Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

Job Summary


Deadline: 11 February 2022

Location: Young Africa International office, Harare, Zimbabwe (with frequent travels from time in Southern Africa)
Reporting to: Grants Coordinator
Working closely with: Projects Coordinators
Collaborating with: Communications Team, M&E Officers and Programme Officers from Young Africa Affiliates in the region, Dissemination Partners.
Contract Period: 6 months (with possibility of extension, based performance)

Summary of role
Under the overall supervision of the Grants Coordinator, the MEAL Graduate Intern will be responsible for providing day-to-day M&E support to assigned projects in close coordination with the respective Project Coordinators and Officers. She / he will also support the Affiliate M&E Officers to effectively perform their functions.



Duties And Responsibilities


The specific responsibilities of the Programme MEAL Graduate Intern to be performed in consultation with the Programmes team will include the following: Coordinate the provision of technical support on MEL matters to Project Coordinator(s) of assigned national regional projects specifically as follows; Plan for and support the undertaking of baseline surveys, scheduled evaluations and any other MEL data collection exercises; Support the development of project M&E Frameworks or plans to guide M&E in the specific projects; Develop, test and roll out tools for project specific MEAL data capture, analysis, dissemination and storage and ensure that project staff and partners have full understanding of the same; Develop and constantly update project specific databases to facilitate data collation, analysis reporting and feedback to stakeholder including donors; Periodically and consistently aggregate and analyse respective projects’ indicators data and develop indicator status reports and vital statistics to inform project management of progress of results achievement and for other purposes such as project visibility and communications; Periodically and consistently track work plan implementation and budget expenditure of respective projects and produce a monthly and quarterly M&E snapshot reports as applicable; In coordination with other M&E Officers / Assistants / Focal points at country level, coordinate the collection, processing and management of other data and facilitate its access by relevant internal and external stakeholders; Support the regular review of M&E plans, tools and other core documents such as results matrices, reporting templates, work plans etc, as may be necessary; Support the development or review of donor reports by providing M&E information and vital statistics; Carry out periodic field visits to create greater awareness and promote adherence to agreed M&E standards and norms; undertake M&E data quality assurance and data verification; identify bottlenecks impeding project delivery and gather feedback about the organisations work among others; Participate in or lead in project activities or events that are of relevance to M&E; Provide technical support on M&E matters to organisational projects such as in TOR development, review of baseline and evaluation tools & reports, review of M&E data collection tools, recruitment and management of external M&E consultancies among others as may be required; Support or conduct when requested, internal or external evaluation of projects; Promote the inclusion and resourcing of M&E in projects so as to strengthen M&E matters in the region in line with the organisation’s M&E procedures and policies among others; Support the Affiliate M&E Officer to monitor the implementation of evaluation recommendations by projects in the region; Contribute to capacity building efforts on M&E forAffiliate staff and partners including through training, mentorship, coaching and sharing of information; Represent the organisation (in consultation with Grants Coordinator) in relevant M&E networks / forums / events to learn from others and keep abreast with new developments and innovations in M&E that can be beneficial to IOM in the region; Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications And Experience


Qualifications and experience
Bachelors’ or Honours Degree in Operations Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; Project Planning and Management; Applicants holding a specific post-graduate M&E training certification in addition to the above qualifications will be considered favourably; Knowledge of MS Excel; Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required; Knowledge of Kobo and SPSS is a must; Knowledge of, and experience with vocational training is an advantage; Languages: Fluency in English is a requirement; Working knowledge of Portuguese is advantageous.

How To Apply


To apply
Submit letter of motivation (1 page) indicating expected salary and start date, CV to