Location: Harare, Bulawayo & Bindura
Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.
SOS Children’s Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.
Purpose of the position
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has established Community Outreach Programmes around the country. The Programme aims to assist and support children in difficult circumstances; in particular, families headed by a child, a grandparent or by a single parent. The Association is looking for an energetic and organized individual to support the National Association in the day-to-day management of the monitoring and evaluation of all family like care and family strengthening programmes.
Duties & responsibilities
- Contribute to the development of tools and the designing of programme baseline survey templates, planning and review templates and participating in the setting up of programme evaluation criteria;
- Continual tracking and monitoring of key programme indicators and statistical changes that contributes to the national and organisational strategic outcomes;
- Support location planning process and assist programme team to implement Results Based Planning;
- Monitor location level accountability and compliance with grant management standards, framework guidelines, policies and procedures and other programme documents and provide technical guidance and support;
- Serve as the primary focal person for all monitoring and evaluation related work including responding to data queries from management at location level;
- Assume full responsibility for documenting programme stories of change, case studies and assigned researches with the key deliverable of inputting and collation of data, into the organisational knowledge management system and carrying out analysis as and when required;
- Participation in programme development and reporting committee meetings as and when required;
- Support capacity building initiatives through M & E related training of local level staff and co-operating partners;
- Make concerted efforts to engage key stakeholders in important external evaluations and share reports with them;
- Oversee management of Programme Database, generation and dissemination of reports.
Qualifications & experience
The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field;
- Master’s degree plus an advanced certificate in M&E is an added advantage;
- A clean class 4 driver’s licence;
- Minimum of three years professional experience in M&E positions;
- Good writing, analytical and communication skills;
- Relevant experience in field survey/data collection (qualitative and quantitative) techniques, data entry, data verification, and analysis;
- Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications. In addition to Microsoft Excel, the incumbent should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data management software including MS Access, SPSS; Team Player;
- Professionalism – Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges;
- Delivering results – produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner;
- Action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
Please send a cover letter and CV, with three traceable referees who are previous supervisors, to the email address indicated below. The heading of your email should be written “Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.” E-mail: Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed.
Deadline: 22 September 2020