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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, two (One for Guji-Borana and one for Bale Robe) – Farm Africa

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Category:
Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location:
Guji-Borana field office with frequent travel to project Intervention Woredas Bale Robe field office with frequent travel to project Intervention Woredas, Oromia
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, two (One for Guji-Borana and one for Bale Robe)

REPORTS TO: FSD Field Program Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator respectively

 

REPORTING TO POSTHOLDER: None

 

LOCATION: Guji-Borana field office with frequent travel to project Intervention Woredas Bale Robe field office with frequent travel to project Intervention Woredas

DURATION & HOURS: Four Months, with 60 working days probationary period and a high probability of extension based on the availability of funds.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will contribute to development of effective results-based M&E system, ensuring that knowledge generation, management and use is effectively built into the whole project cycle. The position holder will play a major role in project monitoring, periodic data collection and analysis, devise mechanisms and lead the process for effective dissemination, utilisation and documentation of learning. S/he actively takes part in the design as well as the execution of baseline, midterm evaluation and final evaluation of the project. In addition, s/he works very closely with the Programme Coordination Core Team, Farm Africa’s Programme quality team and partners to support monitoring, and evaluation of the project.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Key areas of responsibilities are:

  • Establish a robust M&E system for data collection, analysis, feedback and reporting by working closely with Farm Africa’s Programme Team. Report after analysis can include OCAT results, cost benefit analysis on NTFP including coffee business, PFM business plan development, etc
  • Develop strategies for long-term, sustainable systems to support data production, storage, analysis, documentation, dissemination and use
  • Work in consultation and partnership with project coordinator, partner and staffs to ensure consistency across the M&E system
  • Represent the organization in discussions and events relating to cross learning
  • Design tools and oversee implementation of Community/Beneficiary feedback
  • Support program team on preparation of annual work plan. Also, document & follow up of the implementation plan of action (where necessary) to strengthen the positive impacts on the lives of target communities/households
  • Actively engage in the design and execution of baseline, midterm and final evaluation surveys and documentation and dissemination of findings
  • Update records regularly and facilitate monthly project progress review sessions at field sub-office level
  • Review and ensure quality of baseline, logical frame indicators, reporting formats and contents and other relevant management tools from the perspective of knowledge management and learning
  • Support the establishment of and work closely with an M&E taskforce that will meet periodically
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that will be used internally, and for government as well as for donor reporting.
  • Make sure the report answers the 5Ws, rich-in gender and other segregated data, that includes challenges during implementations and justifications for over/under achievements.
  • Follow up all training activities of the project are ended with joint plan of action with the view to help cascading and wider dissemination of the training given. Also, follow up and collect data for its implementation after planning.
  • Facilitate biannual and annual review meetings to help share progress and outcome level changes and seek solution for problems of the project. Assist in organizing and lead knowledge and learning events/workshops
  • Compile lessons learned & best practices of the project. Also, prepare case studies/stories and regular reports and submit it to supervisor timely
  • Capacitate project team in the area of monitoring and evaluation. Train, advice and coach project staff members and partners in proper planning, monitoring, data collection, and reporting.
  • Support the project Team Leader in market and related project activities

These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

Job Requirements

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

Desirable

Education, qualifications & other knowledge

BSc/BA/MSc/MA in social studies, Rural Development, Agricultural Economics, Applied statistics or other related discipline  
Training / knowledge on statistical software, and ability to interpret what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from data  
Strong understanding of participatory approaches and current developments trends  
Strong understanding of sustainable livelihood Experience of working in PFM project
Ability and interest to contribute in marketing and business development  

Experience

Minimum five years’ related work experience for BSc/BA holders and three years for MSc/MA holders  
Skills and hands on experience on conducting or commissioning qualitative and quantitative research methods, designs and impact evaluations Experience of writing case studies, case stories
Working in multi partner environments to insure sufficient rigour in M&E. Experience working in rural settings
Demonstrable experience of participatory development approach and Participatory forest and other resources management essential

Skills & abilities

Ability to analyse data to extract findings, lessons and recommendations and to further develop M&E systems Skills in developing and implementing new creative strategies
Ability to write and present analytically sound documents clearly to a wide range of audiences  
Highly organised with attention to detail  
Strong interpersonal, communication and motivational skills  
Firm belief in teamwork and gender equality  
Good facilitation and coordination skills  
Very good English language skills (written and spoken)  
Excellent record keeping and report writing skills  
Computer literacy, friendly with MS-Office packages, Excel, Ability of data base creating and data management
Ability to work in a multi partner environment  

 

Our Values

Investing in smallholder farming is the number one way to combat poverty in rural Africa. Farm Africa is a leading NGO specialising in growing agriculture, protecting the environment and developing businesses in rural Africa.

EXPERT: Expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.

GROUNDED: Our teams and partners work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.

IMPACTFUL: We deliver long lasting change for farmers, their families, and the environments they live in.

BOLD: We model innovative approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.

How to Apply

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (1 page) addressing ethrecruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Guji-Borana and/or Senior Forestry Expert Bale Robe Field office by 31 October 2021.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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