ActionAid is hiring a
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance
Closing date: 3 March 2023 at 23:59 GMT
Job location: Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka
Salary: Local Grade C
Contract type: Fixed Term up to end December 2024
The Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance is implementing the project ‘Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa’, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The PSA Alliance is a consortium of four organisations: ActionAid International (AAI), Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF), SAfAIDS, and Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) of Rhodes University.
Phase 1 of the project ran from 2016 to 2019, and Phase 2 of the project will run until December 2024. The project aims to improve accountability and gender-responsiveness in public resource management, particularly in the areas of HIV/SRH services for adolescents and youth and agricultural services for smallholder farmers, contributing to the realisation of selected SADC regional commitments across five countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. From July 2023 – December 2024, the project will focus its national and district level work on Zambia and Zimbabwe).
The Consortium Project MEL Officer will be responsible for effective planning, implementation, learning and keeping track of and reporting on project activities, in line with the project costed work-plan and log-frame. The role will provide leadership and coordinate on all MEL processes and manage the evaluation, analysis and utilisation data management for the project. The role will ensure effective planning, reporting and monitoring and evaluation at country and regional levels; facilitate effective learning and communication of project impact and ensure compliance to contract rules and regulations. In addition, role will support the Consortium Project Manager in providing administrative and technical programme support, engagement with external stakeholders as well as support in managing relationships with Consortium members.
The Consortium Project MEL Officer reports to the Consortium Project Manager, and will work closely with the Consortium Project Accountant, National Project Managers and Consortium members, towards effective delivery on project activities.
Who we're looking for:
You should have a degree in the fields of Social Science, Health, Development Studies, Human Rights, Governance or other relevant humanities. You should have strong communication and negotiation skills, with excellent written and spoken English. Substantial experience in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, Theory of Change, MEL tools and processes in an international development context is essential. You should have experience of providing leadership, support and guidance on monitoring, evaluation and learning across development programmes/projects. You should have demonstratable experience and knowledge in the collection, consolidation and analysis of highly diverse data, including the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Comprehensive understanding of both policy issues and programme practice on social accountability, particularly public resource management is essential.
Expertise in or understanding of health (SRH and HIV) and/or agriculture (food security) sectors in Southern Africa is desirable. You should have experience in working effectively with civil society in Southern Africa as well as understanding of engagement with parliamentarians and policy makers in Southern Africa. You should have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.
What we offer
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How to apply
Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Applications close on 3 March 2023 at 23:59GMT Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in any of the mentioned locations at the time of appointment.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
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