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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Ministry of Agriculture

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
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Ministry of Agriculture

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES)
PROGRAMME FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ZAMBEZI BASIN – ZAMBIA (PIDACC-ZAMBEZI)

Country: Zambia

Name of Project: PIDACC

Loan No: 2100150043498

Project identification no: 21-C00-075 ADF

The Goverment of the Republic of Zambia has received a loan from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance the Zambia Project Multinational Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Zambezi River Basin (PIDACC Zambezi).

The Principal Objective of this project is to “build strong communities that are resilient to climatic and economic shocks in the Zambezi Watercourse, through promoting inclusive and transformative investments, job-creation and ecosystem-based solutions.”

The Project includes the following components:

Component 1: Component 1 – Building Communities’ Resilience to Climate Change,
Component 2: Strengthening Integrated Natural Resources Management
Component 3: Supporting Adaptive Capacity and Institutional Capacity

To ensure effective implementation of projects activities, the following positions for Project Implementation Unit (PIU) staff are to be filled by qualified nationals.

MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

Period: Five (5) years (1 Year, Renewable, Performance Based Contract)

Nature of Job: Full time at the PIU

Reporting: Project Coordinator (PIU)

Terms of Reference

a) The M & E Officer shall keep the implementation records of the Project activities providing the feedback on the implementation level, following up on the key performance indicators as spelt out in the Project Results Framework.
b) He/she will coordinate the annual work program and ensure the compliance with implementation in conjunction with the Project Coordinator and the PCU team.

Specific Terms of Reference:

e) Establishment and Maintenance of the project MIS and M&E systems;
d) Undertaking systematic analysis of data collected through the M&E system so as to generate lessons learnt, highlight key issues and bring them to the attention of project management.
e) Defining the need for specific studies and overseeing design and execution;
f) Strategic planning and defining/reviewing of direction and content of Project activities to ensure compatibility with Project approach and guidelines;
g) Contribute to preparing the Project Annual Work Plan and Budget based on proposals submitted by the implementing agencies;

h) Take the lead in initiating and supervising the conduct of baseline studies, mid-term review, beneficiary impact assessment and project completion reporting.
i) Maintenance of the management information and monitoring and evaluation systems;

j) Undertaking systematic analysis of the monitoring data to generate lessons learnt and key issues and bring these to the attention of the Project management:
k) Facilitate project supervision missions and preparation of briefs and reports required.

l) Ensure that the Projects data fits into national data and statistics.
m) Ensure project visibility through media briefs and success stories.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Development economics. Project Planning, Statistics, Rural Development or any relevant subject.
  • At least 5years post-graduation experience working on Monitoring activities.
  • Experience with Projects supported by Development agencies would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with development partner results frameworks and experience with AfDB.
  • Computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Access, or equivalent and have the ability to develop, install and manage databases.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to effectively communicate.

The Ministry of Agriculture now invites applications from suitable consultants for the above listed positions under PIDACC-ZAMBEZI project. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Procurement Policy and Methodology for Bank Group Funded Operations, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org. The PIU will be based in Lusaka.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours.

Head – Procurement and Supplies Unit

Ministry of Agriculture

Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue

Po Box 50197,

Lusaka,

Zambia

psu@agriculture.gov.zm
+260971938246

Expressions of Interest must be clearly labelled with the position applied for ending with letters PIDACC-ZAMBEZI and deposited in the Tender Box on the Ground Floor, Room G3 at the address below by Tuesday, 13th February, 2024 at 10:00hours. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

The Applications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary-Administration,

Ministry of Agriculture

Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue

P.O Box 50197,

Lusaka,

Zambia

Tel: +260-211-254546