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  • Posted: Apr 14, 2021
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    M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) Consultant

    The objective of the project is realization of better outcomes for an intergovernmental African Organization. Under this project, the organization is anticipating to bring efficiency to its decision making and evidence-based information that is heavily dependent on the quality and timeliness of monitoring and evaluation that contributes to the Project Development Objective. The M&E consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator and will work with the Project Implementation Team. The M&E consultant will be responsible for:

    • Guiding the monitoring and evaluation strategy and support the follow through of the results framework.
    • S/he will provide support to the implementation of the overall M&E related activities within the project and avail timely and relevant information to the project stakeholders.
    • Develop and strengthen project M&E systems and ensure timely reporting on activities under the project.
    • Establishing a reliable and consistent database of indicators in line with the results framework for all program activities and ensuring that the M&E standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines are developed and updated routinely and systematically;
    • Lead the baseline survey, Mid-Term and End Term evaluations including quality assurance processes for data collection to ensure robust data for the project;
    • Develop a mechanism to ensure that project planning, including inputs and targets are aligned with the overall Project objectives;
    • Provide support to the routine data collection, analysis and aggregation of data;
    • Ensuring timely compilation of summary and thematic reports in line with the project requirements. Priority reports include; semi-annual reports and  annual contribution to the regional report.
    • Support project performance reviews in line with the project implementation manual (PIM).
    • Update the PIM as needed to reflect regional aspects of M&E arrangements as agreed with Ethiopia and Zambia.
    • Support performance reviews and lead documentation of best practices and lessons learned under the project
    • Attend and participate in project meetings and give input relating to M&E

    Required qualification and experience

    Education Qualification

    • University Master's Degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, public health, international development, economics, or related field.
    • A Master’s degree and an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.

    Work Experience

    • For candidates with Master’s degree, a minimum of seven (7) years continuous experience providing monitoring and evaluation systems and other performance measurement support, preferably in the public sector domain;
    • For Bachelors level candidates, a minimum on ten (10) years continuous experience in providing monitoring and evaluation systems and other performance measurement support, preferably in the public sector domain;
    • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages;
    • A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the M&E of World Bank Financed projects desired. Project related to public health programmes is preferred.
    • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.
    • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
    • Experience performing a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.
    • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies applied to programme implementation.
    • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
    • Resourceful and skilled at collecting, analyzing and using data to recommend, make and communicate decisions of a technical nature to lay audiences;
    • Skills in translating technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for lay audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent wordprocessing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications and experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word, and familiarity with electronic data processing systems and ERP such as SAP.
    • Proven ability to manage databases and proficiency in data management statistical packages
    • Good report writing skills; excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. A good working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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