Job Summary


Deadline: 22 March 2022 (5pm)

We Effect is a development organization founded by the Swedish Cooperative Movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organizations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights. We Effect works in 25 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO’s, farmer organizations, cooperative federations, and other democratic organizations. For more information, see We Effect is now recruiting a Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor who will be responsible for Ensure that Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) is carried out effectively and efficiently in all We Effect programmes and M&E systems are harmonized between programmes/projects and enables aggregated reporting on outcome and impact results and learning at all levels of the organization, and support resource mobilization in the Southern African region. The position is located in Lusaka, Zambia at the We Effect Regional Office.



Duties And Responsibilities


Main responsibilities
Strategic leadership
Work closely with the Regional Programme Director to strengthen and implement a comprehensive strategy and toolkit for We Effect’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning; Identify appropriate tools and methodologies to demonstrate programme impact and support continuous improvement; Facilitate the PMEAL working group in the region; Support PMEAL focal points in all countries to test, improve and integrate all the tools for effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning; Provide ongoing capacity strengthening and strategic guidance to the countries for continuous monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning; Foster a community of learning within We Effect Southern Africa and with partner organizations, building cross-regional learning opportunities and spaces via in person or virtual interactions; In close collaboration with the Regional Programme Director and Regional Communication and Advocacy Officer, support the production of news, publications, activity newsletters, case studies, results, testimonies, photos, and films multi-media productions that highlight and explain We Effect’s programme successes, results, impact and contributions to target audiences, stakeholders and partners in accordance with the guidelines.

Support to project design, donor reports and publications
Provide technical leadership and support to the PMEAL focal points in the countries; Support management of We Effect in knowledge building and learning projects related to understanding the organization’s impact and contribution to change; Develop innovative approaches in the area of MEAL and maintain a robust and comprehensive MEAL system adapted to regional activities.

Programme / project management and technical support
Support and the development of Terms of References and contracting of consultancy services as relevant to your position; Produce / contribute to reports illustrating We Effect’s impact including donor reports, concept notes, annual reports, articles etc.

Resource mobilisation
Provide quality assurance and support to programme / project design; Ensure quality M&E at the project design level and contribute to a system that captures and presents results at a regional level in line with We Effect M&E standards; Develop innovative approaches in the area of M&E and maintain a robust and comprehensive M&E system adapted to regional activities. Programme / project management and technical support; Provide quality assurance and support to the preparation of all periodic reports

Collaborating within the development sector as a MEAL expert
Contribute to relevant global groups and other groups as necessary and follow the global advancements and innovations related to PMEAL; Represent We Effect as relevant events and conferences; Lead and author key articles and communication products reflecting on feminist approaches to MEAL practice; Participate in MEAL working groups and communities

Qualifications And Experience


Required qualifications
First degree in Social Science or any relevant field from a recognised University; Master’s degree in Social Science or related field preferred; Post Graduate Diploma / Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation; At least 5 years experiencing working in the region for local civil society or an INGO; Excellent theoretical understanding and practical experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation methods from a feminist perspective as used in development practice; Experience of working with and implementing knowledge and learning systems and approaches from a feminist perspective; Experience of working on project / proposal development providing technical guidance on project design; Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach and civil society development; Experience of providing capacity strengthening, mentoring, coaching support and facilitation; Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken; You will be highly motivated and driven; Analytical and problem-solving skills; Flexibility and ability to adapt work to shifting contexts, situations and needs; Ability to work with high level of independence; Ability to contribute to a team and support collaboration; Ability to deliver results and meet deadlines

How To Apply


To apply
Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter through no later than 17:00hrs on 22 March 2022. Your application documents must be in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This is a regional position. The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in the region. The candidate could be based in any of our country offices. The employment contract is for 2 years (with the possibility of prolongation) and begins with a three-month probationary period. If you have any technical difficulties uploading the application, please contact

We Effect strive for diversity in the organisation and welcome all applicants regardless of sex, age, sexual identity or orientation, disabilities or ethical or religious affiliation.


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