Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - 112243
Job #: 112243
Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job Stream: Technical Assistance & Advisory Services
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Close Date: 06-Dec-2011
Background / General description:
The Private Enterprise Partnership for Africa (PEP) is a primary vehicle for delivering IFC advisory services in Africa. IFC PEP Africa works in partnership with donors, governments, and the private sector to deliver programs and advisory services that accelerate the development of the private sector as the engine for reducing poverty and improving people s lives. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be a member of the Africa Regional Monitoring and Evaluation team. S/he will work closely with other members of regional M&E team to ensure that IFC is able to adequately track and report results for Africa. This includes ensuring quality and accuracy of project activities and results reported during the concept, supervision, and completion stages. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be engaged in conducting evaluations, informing project-level and programmatic strategies, liaising with donor relations officers, clients, beneficiaries, and other partners/stakeholders, as well as sharing knowledge and lessons internally and externally. S/he will contribute practical solutions to improve real-time feedback from project monitoring into operations, as an input into both strategy and new business decision-making. In addition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be a member of the global Results Measurement Network, which consists of M&E colleagues from across regions. As a member of the Network, s/he will play an active role in ensuring that IFC best M&E practices are incorporated in regional M&E practices. S/he will work closely with the Business Lines M&E teams in addition to the Development Impact Department in Washington, DC. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, who leads the regional M&E team, based in Johannesburg.
Duties and Accountabilities:
-Ensure quality of regional project documents, including reporting accuracy and evidential support for results reported, in line with Corporate best practice. -Identify potential problems in the regional portfolio and work with operational teams and the Senior M&E Officer to proactively resolve them. -Conduct quality control of data entered into the AS Operational Portal, the online system that captures advisory project data throughout the AS project lifecycle. -Provide guidance to operational colleagues on key M&E processes (use of indicators, tracking IFC Development Goals (IDGs), project governance, timelines, and project management tools). -Provide guidance to program managers and facilitate teams in designing logic models; incorporate output, outcome & impact indicators necessary to measure the success of projects and thus supporting the design of results driven projects focused on development impact and effectiveness. -Design monitoring tools (surveys, focus groups etc.) and assist in conducting baseline research and analysis. -Contribute to M&E methodologies and approaches in collaboration with the BL M&E teams in Washington, DC. -Lead evaluations in Africa (as needed). Manage multiple, concurrent evaluation projects. -Highlight lessons learned from evaluations/monitoring data to incorporate into regional M&E practices; work with operational teams to integrate lessons into project design and training materials for the region. -Cooperate with other members of regional M&E team on all issues related to regional results measurement (RM), for example, cross-business-line analysis, training of regional management and staff on RM, and building client capacity on RM). -Feed results information into regional/country strategy, including regional M&E strategy and action plans, IDG target setting, operational decisions (portfolio reviews), and other deep-dive analytical exercises regionally and globally -Present results to internal and external audiences/stakeholders.
-Advanced degree in economics, business administration, and/or public policy. -At least 5 years of experience handling M&E for a private-sector. -At least 3 years of experience in managing/implementing projects in developing countries. -Practical experience in conducting/managing evaluations for a private sector -Strong quantitative analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS). -Must have key evaluation skills, i.e. developing TORs, leading consultant procurement processes, developing an evaluation plan and schedule, assigning tasks, ensuring milestones are met on a timely basis, ensuring evaluation costs are within an approved budget and ensuring evaluation objectives are adequately addressed. -Strong knowledge of survey development, execution, and analysis -Excellent hands-on knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint. -Knowledge of IFC s Advisory operations (and especially Access to Finance and SBA Business Lines) a strong plus. -Proven writing and editing skills, with a strong command of English and an ability to convey technical ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style; Good oral communication skills, including the ability to discuss complex ideas effectively and persuasively; French language a plus. -Must have demonstrated ability to methodically and efficiently compile data and metrics, prepare quantitative and qualitative project reports and present concepts, ideas, etc. for presentation to senior managers and executives. -A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment. -Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently. -Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationship with colleagues and a wide range of external parties. -Experience working on cross-functional teams. -Innovative and open-minded approach to all aspects of work; ability to question and challenge supervisors and colleagues in a constructive manner. -Willingness and ability to undertake international travel.
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Close Date: 06-Dec-2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
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