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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

People in Need

This is a Full-time position in Mongu posted 28/03/2022.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer Jobs in People in Need Mongu vacancies in Mongu at People in Need

# Job Description

People in Need works in Zambia since 2017 delivering lifesaving and
development assistance to vulnerable people in the sectors of nutrition,
livelihoods, WASH, environment and good governance.

We are looking for a qualified, energetic individual with vast experience in
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer.

Position: MEAL Officer

Location : Mongu with frequents field visits to Western Province and
Lusaka

Contract Duration : until December 2022 with a possibility of extension

Start Date : 11/04/2022

Line Manager : Programme Quality and Development Manager.

Position Summary

Under the direct line of the Programme Quality & Development
Manager PQDM and with the support of Regional MEAL Advisor for Africa, the
MEAL Officer Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning tracks
closely projects’ MEAL system and ensures proper tools and processes are in
place to allow for relevant and effective data collection in the field, data
analysis, management and protection. She/he is responsible for Country
Programmer CFRM Complaint and Feedback Response Mechanism. She/he is
supporting new Programmes/projects design in line with results-based
programming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

M &E quality management

With support of PIN Programme Quality & Development Manager PQDM and MEAL
Advisor, ensures PIN’s and partners’ MEAL planning, monitoring and evaluation
processes comply with internal PIN Policies, guidelines and RDD strategy –
Strategic indicators and external donor requirements
Maintain consistency in monitoring and evaluation processes across all
Programmes
Ensures lessons learned are collected and feedback provided to project teams

M &E Planning Project Level:

Participates in grants-opening meetings when the new project starts – take
lead on the MEAL planning part agree on timeframe of preparation of MEAL
plan, review indicators, roles and responsibilities in MEAL activities
Provides technical support during project MEAL planning, including guidance on
developing the Results Framework, Indicator Tracking Table ITT,
methodologies and MEAL tools, and project work plan Gantt chart or similar
Participates at regular project review meetings on quarterly basis

M &E Planning Country Programme Level:

Maintains an updated annual MEAL workplan of planned MEAL related activities
baselines, mid-term, endline surveys, other data collection and research
activities, and evaluations and CFRM related activities to be undertaken in
ongoing projects
Maintains reporting deadlines overview.
Ensures that all project teams’ members and implementing partners’ staff
understand and know how to use MEAL tools. This is to be achieved through
intensive, direct on the job training with a focus on practical application of
MEAL tools;
Trains project teams and implementing partners in using PIN’s CFRM and/or
ensures that implementing partners’ own CFRMs are effective;
Trains project teams and implementing partners in assessment methodologies and
tools.

Implementation, progress tracking and reporting.

–>Coordinates assessments and compiles assessment data into brief reports providing essential key figures and analysis.
–>Ensures timely implementation of baseline and endline surveys.
–>Provides technical support in activity and results-based monitoring surveys, FGDs, KIIs, etc. in the field, including ensuring that project teams, implementing partners and enumerators follow the instructions/agreed methodology.
–>Checks the quality of data collected continuously as it comes in, and follows up on any errors or challenges arising in the process.
–>Supports Project Managers in setting up and maintaining the databases.
Conducts data analysis and supports project teams in interpretation of
findings, formulating recommendations and reporting.

–>Supports project teams in preparation for regular project review meetings, including regular update of ITT and meaningful reporting on indicators, and organizes dedicated MEAL meetings as needed.
–>Regularly informs line manager about findings and about any issues arising from findings present data in concise reports and fact sheets using PIN templates and share these with line manager for reporting and circulation – clusters, communities, etc. – as appropriate;
–>Initiates independent monitoring visits of projects with the aim of receiving or validating data/information on specific projects and strengthening accountability activity monitoring, distribution monitoring, post-distribution monitoring, CFRM, etc. on each project at least once in 3 months.
–>Supports organized storage of data collected primarily responsibility of PMs/POs in ELO and SharePoint;
–>Ensures that all the data related to the projects is updated, handled and stored safely in line with PIN’s Data Protection Policy;
–>Supports consultants and research partners in conducting commissioned evaluations/activities e.g. interpretation, conducting FGDs or interviews, etc..
–>Provides technical support to evaluations and other research activities, incl. engaging in ToR preparation, selection of consultants, review of evaluation design and data collection methodology, data analysis, involvement of stakeholders and dissemination plan.
–>Examines the evaluation draft reports in relation to the ToR/contract and consolidates a written response. Ensures that key stakeholders are invited to respond to the draft report.
–>Coordinates data collection for PIN core indicators across Programmes for HQ/global reporting.
–>Programmes survey questionnaires in KOBO and provides KOBO training to data collectors

Administration & Archiving .

–>Approves and archives all the relevant documentation to PIN’s internal databases – ELO, SharePoint etc., according to PIN and donor guidelines.
–>Ensures that data is collected, managed and stored in line with PIN’s Data Protection Policy.
–>Together with the PM collects lessons learnt, best practices and challenges and actively re-incorporates them across all the project portfolio.

Accountability, learning, dissemination and use of findings

–>Supports project teams in planning for and implementation of beneficiary Complaint and Feedback Response. Mechanism CFRM providing opportunity for beneficiaries to receive information about our commitment and standards, raise suggestions and recommendations for improvements, and understand protocols for action to be taken in response.
–>Manages relevant CFRM tools, and tracks projects’ responses to complaints using standard PIN templates together with its national counterparts designated CFRM Focal Points.
–>Ensures CFRM analysis are being conducted regularly quarterly and lessons learned are feeding programming.
–>Guides PMs in the use of all CFRM project templates as per PIN Zambia CRM Framework Policy and Procedures.
–>Facilitates capturing Lessons learned template and discussion of the most important findings and recommendations from MEAL regular and dedicated meetings and systematically support the project teams in using MEAL results and findings for modification of project strategy and/or formulation of action points.
–>Supports project teams in transferring agreed action points into implementation work plans.
–>Facilitates dissemination of assessment and MEAL findings to stakeholders via preparation of learning/MEAL briefs and fact sheets and presentations.
–>Participates in grants-closing meetings when the project ends – takes lead on the MEAL part review of achievements and lessons learnt to improve future programming.
–>Shares relevant lessons learned, challenges and successes with the Regional MEAL Advisor for Africa

Capacity building

–>Identifies MEAL capacity development needs of staff, provides MEAL training to project staff or organizes external training;
–>Provides induction training in MEAL to new project and Programme staff;
–>Ensures that all project teams’ members and implementing partners’ staff understand and know how to use MEAL tools. This is to be achieved through intensive, direct on the job training with a focus on practical application of MEAL tools;
–>Trains project teams and implementing partners in using PIN’s CFRM and/or ensures that implementing partners’ own CFRMs are effective;
–>Trains project teams and implementing partners in assessment methodologies and tools.
Position Requirements.

Qualifications

–>Bachelor or higher degree in relevant field Social sciences,
–>Development, Demography Analysis or Mathematics or any relevant field.
–>At least 2 years of similar professional experience

Skills & experience

Essential

–>Experience in data collection and analysis, and handling of electronic data collection tools.
–>Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
–>Experience in the area of development and/or humanitarian aid work is an advantage.
–>Fluent in written and spoken English knowledge of Silozi, Bemba and Nyanja is an advantage.
–>High ethical standards and ability to endorse principals of confidentiality and data protection.
–>Commitment to and understanding of PIN’s aims, values and principles.
–>Ability to use MS Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
–>Good report-writing skills.
–>Advanced skills in data collection and analysis.
–>Willingness and eagerness to learn new things.

Preferred

–>Ability to work as part of a team
–>Analytical and problem solving skills
–>Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
–>Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

Important Note : Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

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Closing Date : 10th April, 2022.

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