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Heifer International Area Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems Jobs in Kenya


  • Responsible for field support to project and country level staff for the roll-out and deployment of the agency’s monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, tools and practices.
  • This person will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of field teams, mentoring, coaching and providing technical support to design, implement and manage Heifer standard monitoring, evaluation and learning practices across project portfolios in the assigned geographic area.
  • This role will be expected to work collaboratively with other departments to back stop and support high quality program management.
  • The position will focus on ensuring project staff can easily use the technology and tools supported by Heifer and that teams can successfully set up their project and country level M&E systems to include high quality indicators, log frames, Indicator Progress Tracking Tables, Indicator Definition Sheets and project specific reports and dashboards.
  • The role will also be responsible to customize tools for projects so that they are relevant to unique needs while still maintaining the organization standard.
  • This position is also critical to support field staff to ensure that they are able to collect and clean data on time and to provide technical backstopping so that all reports and dashboards are functioning and information is shared with project stakeholders.
  • This person will also help to identify lessons learned around the use of data to improve decision-making and adaptive management at the project level.
  • The position will also help to identify and troubleshoot all systems related issues and act as a liaison to identify further MELS support needs.
  • S/he will also provide input to future action plans for continual improvement of Heifer’s monitoring, evaluation, learning and system based practices.
  • This person will also conduct organization-wide evaluations and research where necessary.

    Essential Character Traits:

  • Detail-oriented, patient, analytical, a problem – solver, innovative, a good communicator, team player, respectful, enjoys coaching others, and energetic.

    Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Ensure field offices have a clear understanding and are able to set up and deploy Heifer’s standard project /program monitoring and evaluation processes, indicators, tools and practices. (30%)


  • Contribute to the iterative development of Heifer standard MEL business practices and procedures.
  • Approach teams as a mentor and coach to ensure that field team staff understand and use Heifer’s standard business practices, indicators and tools and have the capacity to implement MEL best practices.
  • Provide performance management tools that support high quality MEL practices and accompany teams in their use.
  • Provide direct support to field teams on MEL work plans, monitoring / data collection plans, development of indicators, IPTT’s, log frames, theories of change and report design.
  • Participate in project/program design and assist in indicator development.
  • Provide support to field teams in indicator target projections for future funding opportunities.
  • Support teams in data quality support, data troubleshooting and data quality audits when needed.
  • Provide support in the design and implementation of organization-wide or area-wide research and evaluation initiatives across regions and teams. (10%)


  • When tasked with an organization-wide research or evaluation initiative, lead the process and work to be completed in close collaboration with the HQ office and any external support as required.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of research and evaluation initiatives.
  • Bring forth creative ideas from field site visits on research and/or evaluation studies that are in line with industry standards and would position the organization for future funding opportunities or thought leadership leverage.
  • Assist in the dissemination of research findings.
  • Make sure lessons from evaluation reports inform future project design.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues in the field
  • May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods.
  • Ability to assign and review the work of colleagues, as well as motivate and engage team members.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally extensively.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting

    Required Experience

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • 5-7 years’ job-related experience with at least 3 years working in developing countries

    Closing Date 02/06/2017

    For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Area Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems Jobs in Kenya

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