African Center for Monitoring and Evaluation
Proposal Development Expert Volunteer
The African Center for Monitoring and Evaluation (AfCeME) is a Pan-African organization registered as a Limited Company under Kenyan Company laws.
The company brings together highly specialized individuals from across the globe to offer specialized support to non-profit and profit making organizations / companies in Projects Management and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Our mission is to create efficient operational and delivery systems in implementation of development and business projects, engulfed in our vision of transforming Africa’s Development and Business Agenda.
We believe and live for quality, integrity and efficiency in all our operations. We endeavor to gain full trust from our clients and partners and believe in open participatory approaches in making conclusions and recommendations.
We work in total respect of our clients and partners and believe in diversity of mind of each and every one we work with.
We have a highly competent and diverse team that spearheads different key focus areas in Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation of the organization, including our key five areas of exceptional competence as outlined below:
a) Project Evaluations: We provide services in two categories in support for project evaluations,
i) Conducting evaluations- AfCeME has brought together a highly competent and diverse team to contact project baseline studies, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations, Impact studies and other selected thematic project studies, based on highly rigorous methodologies that combine the scientific rigor and are relevant to measuring the specific intervention, and
ii) Evaluation Audits- we support organizations in development of the right ToRs for evaluations/studies, and ensuring questionnaires developed by evaluation consultants are the right ones to collect required information of an intervention, and evaluation reports written by evaluation consultants are reflective of the information collected, conclusions and recommendations are based on the findings and the report is in the highest quality standard possible.
b) Capacity Building: We offer Monitoring and Evaluation trainings, either in-house or in organized course schedules at flexible times.
Key areas we offer trainings in include Development and implementation of Theory of Change Frameworks, Development and implementation of Results Frameworks, Using Logical Framework Approach in Project design and Implementation, Development of Indicators along the Results Chain, Setting up and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, Developing evaluation/study Terms of Reference (ToRs), Developing high impact project proposals for funding, Development ofStrategic and Operational plans, among others.
c) Monitoring and Evaluation systems: We develop, set-up and Implement Monitoring and Evaluation Systems; we conduct Project Audits to review whether project implementation is on track on the basis of the project design, and the confidence level that progress and/or original design will lead to the desired project goal; we conduct Monitoring and Evaluation System Audits; and we conduct Project Data Quality Assessments.
d) Special Projects: We manage special projects on behalf of organizations/companies and ensure all project design, implementation and measurement is done at the highest standard possible and achieves biggest desired impact.
We also pilot projects for organizations to assess the viability of implementing the intervention/concept on a larger scale, incorporating sustainability and impact assessments.
We also implement special projects, mostly high impact projects, identified by the company or other funding agencies, funded in partnership with other non-profit and/or private agencies, currently focused on Entrepreneurship business projects in agriculture.
e) M&E Conferences and Meetings: AfCeME is dedicated to convening Monitoring and Evaluation focused meetings, including project learning and planning meetings (annual/periodic), evaluations report action meetings (operationalizing evaluation report findings with clear mitigation strategies), as well as M&E stakeholder meetings and/or conferences on key thematic issues to contribute to building a vibrant monitoring and evaluation culture in organizations and African societies.
AfCeME is currently looking for an expert in proposal development, initially on volunteer basis but may result in a full time position after a maximum of six months of satisfactory performance subject to availability of funds.
We are looking for a highly experienced individual in funding proposal development for at least 3 years, preferably with a Masters in a development/M&E/statistics/economics field, or a closely related field.
A facilitation stipend will be given during the volunteer period of not more than six months.
If you are this kind of a person, looking for a highly challenging but rewarding opportunity, ready to make a difference in African development and business landscape, and willing to be highly innovative; let’s hear from you.
How to Apply:
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org , latest on October 28, 2016.
For more information about AfCeME, please check our website: www.afceme.org