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Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer

ICS- SP is an innovative African NGO that works in rural areas of Africa together with families, communities, and other stakeholders to create safe and nurturing environments for children to reach their full potential. Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer Purpose of function The Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer will work in coordination with M&E coordinator and will be responsible for implementing and managing the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities according to ICS SP Monitoring and Evaluation protocols including the coordination of externally conducted impact evaluations in order to deliver a high-quality, results-oriented project. Key areas of responsibility Design, implement, and operate project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages Undertake performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and/or performance monitoring plans and data collection tools Support research design and methodology for project-related research Serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations Translate information from research and M and E activities to support communication and dissemination of research findings and lessons learned Monitor the results of the program’s activities; design and implement systematic program learning tools and activities designed to build staff capacity in M and E Improve program performance and utilization of learnings for future programs and resource mobilization Ensure that development results are demonstrated and communicated in ways that assure that ICS SP value is recognized within the development sector and by the public. Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports Ensure compliance with donor and ICS SP regulations related to child development programming. Qualifications and skills Bachelor’s degree with an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, research or economics Excellent knowledge of holistic child development, home and school factors influencing child outcomes Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a M&E position responsible for implementing research, monitoring and learning activities of social and child development projects Top tier research skills, including research design, instrument development, and data collection procedures and data analysis required Knowledge of statistics and psychometrics preferred and familiarity with statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA Excellent writing skills required: technical writing for project reports and publications, including writing about data from large and small data sets, and writing about child development; persuasive writing for proposals and grants. Method of Application If you are a professional with a passion to make a difference in children and young people’s lives, send your application letter and resume to Deadline for submitting applications is 24th July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.