Knowledge and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at PELUM Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
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PELUM Zambia

PELUM Zambia

Promotion of Ecological Land Use Management

Project: Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa

Role: Knowledge and Monitoring and Evaluation (KME) Officer

Contracting body: Participatory Ecological Land-Use Management (PELUM) Zambia

Report to: The KH SA Country Project Manager (PELUM) and KH SA Knowledge and Monitoring
and Evaluation (KME) Manager based at the Sustainability Institute (SI)

Contract terms: Role is 80% time; fixed-term contract from December 2021 to August 2022 (9
months), renewal optional (based on extension of KH activities) and performance-based.
Remuneration: Market-related

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Project Overview

The Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KH SA) is a collaborative countryled partnership forming part of the Knowledge Centers for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) project.
The KH SA project aims to scale up adoption of organic farming practices in the Southern African
region over a four-year period (2019 – 2023). The KCOA comprise four other regional hubs: the
North African knowledge hub, West African knowledge hub, East African knowledge hub and
Central Africa knowledge hub.

This is an indicator-led development project, with the indicators provided by the KCOA project.
The strategy is thus to organise activities in each country in a manner that is appropriate to the
context and the needs of that country, while also addressing the regional needs and achieving
the goals and objectives of the project. The objectives of the project will be achieved through the
following three outputs:

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  • Output 1: Validated technical and methodological knowledge for the promotion of organic agriculture, including processing, is prepared for the context of the participating countries and stakeholder groups.
  • Output 2: Validated knowledge, strategies and good practices in the field of organic agriculture, adapted to the contexts of the countries participating in the regional knowledge hubs, have been disseminated.
  • Output 3: Key actors in the organic agriculture value chains of the participating countries in the five regions are networking in an exemplary manner.

The KH SA is under the leadership of the Sustainability Institute who work in cooperation with incountry partners – PELUM in Zambia, the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) in partnership with
the Namibia Organics Association (NOA) in Namibia, and the South African Organic Sector
Organisation (SAOSO) in partnership with PGS-SA in South Africa. The in-country partner/s in
Malawi will be established later in the year.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
(BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

In-country partner overview

PELUM Zambia

Established in 1998, PELUM Zambia is a membership-based network of civil society and nonprofit organisations, academic and research institutions and individuals. PELUM Zambia is a
registered non-profit organisation, and is part of the PELUM Association, a regional network
found in 12 countries in Africa. Their main goal is to promote sustainable organic agriculture
practices, sustainable use of natural resources and improved livelihoods for marginalised
people. This is done through capacity building of member organisations, research, advocacy,
awareness creation and networking.

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Job Description

The KME Officer will be responsible for the knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation,
learning, and reporting components of the KHSA project in Zambia. The incumbent will work
under the leadership and guidance of the Knowledge and M&E Manager (based at the
Sustainability Institute) where s/he will receive technical support, and strategic and technical
direction. S/he will report to the in-country Project Manager and to the KH SA Knowledge and
M&E Manager.

Specific tasks

M&E component

  • Develop an in-country project M&E plan, ensuring alignment with the regional Results
    matrix and log frame, for approval by the KME Manager;
  • Co-develop, coordinate, facilitate and report on in-country monitoring, evaluation and
    learning activities;
  • Co-design, administer, collate and analyse results for all data gathering activities e.g.
    stakeholder mapping, needs assessments, baseline study, evaluation of training
    programme, etc carried out under the KHSA project;

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  • Implement the KHSA knowledge management strategy in Zambia including:
    • Identifying, collecting, and uploading organic/agroecological agriculture knowledge products;
    • Supporting the process validation of KPs by external experts;
    • Adapting/transforming KPs and/or, contracting and supervising an external expert
      to transform KPs
  • Regularly update the KHSA knowledge collection and dissemination tracking sheet with
    knowledge products collected and disseminated in Zambia
  • Develop and put in place tracking documentation for KHSA activities in Zambia, ensuring
    all verification documents e.g. attendance registers, reports, photographs etc are promptly uploaded to the shared drive.
  • Compile quarterly monitoring report of KHSA project activities, including updating the
    results framework;
  • Compile annual and project end reports;
  • Liaise weekly with the regional KME team to review progress against the KHSA Results
    Matrix.

Require skills and experience

  • The KME Officer will be based in Zambia;
  • Proven experience in monitoring & evaluation including statistics, analytics or a related
    field is required. At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field is a pre-requisite i.e.
    Sustainable Development, Social Development, Agriculture, Anthropology, Sociology,
    Environmental Sciences, Climate Change etc;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with monitoring and evaluation systems,
    ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programmes
    funded by international donors;

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  • Demonstrated ability to utilise appropriate M&E tools and packages;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills including a demonstrated ability to
    perform data analysis and make recommendations based on findings, and convey data in
    an accessible and easy to understand way.
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills in English;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure with multiple concurrent demands;
  • Dynamic and adaptable;
  • Willing and flexible to travel if necessary.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Familiarity with Agriculture (including livestock) of the sub-region (South Africa and
    demonstrated working knowledge of ecological organic agriculture in South Africa will be
    an advantage. Particularly, knowledge around production, processing and marketing, and
    including training, networking, advocacy and participatory guarantee systems;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of information systems and monitoring and evaluation
    processes as they relate to data collection for result based monitoring (RBM) and
    reporting;
  • Command of one or more of the following languages: Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga,
    Kaonde, Luvale or Lunda

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Applicants to submit a 2-page CV plus references and motivating cover letter. All applications and
queries to be sent to admin@pelumzambia.org by 25th November 2021 at 17h00.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@pelumzambia.org