VACANCY: Impact Officer: Camfed Zimbabwe

VACANCY: Impact Officer: Camfed Zimbabwe
Published: 28 November 2017
Impact Officer: Camfed Zimbabwe
Deadline: 1 December 2017 (9am)

Camfed envisions a world, in which every child is educated, protected, respected and valued, and grows up to turn the tide of poverty. As the most effective strategy to tackle poverty and inequality, Camfed multiplies educational opportunities for girls and empowers young women to become leaders of change. Our focus is on girls and young women in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This is where girls face acute disadvantage and where their empowerment will have a transformative impact. Camfed's Model sees girls' education as the starting point for social change. It shows that partnering with communities to unlock the leadership potential of groups of girls and women at the margins of society creates a multiplier effect like no other, delivering the only sustainable and scalable way of addressing the world's problems with the urgency required.

Job purpose
As Impact Officer, guided by Camfed's organisational policies and procedures, under the supervision of the Head of Impact, the Impact Officer will be responsible for ensuring the information system is up to date, assisting with impact measurement in programme implementation, identifying best practice in areas of our work, and assisting in coordinating M&E capacity building and development to Camfed staff and stakeholders in allocated districts.

Specific accountabilities
Ensure data for allocated districts is in CAMFED's M&E database system, also ensuring quality, timeliness and consolidation of programme data; Track and ensure timely submission of data via mobile phones from our stakeholders; Ensure data collected on paper is entered accurately and in a timely fashion to the correct templates; Work closely with Camfed's stakeholders to ensure timely reporting for our program indicators and data collection; Conduct regular and special data analysis per programme requirements; Generate data for donor reports, as well as report writing as agreed on with the Head of Impact; Support the development of projects' monitoring and evaluation plans for tracking project indicators; Participation in monitoring visits to partner schools and districts; Track and update quarterly programme milestones; Assist in liaising with and providing technical support related to impact to Camfed Zimbabwe's staff and stakeholders; Work closely with other departments in the Camfed Zimbabwe office as well as with the Impact Team in the UK; Support M&E related capacity building activities including organizing and coordinating  trainings and workshops to staff and stakeholders in data collection and reporting; Ensure proper filing and documentation of the programme reports and evidence in the Camfed file server and in the cabinets; Coordinate PSE activities including documentation of the achievements, successes, challenges, lessons learnt  and also proper documentation of the school plans and follow-ups; Assist in the KIVA project management; Support the preparation of the annual Key Performance indicators, quarterly management information reports and monthly reports; Document Programme success stories and good practices; Actively participate in any research studies commissioned (logistical preparation, participation and providing support to enumerators and evaluators; Tracking key risks and issues for Camfed monitoring system and escalating where necessary; Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

The essential requirements of the person are
Strong logical and analytical skills; A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Demography, or a similar relevant course of study; 2 or more years of experience in M&E and database management; Knowledge of various strategies in child protection and education; Excellent communication – written and oral and interpersonal skills; Strong organisational and project management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritise; Ability to work under pressure; Fluent spoken and written English; Strong knowledge and experience working with Excel

Knowledge and experience working with Salesforce and other database systems; Knowledge and experience working with SPSS; Working knowledge/experience of mobile data collection/collation technologies; Experience in overseeing donor funded projects

Further information
This is a fixed term contract of 12 months. The role requires applicants to have the right to work in Zimbabwe. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce; we welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

To apply
Please forward your application to: by 9am on Friday 1st  December, 2017 or send to Camfed Zimbabwe, 26 Campbell Road, Pomona, Harare or by post to P.O. Box 4104, Harare. Attaching a detailed CV, names of two contactable referees, a motivation letter, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications. The subject of the e-mail should clearly state 'Impact Officer'. Responses and disclosure of the remuneration package will only be to shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive a response within 14 days of the closing date of this advertisement, consider your application unsuccessful.
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