Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager – ZRBF: DanChurchAid (DCA) Deadline: 17 May 2022

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager - ZRBF: DanChurchAid (DCA)

Deadline: 17 May 2022

Duration: Four months with extension possibility

Location: Bulawayo


About


DanChurchAid (DCA) is a Danish faith-based civil society organization. It was founded in 1922 by representatives of the Danish Evangelical Church, which continues to be a key DCA constituency. DCA is also supported by volunteers, supporters, and staff working hard to save lives in many countries. DanChurchAid supports the needy and the poorest of the world in their struggle for a dignified and better life and helps those whose lives are threatened.


Project background


Sizimele - Action for Building Resilience in Zimbabwe, is a multi-year project designed to build resilience and well-being of households at risk in Insiza, Lupane and Matobo districts of which over 60% are smallholder women rural farmers, 15% unemployed migrant youths and 10% vulnerable households). The project is funded under the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF). The main objective of this project is to enable recovery and enhance the resilience of at-risk smallholder farmers so that they are food, income and nutrition secure in the face of increasing multiple and chronic shocks and stressors. This initiative was identified and designed in a participatory manner with target groups, local authorities and other stakeholders to build resilience in the three districts.


Position summary


The purpose of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager is to contribute to the attainment of DCA Country and programme objectives through provision of leadership in baselines, project evaluations, feasibility studies, development of log frames, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans, sustainability plans, documentation, and linking evidence-based research to inform current UNDP funded grant and subsequent programming.


Key responsibilities


Supervisory role for the M&E officers, manage MEL assistants, and data capturing clerks under the MEL portfolio; Conducting a contextual analysis, risk assessment, hazard mapping and feasibility studies for community managed disaster risk reduction, new and existing crops, livestock production, infrastructure rehabilitation and development and making recommendations for adaptive programming or crisis modification; Oversee the design and facilitate the implementation of Country Program & project specific monitoring and evaluation systems, including electronic databases, and the production of periodic status reports to report accurately in line with stakeholder expectations; In collaboration with the research team, oversee the development of clear M&E tools that can be used to gather the required data for M&E purposes; Lead all M & E initiatives for assigned grant(s)/ project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities and informing staff capacity building initiatives; Assist Program Development in establishing log frames, M & E work plans and targets during the drafting of donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation; Coach, train, and mentor M & E Officers with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the M & E team and providing professional development guidance; Coordinate and provide refresher M & E training for program staff as needed; Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.


Skills and qualifications


MSC Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies or any other related Social Sciences degree; Minimum of 5 years proven experience in a similar scope and environment; Good written and spoken English, Shona and Ndebele; Practical and theoretical knowledge in program monitoring and data collection methods including interview techniques; Quantitative skills including knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics; Proficiency in Microsoft office applications including Excel and Word is required. Skills in other programs such as Access and statistical packages is also desirable and strong familiarity with SPSS and database applications are mandatory; Demonstrate attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work in a team setting and function in a culturally diverse work environment whilst delivering desired results; Comfort and ability to talk to and interview project participants while professionally representing DCA; Self-starter and ability to work with minimum supervision.

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