Closing Date : 2019-05-24
Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi
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Organization: Africa Startup
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 24 May 2019

Imagine working for a small, innovative, ambitous leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) that s dedicated to creating a better world. That s Africa startup, a movement for change, mobilizing people around the world to support equal distribution of opportunities, making entrepreneurship training practical and quality education for children in developing countries.

Founded in 2008, Africa startup is a small, bold, innovative and ambitous international organization, working in partnership with hundreds of people around the world to improve quality education and bridge digital divide for vulnerable youth populations. Not for profit, independent and innovative, Africa startup has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children and young people.

Africa startup has been working in Burundi since 2017 with the objective of improving quality education, improve entrepreneurship training with more practical content, contribute in bridging digital divide for vulnerable young people, advocacy and network building. We at Africa startup Burundi are a dedicated, passionate and diverse team of 6 employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

Join us and plan to change the world. Visit our website at www.africastartup.org

Position:Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Volunteer

Officer Location:Bujumbura, Burundi

Deadline:24 May 2019

Startingdate:15 July 2019

Duration Contract:9 months with the possibility of extension

Reports to:East and Central Africa Coordinator, Learning Lab

Overall responsibility

Reporting to the East and Central Africa Coordinator, the overall responsibility of the M&E Officer is to provide ongoing support to the Learning Lab Program team at ECOFO Kamenge 2 with a view to ensuring broad program support to the team on a regular basis thereby assuring that the team can provide deep insight and data quality to the entire organization both pro-actively and in response to regular and ad-hoc requests.

The M&E Officer will require solid technical proficiency, communication skills and data analysis and the ability to work congenially within a highly cross-functional and large team. The M&E Officer will support the implementation of a wide variety of Africa Startup projects with the objective of improving program effectiveness and ensuring donor compliance.

The M&E Officer is a young professional (1-2 years of experience) who is looking to advance their career in monitoring and evaluation in a global not-for-profit organization. Proficiency in English is required; French is a big asset.

Monitoring and Evaluation officer will:

Contribute to the development and design of logical measurement frameworks, monitoring systems and evaluation strategies in project start-ups, including participatory monitoring and feedback mechanismsDevelop and manage a monitoring, evaluation, and learning system across all project components that leverages qualitative and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and adaptation;Lead the design and preparation of communication materials to share evidence generated by the team, both internally and externally. These materials may include existing products already developed, but may also include other types of formats which may suit internal or external audiencesDevelop clear data flow process for communication materials developed by the team, ensuring data quality review and review for language and contentWork cross-functionally internal teams in communication, in response to requests for data and materials to demonstrate Africa startup s program effectiveness and resultsAssist in developing presentations and reports using infographics, Powerpoint, charts and tablesRespond to requests from the Director and East and Central Africa Coordinator on data requests as required

Program support:

Maintaining an updated rolling work plan for the Learning Lab, and informing staff of deliverables and deadlines across all projects and cross-sectoral deliverablesPresenting a clear picture of achievements of the Learning Lab on a quarterly basis which can be presented internally to Senior ManagementAdminister weekly meetings within the Learning Lab and keep records of meeting minutes, deliverables and agendas, as well as manage communicationsAdminister additional meetings within the Learning Lab team which may require support meetings, M&E meetings with Senior Management and other meetings proposed by the DirectorMaintain filing system for the Learning Lab materials and productsAssist the Learning Lab team members in ad-hoc requests for support in research questions, data review, data analysis, and development of Terms of Reference, monitoring tools and protocolsResearch latest trends and key sources for studies and research in order to ensure that the Learning Lab team is availed to most updated quality information, best practices and lessons learned on evaluation, monitoring tools and trends in the sectorLead in development of databases, and indicators lists which may improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the work of the Learning Lab

Skills, experience,

Qualifications

1-2 years of experience in planning, research, monitoring and evaluation of social development programs and projects, preferably in an international development context;Familiarity with Results Based Management approach, Logical and/or performance measurement Framework development;Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), design and publishing software, and internet useStrong organizational and management skills and ability to multi-task and take notes;Strong research, information gathering, analysis and presentation skills;Demonstrated interest and capacity in data collection, compilation, representation, and analysis skills for both quantitative and qualitative data;Knowledge of statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.Knowledge of statistical software is preferredWorking knowledge in French is strongly preferredA strong work ethic coupled with tact and diplomacyPersonal values consistent with those of Africa statup s values

Conditions

Status:Volunteer

Accomodation will be provided by Africa Startup

Visa will be taken in charge by Africa Startup


How to apply:

Please submit a motivational letter, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, a resume and a list of references to post@africastartup.org

Put in the subject line Monitoring and Evaluation Officer + Your Names .

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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