Food for the Hungry is an international relief and development organization that answers God’s call to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in more than 26 countries. Founded in 1971 by Dr. Larry Ward, Food for the Hungry exists to help individuals reach their God-given potential. In developing countries on nearly every continent, Food for the Hungry works with churches, leaders and families to provide the resources they need to help their communities become self-sustaining. When disasters strike, Food for the Hungry is often one of the first organizations on the ground to provide and facilitate emergency relief assistance to those in urgent need of food, shelter, and medical care. In 1976, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided emergency relief supplies to Kenya in the Marsabit district. In 2011, Kenya and four other countries experienced the worst drought in 60 years. Through livestock programs, the poor were able to sell their livestock to earn $2.2 million during the drought. This helped communities survive during the food crisis and water shortage. Presently, FH continues to work in Marsabit and three other districts to help rural communities. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Kenyan communities. Our work in Kenya is partially funded by a partner, the EEP Programme. The EEP Programme in Southern and East Africa is jointly funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (lead donor), The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). For further information: http://eepafrica.org/
To support programs in FH Kenya through the development, implementation and monitoring of a sound M&E frame work.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job Responsibilities
Monitoring and evaluation needs assessment
- To determine information needs of project management, implementing partners and primary stakeholders, and funding agencies.
- To identify and design performance questions, key indicators and targets for each project component.
- Reviewing the relevance of existing social and economic data for the project area.
- Creating the TOR, designing and costing out a baseline survey and a needs assessment survey (as appropriate);
- Reviewing existing M&E and management information systems of each project and identify needs for support.
Data management and reporting
- To collect, compile and analyze data and reports and create consolidated progress reports.
- To support establishment of data collection systems within programs when requested/review existing data collection tools on regular basis.
- Reviewing monitoring reports and asses interim impacts and causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation.
- To support teams, review and reflect on project implementation processes to enhance learning and replication of best practices
- To support staffs to comply with set M&E systems and ensure timely update of M&E software.
M&E information sharing
- To guide and supervise organizations/individuals that are sub-contracted to implement special surveys or studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts.
- To provide training on M&E and facilitate M&E design and implementation processes with implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
- To provide support to implement the M&E plan, revise and update performance questions, indicators, methods, formats and analytical processes.
- Verifying performance information provided by program teams to ensure accuracy
- To enhance community M&E mechanisms/structures through participatory processes and follow up on project quality implementation through regular project field visits
- Capacity strengthening of communities and staff on M&E
- To strengthen the capacity of project implementing staff on M&E.
- To assess the capacity of communities in implementation of M&E activities
- To strengthen the capacity of local implementing committees and partners on Participatory Monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications for the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job
- Bachelors’ degree – in Social Science, Statistics, project management, community development or a related field, and at least three years’ experience in an NGO set up.
- A strong Christian committed to serving the poor.
- Experience in community participatory methodologies such as PRA, PUA, Rapid Appraisals, Barrier analysis Gender analysis etc.
- Strong facilitation skills
- Strong analytical and report writing skills
- Good understanding of project planning, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
- Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organizational relationships, social and cultural constraints and realities, and environmental condition.
- knowledge of statistical computer packages e.g. SPSS, EPI-INFO etc.
- Knowledge on use of mobile data collection applications
- Proficient in MS Office Suite and highly organized and able to multitask.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager Email address: [email protected] latest by 14th June 2017.
This is an urgent position therefore shortlisting will be done as CVs are received.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contact