Under the overall guidance of the CEO and direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Executive will be responsible for M&E design, strategic oversight, monitoring projects and providing high quality and timely inputs for action and learning. The ultimate goal is to ensure that projects achieve the intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.
The MEL Executive will be responsible for designing programme logical frameworks; planning and implementing M&E activities; collecting and analysing data related to project activities; and assisting project managers in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress.
The MEL Executive will work in close collaboration with project teams, the Fundraising, and Education departments, and may take part in on-the-ground data collection.
What do I get?
What do I need?
- Candidates must have completed an Undergraduate / Graduate Degree programme of a recognised institution in a relevant programme.
- Minimum one year of prior professional experience in a related position is preferred.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the SOLS values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of SOLS;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Fluent in English;
- Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships;
- Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines;
- Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff to facilitate the provision of support;
- In-depth knowledge on M&E, data collection and analysis technology, digital tools for office work (data visualisation apps: Tableau, PowerBi, Data Studio etc.) ;
- Knowledge on community and social work, impact organisations, fundraising, and education preferred;
- Ability to lead implementation of new systems, to work in a team and autonomously, in person and remotely;
- Consistently approaches work with a positive, constructive attitude, an eye for detail and seeking to improve processes;
- Demonstrates openness to feedback, improvement, change and has ability to manage complexities.
What will I do?
- Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures and plans (impact indicators, project performance tracking, qualitative and quantitative data collection, monitoring project timelines, compliance checks, and risk mitigation strategies);
- Design and define tools for measuring key program performance indicators (KPIs);
- Support efforts in researching grant opportunities and potential partnerships;
- Ensure outcomes and lessons learnt are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders;
- Develop baseline, mid-line, and end-line surveys;
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annual progress reports as per project requirements on all project activities to project managers, decision-makers, and donors;
- Ensure data compliance with donors;
- Assist project personnel with M&E tools and support them in their use;
- Organize and conduct M&E training for project and organisation staff;
- Develop and prepare risk logs and logic models for new and ongoing projects;
- Prepare, maintain and format database systems in numeric and visual formats as requested;
- Take lead in project and program evaluations when required.