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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Vibrant Village is a private foundation working to improve food security, family health, financial wellbeing, and education in communities around the world. We make grants to non-profit organizations and directly manage programs from our field offices in Ecuador, Ghana, and Kenya.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     Roles and responsibilities

    •  The post-holder shall workunder the guidance and supervision of the organization’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator, in implementingthe monitoring and evaluation activities of the Foundation. He/she shall report to the MEAL Coordinator and work in close collaboration with other Programme Coordinators and Field Officers. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are:

    Support the Development and Maintenanceof Monitoring and Evaluation systems

    •  Provide support to implement the MEAL strategy in line with country needs and best practices.
    •  Liaise with programme staff to collect data on programme activities, outputs, outcomes and impact in accordance with the Performance Management Framework and data collection procedures.
    •  Support to train staff to effectively utilize the M&E tools and systems.
    •  Provide technical support to field officers on the use of programme progress tracking tools.
    •  Perform data entry, data analysis, and ensure regular monitoring of programme indicators.
    •  Undertake preliminary analysis of data on a monthly and quarterly basis to identify trends, whether targets are being met or not.
    •  Perform regular data quality checks and take necessary corrective action to ensure that data input into the database is accurate.
    •  Provide input into the development of annual work plans and budgets, including annual milestones.
    •  Prepare regular progress reports that will be incorporated into MEAL reports for the INPPREST Programme.

    Assessment and project design

    •  Assist in the design of assessment tools and conduct field surveys as may be appropriate.
    •  Liaise with key partners for collection of secondary data as and when needed.
    •  Prepare records and notes on field level monitoring and evaluation activities.
    •  Conduct field level research on programme implementation in consultation with the MEAL Coordinator and submit reports and working papers based on the research results.
    •  Support in the preparation of spread sheets, tables, and graphs to highlight findings from the Foundation’s studies.
    •  Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports and share with relevant stakeholders.

    Learning and accountability

    •  Collaborate with the programme team (ECLIP, WASH and LIFE) to maintain accurate records of distribution of deliverables to beneficiaries.
    •  Participate in field level stakeholder meetings and share experiences.
    •  Collaborate with programme officers to ensure effective selection of project beneficiaries consistent with the established selection criteria.
    •  Ensure efficient use of project resources.
    •  Support field officers to document key success and challenges of programme implementation
    •  Collaborate with field level programme officers to ensure that training materials meet required quality and standards

    Leadership and coordination:

    •  Collaborate with Field officers to ensure transparent and accountable delivery of Programme activities to stakeholders.
    •  Participate in VVF Field level coordination meetings that relates to MEAL.
    •  Liaise with Field based Manager and Accounts and Administrative Assistant to ensure timely release of funds for project activities.
    •  Perform any other functions as may be assigned by management.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Profile and experience of the post-holder

    •  Degree in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Agronomy, Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant area or equivalent work experience. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    •  At least 3-years’ experience working in similar position with a non-profit organization
    •  Proficiency in the use of computer in addition to use of Excel, SPSS and STATA for data analysis
    •  Proficiency in use mobile phone data collection software (ODK,KOBO Collect) for Survey data collection
    •  Ability to ride a motor bike for long distances in remote communities
    •  Strong data analysis, reporting and facilitation skills
    •  Strong research skills.
    •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    •  Good verbal and written communication skills in English required
    •  Ability to Speak Sissali and/or Dagaare language will be an advantage
    •  Strong commitment to improving the well-being of families in rural communities

    Method of Application

    In a single document, please submit your CV and cover letter including salary expectations to the recruiting team at:

    [email protected]

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