SOS Children’s Villages; www.sos-childrensvillages.org is an international nongovernmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children’s rights and committed to children’s needs and concerns since 1949. In 133 countries and territories our activities focus on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances. In Botswana SOS Children’s Villages operate on three (3) locations, Tlokweng, Francistown and Serowe. We work on family based, long term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. We also support disadvantaged families to prevent crisis that can in the worst case scenario lead to children being placed in out of home care. Our family strengthening programmes build families’ and communities’ resources, on their ability to organise themselves and on their responsibility for the well-being of the children.

Position title: National Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator-NCO

Planning
 Support the creation of results frameworks/log frames. Provide guidance on selection of indicators
 Set up a monitoring framework
 Understand and adhere to donor requirements for MEAL throughout the project cycle
 Ensure the integration of the M&E inputs to the annual work plans, proposals and reports

Monitoring
 Ensure that the SOS Children’s Villages Botswana has a robust and well documented monitoring system in place in order to provide relevant data for internal and external requirements and learning.
 Develop harmonized and where possible digitalized M&E tools for data collection, means of verification and other relevant M&E processes
 Supporting in development of Programme ideas, Concept notes and Action plans in accordance with RBM, including Exit strategies
 Monitor KPIs for programme
 Coordinate data collection and analysis in accordance with monitoring plans
 Advise and update the project manager on all aspect of monitoring and evaluation
 Prepare briefs, presentations, success stories, and working papers as requested
 Coordinates Projects
 Give input to project reports
 Coordinate M&E visits to project locations
 Assist partners to set up and use reporting systems (ProDIGI application for project management) that meet the internal M&E requirements
 Ensure transparency on programme planning by tracking programme plans/proposals in ProDigi system/database and review alignment of programme planning with strategy
 Maintain the M&E databases (including the programme database and ProDIGI)
 Establish and undertake periodic reviews of the project monitoring framework
 Check and validate project data in collaboration with project staff and programs

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Learning & knowledge sharing
 Ensure that collected data and experiences translate into documented learning that is used to adapt the project and contribute to organisational knowledge using federation processes and systems
 Lead the development of Terms of Reference for external consultancies and external evaluations
 Lead the implementation of required project evaluations
 Ensure dissemination of findings and recommendations from evaluations
 Capitalise on lessons learned and suggest improvements to the M&E system
 Drive active prevention of child abuse and inform relevant persons about cases in collaboration with the national investigators

Capacity building
 Provide capacity building to project and programs staff on data collection, monitoring and analysis, results-based management, the associated tools (PDB2 and ProDIGI IT Systems) and other relevant monitoring and evaluation topics
 Provide technical support to project and programs staff to interpret the collected data and make informed decisions for improvements

Qualification and Experience
 BA Degree or above in Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sciences ( Statistics, Demography, Population Studies, Social Work and Development Studies) or related streams
 Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, social development sector, including development of M&E tools (e.g. results frameworks, indicators, monitoring framework)
 Experience in design and implementation of qualitative and/or quantitative data collection (e.g. interviews, focus group discussions, surveys)
 Experience in working with the target group, i.e. children, young people, families and community
 Experience in providing formal and on the job training / mentoring
 A minimum of 3+ years of professional experience in data quality management and organizational reporting
 Experience using an array of statistical, analytical, database and other standard software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, Minitab, STATISTICA etc)
 Experience in establishing strong and effective working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds and culture
 Added advantage with short courses on leadership, monitoring and evaluation, project management, results based management, child safeguarding/ child protection, gatekeeping and supervision.
 Knowledge of social development issues, such as child protection, education, community/programme development, community health, child and youth development or related field
 Knowledge of national policy developments in child & family protection, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and gender.

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Competencies
 Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, work under pressure and cope with stress
 Excellent Skills in MS office application (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
 Excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills
 Well-developed facilitation, group leadership and presentation skills.
 A team player who is culturally astute, respectful and tolerant.
 Clean Driver’s License (Manual) with over 5 years driving experience

 

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates. Applications should be submitted electronically to: Charlotte.Sephutho@sos-botswana.org
No applications should be submitted later than 20 May 2024.

 

“SOS Children´s Villages has zero-tolerance neither on sexual exploitation, harassment, and abuse nor fraud and corruption, amongst other safeguarding aspects. We also provide equal employment opportunities to all employees & qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or class. SOS Children´s Villages complies with all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.” This position involves working with an NGO committed to children and human rights and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete safer recruitment checks including police and reference checks to help verify their suitability to work for SOS CV.