DME OFFICER -ECHO Disaster Risk Reduction PROJECT
Purpose of the position
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in close coordination with the M&E Assistants, Field Officers, and under the supervision of the Project Manager will ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the indicators, results and impacts of the project while using his/her knowledge and professional experience. It will guarantee the basis for decision making on the modifications and improvements necessary for an effective management of the project. It will be the technical point of reference for M&E and programmatic issues ensuring compliance with the guidelines of World Vision and ECHO M&E system. The M&E Officer will be responsible for developing, monitoring, tracking, reviewing and updating project-monitoring tools, M&E plan and ensuring that the project indicators are measured. The M&E officer will conduct regular supportive supervision with M&E Assistants to monitor data quality. Will maintain progress on targets, keep all the project data and reports and document all promising practices and learning. The incumbent will be based in Maseru with limited travel to implementing areas and will supervise two field based M&E Assistants.
- Strengthen the capacity and technical monitoring in M&E of the M&E Assistants
End results expected
Provide capacity transfer to M&E Assistants to improve their M&E systems and fully support all program M&E related functions.
Provide technical support to M&E Assistants to establish a strong information management system.
Revise / design and disseminate monitoring and reporting tools that respect the standards of WV and ECHO
Provide technical assistance and capacity development needed by M&E Assistant to strengthen M&E activities
- Coordinate the implementation of the essential processes and mechanisms of the program performance and impact monitoring and evaluation strategy and guidelines.
End results expected
Ensure compliance of the monitoring and evaluation system with the rules and guidelines of WV and ECHO.
Ensure the quality of the performance indicator levels on the program by conducting, on a periodic basis, data quality assessments.
Carry out regular joint monitoring visits to the field to ensure the rapid and efficient implementation of the program vis-à-vis approved plans, with the participation of M&E Assistants and operations staff.
Ensure that the program monitoring and evaluation process is led and implemented by the M&E Assistants and operations field teams in accordance with quality standards and Humanitarian guidelines.
Work closely with M&E Assistants to monitor progress, including routine monitoring and updating of ITT, work plans, risk management plan, M&E plan
- Oversee and ensure the quality preparation of required project reports (quarterly, mid-term and final) or any other required report) to the Support Office/ donor
End results expected
Work closely with M&E Assistants and operations staff to ensure effective monitoring, timely reporting and analysis of program results.
Ensure that the lessons learned in the recommendations for improvement incorporated in the program management reports are implemented by the field officers.
Ensure regular communication with M&E Assistants and ensure that all program management reports are of high quality, respecting timeliness, accuracy and availability of required supporting documents.
- Ensure knowledge building and sharing, and performance management in the area of planning and M&E
Supervise, energize and motivate the program M&E team and ensure staff capacity building in the area of work.
Periodically conduct intentional learning and reflection sessions to ensure program quality, impact and sustainability.
Develop M&E knowledge tools based on lessons learned, experiences and data generated by program implementation while making strong contributions to WVI DRR knowledge networks and communities of practice.
- Supervision of M&E staff
Monitor the achievements and evaluate the performance of M&E staff.
Provide high quality leadership that can ensure a great culture of performance management, open and reliable relationship between staff members, integrity to facilitate harmonious and mutually accountable relationships between team members.
Ensure the development of strong potential successors within the M&E team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
education, knowledge & skills, licenses preferred, and all experiences required to perform this position in a fully competent manner.
Analyse and interpret data
Use communication and networking skills
Use report writing skills
Use critical thinking skills
Communicate both technical input and child well-being issues clearly and simply
Use of strong facilitation skills
Use of appreciative inquiry, listening and analytical skills
Be analytical and use research skills as applied to M&E
Statistical skills such as sampling, descriptive and inferential statistics, confidence levels(Software and computation skills)
Project management tools and their use
In depth knowledge of programme design processes and products
Use logic to identify key information from a body of information.
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
academic requirements (if applicable), technical skills, or other knowledge required as a minimum qualification for this position.
Hold a bachelor’s degree in statistics, Management of Information Systems and / or related disciplines.
Have at least 3 years of experience in program management and implementation of multispectral projects
Have a very good knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation, in other words, good experience in writing monitoring and evaluation tools (Logical framework, monitoring plan, detailed implementation plan, etc.).
Have knowledge of Disaster Management and competence in disaster surveillance.
Have solid experience in M&E of disaster preparedness programs in which systematic input, output and process data has been collected and used to guide programming.
Have a very good experience with the Grants of donors.
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training
Experience: 2-3 years professional experience in Design, Monitoring and Evaluation with an NGO or donor.
Direct M&E experience with EU programming is preferred.
The position is contract based (End of contract 30th November 2021)
Competitive with market standards
As a Child focused organization, World Vision Lesotho is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. WORLD VISION DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FOR JOB PLACEMENT.
Closing date: 29 January 2020