How do I become a monitoring and evaluation expert?

Acquire formal certification in Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Acquire formal certification in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  2. Using your actual job as a springboard.
  3. Volunteer to assist experienced evaluators.
  4. Join evaluation networks and associations.
  5. Let go of your preoccupation with job titles.
  6. Apply for the job.

How long does monitoring and evaluation course take?

The course takes a minimum of two semesters which is about one calendar year. In addition to the coursework, students are expected to engage in a 3-6 months internship before they graduate. The minimum entry requirements for the diploma is a KCSE grade C- (Minus) or the equivalent.

What is M&E course?

The ‘Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Certification’ course is a comprehensive program that covers the standards and procedures for results-based monitoring and evaluation for end-to-end project lifecycles.

Why M&E training is important?

At the programme level, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of programmes. It helps determine exactly when a programme is on track and when changes may be needed.

What are the M&E skills?

In order to design, run or interpret evaluations, budding development professionals need an understanding of the following.

  • Research study design, outcome measurement and statistical methods.
  • Social science methods.
  • Cost-benefit analysis.
  • Evidence-based decision making.

What are the monitoring and evaluation tools?

Tools or M&E Planning

  • Theory of Change.
  • Logical Framework (Logframe)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
  • Statistics – Open Datasets.
  • System Data.
  • Surveys.
  • Interviews and Focus Groups.
  • Sample Size.

What are monitoring and evaluation tools?

In most cases an M&E system refers to all the indicators, tools and processes that you will use to measure if a program has been implemented according to the plan (monitoring) and is having the desired result (evaluation). An M&E system is often described in a document called an M&E plan.

Is monitoring and evaluation a professional course?

Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential to professionals working in development. Successful Participants receive a professional certification attesting their capacity to effectively monitor and evaluate projects and programmes.

What degree do you need for monitoring and evaluation?

Qualifications: A formal masters level qualification in M&E practice, or a related masters with experience in and extensive knowledge of the field is usually required for evaluator positions. Salary: According to PayScale, evaluators earn, on average, from $43 000 at the entry level to $ 89 000 at more senior levels.

What is the difference between monitoring and evaluation?

Monitoring means keeping track of what you are doing while you are doing it, so that you can take corrective action if necessary. Evaluation means finding out if you have achieved the effect on your target population that you said you would achieve, after you have finished implementing the activities.

What are the objectives of monitoring and evaluation?

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

What are the aims of monitoring?

Monitoring is viewed as a process that provides information and ensures the use of such information by management to assess project effects – both intentional and unintentional – and their impact. It aims at determining whether or not the intended objectives have been met.

How to contact training-UK Evaluation Society?

If you have a workshop or training event that you think would be useful to our members that you would like to advertise then please do contact us. If you are unable to find a course that is right for you, then e-mail us and let us know, we may be able to organise something suitable.

Is the UK Evaluation Society open to the public?

The UK Evaluation Society and its national networks organise a number of training events each year Our courses are generally open to members and non-members of the Society, although members receive a discounted rate.

Which is the first stage of an evaluation?

Planning is the first stage of any successful evaluation. We have three courses to help: We can help you decide how to collect data that will be most useful for you, and build your skills so you can collect it effectively. This course will help: