M&E Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
M&E Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Zambian applicants for the position of M&E Specialist for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded child labor and girls’ and women’s empowerment project in Zambia. The proposed objective of the project is to withdraw and prevent adolescent girls from child labor, increase girls’ access to acceptable work, increase livelihood opportunities for vulnerable women, and raise public awareness on child labor and gender equality.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Empowerment M&E Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
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Position Description
POSITION TITLE: M&E Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
LOCATION: Zambia
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Position Summary:
The M&E Specialist will be responsible for implementing and managing the M&E team and activities, including the coordination of an externally conducted impact evaluation, delivering a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on withdrawing and preventing adolescent girls’ from child labor, increasing girls’ access to acceptable work, increasing livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable women, raising awareness on child labor and gender equality, and collaborating with government and private sector actors to promote acceptable work for girls and women in Zambia. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The M&E Specialist will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will also serve as the liaison and point of contact with US Department of Labor and any external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and web-based technologies in systems for monitoring performance toward specific goals and objectives;
  • Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators of the activity, including review of tools and survey methodology; training of enumerators and review of data quality and analysis;
  • Collaborate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out mid-term and end-term evaluations;
  • Design and implement a PMEP in coordination with US Department of Labor, including selection and tracking of specific indicators, developing strategies for data collection and regular reporting on approved indicators;
  • Develop criteria for beneficiary selection and tracking;
  • Handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award;
  • Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;
  • Ensure reporting requirements per DOL’s obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA);
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
  • Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate from baseline survey);
  • Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education: Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.
    Alternatively, a Bachelor’s level degree with five years of relevant work experience beyond the
    degree.
    Work Experience:
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded international development projects. Part of this experience should have been obtained working on education programs.
  • Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Understanding of impact evaluation methodology and research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of national level MIS approaches and existing government databases/data collection preferred.
    Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Empowerment M&E Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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