EnCompass Monitoring, Verification, And Reporting Lead Jobs in Kenya

EnCompass Monitoring, Verification, And Reporting Lead Jobs in Kenya

Position Description

  • EnCompass seeks candidates to lead monitoring, verification, and reporting (MV&R) activities for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) evaluation, learning and monitoring initiative (ELMI) for Somalia.

  • Based in Nairobi, this anticipated 5 year project will provide USAID/Somalia with a central platform for the procurement of support services that will strengthen, support, and facilitate USAID’s capacity for utilizing MEL approaches that will improve development outcomes and strengthen the capacity of USAID/Somalia’s strategic partners. It is also anticipated that this project will seek to improve USAID’s ability to monitor and track the performance of their in-country portfolio, along with the Mission’s ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA) across this portfolio. The program will also provide support to USAID/Somalia and implementing partners on performance monitoring, data verification, evaluations, organizational learning and capacity building, and knowledge management

  • The position will be full-time and be based in Nairobi with travel expected across Somalia.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • The MV&R Team Leader to serve as the dedicated Operations Manager of the MV&R. This includes managing the overall MV&R work plan and process; leading the review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols, and materials; editing final MV&R reports for submission; and presenting findings to USAID.

  • S/he will have had prior experience designing and/or leading evaluations in Somalia and/or within the region, as well as experience managing a portfolio of simultaneous evaluative activities and management experience ensuring quality of evaluation team members and subcontracting partners.

    Essential Functions include:

  • Manages overall MV&R work-plan and process and problem solves against constraints experienced

  • Edits final MV&R reports for submission to USAID, ensuring clarity, quality and USAID usability

  • Leads review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols, and materials for MV&R activities

  • Assists the COP in managing and coordinating the MV&R team and ensures that essential functions are in place, such as procurement and contracting, finance and administration, IT support and in-house technical and subject matter expertise

  • Manages short term technical assistance assignments relevant to the delivery of MV&R deliverables

  • Assists COP and DCOP with trouble-shooting and problem-solving matters related to field operations including contracting,
    payments, third-party monitor (TPM) management, and report production

  • Develops PowerPoint and ad hoc presentations of monitoring data as requested by USAID

    Position Requirements


  • A graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or related technical field

  • At least five (5) years of international experience in the management, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs

  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills

    Experience and Skills

  • Experience developing monitoring tools, training, and managing staff in the effective use of these tools

  • Experience designing and implementing various types of mixed-methods evaluations (impact, performance, meta, etc.), analyses, and assessments required

  • Significant data analysis skills including command of statistics, sampling methodologies, statistical analysis software, and data validation techniques

  • Extensive experience drafting and finalizing evaluation reports

  • Experience applying systems thinking in evaluation design, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and facilitating participatory data validation and analysis exercises

  • Experience in designing and training on Theory of change / logical frameworks

  • Experience building evaluative and learning capacities of USAID staff, implementing partners, and government counterparts highly preferred

  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders

  • Strong familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and CLA practices

  • Understanding of knowledge management as it relates to USAID programs an asset

  • Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels

  • Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required

  • Familiarity with innovative approaches/methodologies, including virtual data collection techniques and best practices, an asset

  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures

  • Previous work experience in Somalia required

  • Familiarity with USAID/Somalia Mission is preferred

  • Superior skills in written and verbal English required

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; EnCompass Monitoring, Verification, And Reporting Lead Jobs in Kenya

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