THRIVE Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
TRANSFORMING HOUSEHOLD RESILIENCE IN VULNERABLE ENVIRONMENTS (THRIVE) PROJECT - MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST x1
PURPOSE: This role will provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to improve project effectiveness. The intention is to enhance the project’s goals and objectives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. The M&E Specialist, will serve as the M&E, training and capacity development lead for the THRIVE Project whose activities are designed to increase agricultural productivity, improve trade and transportation and increase the resiliency for rural households.
Design and implement impact and performance evaluations, surveys, studies, analyses and assessments. Present evaluation, survey, analysis and assessment findings, recommendations and conclusions to implementing staff, partners and other stakeholders.
Review, revise, and maintain the THRIVE project Performance Management Plan (PMP), project M&E plans, and activity M&E plans.
Manage the process of high quality performance monitoring by project staff and implementing partners including: development of monitoring tools, data collection, monitoring, reporting, dissemination, and related tasks.
Integrate gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures into M&E activities, ensuring that they align with field standards, are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in the project areas.
Assist the project team to setup a fully functional monitoring system (database) that will be used to plan and monitor the progress on project activities
Work with the project team in reviewing all MMRs, Semi-annual and annual reports to ensure they are prepared using the right formats and effectively communicate project’s progress towards its set goals and objectives.
Lead, facilitate and participate in M&E workshops, training and capacity building activities with WVZL staff and implementing partner staff. Assist Area Development Program teams/Partners to conduct monthly review meetings to discuss performance against targets for all activities, explaining any performance variances, identifying and addressing implementation challenges, documenting lessons learned and most-significant success stories and, generating consensus on targets for the following month.
Support management and accountability through routine, accurate collection and reporting of information that confirms status of program activities based on log frames. Develop the quality control systems and mechanisms needed to guarantee proper management of information and data and identify areas of risk that might affect the program.
Ensure proper documentation and security (both manual and electronic) of project documents including use of project based localized database and HORIZON for Communicating, Connecting and Collaboration.
Conduct regular data quality assessments in the field.
EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, business, economics, statistics, and/or a relevant field.
Minimum of seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.
At least five years of M&E experience of agricultural productivity, value chain integration, agribusiness, household resilience, business enabling environment, and access to finance.
Deep experience integrating gender considerations into M&E activities focused on agriculture and rural societies
Familiarity with climate smart agricultural approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Experience developing and facilitating M&E trainings and capacity development activities.
Experience using technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, evaluation-related software applications, etc.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
Proficiency in SPSS or other statistical applications required
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: 15% Domestic/international travel is required.
Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.