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MER Officer

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  • Post Date: July 7, 2020
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Job Overview


The Friendship Bench is an evidence – based mental health intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. We value mental well-being and strive to improve people’s quality of life through problem solving talk therapy. You can visit the website for more information.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Establish appropriate indicators at the inception of any project drawing from benchmarks, sector standards and other available tools.
  • Establish and coordinate monitoring systems including data collection, analysis, review and presentation to various audiences.
  • Work closely with the programming teams to prepare specific data collection methods and tools.
  • Track program impacts against targets , indicators and organisation goals.
  • Work closely with program staff in evaluation and tracking of program impact by monitoring all project activities and progress towards achieving the project output.
  • Develop intervention specific and organisational reporting time frames.
  • Back-up and maintain data from the reporting systems in a separate storage.
  • Ensure data compliance with donors and recommend further improvements of the logical framework.
  • Monitor sustainability of project results.
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly progress of all project activities.
  • Participate in project reviews and planning workshops and assist program management teams in preparing relevant reports.
  • Retain professional independence in reporting M&E findings to the M&E Manager

Programmes Manager Function

The MER Officer reports to the MER Manager and is primarily responsible for overseeing the project data collection, analysis, reporting and monitoring impact and use of analysed data on organisational programming.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to organise evaluation activities in line with the organisation’s learning policy and maintain the M&E database.
  • Promote the uptake and use of electronic means of data collection, storage, processing, manipulation and retrieval of data and information.
  • Sensitise all technical staff of the organisation of the M&E systems put in place.
  • Put in place requisite safeguards of the organisation’s data and information policy.
  • Active participation of field assessments (logistic organisation, identification of needs, asset, and commodity inventories, monitoring and evaluation, data collection for regular reporting).
  • General understanding of research;
  • Skilled in use of computer technology, including databases, data analysis software such as STATA or SPSS and applications and ability to learn new applications.
  • Anticipate, plan and support reporting requirements.
  • Ensure information gathered through monitoring activities is shared quickly and in an appropriate format with senior managers for planning purposes

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • An analytical mindset and ability to communicate analysis results in an understandable manner to people with little or no knowledge of M&E;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Self-motivated, and the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with superb problem solving skills.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in M&E, Social Sciences, BSc Statistics, Computer Science or a related field of study.
  • Any other qualifications in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills are essential to complete the job requirements successfully.
  • Ability to complete milestones and work towards multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software.
  • At least 3 years working experience in a similar position in an NGO sector.

To apply

Candidates meeting the above requirements must submit their application letter, copy of CV and a motivational letter to the following email addresses: and

Deadline: 10 July 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience3-5 Years
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