Monitoring & Evaluation Officer: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Deadline: 25 November 2016

Action Contre La Faim (ACF) in partnership with The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is conducting a research entitled “Postharvest management technologies for reducing aflatoxin contamination in maize grain and exposure to humans” in Makoni and Shamva districts of Zimbabwe. To date, the IEC has conducted two Knowledge, Attitude and Perception (KAP) surveys. The third one is set to be undertaken in January / February 2017. As such, the IRC is seeking an experienced professional for the project.

The M & E Officer will report directly to the M and E Manager.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capacity and success in working in research based environments. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Facilitate community and stakeholder feedback meetings for the first two KAP surveys; Devise methods and procedures for specifically obtaining required KAP 3 data; Lead on the collection and analysis of KAP 3 quantitative data to measure the agreed indicators; Assist project staff including implementing partner staff to assure data quality collected; ensure that data is collected and accurately entered into specified databases; Lead on the collection of qualitative information using best practice processes to measure indicators; Support the IRC team in data analysis, documenting, reflecting, and utilizing data to inform programmatic decisions; Identify and discuss with the M and E Manager and other Program staff about challenges encountered by the project, and take timely final decisions on issues to be tackled keeping all informed of changes; Ensure transparency in accounting, reporting and documenting  KAP survey activities, and ensure compliance with donor and IRC M&E policies and best practice; Share lessons learnt with the M and E Manager; Other duties, in consultation with the M and E Manager

Coordination and representation
Participate in the. development of M&E indicators, standards and, guidelines and with other implementation partners; Communicate and liaise with other NGOs operating  in the region with regards to the M&E activities that they are carrying out and using this information to assist with the development of IRC’s own program

Training and capacity building
Participate in relevant project and partner staff trainings in M&E, especially in the areas of basic concepts of M&E, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, analysis and use of M&E data; Provide feedback to the project manager in evaluating project teams’ M&E skills/assist in staff capacity assessment to track M&E capacity building needs; Regularly visit all field sites to ensure that M&E is being implemented effectively by staff and produce related monitoring reports;

Location and expected duration
Position covers Makoni and Shamva districts but will be based in Harare.
Hire duration: 3 months

Other details
Position is open to internal and external candidates; Position is national; Expected salary range: $10,560 – $13,200 gross per annum

Required qualifications
Degree/Diploma in Statistics, Operations Research, Natural Science, Mathematics or other related disciplines; Professional work experience on research based and poverty alleviation programs

Required skills
Ability to use online data management systems; Ability to use electronic gadgets in data collection; Ability to analyse complex data; Excellent report writing skills; Advanced knowledge in the use of SPSS and MS Excel for data analysis; Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues; Participatory and team approach to work and behaviour; Proactive in liaising and problem solving; Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills; Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS WORD and PowerPoint; Good personal relationship skills

To apply
Application deadline is 25 November, 2016. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting CVs and cover letter to: