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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

9782-14N24033
Bujumbura
22-Mar-18
2+ Years

Purpose of the position

The M&E Officer is responsible of project monitoring, reporting and evaluations (Baseline, Mid-term and End of Project). In particular, the person is expected to:

  • Integrate donor and WV standards into Assessment, Design, Baseline, Evaluation processes by developing and executing plans, tools and methodologies for the B4MCN project.

  • Lead the process of B4MCN project baselines, evaluations and other surveys that are required, in line with World Vision’s policy, donor requirements and international standards.

  • Write the reports such as assessment, project re-design, baseline, evaluation; or to guide consultant to write the reports in the specified standards; review and submit the reports to different stakeholders for feedback and final review.

  • Identify and be part of recruiting consultants or for short term consultancy in certain B4MCN research work by developing the ToR and providing oversight to ensure the consultants adhere to the standards and the process agreed.

  • Support documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from the programming.

Major responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

1.

Design and maintain project monitoring plans in line with the over B4MCN implementation plan

  • Appropriate and user-friendly participatory monitoring guidelines and tools developed based on the B4MCN project logical framework and utilized

  • M&E plans and Indicator Tracking Table developed and attached as part of the design document.

  • Synthesize and analyze M&E quantitative and qualitative data received on a monthly basis, in particular, the Indicator Tracking Tables (or similar systems to feed in the data of monitoring against the plan) are updated as per the M&E plans following to monitoring by the concerned staff

  • Update the project team on findings and suggested actions based on analyzed monitoring data

2.

Travel regularly to all B4MCN project sites to conduct spot monitoring of ongoing implementation activities, as well as:

  • Support B4MCN Project Manager to conduct monitoring activities in respective implementation sites

  • When necessary, liaise with government agencies and donors that conduct monitoring and evaluation activities specifically at the field level

3

With support from the Project Manager, design assessment and evaluation surveys and support staff to deliver them:

  • Baseline: baseline Terms of Reference developed; sample size, sampling units and methodology appropriately designed to measure the indicators- both for quantitative and qualitative indicators; baseline conducted for B4MCN project using the methods with a good balance of validity, reliability and cost effectiveness; baseline values for each indicators established, targets set and the values utilized for on-going M&E purpose, indicators targets are set; baseline report produced as per the WV and donor standards.

  • Assessment: method tools contextualized for data gathering and analysis; assessment carried out following the guidelines; assessment report written using the prescribed format

  • Evaluation and Lessons Learned (LL): Terms of Reference developed; list of evaluation team members (WV staff, government staff, other NGO staff) developed; evaluation or LL methodology, tools, sampling frame logically prepared and orientation done; evaluation or LL carried out with involvement of adequate number of beneficiary, children, community partners, NGO partners and government partners, evaluation or LL findings analyzed thoroughly and shared with the stakeholders (after feedback incorporated); evaluation or LL reports are written up and disseminated; evaluation or LL action points are reflected in project amendments/implementation changes

4

Project (re-)design and amendment, when need be

  • Logical methodology and tools for the project design is reviewed and adjusted to fit the local context in time, ensuring the effectiveness and relevance of planned interventions

  • Discussions held with the project staff and stakeholders in adjustments of project targets, indicators

5

Reporting and knowledge management

  • Assist the B4MCN Project Manager in preparing data for timely regular monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports

  • Project-focused research/assessment/ baseline/evaluation/lessons learned meetings conducted among the stakeholders, with final products disseminated

6

Facilitate capacity building for monitoring and evaluation for project staff and partners

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or a related field - Essential

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or other relevant majors – Preferred

  1. Minimum 3 years working experience in similar position in an NGO focusing on the community development field - Essential

  2. Practical experience to conduct Baseline survey, Evaluation and Monitoring process and tools - Essential

  3. Familiarity with the Logical Framework model for programme planning - Essential

  4. Experience in World Vision - Preferred

  5. Work experience in bilateral funded project - Essential

  • Oral and written communication skills in English, Kirundi and French - Essential

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Skills on designing quantitative and qualitative data collection methodology, tools, analysis techniques and result interpretation (questionnaire design, survey techniques, training facilitation and participatory approaches, data processing, analysis and information dissemination) - Essential

  2. Skills on critically reviewing secondary data - Essential

  3. Ability to write DME reports (assessment, design, baseline, evaluations, research) in French and English - Essential

  4. Facilitation skill / skill to transfer the learning - Essential

  5. Ability to provide technical advice to different sectors – Essential

  6. Ability to produce work according to donor standards and requirements (BMZ) - Essential

  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and partners at all levels - Essential

  8. Problem solving skills - Essential

  9. Work under pressure and can take additional responsibilities - Essential

  10. Good knowledge of using MS Word and MS Excel - Essential

  11. Understanding of integrated community development approaches, issues and development trends – Preferred

  12. Knowledge on SPSS, MS Access, Epi Info - Essential

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Position requires to spend around 50% of time on programme monitoring at field level

  • Position will work directly with project staff and implementing partners

  • Huge work load may requires work beyond regular office time

  • Child friendly working environment exits in the project team

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is March 22, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.