Al-Khair Foundation Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Al-Khair Foundation Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Roles and Responsibilities

• Actively involve and support project staffs during preparation of annual plans, biannual revisions and quarter plans to make sure that the plan is realistic, complete and comply with agreed policies & HO requirements.

• Actively review project activity plans (annual, quarter), follow for the timely submission of project activity annual and quarter plans.

• Undertake monthly and quarterly projects performance reviews and provide feedback to Country Director to regularly monitor implementation of planned activities.

• Contribute to the development of projects by advising on appropriate theories of change, log frames, measurable outcomes and indicators;

• Maintain and keep under review current monitoring, evaluation and institutional learning systems and processes, proposing changes where appropriate;

• Advise on best practice for evaluation, measurement of results and value for money.

• Carry out internal evaluations to measure the effectiveness and impact of projects and manage external evaluations in liaison with the Country Director, project manager and other AKF staff;

• Develop the capacity of staff in Kenya in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;

• Analyze data in developing methodologies to provide an evidence base for the measurement of results and to demonstrate results more clearly;

• Follow up with teams to provide data/feeds and pictures from the field which is needed for the development of success stories- ideally 1 story every month, and share it with the team to develop success stories

• Track project progress, performance, joint monitoring and data quality assessments which aim to track progresses, identify problems, support project staffs, extract lessons, and provide feedback and information for decision making.

• Ensure intensive utilization of M&E tools by projects to monitor progress, evaluate performance and share reliable data for decision makers, developing M&E tools for new projects, and conducting regular supportive supervision.

• Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports with the CD; Review quarter/biannual/annual reports and provide inputs, information and statistics i.e

• Develop systems and tools to enhance the quality of the project.

• Thoroughly review and compile projects’ reports to ensure quality of report to be submitted to Donor, HQ, or partner. Provide constructive feedback and comments for further clarification.

• Follow up with the project staff to ensure reports are being submitted within the agreed time and with the agreed reporting template and with the required quality.

• Review and compile project achievements on quarterly bases and check and make sure that the monthly tracking sheets are correctly filled.

• Prepare M & E tools for the newly started project and revise as needed.

• Archive soft and hard copies of project M & E documents and update them regularly.

• Identify lessons learned and assist the project team in developing case stories/studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.

• Document project documents and lessons learnt; Ensure documentation of project profiles (Basic project profile, agreements, reports, evaluation reports, research reports, etc.).

• Conduct joint periodic monitoring and supportive supervisions at field level to track progresses, identify problems, support project staffs, and extract lessons and to provide feedback.

• Regular supportive supervision of projects-audit of data on selected indicators;

• Initiate project evaluation as per approved plan,

• Undertake technical review of the TOR
in line with the project log frame

• Develop TOR for project evaluation if taken by the consultants.

• Conduct rapid project performance assessment – technical review of the proposal in line with the project log frame and send to CD.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge Requirements

• Experience of developing theories of change, log frames, indicators and outcome/impact measurement- essential

• Knowledge of current good practice in MEL methodologies - essential

• Sound database management, analysis and interpretation skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required

• Familiarity in baseline, midline and endline reviews and evaluations- essential

• Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis –essential

• Experience of writing and presenting reports and briefings–essential

• Fluency in written and spoken English as well as a critical eye for editing and grammar and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously - essential

• Demonstrable experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, database programs, the internet, electronic media etc;

• Effective organizational skills for handling work in a timely manner, and ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines- essential

• Prior NGO experience is required.

Job Requirements

• Minimum of BA/BSc Degree in Project management, Social Science, M&E or relevant disciplines

• Minimum 3 years working experience of monitoring project in particular humanitarian and developmental projects/programs in Kenya/Horn of Africa

• Competence to guide research staff in the design of uptake-oriented social/project management research in government and/or humanitarian organizations

• At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in M&E and learning, preferably on INGOs or donor-funded programs in Kenya/Africa

• Experience of developing theories of change, log frames, indicators and outcome/impact measurement- essential

• Experience of monitoring and evaluating programmes/projects-essential

• Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis –essential

• Experience of writing and presenting reports and briefings–essential

• Experience of designing systems and tools–essential

• Experience of training and mentoring staff–essential

• Knowledge of current good practice in MEL methodologies–essential

• Trainings in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Database management, etc. is preferred

• Physical fitness and willingness to trek to remote project sites is essential

Personal qualities

• Excellent inter-personal skills, including a collaborative approach to resolving issues—essential

• Self-motivation, high level of initiative and sense of responsibility -essential

• Willingness to work out of office hours occasionally when necessary- essential

• Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status- essential

• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to AKF and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission- essential

How to Apply

  • If you qualify for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to

  • before 6 pm, 22nd June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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