African Population And Health Research Center

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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duties / responsibilities:

Monitoring the Implementation of the Center’s Strategic Plan (2012-2016)

  • Coordinate the review of the existing M&E framework to align it to the strategic plan.
  • Conduct surveys to collect data on key indicators to measure success and impact of the Center’s programs.
  • Participate in the annual review of the strategic plan to assess progress in its implementation.
  • Monitor the strategic plan against the set monitoring and evaluation metrics

    Implementation of the Projects Management System (PMS)

  • Coordinate the review/revision of an in-house and purpose built Project Management System (PMS) to ensure sufficiency in meeting the Centre’s needs
  • Review the PMS manual to align to any changes made in the system
  • Facilitate training of staff in using the PMS as need arises
  • Undertake periodic monitoring of the system’s implementation and share quarterly reports from the system with senior management
  • Develop protocols for supporting APHRC’s partners to implement a similar system

    Monitoring and Evaluation of CARTA activities

  • Support the M&E activities of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a large doctoral level training program coordinated by APHRC and involving nine African universities and four research centers in Africa. The specific roles will include:
  • Coordinating conference calls with key program partners
  • Writing semi-annual progress reports to key partners and funders
  • Coordinating the drafting and submission of relevant documents for annual reviews to key partners and funders
  • Participating in monitoring visits to assess progress ii implementation of CARTA-funded activities in partner universities
  • Collate semi-annual reports from CARTA committees and fellows
  • Document outputs and outcomes of CARTA activities as outlined in the CARTA implementation framework

    Project planning, monitoring and implementation

  • Provide guidance to programmatic teams in development of M&E tools within their programs
  • Participate in the design, writing and review of project proposals
  • Participate in capacity assessment of new partners using the Centre’s assessment guidelines
  • Coordinate the organization of project inception meetings to set milestones, targets and action plans to guide project implementation
  • Participate in the assessment of the Center’s impact on policy influence through annual review of contributions of the Center’s work

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated progressive experience in project monitoring and evaluation, planning and management, with an international NGO. Experience working with research-oriented institution is desirable
  • Knowledge of current trends in Monitoring and Evaluation, including effective methodologies
  • Good understanding of design and implementation of evaluation strategies
  • Good understanding of computerized systems and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development and report writing
  • Strong statistical analysis skills of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Interested candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than April 12, 2013, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to Jobs [at] or to the address below.

    Please indicate Senior M&E Officer on the subject line of email or on the envelope.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Human Resources Officer
    African Population and Health Research Center
    P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi

    The Center seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in its Education Research Program (ERP).

    The overall purpose of the job is to participate in the design and implementation of the ERP research projects.


  • Coordination of data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and dissemination activities
  • Participate in data cleaning
  • Participation in community mobilization
  • Liaison with various government agencies and partner organizations
  • Assisting in writing scientific papers including literature review
  • Preparing project reports and policy briefs

    Essential Skills

  • MA, MSc, or MEd in Economics, Education Planning or Administration, Education Psychology, Statistics, Linguistics, sociology or any other relevant field with strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills
  • Experience in program design, implementation and coordination
  • Familiarity and experience with social science/education research protocol
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS or NVivo
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation and report writing skills


  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g publication in journals) will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines
  • Initiative and innovation in assessing situations, conflict resolution, team building
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English

    Please apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to the address below

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please indicate 'Research Officer – ERP' on the envelope or on the subject line for those applying by email: jobs [at]

    The Human Resources Officer
    African Population and Health Research Center
    P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO,


    For more information and application see: African Population And Health Research Cente

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