and quality of food for their families to have a nutritious diet.

The M&E Advisor (Zambia) works as part of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team to support the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in all technical areas of SHA’s development work.

The role will focus on the implementation and strenghtening of SHA’s organisational M&E approach to the highest attainable standard, with emphasis on system compliance and quality control.

Responsibilities will cover different steps in the whole M&E cycle, including M&E plans, logframes & Theory of Change. Tasks will comprise process preparation, training, data collection and analysis, and report writing.

As a member of the M&E Team, the M&E Advisor will coordinate with other members of the team to ensure integrated M&E approaches throughout the organisation. This role involves a significant amount of travelling in (Zambia) (30-40%) and once or twice a year travelling within Africa

Key Responsibilities:

Technical lead and advice

  • Lead on M&E plans which includes:
  • Planning of resources (human & financial)
  • Development of Theory of Change and logframes
  • Creation of M&E tools when new indicators are used (Kobo toolbox/ Resco)
  • Lead on Livelihood zoning and wealth ranking excercises to ensure due processes are followed, quality standards are complied with and timeframes respected
  • Contribute to the improvement of monitoring and evaluation processes across the organisation which includes participatory M&E approaches and integrating feedback from staff, partners and project participants.
  • Oversee the efficient running of the beneficiary databases in (Zambia)and ensure that the M&E reporting template is up to date
  • Assist Project Managers in developing indicator tracking tools to capture quantitative and qualitative data for project performance indicators. Ensure that processes are in place to allow for systematic and inclusive feedback to communities and stakeholders on all programme reports and evaluations undertaken
  • Lead on Mid Term Reviews, and writes ToRs for baselines, endlines and evaluations.
  • Lead on the selection of M&E consultants, when required.

Training

  • Train support  staff and partners in data collection using handhelds and on the use of SHA’s assessment tools

Project proposals

  • Advise on log-frames and Theories of Change in new project proposals for (Zambia) and ensure that SHA’s M&E approaches and adequate resources are integrated.

Reporting

  • Support the Head of Programme in (Zambia) with quarterly and annual reports through the delivery of updated M&E figures
  • Provide monthly monitoring updates for our data management systems

Documentation and learning

  • Contribute to ensuring that key programme learnings are integrated into the projects and across the organisation
  • Organise learning workshops in (Zambia) to discuss findings, improvements and observations of the M&E work.
  • Work together with the other members of the M&E team and technical advisors on fostering technical excellence and impact of all Self Help Africa programmes, and documenting it.
  • Other reasonable duties may be assigned to you that are consistent with the job and its level of responsibility. These will require pre-approval by your line manager.

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • Head of M&E/M&E Advisor/ Evaluation Officer M&E (direct report)
  • Head of M&E/M&E Advisor/ Evaluation Officer M&E/ M&E advisors (Africa)
  • Head of Programme & Programme Managers in (Country)
  • Desk Officer (HQ)
  • Head of Policy, Research and Evaluation (HO)
  • Wider Programmes Team

External

  • Programme Partners
  • M&E network in (Country)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in international development
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation systems, emphasis on logframes and Theories of Change
  • Experience with data collection in large surveys
  • Experience with data analysing and reporting

Qualifications/Other Requirements:

Essential

  • Degree in international development or related area
  • Proven data collection experience in rural settings preferable in (Country)
  • Excellent ICT skills in data analysis using MS excel
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint.
  • Proven experience in training and capacity building in M&E
  • Expertise in designing data collection tools,  sampling methodologies
  • Experience of database management (Salesforce preferable)
  • Commitment to the vision and values of GSHA

Preferable

  • IHM & HEA experience
  • Experience with data analysing systems such as: SPSS, SAS. STATA

Role Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work as part of an international team across jurisdictions and cultures
  • Ability to deliver reports in a timely manner
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to train and mentor others
  • Ability to solve problems and take corrective action

How to apply:
Please upload a completed Application Form, CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role through the portal here. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2021.

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Please note that Self Help Africa advocates for equal opportunity and does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Self Help Africa is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency, and accountability in all its affairs and is completely against fraud, bribery, and corruption. All employees are bound by code of conduct, child protection and conflict of interest policies.

Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

All applicants are encouraged to read through the following safeguarding policies as you make your applications:

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Conflict of Interest
  3. Child Protection

Women applicants are highly encouraged; Self Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer