Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
EAC FSDRP I Project
The EAC Financial Sector Development and Regionalization Project I (EAC - FSDRP I), which is
funded by a $16 million IDA grant, became effective in June 2011. The project aims to support the
development of the East African financial sector, through the establishment of a single market in
financial services. Creation of a single financial services market, will also contribute to realization
of the Common Market Protocol, by facilitating the attainment of the four freedoms i.e. movement
of goods, labour, services and capital.
Under FSDRP I, the Project Administration Team (PAT) has begun work to establish foundations
for EAC financial sector regionalization through; establishing core capacity at the institutional level
to support the EAC financial sector integration process; producing EAC model directives for
financial sector laws and regulations; and achieving early wins in regional integration of market
The FSDRP I is structured into six components. The components are: (i) financial inclusion and
strengthening market participants (ii) harmonization of financial laws and regulations against
common standards; (iii) mutual recognition of supervisors; (iv)integration of financial market
infrastructure; (v) development of a regional bond market; and (vi)capacity building. The East
African Community Secretariat intends to use part of the project’s funding for recruitment to fill
various vacant positions.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
(1 POST) – (REF: EAC/HR/2012/45)
Reports to: Regional Financial Policy Advisor, Sectoral Analysis
Duration of Contract: 2 years Fixed Term (Non-Established)
Station: East African Community (EAC) Headquarters,
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
A Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) specialist is required to lead the M&E function and
promote knowledge sharing, in order to facilitate the financial sector integration process. He/ she
will collect and analyse information to keep track of project implementation and communicate
“lessons learnt” to key project stakeholders.
SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The detailed tasks to be addressed are as follows:
1. Verify and adjust as appropriate, the project existing baseline figures and take the lead in
designing and managing the monitoring systems required to track project activities, in line with
the project’s results matrix as outlined in the Project Appraisal Document and amended by
subsequent project missions and reviews.
2. Develop a comprehensive set of tools for implementation of the results monitoring system and
support development of a results measurement culture, within the project team.
3. Ensure that project M & E framework, is in line with latest policy development, data collection
and analysis tools for the financial sector M&E systems, used by development agencies and
maintain a flow of monitoring information with key Financial sector development institutions
and agencies within the region.
4. Ensure timely data collection and analysis for the purpose of preparing quarterly and annual
reports, which take stock of project progress and highlight actual and potential problems
affecting project deliverables.
5. Design monitoring tools to be used by Country Coordinators and other PAT members in
compilation of member states’ and regional data and train staff in their use.
6. Communicate monitoring information to management and key stakeholders in a timely
manner, so as to ensure that “lessons learnt” are taken into account when drawing up future
project plans and Identifying corrective actions
7. Put in place arrangements to facilitate sharing of financial sector monitoring information with
both internal teams and external partners and promote knowledge sharing within the region.
8. Undertake any other duties as assigned by the management, in his/her field of competence.
i. A detailed Project Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
ii. Instruments, methods and/or tools to collect, share and communicate monitoring information
iii. Timely quarterly and annual monitoring reports
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
This post requires a development practitioner, with a relevant post graduate degree in Statistics,
Economics, Business, Financial Management, Social Sciences, or related discipline, together with
specific training in Monitoring and Evaluation. She/he should have at least 5 years’ experience in
Monitoring & Evaluation of large-scale projects and be able to demonstrate successfully having
developed and managed M & E systems using different data measurement and analysis methods.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Strong analytical skills preferably with demonstrated ability to apply them in analysis of
Monitoring and Evaluation data for the business or financial sectors.Strong understanding of
Results Based Management (RBM), together with Logic modeling/logical framework analysis
.Experience in design and management of evaluation processes, involving multiple
stakeholders.Previous experience in managing monitoring and evaluation of programs related to
sectoral reform interventions will be highly desirable. Strong English oral and written
communication skills, together with strong IT skills, particularly (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
This post is a non-established EAC-FSDRP project position, supported by donor funds.
Contract terms are limited to the period of the project (i.e. March 2014). Renewal is possible
subject to extension of the funding and individual staff’s performance. Attractive
consolidated remuneration packages for fixed contract positions will be paid in accordance
with the EAC-FSDRP budget.
HOW TO APPLY:
Suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications quoting the reference number of the
position applied for, by registered mail, courier service, e-mail (all soft copies should be in MS
Word) or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional
certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell
phone contact details to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
Arusha International Conference Centre
5th Floor, Kilimanjaro Wing
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: 007 27 2502455/2504481
To be received not later than October 15th 2012
Deadline: 15th October 2012