Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Helen Keller International

Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.We currently have more than 180 programs in 21 African and Asian countries.Part of this work is focused on preventing blindness and vision loss for millions of vulnerable people through cataract surgery, vision correction, vitamin A supplementation, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, and distribution of treatments and cures for neglected tropical diseases.Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation OfficerREPORTS TO:  Acting State CoordinatorCONTRACT DURATION: The initial contract will be up until March 31, 2019 renewable subject to availability of funding and performance. Overall Responsibilities:The objective of the M&E Officer position is to provide overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the ENDFUND project. This is in addition to providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders. It entails close communication with all involved in M&E design and coordination: core project and partner M&E staff; representatives from primary stakeholder groups; and the Acting State coordinator, external consultants and field staff when appropriate, plus members of external M&E-related missions.   Specific Responsibilities:Program PlanningWork on the project logframe matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.Develop the overall framework for project M&E, for example, annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned during workshops.Guide the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for each component, to record and report physical progressGuide the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the format for such performance reports.Design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activitiesData ManagementReview the quality of NTDs data in the project area, the methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for coverage surveys and impact evaluation.Review existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.Collaborate with staff on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.In collaboration with the NTD project officer, provide the NTDs Manager with management information that she/he may require.Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion fora to fill any gapsTrainingOrganize and undertake training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders, in M&E skills, including participatory aspects.Program ReportingGuide staff and implementing partners in preparing their progress reports. Together, analyse these reports in terms of problems and actions needed. Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.Prepare monitoring reports, analyze them for impact evaluation and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.Make regular reports to the project team highlighting areas of concern and preparing the documentation for review at meetings.

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