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Monitoring and Evaluation Consultants

Recruitment of independent consultants

Lygacy Management Consultants (LMC) is a firm that provides value adding consulting services such as human resources management, audit and assurance, financial management, monitoring & evaluation as well as programme management.
LMC’s clients include Donor Agencies, Non Profit Organizations (NGOs), the Public Sector, Civil Society Organizations as well as the Commercial Sector. LMC’s primary focus is to serve its clients by creating and adding value.
The firm supports its clients in improving their operational effectiveness and efficiency by bringing innovative ideas and new perspectives.
LMC is looking to expand its resource base by hiring independent consultants in the following categories to assist in value delivery.


The consultants shall be hired on per assignment basis. The requirements for each position is as detailed below.
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultants
Ref: ME/LMC/2012/04
Job Description
Reporting directly to the Lygacy Management Consultant in charge of monitoring and evaluation Services, the consultant will be assigned to undertake the following primary duties:
  1. Developing monitoring and evaluation strategies, methodology and manuals both generic and to client specification where need arises
  2. Develop the overall framework for project M&E, for example, annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  3. Guide the process of identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the format for such performance reports.
  4. Undertake collection and analysis of primary and secondary data for client performance reports.
  5. Together with the LMC clients, be able to review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
  6. Guide staff and implementing partners in preparing their progress reports. Together, analyse these reports in terms of problems and actions needed. Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.
  7. Undertake training for clients’ staff and stakeholders in M&E skills, including participatory aspects.
  8. Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the Lygacy and her clients where possible.
Core Capabilities
  1. Strong understanding of participatory methodologies
  2. Demonstrated ability/experience to conduct evaluation of rural development projects especially in the water, hygiene and sanitation sectors
  3. Adequate knowledge of the logical framework and project cycle management in the context of EC procedures and standards
  4. Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  5. Working knowledge and experience in Kenya, South Sudan and/or Somalia is an advantage
  6. Must be a good analytical, communication and writing skills.
  7. Conducts work in an honest and ethical manner and character and accepts responsibility for work assigned with a commitment for excellence.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal courses and prior work experience.
  1. Must have a degree in social sciences. A masters degree / Higher Diploma in project Management will be an added advantage.
  2. Should have a minimum of three years working experience in monitoring and evaluation services. Experience in internationally recognized organizations will be an added advantage.
  3. Should have good communication and quantitative skills. Strong analytical skills are also a prerequisite.
  4. Must have good working knowledge of computerised systems.
  5. Must be willing and able to work independently in remote areas.
Application
1. All applications should be sent to info@lygacyconsult.com
2. The job reference number must be included on the subject section of the email and on the application letter
3. Past experience must be clearly indicated in the applications
4. Applications should be received by 6th January 2012
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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