BRAC M&E Advisor, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative Jobs in Kenya

BRAC M&E Advisor, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative Jobs in Kenya

  • BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings.

  • It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

    About the Position

  • BRAC International is seeking competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to join the Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative as M&E Advisors. The BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) is a flagship program of BRAC International at the global level that seeks to advance the use of proven Graduation approaches by governments at scale to address extreme poverty. UPGI’s primary works with a range of global and national partners in pursuit of this mission. Focal countries include, but are not limited to, Philippines, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Egypt.

  • UPGI recognises evidence generation and use as powerful drivers of progress in pursuit of this mission and is building a dynamic and growing Monitoring, Evidence and Learning function. Working in partnership with UPGI country teams and functional units and as part of the MEL team, the M&E advisor will be responsible for developing the monitoring function at UPGI - establishing measurement approaches for UPGI’s strategic interventions; ensuring high standards of monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting on progress and results across the portfolio; managing the day-to-day implementation of the monitoring data collection and analysis, and informing and enabling evidence-informed strategic decisions.

  • The UPGI team is globally located and the position may be based in many possible locations, though preference will be given to candidates with the right to live and work in one of BRAC International's hubs in Washington DC, New York, London, the Hague, Nairobi, or Dhaka. The role will be expected to undertake international travel for purposes related to monitoring and learning purposes.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • The M&E Advisor(s) will be responsible for the day to day management of the collection, analysis, and sharing of monitoring and evaluation data to support and contribute to UPGI’s efforts to dynamically scale proven graduation approaches through government systems.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to MEL system design and development through the identification/ design of processes, methodologies and tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and reporting;

  • The day-to-day management of the monitoring activities and collection of output and outcome level data on UPGI’s key performance indicators (KPIs), including but not limited to tracking progress and results of UPGI’s technical assistance, advocacy, and capacity building efforts in country; tracking changes in UPGI’s access and influence with key stakeholders in particular policy arenas; scope, scale and adherence/ quality of government run Graduation programs in line with strategic ambitions, etc.

  • Ensure that all monitoring data collection processes, methodologies and tools are gender sensitive and capture gender transformative changes;

  • Support and help to organise the collection of success stories, case studies and products (e.g. photos and videos) of
    activities for learning, communications, and knowledge management.

  • Contribute to and support to the design and facilitation of regular strategy testing and portfolio sensemaking workshops at country and at programme level, including the analysis and synthesis of insights and action points

  • Test and support the internal co-creation and collaboration of innovative data collection, analysis, and monitoring tools and processes (incl digital solutions and platforms such as but not limited to dashboard using Google Site or Data Studio).

  • Network with external and internal partners to exchange MEL experiences and to bring innovative ideas into the MEL system of the programme

  • Contribute / support / lead on the synthesis and reporting of results which feed into the annual report and other reporting / learning required by the programme.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation.

  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.

  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.


  • Candidates for the position of M&E Advisor with the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative should have a deep commitment toward international development and the eradication of extreme poverty, and the following:


  • Graduate qualification in a relevant field, with specialized training in monitoring and evaluation, or a combined professional qualification and sound experience

  • Knowledge of the key principles and debates around adaptive development and programming

  • At least 5 years of direct, “hands-on” working experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for ‘hard to measure’ development outcomes, ideally for interventions working to influence systems changes;

  • Experience in gathering, analyzing, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data;

  • Excellent communication and writing skills, able to synthesize information from various sources and produce high-quality reports/papers;

  • Experience with recruiting and training partners and staff on developing and maintaining the high-quality standard of MEL systems and processes.


  • Ability to work effectively with others to achieve results, with strong advisory and facilitation skills, and experience in training and coaching teams and individuals.

  • Experience and track records in documenting and communicating project’s stories of change and learnings

  • Experience with the design and development of digital platforms and processes for data collection, analysis, and visualisation (e.g. Google Forms, Google Site, Google Data Studio, etc.)

  • Ability to manage complex workloads without too much supervision and deliver work to tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a collegiate approach to teamwork and team members and a commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) principles


  • Familiarity with economic inclusion programmes

  • Experience designing and implementing MEL of advocacy, technical assistance and/ or research uptake interventions

  • Experience with MEL for adaptive management

  • Experience working in international NGOs and other development agencies and working in partnerships.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BRAC M&E Advisor, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative Jobs in Kenya

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Best Africa Jobs.