Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation: The Culture Fund

Deadline: 25 October 2016

Reporting to: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Harare but frequent travelling in country
Duration: 1 year renewable

Responsibilities
Develop and maintain effective M&E tools and systems to collect, review and analyse program related data and indicators of each project; Collect, review, analyse and interpret data for planning purposes and donor-requested reports as required; Undertake Monitoring and Evaluation activities in support of other project team members, including field visits; Contribute to the organizational learning by preparing and disseminating data on lessons learnt, good practices and evidence of the program/ project achievements; Prepare  progress and monitoring reports as per agreement and as requested; Coordinate with project staff for resolution of persistent findings, and to create success stories; Produce activity updates, newsletters, and performance reports, as needed and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team; Design and carry out research studies, assessments and evaluations; Work with any consultant, expert or other parties that may be engaged by the organization or donors to carry out external evaluation of projects and programme; Any other functions that may, from time to time, be allocated by the Project Coordinator, to implement other project activities such as, but not limited to, research work, advocacy campaigns, field visits and public education as may be necessary to help achieve the objectives of the organization

Education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demography, public policy, development planning, economics, or related field; Specific post graduate qualification in M&E will be an added advantage; Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing monitoring and evaluation and activities in a multi-stakeholder environment, monitoring program performance, and carrying out evaluations; Experience in monitoring public health initiatives in particular sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues and HIV; Experience in designing, implementing and managing M&E systems; Experience in planning and managing surveys and developing and refining data collection tools; experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

Required skills
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, database management, and familiarity with impact evaluation or similar research methodologies; Strong computer skills particularly with one or more types of data analysis and management software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA, Atlas ti, NVIVO, Epi Info, Cs Pro); Good knowledge of Programme cycle Management and Development; Exceptional writing, editing skills and experience reporting clearly and comprehensively on a complex portfolio of activities; Good command of English, both oral and written; Knowledge of Ndebele and Shona will be an added advantage

Personal attributes
Self-driven team player who can work with minimum supervision; Strong character and solutions focused; Willingness to work with young people; Creative; Open Minded; A clean class 4 driver’s license is an advantage

To apply
Interested candidates should forward detailed Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter to: info@culturefund.co.zw

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Confirmation of position is contingent on securing donor funding.