Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is crucial for understanding the charity’s impact and for checking that we do what we say we do. The bulk of the Manager’s work involves coordinating the collection and analysis of relevant data (be it quantitative or qualitative) that will allow for the charity’s work to be tracked according to agreed indicators. Outputs from the workstream include updates and briefings that are fed to the Directors and other relevant charity members, and more formal reports that are made available to the entire charity and relevant external stakeholders.
You will be an active member of the Logistics and Delivery Committee, and the role involves recruiting, nurturing and managing a team of volunteers and associates from the Logistics and Delivery ‘pool to assist you in the delivery of your objectives.
The area has close links with the Research manager, as once Research has identified new areas of intervention or interest, it is up to M&E to design and carry out long term systems of monitoring to ensure ongoing success. M&E also works closely with the Fundraising and Communications, as evidence from M&E is crucial for communicating with current and potential donors. Furthermore M&E is closely aligned with Knowledge Management, as it is through Information Management that effective data collection systems must be established and maintained to feed into M&E.
Improving the Monitoring and Evaluating of our work in East Africa is a key focus for this year, and will play a crucial role in allowing us to understand our impact and our efficacy in achieving EPAfrica’s Goals. Being involved in M&E will be an exciting opportunity to be right at the centre of the charity’s strategic work, while also learning and developing valuable research and management skills. EPAfrica has a wealth of data from previous years to explore, and as Manager you will utalise pool associates to work on data analysis. You will be responsible for managing their work, and for working to embed the M&E processes into a yearly, replicable cycle.
|Project||Estimated Start Month||Estimated End Month|
|Ensure data collection instruments (the majority of which exist as part of summer deliverables and in the EPAfrica database are operating as needed.||October 2017||February 2018|
|Manage the EPAfrica database.||Year round|
|Identify and develop new opportunities for data collection and analysis.||October 2017||December 2017|
|Align data collection and analysis to the assessment of the charity model, in collaboration with MC||November 2017||February 2018|
|Manage the M&E analysts to analyse historical and this year’s data||November 2017||August 2018|
|Produce and present data analysis in formats to be used by other branches of the charity (including, for example, recruitment purposes, communications and fundraising purposes, etc).||When required|
|Report progress to the Board of Directors and Trustees||Quarterly|
|Produce an annual report detailing main findings for the year.||August 2017||September 2017|