Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.
Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.
We are looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Microfinance to be based in Luapula (Mansa).
He/she will ensure Program Quality, Effectiveness and Learning in the delivery of the Micro Finance Program.
The job provides technical support to the project team on M&E related issues of development of the M&E approach and systems which include; monitoring tools, reporting and capacity building of staff in M&E.
The Incumbent reports to the Quality Effective Manager. The incumbent is responsible for supporting all the four project sites in Luapula Province on all Financial Inclusion through Traditional Leadership (FIT) project Monitoring Evaluation Research & Learning (MERL) activities in project planning, implementation, evaluation and research.
Key responsibilities for this position include:
Strengthens development and review of the Financial Inclusion through Traditional Leadership (FIT) project to ensure that the strategies and approaches used are in the Saving Groups Principles and Standards.
Supports the development of MER Plans for FIT project and ensures effectiveness and learning in the delivery of the project.
Facilitates development of – participatory monitoring and evaluation systems including Community Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Systems for enhanced accountability in the project.
Provides technical expertise to FIT Project team in planning and coordination of Baselines, Assessments, Evaluations, Research and case studies to enhance performance measurement and learning
Leads FIT project team in generating and sharing lessons learnt and best practices from MERL activities for continuous program improvement.
Build capacity and roll out SG data capturing tools in all districts to staff and partners in FIT project to ensure quality data collection and management.
Ensures production of timely and high quality program monitoring and evaluation reports for evidence based accountability
Ensure objectives, outcomes and indicators measure gender inequality of the project.
Individual Specifications include:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Demography, Development Studies or equivalent from a recognized university.
At least 3 years practical work experience in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, preferably in Savings Groups
Demonstrated skills in usage of statistical packages , SAVIX and other data collection tools
Experience in participatory methodologies is an added advantage
Proven understanding of MERL concepts in developmental work
Strong analytical and logical ability
Good knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to
Provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
Design and management skills
Facilitation and presentation skills
How to Apply
Send your applications to the undersigned:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All Applications should be addressed to;
The Country Human Resource Manager,
Plan International Zambia,
Private Bag 518X,
87A Kabulonga Road,
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