Context of the Organization
SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society. SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development. Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.
Envisioning that every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security, we exist to build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities. Everything we do is guided by the firm belief that no child should grow up alone and that we need to improve care for children who are at risk, enabling them to overcome precarious conditions and to succeed in life. To achieve our mission, our strategy for the upcoming decade focuses on ensuring the best care of children, innovation, and effective collaboration with more partners. Our core values guiding who we are and what we do include courage to take action, commitment to keep our promises, trust to believe in each other, and accountability to be reliable Partners.
The purpose of the Position
The Monitoring and Evaluation / RBM Coordinator supports the development of programmes within the region. S/He takes a leading role in steering and the operational roll out of Results Based Management (RBM) in Member Associations including alignment of existing programme processes in the region and RBM implementation with ongoing programme changes. S/he leads the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and their implementation in the development of M&E tools focus on programmes in particular within the RBM process. The incumbent plays a key role in capacity building of key staff; including trainings on Results Based Management and Programme Database (PDB).
The purpose of the post is to lead the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and their implementation, puts in place programme quality management measures. The incumbent plays a key role in capacity building of key staff; including trainings on Results Based Management and programme planning.
- Regional Director of Programs
- Deputy Director of Programs
- CVI Reps and MSA
- National Directors,
- National Programme Directors, National M&E Advisors/PDB focal persons,
- National Advocacy Focal Persons
- M&E Coordination at MAs
Key Duties and responsibilities:
- Steering and monitoring of RBM implementation; facilitate preparatory steps with focus Member Associations (e.g. scheduling trainings). Ensure alignment with existing programme changes; report on progress to regional Director of Programmes;
- Support the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the programme function
- Prepare and conduct training of IOR, National Office, and Programme Location staff in use of RBM and Programme Database (PDB).
- Taking a lead role in the development of tools, systems and structures to support development of RBM systems and the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of programme results.
- Acts as point of contact for International Office RBM coordinator.
- Assist/support coordination and maintain close links to Children’s Villages International Reps and relevant functions
- Ensure that RBM implementation is discussed in relevant regional and national meetings. Playing a key role in capacity building on Results Based Management of key national and programme office staff.
- Report on progress to Deputy Regional Director of programmes, and relevant functions and global RBM network on status, obstacles, and proposals for improvement
- Support programme teams in all phases of the RBM cycle: plan, monitor and report, evaluate, and use results to learn; ensuring that minimum quality criteria are integrated into design and implementation.
- Support MAs in development, execution, and monitoring of RBM Implementation plans, results frameworks and concept notes and provide timely feedback on such key documents.
- Advocate, champion for Results Based Management approach in programmes; participate in awareness raising and knowledge sharing such as: peer-to-peer exchanges, contribute to the RBM blog, share lessons learned with the IO RBM team.
- A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment
- As a responsible employer we provide a range of training schemes and encourage educational enhancement
- A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Supervisor: Deputy Regional Director of Program
Region: East and Southern Africa (ESAF)
Knowledge, Experience, competencies and skills
- A degree or Postgraduate qualification in Development studies, Monitoring & Evaluation, Result Based Management and other relevant fields with more than 5 years of experience in the related field.
- Fair knowledge of RBM and its implementation is essential
- knowledge of working with community related project is desirable
- Solid knowledge and understanding of safeguarding standards of best practice and current thinking/trends concerning working effectively with children and young people.
- Perform all assigned child-safeguarding duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards.
- Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.
- English is a must and French is desirable.
How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document.
Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the name and reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.
Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org.
“SOS Children’s Villages International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasise to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.