Islamic Relief NGO Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer Jobs in Mandera

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa.

Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Over these years it has implemented various development and relief activities in Mandera.

This has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. In January 2010, IRK extended its operation to Wajir County, neighboring Mandera, in January 2012 expanded to Garrissa and Dadaab, and in
October 2017 opened programme office in Kilifi County.

IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following themes: Disaster & Humanitarian Response; Sustainable Community Empowerment; and Education, Child Protection and Development

Islamic Relief Worldwide Kenya is recruiting a highly competent, proactive and self-driven applicant to fill the position of Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Advisor. The role will primarily provide technical support to a
three-year SIDA funded Peacebuilding project in Mandera County, but also support the country team in mainstreaming and ensuring conflict sensitivity across all its project in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Contributing to programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing, on a regular basis.
  • Consolidate output tracker data and support Programme Managers with data collection processes if needed
  • Support Field Manager and Programme Managers with conducting assessments as needed with technical support from the MEAL Coordinator
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Indicator Performance Tracking Table by project and guided by the MEAL plan, systemically cross-check this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing timely feedback
    as necessary;
  • Undertake regular monitoring to ensure project performance, quality, timeliness and accuracy vis-à-vis logical framework approaches (LFAs), results frameworks, performance monitoring plans and emerging best practices;
  • Lead monitoring of field level activities with quality benchmarks and course correction action planning

    Accountability & compliance

  • Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
  • Support Beneficiary Accountability across all programmes in keeping with the Accountability Framework, ensure prompt follow-up on feedback received
  • Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including women) and that information is shared with affected communities.
  • Maintain the Conflict and Feedback Mechanism database and conduct regular analysis to inform decision making and future project designs
  • Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international standards (such as but not limited to CHS) and National standards.

    Programme Learning and documentation

  • Work with programme staff to promote learning culture and ensure learning is shared across field offices by encouraging cross learning between and within sectorial teams, tracking trends and recommendations
    and progressing their implementation in the planning and project design where appropriate;
  • Support in programme documentation and sharing of learnings at the field level.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of quality evaluations (needs assessments, situational analysis, baseline, and end line assessments, real time evaluations etc;) by providing technical support
    and/or identifying resources within IR Kenya and externally;
  • Support and/or promote utilization of data generated through MEAL activities and events such as monitoring visits, baselines, assessments, reviews, real time
    evaluations etc; by conducting regular and/or periodic trends analysis and producing short and precise internal reports in line with IR requirements

    Programme Quality

  • Support proposal and concept note review, especially inputs such as the Logic model/theory of change, results frameworks, Programme Monitoring Framework and M & Plans
  • Enhance technical quality of programme and project design through continuous trainings and reviews
  • Support to examine programme implementation and assess possible improvements based on lessons learned, best practices, technical advances, etc.

    Programme/projects Reporting

  • Support in ensuring that all Islamic Relief Kenya internal reporting and donor requirements are met with timely, relevant, triangulated and well data validated.
  • Ensures that necessary reporting components are lined up in advance of report deadlines and
    responsible persons are followed up on the schedule
  • Support in consolidating the monthly program reports.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested.

    Qualifications and Other Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor degree in economics, statistics, social science, community development or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E development contexts, preferably with solid experience in peace building and more than one of the Islamic Relief priority sectors: livelihoods, WASH, education, protection and emergency operations.
  • Experience in setting up and/or managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
  • MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time
  • Knowledge of, European (ECHO, SNV, SIDA, DFID/UK Aid) and UN ( UNICEF, WFP, OCHA, UNDP),
    USAID donor regulations, procedures and requirements;
  • Full Knowledge and understanding of quality and accountability standards like IR’s accountability Framework, CHS among others
  • Experience in and proven ability to support, train and mentor staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methodology
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Fluency in Engilish & Kiswahili
  • Commitment to and understanding of Islamic Relief strategy, vision, mission, values and principles
  • To be familiar with and abide by the Islamic Relief Code of Conduct and other regulatory codes

    How to apply

    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

    The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to by Wednesday 11th July, 2018. Please note that this is an urgent recruitment shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis

    For more information and job application details, see; Islamic Relief NGO Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer Jobs in Mandera

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