CARE International NGO Monitoring Evaluation and Information Officer Jobs in Kenya
CARE International NGO Monitoring Evaluation and Information Officer Jobs in KenyaJob Summary
The position of Monitoring Evaluation Learning & Information Officer is for a multi-donor funded
5-year resilience program in Northern Kenya, Garissa County.
By close of this activity in August
2020, Kenya RAPID Program would have benefitted 70,000 people of Garissa County by
contributing to sustainable and resilient livelihoods for communities in arid and semi arid lands(ASALs).
The core activities are centred on WASH, livestock, agriculture for nutrition security and
enhancing devolved governance.
Key functions of this position are therefore summarized as taking lead in monitoring program implementation, tracking of program indicators, writing of technical narrative reports to donors, reviewing of field activities vis-a-vis indicators’ targets, program documentation, supporting program evaluation activities, coordinating online based activities specifically the WaMaSP, collaboration and networking with other program stakeholders.
Reporting to the County Program Manager the MELIO will work closely with the County
department of ICT as well as the other line sectors supporting the implementation of Kenya RAPID activities.
The officer will be based in Garissa County with over 70% in the field and is a full time
The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KENYA RAPID) was
designed on the premise of promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP) models.
Its implementation is guided by the principles of project implementation through facilitative
Kenya Rapid mobilizes financial and technical resources from development partners, national government, county government and the private sector.
For the last 4 years Kenya RAPID has been operating, notable progress has been achieved in all the three strategic objectives.
Key achievements include finalization of the county water policy, water Act and the water sector strategic plan.
Some SMEs are currently working with private
sector to enhance the supply chain and well over 50,000 people have been enabled access to safe
water for domestic and also improved quantity for livestock.
As the program enters its final phase,
there is urgent need to develop strategic roadmap to monitor progress, track and document
impact as well as initiate transitioning to handing over to the government.
The incumbent of this position is therefore a critical team member to guide this process as well as fast tracking any other tasks related to this assignment that have not been achieved from the
The program activities are grafted under the following three strategic objectives;A responsive and accountable governance framework is in place and operational at county
government level that ensures sustainable provision of water and pasture;
Replicable and scalable business models for sustainable WASH and livestock service
delivery are developed and operationalized; and
Communities have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved
KENYA RAPID has in the last three years supported the county government departments to access data specifically on the functionality of community water points by installing SweetSense
monitoring devices as well as assembling physical landscape data of all strategic water points
using online mWater tool.
This data is currently being uploaded by IBM to the water management as Service Platform (WaMaSP) for use by counties.
The incumbent is therefore expected to take early initiatives to ensure the roll out of WaMaSP and coordinating with the ICT department to
operationalize this software at key departments.
The position also requires close collaborationCARE ICT to ensure office internet infrastructure is compliant with the organization policy and expectations.
Position of the Information Officer
On a day to day operational level, the Kenya Rapid program will be coordinated by a County
Coordination Unit (CCU)led by the county program manager.
The program is housed at the county
government premises and therefore collaboration with the host department, other USAID funded
program collectively called the PREG and the county program steering committee will be critical.
The position will constantly take lead in taking minutes and other documentations by these
forums and circulating same as will be necessary.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning TasksFamiliarity with adult learning principles/techniques
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing
Strong leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
Experience with working with county governments, civil society, donors and local
Strong conceptual and analytical skills
Demonstrate high levels of initiative
Flexibility in tasks undertaken
Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches
Understanding of development/relief issues
Experience in ASAL counties, proven sensitivity to the setting and its challenges
Willingness to learn and self-improve
Information Management TasksKnowledge of backup and disaster recovery solutions
Overall knowledge of software and hardware firewalls
Basic network troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training,
mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
Good communication skills using speech and writing
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor degree in social studies, statistics or project management.
Post training in Monitoring and Evaluation will be critical and added advantage
ICT Certification, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or equivalent is desired
At least 5 years work experience in progressive responsibility in relief and development programs, including some significant time in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with mobile technologies shall be an
Demonstrated knowledge experience in managing evaluation and monitoring data.
To support to develop data base for the program activities and documentaries
To support program documentation such human interest stories, project visibility, case
studies and photo galleries
To support in compiling and reviewing monthly, quarterly, annual and final donor reports
Support other field activities not necessary related to ICT and MEL
Take lead in private engagement linkage and governance activities
Provide back support for ICT and internet infrastructure for Kenya RAPID Garissa office
Work with the country office knowledge management team and other external
documentation such as MWA and media teams to do documentaries related to Kenya Rapid.
Escalate program visibility and media coverage through dissemination forums such PMG
and other national or international events.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st April 2019
For more information and job application details, see; CARE International NGO Monitoring Evaluation and Information Officer Jobs in Kenya
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