DRC NGO Monitoring - Evaluation and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

DRC NGO Monitoring - Evaluation and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

About DRC

DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities.

DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3-year cross-border resilience programme.

In Kakuma, DRC’s programme supports refugee youth and adolescents with life skills, resilience, training and scholarships alongside livelihood and vocational skills development.

DRC has recently acquired implementing partner status of UNHCR and will be implementing protection related activities in Kalobeyei camp – which is a new camp opened near the Kakuma refugee camp.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems under the BORESHA Consortium.

S/he will work closely with the M+E focal points from each of the consortium member agencies and their programme implementation teams to ensure effective MEL practices are applied throughout the project period, and specifically provide technical leadership on related activities such as assessments, evaluations, learning events and the inter-agency accountability system.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the Head of PMU and consortium agency field teams in active implementation of their M&E plans, ensure M&E plans are updated timely and M&E findings for all agencies are included in all reports.
  • Lead regular sharing of the outputs and the M&E findings with project staff across the consortium, working closely with the technical leads from each agency
  • Coordinate with consortium agency field staff to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for example, surveys, assessment and beneficiary data
  • Link with data and grants management tools developed to collect information and profiling.
  • Support teams to use these tools on all project activity levels.
  • Organize, participate and collect field data and process / analyses data
  • Take part and carry out assessments, evaluation and any other form of internal survey or review of projects
  • Undertake field trips and do physical observation on on-going projects and conduct verification exercise
  • Lead the implementation of a Data Protection Policy and Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data.
  • Support all consortium agencies with accuracy of data entered in to the platform and day-to-day management.
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs.
  • Lead in the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and questionnaires for the assessments. The Coordinator will also review and approve any MEL tools developed by BORESHA field teams.
  • Take the lead in supporting of external evaluation consultancies under the BORESHA grant.
  • Be the focal person for M&E stakeholders in the wider programme (ALTAI, IGAD) and provide regularly the data requested


  • Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for the BORESHA project.
  • Build the capacity of all consortium staff to plan and implement effective accountability systems
  • Set-up new / strengthen existing community feedback and response mechanisms across the consortium as needed

    Learning and project quality

  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, review meetings and Close-out meeting in order to highlight components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between activities, partners and other interventions in the areas covered by BORESHA.
  • Regularly present key M&E findings to the PMU, Project Steering Committee, Technical Working Group and others for further development.
  • Support the project’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E findings.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Head of PMU

    Experience and technical competencies
  • He/she will
    have a minimum of 5 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
  • He/she will have experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
  • He/she will have experience in developing/ guiding information management systems for large humanitarian programs
  • He/she will have experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
  • He/she will have a clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
  • He/she will have experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • He/she will have excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)

    About you:
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential

    Key stakeholders:

    Internal Stakeholder

  • Programme Management Unit, M+E staff in consortium agencies, implementing field teams, Project Steering Committee, Technical Working Group, consortium partner SMTs in each country

  • Local government authorities
  • Other NGOs
  • Donors
  • Implementing partners
  • Conditions


  • One year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
  • Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment.

    How to Apply
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
  • DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
  • Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 29th March, 2019
    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.
  • In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
  • Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
  • Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
  • If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Monitoring - Evaluation and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

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