BRAC Regional MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Manager Jobs in Kenya

BRAC Regional MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Manager 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.

  • BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights.

    About the programme

  • The Mastercard Foundation Accelerating Impact for Young Women in partnership with BRAC initiative will create positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda in the next 5 years.

  • BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.

  • In preparation for the launch, BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position: Regional MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Manager

  • Reporting to the Head of Program for the Mastercard Foundation Accelerating Impact for Young Women in partnership with BRAC (AIM) programme, this will be a full time position based in BRAC’s Africa Regional Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The Regional MEAL Manager plays a key role in establishing and operationalizing a robust and effective M&E system for the programme.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Developing and Managing an Effective MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) system

  • Lead the process of developing a detail and robust M&E plan and measurement framework in line with project ToC/logframe and implementation plan

  • Review and refine existing list of indicators and develop new indicators as needed to ensure that project is collecting data that are most relevant, actionable and meaningful to track progress as well as generate knowledge and learning

  • Identify/develop the most suitable and standardized data collections tools, methodologies and guidelines in collaboration with M&E and project team members

  • Conduct trainings/ capacity building workshop and ongoing coaching for relevant project and M&E staff members to ensure quality and consistency of monitoring across all 7 AIM countries

  • Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance to country level monitoring teams to conduct regular (monthly and quarterly) and quality monitoring and reporting as per project plan

  • Work closely with Manager digital monitoring and BI HO monitoring team to establish a fully digitalized and real time monitoring system for AIM

  • Operationalize digital monitoring system to ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting on project’s progress/achievements against targets (activities, outputs, outcomes)

  • In addition to quantitative monitoring to track progress, set up a quality monitoring system to monitor

  • Setting up a digital database/participants’ profile and produce most accurate count/estimation on total project coverage/reach by various categories and sub-categories as per the need of the project and organization.

  • Collect, compile, verify and analyse country level narrative monitoring and MIS reports and generate organizational level reports to be used by BI senior management team, communication team and board members

  • Review country level monthly and quarterly monitoring reports, give necessary feedback and support them to address/incorporate those

  • Produce/generate global/central level monitoring reports by collating/compiling reports produced by country monitoring teams

  • Produce visual diagrams (infographic, various charts and graphs, etc) to share and disseminate monitoring findings and learning with project implementation and management team members at various levels of the organizations

  • Check and verify
    the facts and figures of donor reports produced by project teams and ensure accuracy and quality before submission

  • Contribute to developing new project/program design, planning, and fundraising by sharing knowledge and learning from existing projects/ programs

    Contribution to Program Design and Implementation

  • Contribute to developing M&E plan for the new projects/interventions under AIM project

  • Reviewing and adjusting existing M&E plan including outcomes and indicators to ensure that those are SMART and aligned with donor priority.

  • Ensure timely and regular sharing of monitoring findings with the program team (managers and supervisors at different levels) to support adaptive management and data driven decision making

  • Work with program management team and decision makers to ensure that monitoring findings are taken into consideration for reviewing and adjusting (if necessary) program design and implementation strategies to achieve better outcomes and impact

    Others (Safeguarding):

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.

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

    Educational Requirements:

  • Post-graduate/Master’s any of the following- Social Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, International Development, or any relevant subject

    Required Competencies

  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and best practices

  • Experiences/understanding of developing MEL system in both humanitarian and development setting.

  • Understanding on the basic concept of community development, economic empowerment, gender equity, inclusion and advocacy

  • Proficiency in and previous working experience with data management systems

  • Substantial knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes for NGO programs

  • Competency in using MS Word, Excel and data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, NVivo, etc.)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must

  • Ability to travel frequently in BRAC International countries

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC

    Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing and operationalizing monitoring, evaluation and learning system in large scale NGOs, UN organizations, and/or government sectors.

  • Experience in leading and conducting data collection and analysis using both quantitative and qualitative tools, methodologies and statistical software.

  • Experience in large data management (coordinating data entry, ensuring data quality, managing data protection, security and storage).

  • Advance level data analysis and report writing for both internal and external audiences/ stakeholders.

  • Presentation and dissemination of findings using visual dashboards/infographics at relevant forums for decision making and advocacy.

    How to Apply

  • If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

  • Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at


  • Please mention the name of the position and AD# 46/22 in the subject bar.

  • Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin.

  • Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

  • BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

  • Women and African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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