Vacancy: M & E Assistant
The Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) is a five year USAID program implemented by the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for International Development (CID).
AHADI is designed to support Kenya’s vision and agenda for achieving the promise of devolution.
The program’s interventions aim to promote governance systems that are transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens by working at both the national and county government levels.
AHADI has three main objectives;
- Targeted counties provide higher quality services through improved governance
- Improved representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance
- Functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system increased through intra-government engagement and cooperation.
Though AHADI is primarily a DRG project focused on improving the governance of Kenya’s new decentralized, system, it is also designed to have substantial impact on other sectors, as well.
AHADI therefore takes a sectorial approach in achieving its overall governance objectives. These sectors include but are not limited to good governance, resilience and economic growth, education, health and WASH.
M & E Assistant
Position Summary: The Assistant will be in charge of: activity data collection; keying in the post training data; updating the trainet data and excel coordinates mapping data; storing both soft copies (SPSS files, activity reports etc. and hard copies (reports, county laws, county policies, training materials etc.); and assisting the grants office in populating the AHADI database.
Reports to: M&E Specialist
Interrelationships: The M&E Assistant liaises with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer (MERLO), Program Officers, the communications specialist and other AHADI Program staff as appropriate in the course of his/her duties.
The essential qualification, skills and attributes required for this post:
- A degree-level qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline, i.e. research; project management; community development; social studies; development studies; grant management; etc.
- Experience working in the development sector
- Experience in utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
- Experience in information analysis and report writing
- A high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative
- The ability to work well in a team;
- Willingness to travel to project areas
- Good writing skills
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Good knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Excel.
Location and Duration: The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will be based in the AHADI Nairobi office.
This job description will be valid for one year and upon the end of the contract period (of one year) may be revised and/or renewed by SUNY/CID.
Travel: Travel in country is expected. Transportation, accommodations and per diem will be provided by the project in accordance with AHADI and USAID regulations.
It is anticipated that in the travel will be between 30% – 40%.
How to Apply
Do you have the above qualifications and skills?
(1) a Cover letter
(2) CV and
(3) References from three past supervisors
Closing date: 1st April 2016.
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