Save the Children
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Kenya
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
Division: Programme Development and Quality
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit and experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (M&E) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts.
S/he will lead analysis of data collected for the assessment of progress and improvements.
S/he will also guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt and the use of data for programmatic improvement.
S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the project. This is a leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team in Nairobi.
This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
The main responsibilities for the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor include:
Lead the design and implementation of program M&E framework
- Design, monitor and analyze program M&E framework and data collection system, including output, outcome and impacts indicators
- Develop data collection tools, additional program assessments, analytic plans and study protocols as necessary
- Set up and maintain the routine data flow and reporting schedule, providing technical assistance and support to ensure a system for the collection of quality data, feedback and analyzing data is maintained and data is used to inform programmatic decisions
Guide project reporting process
- Manage the compilation and completion of reports necessary for reporting program activities
Promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned
- Design and execute program assessments and evaluations to learn from program data
- Initiate and lead dissemination of program data to promote data use and establish processes for the routine analysis and use of data for program improvements.
- Participate in forums to disseminate best practices and lessons learned
Collaborate with government officials to improve data collection systems and data use
- Facilitate a working relationship with government health officials to support improvements in data collection, including ensuring that OLMIS includes recommended key indicators and that strategies are in place to improve data use at multiple levels of the health system.
Support technical staff in M&E functions
- Manage and build capacity of all M&E related staff in program to carry out program monitoring and evaluation activities and assessments
- Conduct trainings necessary to establish a strong project data collection system among M&E staff and lead trainings for additional program assessments as necessary
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
- A post-graduate degree in statistics, mathematics, business, epidemiology, public health or other relevant discipline.
- Minimum of seven years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs in developing countries. Previous experience on USAID programs and health-focused programs preferred.
- Demonstrated ability and skills in analysis and report writing is essential.
- A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health service and support programs.
- Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., OVC services, performance against each funding stream).
- Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
- Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
- Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program outcomes and impacts.
- Experience designing, implementing and analyzing research protocols, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods and an understanding of the ethical considerations necessary for research.
- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing monitoring systems and conducting evaluations especially for health programs. Experience working with DHIS2 platform, as well as working with government counterparts to strengthen national data systems.
- Strong working knowledge of data quality assurance mechanisms
- Able to work within a tight timeframe, managing M&E team members and meeting deadlines and deliverables to partners and donors
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level). .
- Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. We are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success.
Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves.
As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys.
By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact.
As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy.
All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
How to Apply
- Full profile details and how to apply can be accessed on our SCI Kenya Website: https://kenya.savethechildren.net/jobs Deadline: 11th July 2016
- Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents