FHI 360 Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist -Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist - Jobs in Kenya

  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.

  • FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

    Position Description

  • The MEL Specialist will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan by developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed.

  • The MEL Specialist also will train project staff and liaise with USAID/Kenya on M&E reporting requirements and program learning strategies.

  • This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya, for a duration of five years.

  • Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360.

  • The anticipated start time is summer 2020.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the application of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) principles to inform program implementation and management

  • Design the program M&E system and related tools, clearly identifying the users and the utility of the data/information

  • Define M&E indicators and adapt M&E tools to meet program needs, which may include pre- and post- tests, focus group interview protocols, community survey tools, and baseline, mid-term, and end-line survey instruments

  • Engage staff, youth, partners, USAID, and other key stakeholders in identifying project learning and adaptation

  • Manage and safeguard data collection, train program staff, and supervise M&E activities of staff and sub-contractors

  • Oversee data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and inform survey methods and design

  • Liaise with the USAID Mission on the
    design of M&E tools and on modifications to M&E systems

  • Analyze all data collected and advise program management on needed program revisions

  • Contribute to written performance reports for funder and other program deliverables

  • Work with grantees or partners to ensure accurate information flow, including guidance/support on grantee data collection, measurement, and reporting

    Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree or its international equivalent in social science, management, international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field preferred; or a bachelor’s degree and two additional years of work experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years of related work experience, with experience managing and implementing monitoring and evaluation and learning systems for donor-funded programs, preferably within education, livelihoods, or private sector development programs in Kenya or similar country contexts.

  • Demonstrated abilities in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies, in knowledge management and organizational learning, survey and research tool design, data collection and statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results

  • Experience coordinating with governments, ministries, and/or local NGOs, as well as with local communities, in the design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams

  • Ability to effectively use statistical analysis software such as STATA and SPSS

  • Experience on the use of M&E systems to support a learning agenda and evolve a theory of change to maximize impact

  • Oral and written fluency in English

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist -Jobs in Kenya

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