Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard of race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding.
The successful candidate will assist the MEAL unit to implement the various CP projects in accordance with the CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures as well as MEAL in COVI19 Guidance. S/he will participate in data collection activities as required, periodically monitoring project activities, conducting data entry, analysis, and data verification. S/he will assist in manning Country Program accountability mechanisms and directing complaints and feedback from callers to relevant personnel.
Duties And Responsibilities
- Assists in the development and refining of project data collection tools and identifying strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems as well as proposing solutions.
- Collects quality data using MEAL tools on a timely basis.
- Works with field data enumerators and assisting with simple data analysis.
- Assists with the management and refinement of projects’ MEAL systems.
- Undertakes periodic and timely field monitoring visits to ensure quality of submitted data and verifying the accuracy of the data.
- Supports MEAL staff in undertaking any project related assessments, baselines and or evaluations.
- Supports projects’ staff in the compilation of project reports.
- Assists in the review of partner reports & ensuring that they meet CRS standards.
- Assists project teams in the establishment and maintenance of accountability
- Assists projects in enhancing learning at project level as well as at Country Program level.
- Documents lessons learned and best practices as well as success stories of the
- different project sectors that can be implemented and or scaled up in future business
- development opportunities.
Qualifications And Experience
- BSc degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics or any related program.
- Certificate or Course in social science research methods, relevant to monitoring and evaluation, both quantitative and qualitative will be an added advantage.
- At least 1 year working experience in monitoring, evaluation, or related environment.
- Demonstrable understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices.
- Knowledge of SPSS, Stata and other data entry and analysis packages.
- Ability to speak both Shona and Ndebele required.
- Ability to travel to project implementation areas on a frequent basis as project demands.
How To Apply
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e., “MEAL Intern” in the email subject line.
Representative at the following email address: Zimbabwe.firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted