Young Women in Action (YWA)
Posted Job
about 2 months ago

Monitoring & Evaluations Officer

Young Women in Action (YWA) is a non-governmental, membership based, non-profit making, youth-led, youth-focused organization that was formally registered with the Registrar of Societies in June 2002 by a group of young women and men to spearhead the advancement of young women’s issues and concerns.

The mandate of YWA is to empower young women in Leadership Development, Gender and Development, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Socio-economic empowerment through capacity building, mentorship, advocacy, lobbying and networking.

YWA is an equal opportunity employer. The recruitment processes used are designed to prevent any discrimination on the basis of race, tribe, and place of origin, political opinion, colour, gender, sexuality, pregnancy or HIV/AIDS status.

YWA is calling for applications from qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&EO). Therefore, YWA is inviting candidates with the following experience, qualifications and competencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and executes project monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Lead the development project M&E plan and oversee the implementation of the resource framework.
  • Monitor, document and report on progress on project targets
  • Examine and analyze the achieved results Vis a Vis anticipated results.
  • Develop Terms of References (ToRs) tasks of surveys, evaluations, etc. using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for internal and use by consultants
  • Develop and maintain an M&E database for the project (technical and financial) set the baseline for the project as per indicators identified in the project results framework.
  • Support technical work such as reviewing M&E methods, carrying out training needs, designing M&E tools and providing M&E technical assistance.
  • Oversee and participate in evaluations and assessments.
  • Serve as the evaluation team lead of selected evaluations conducted.
  • Ensure quality control of M&E outputs.
  • Assess the extent to which the overall and specific objectives of the project have been realized.
  • Examine and analyze the achieved results Vis a Vis anticipated results.
  • Review the relevance of the project to the targets.
  • Assess efficiency with regards to the implementation of the project-How well various resources, including the personnel and financial resources etc. have been used creatively to achieve the stated objectives.
  • Support the planning of projects’ sustainability mechanisms.
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt and submit monthly reports.
  • Provide relevant recommendations based on the findings of project evaluations.
  • Participate in development, implementation and revision of annual work plan and budget.
  • Establish and meet specific work-related goals as outlined in quarterly work plans and assessed in quarterly and annual work plans.
  • Exceptional reporting skills including extracting and summarizing large quantities of data from database systems.
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written).
  • Independent worker, team player and able handle multiple projects simultaneously

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies, Social Work, planning, monitoring and evaluation, public policy or any other relevant Social Science or equivalent.
  • Certificate in project planning, monitoring and evaluation


  • At least three (3) years’ professional experience in project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least three years’ experience in developing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks, Monitoring Systems and conducting Assessments
  • High competency with various statistical analysis tools such as STATA and SPSS
  • Strong planning, supervising, and program development skills
  • Experience with the partnership approach and working with a cross-section of strategic partners at sectoral and community levels
  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and process documentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Work experience in an NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Producing at least one of your published M&E report will be an added advantage.
  • Language Requirements:
  • English and Zambian Languages

Method of Application

To apply for this job please forward your cover letter and CV with traceable referees to:

Note that only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.

Email applications to

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