Christian Aid NGO Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant Jobs in Nairobi

The purpose of this role is to support in-country initiatives to strengthen Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes and systems.

The role will:

  • Support programme/MEAL team and partners in conducting field activities
  • Conduct training for program and partner staff on digital data collection systems
  • Design and develop digital Data Collection Forms/Tools across projects
  • Support partner site and program staff in resolving issues experienced with digital data collection systems
  • Maintain information management systems and data-files
  • Participate in data reviews
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Provide ad-hoc support to project teams or country programme
  • Participate in programme planning processes
  • Assist the MEAL unit or the programme team in regular data collections through implementing partners/volunteers

    Key Outcomes

  • Alongside supporting and contributing to effective MEAL practice, the role will deliver the following outcomes:

    Global Monitoring and Evaluation Database:

  • Feedback on the monitoring and reporting database is co-ordinated and communicated effectively
  • Testing and data migration to the new database is supported to completion
  • Staff within the country office are trained and supported to use the database
    MEAL System Strengthening and Learning
  • MEAL capacity assessments of country programme & Christian Aid partners are completed with guidance and support from the Programme Quality & Impact Team
  • MEAL training for the country staff & Christian Aid Partners is delivered in coordination with the Programme Quality & Impact Team
  • MEAL technical support requests expressed by partners are followed up with the relevant technical advisor
  • Use of digital systems of to collect, transfer and store data is optimized within ongoing programs and by partners
  • The quality of data submitted by partners is assessed and feedback provided to partners
  • Organisational learning is improved through sharing of Monitoring and Evaluation findings

    Role agility

  • The post holder will be required to travel to the field to carry out partner monitoring visits.
  • Expected travel per annum Occasional travel On call/unsocial hours No Surge capacity for emergency responses No
  • In order to respond to ever changing demands within the environment, Christian Aid operates within an agile framework (both in workforce and operational) that requires from all employees, a high level of responsiveness and adaptiveness to processes and structures making flexibility and a project based
    working approach the norm.
  • To sustain this system, managers may/will agree further details of specific
    tasks and duties as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent
    with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, and employees may be required to change the focus of their role from time to time.

    Role context

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned within the MEAL team or country programme, the post-holder also works in close collaboration with the Programme Quality & Impact Team. The role is key in providing MEAL support to the work team to ensure partnerships and programmes are managed effectively. The role will normally work within the country office.

    Role requirements


  • External The role holder will have contact with partners., volunteers and stakeholders at state level.
  • Internal Daily contact with the MEAL/Programme team within the country office and attending relevant team meetings. Frequent contact with peers in other country offices, the programme quality & impact team, other MEAL advisors and managers based globally.



  • Degree in statistics or the social sciences and experience working with an I/NGO
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation and Project/programme-cycle management
    approaches and tools – including participatory planning
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as Global Fund, EU, DFID and USAID
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages i.e. Outlook, word, excel
  • Hands-on experience of monitoring and supporting community-based development
  • Excellent report writing, communication (written and verbal) skills, and strong IT skills.
  • Experience in coaching or training others on systems and processes
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience of using a database, particularly a Monitoring and Evaluation database or system
  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Proven experience of producing and analysing data accurately.
  • Manage and organize information systems and establish and maintain filing systems
  • Hands on experience with digital systems of data collection, transfer and storage

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 22nd August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Christian Aid NGO Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant Jobs in Nairobi

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