International Foundation for Electoral Systems Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya

International Foundation for Electoral Systems Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • The MELS will oversee monitoring systems for the IFES-Kenya field office and will work with the Country Director and/or their designee to provide technical leadership for project evaluations, risk mitigation and learning initiatives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, oversee and coordinate the collection of performance data throughout the life of the project.

  • Develop and maintain a database of performance indicators and ensure that the database is up to date in terms of baseline, targets, and actuals in line with the project’s logframe and/or Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).

  • Liaise regularly with the program implementing team and maintain a calendar of events to anticipate and plan for any monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data collection needs.

  • Liaise regularly with the IFES M&E team in HQ to ensure data collection tools are appropriate and meet requirements for specific data collection efforts.

  • Plan and help with the implementation of data collection efforts such as pre- and post-training surveys, special population surveys, and other data collection efforts that feed into periodic evaluations of different components of the program as well as the program’s risk mitigation efforts.

  • Write periodic reports for the IFES Kenya office to document M&E data findings and report the progress of the project in relation to the logframe/PMP to IFES HQ and FCDO.

  • Assess logframe/PMP indicators every fiscal year or more often, if necessary, to ensure relevance to planned results; suggest revisions or additions to PMP indicators if needed.

  • Maintain and safeguard the electronic and hard copies of files to serve as backup related to the logframe/PMP.

  • Develop and maintain a database of minutes of meetings, photos, and various reports produced by different staff in the office.

  • Participate in meetings, training events and capacity building activities to collect data in relation to reporting and M&E.

  • Monitor the media and other sources of information to collect information for reporting and provide evidence to support the verification of the PMP indicators.

  • Join the Country Director and other staff at important meetings, write minutes of these meetings for filing and
    reporting purposes.

  • Conduct other activities as may be requested by the Country Director or designee.

    Skills and Specifications

  • Experience in the drafting of program implementation plans and performance monitoring plans (PIP/PMP).

  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, and effective data presentation techniques.

  • Experience with developing and maintaining program performance and implementation tracking tools, such a M&E dashboards.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce substantive and clear reporting documents.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work with senior program staff to assess and report on program performance.

  • Knowledge and experience with FCDO grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures.

  • Ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision.

  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.

  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.

  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.

  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social science, research methodology or related required.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working with international NGOs on monitoring and evaluation of international technical assistance programs.

  • Experience working on donor-funded programs.

  • Experience working on democracy and governance programs, especially in electoral assistance projects, preferred.

  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in the gender and inclusion field.

  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage.

  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Foundation for Electoral Systems Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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