Project Officer- Monitoring & Evaluation (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of this position is to ensure that the CRIFSUP/FMNR project develops a fully functional M&E system that can facilitate constant review of progress on project implementation –both within World Vision project management; partnerships and donors. The purpose of this youth project is to support development and operationalization of DME in the FMNR project across Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru and Baringo Counties. Therefore, the M&E Specialist will be instrumental in capacity building the staff, partners and community resource persons in developing monitoring and evaluation systems. The job holder will provide leadership in M&E at project level and will ensure that accountability mechanisms are established.
This position will be responsible for facilitating baseline processes, developing key indicators and benchmarks for M&E in the project: - Design of tools, data collection and analysis and periodical sharing of findings with all the stakeholders. The M&E officer will also be responsible for establishing and facilitating a learning culture and documentation of learning within the project and all stakeholders. The officer will also be responsible for preparing progress reports as per the requirements of WV and the donor.
The M&E Specialist will be required to communicate WV Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Program Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation 55%
Provide technical leadership in implementing/mainstreaming the project M&E system to the existing M&E system in WVK.
Provide technical leadership in carrying out baseline assessments, mid-point and end of project review across the three counties of the project sites
Support development of ToR in collaboration with other project teams and identify specific data requirements
Develop assessment/evaluation/baseline reports using the analysis and interpretation ensuring the final project report fully addresses the objectives and scope of the assessment
Facilitate training for data collectors and data entry clerks, in a way that supports effective learning
Always ensure to store collected data securely as per policies relating to data protection for the project
Deal with and/or escalate technical issues and problems proactively as they arise, and adapt plans as appropriate
Coordinate project reflection and learning sessions in conjunction with other grant staff and project partners.
Work proactively with key staffand stakeholdersto develop detailed monitoring planand monitor project implementation across all the six counties and report progress, impact and best practices
Lead area project teams and partners in data processing, consolidation and analysis across
Manage data of all activities pertaining to the project
Disseminate all project information related to M&E to staff and partners across the six counties
Ensure Project alignment to the donors and support office evaluation protocols and methodological tools
Take lead in development of key performance indicators and benchmarks for M&E
Capacity Building 30%
Build the capacity of staff and partners to enhance participatory monitoring according to WVK and donor requirements.
Ensure the implementation of project community capacity building initiatives that ensure local participation and project ownership in all the six project sites;
Facilitate implementation of key community capacity building promising practices and best practices to contribute to mainstreaming Natural Resource Management integrated in Livelihoods and Resilience in other sectoral efforts aimed at transformational development at the county level
Develop an M&E capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons
Work with DME unit to develop training materials for capacity building for community trainers of trainers
Reporting & Collaboration 10%
Support the development and submission of project reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards
Maintain links with other organizations for collaboration, networking, resource sharing, materials development, and learning activities in disability
Facilitate sharing of key lessons learnt and action points as required for the CBFs and SACCOs
Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on the job training:
The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, program management
Skills in GIS will be an added advantage
They must have a minimum of threeyears’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on livelihoods and resilience projects with some focus on NRM;
They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, monitoring and evaluation principles;
Skills in processing and analyzing data using one or more a statistical software packages, including at least one of the following SPSS, Epi-Info, STATA, SAS or similar. Also experience with programming software.
The holder of this position must be a results orientated who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
He/she must be a good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships