Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Full-time JobMay 9th, 2023 at 14:08 General Lilongwe Reference: 1726
Beyond Our Hearts Foundation organization was established in 2014, its main thrust is securing rights of the poor and marginalized, good governance, sustainable livelihood development through promoting people’s participation at all levels of the state and society, accountability, capacity development and access to resources. According to the organization’s policy, special emphasis is given on women and children participation in building poor people’s capacity towards disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.
The organization is working to improve the quality of life of people, especially children who are marginalized and living in poverty. BOHF helps all people who are in need, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, BOHF work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. We believes every child deserves a future in Malawi and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
“A society where children live happily in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes the best of their potential towards a poverty free society.
BOH Foundation aims to uphold human dignity, equity and accountability through empowering and protecting vulnerable children and their communities so that these children can lead a bright future.”
With funding from Save the Children – Italy Beyond Our Hearts Foundation – Malawi is recruiting well qualified staff in its Localization project that will be implemented in Neno District; Traditional Authority Mlauli, Dambe, Symon and Chekucheku:
POSITION: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The M&E Officer will be responsible for the measurement, monitoring and evaluation of all projects and programmes undertaken by the BOHF. The M&E Officer will ensure that there is consistency in the objectives and success indicators of all projects and will be held accountable for the development and timely delivery of relevant reports against outcomes.
The M&E Officer will be responsible for the overall M&E needs of each project and will come up with findings based on real data to show the performance of each project. This will involve obtaining baseline information from which to measure data. You will need to guide relevant people connected to each project, to provide you with information to support the M&E reports. The M&E Officer will also help BOHF in strengthening its M&E function based on their experience from each project. The M&E Officer will also promote the key lessons for the improvement of each project and for the wider learning of BOHF from ‘lessons learnt.
The M&E Officer will also be involved with proposal writing, since M&E is a significant part of any proposal.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- To supervise regular data collection through Project Coordinators and project leaders and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations
- To record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way
- To analyse and discuss findings based on regular data monitoring
- Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Project Coordinators and project leaders
- Ensure that the implementation of all field activities adheres to the BOHF’s monitoring and evaluation system
- Work closely with the appropriate finance team members and Project Coordinators / leaders in the project planning and budgeting process
- Support BOHF in developing regular reports, e.g. quarterly, six monthly and annual reports
- Ensure effective and timely flow of data and reports from community structures to the District M&E Framework.
- Identify project information requirements and design tools for data collection and analysis
Ensure long-term data collection analysis and reporting according to specified requirements of the project, working closely with the Field Officers
- Facilitate tracking progress of M & E framework indicators.
- Provide input into the overall M & E system or exercise that will allow ownership for results-reporting processes by all partners including communities.
- Ensure that communities are involved in monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities using the People-Centred Participatory Action Research (PAR) Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology to measure the impact of the work.
- Strengthen capacity of monitoring and evaluation of district staff, communities and other project stakeholders.
- Collaborate with program staff in planning, designing and undertaking program evaluations and Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Ensure proper documentation of various activities in the district project.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills.
- A university degree in M&E, social sciences, statistics or related technical field
- A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience at national and / or international levels in programme monitoring and evaluation with practical experience in community-based research
- Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills
- Experience of working in a developing country with associated knowledge of rural community development issues
- Project management experience including the ability to deliver a range of different and competing tasks and activities
- People management experience including excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use these to encourage and influence colleagues, beneficiaries and partners
- Resource Management experience including excellent working knowledge of finances
- Current IT skills and knowledge including use of Microsoft Office suite or similar (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Evidence of self-sufficiency, self-management and resilience in a challenging and unpredictable environment
- Fluency in written and spoken Chichewa/English
MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter with three referees through email to: email@example.com or by hand at Beyond Our Hearts Offices (PO Box 111 Neno) Next to Chikonde TDC by Friday 19th May 2023 .
Please indicate the position you are applying for. For more information regarding the vacancies you may contact Mr Russell Msiska
The Executive Director on firstname.lastname@example.org
BOHF is an equal employer and all people are encouraged to apply and Our selection process includes rigorous background checks to ensure our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged, the successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and police clearance certificate is a must.