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A, M & E Specialist x1 (Bindura)




Purpose of Position

Responsible for managing the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation system for the Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE) consortium.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor implementation of programme and project accountability in alignment with FAO requirements.

  • Design and monitor key indicators, appropriate tools, formats and procedures for operational monitoring at each level of the log frame.

  • Supervise district M&E facilitators and database officer.

  • Oversee monitoring systems to track project performance and changes in the project.

  • Oversee production of quarterly and annual reports as per FAO contractual requirements.

  • Disseminate information from Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation to project management, implementing partners and funding agencies.

  • Formulate and manage accountability, monitoring and evaluation budgets in programme.

  • Consolidate quarterly community-based monitoring/accountability reports.

  • Manage database and information management system for programme output indicators which are submitted to FAO/Coffey on a monthly basis.

  • Prepare the terms of reference, design and costing of evaluations and assessment surveys (KAP, crop assessments, gender impact).

  • Collaborate with implementing partners and primary stakeholders to develop feasible and effective discussion events where accountability, monitoring and evaluation data is analysed and programming action is agreed upon.

  • Organise and facilitate trainings on accountability, monitoring and evaluation functions for capacity development and awareness among relevant staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics and Research or any related field.

  • Five years relevant work experience or a relevant master’s degree and 2 years work experience; one year of which should have been at a supervisory level.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with beneficiary communities, Government and other stakeholders at the district level;

  • Experience in design and implementation of accountability, monitoring and evaluation systems including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

  • In-depth working knowledge of computer based statistical packages including SPSS, CsPro, Epinfo and Excel; and information dissemination software

  • Excellent report writing and information dissemination skills

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organisational relationships for effective project design and implementation

  • Experience in training and community consultation highly desired

  • Experience working in consortia with grant funding highly desirable