Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Jobs in Kenya

Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Jobs in Kenya


About Mercy Corps

  • Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    Strategy and Vision

  • Seek the active collaboration of consortium partners in M&E as well as their appropriation of the tools, including integration of M&E in core program management functions.

  • Optimize the use of ICT4D and the simplification of data flow management systems by harmonizing consortium specific management information systems and/or exploring the creation of a single, integrated database for the consortium.

    Program Management

  • Contribute directly to achieving the project’s strategic objectives and components through the implementation of a single integrated/harmonized monitoring system.

  • Work collaboratively with the Management Information Systems (MIS) Manager to build on existing Management Information Systems, harmonize and/or develop a single database of participants.

  • Responsible for managing the data collection and coordination with the team (and consultants if necessary) ensuring a high quality of data collected and the use of evidence to inform adaptive management.

  • Create and instill an M&E culture that promotes the learning and self-critical skills of program staff in the pursuit of project excellence.

  • Set-up the M&E system, including all tools and data collection processes for program activities including the M&E plan, Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS), M&E manual, quarterly reporting format and program data collection tools.

  • Organize quarterly M&E meetings (Technical Working Groups meetings) to plan activities and ensure buy-in from all consortium partners.

  • In close collaboration with the NAWIRI Learning Team, organize quarterly/annual reflection workshops to review the program’s progress and promote adaptive management based on evidence and learning.

  • Ensure alignment of M&E activities with program objectives and contribute to the development of annual work plans.

  • Support Program Managers in the preparation of quarterly/annual activity reports and verification of reported data.

  • Organize workshops to prepare Annual Activity Reports (ARRs) and Annual Requests for Funding (PREPs), communicating clear schedules and deliverables to consortium partners, and coordinate the donor submission.

  • Coordinate and support the implementation of the main M&E phases of the Project Management Cycle (baseline survey, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation).

  • Work closely with consortium partners to track implementation of the research agenda, develop milestones for progress and conduct the evaluation of research agenda.

  • Plan and conduct Data Quality Assurance (DQA) for the reported data to ensure adherence to USAID/ Mercy Corps data quality standards.

  • Participate in the planning for and review of the baseline, midterm and final evaluation SOP, data collection tools and reports.

  • Prepare M&E related ARR components (IPTT, Beneficiary tables, M&E report, SAPQ) and ensure that all reports are uploaded in the FFMIS and Data Digital Data Library (DDL).

  • Ensure that lessons learned throughout the project are captured and communicated to internal and external stakeholders through appropriate channels for decision-making.

  • Support the NAWIRI team to develop creative and innovative M&E systems, aligned to learning agendas, with built-in feedback loops that enable rapid learning cycles and iterative, documented improvements in programming.

    Team Management

  • Create and maintain a work environment where mutual respect among team members prevails and where the pursuit of individual and collective excellence is valued.

  • Promote individual accountability and commitment by clearly and regularly communicating expectations and providing constructive feedback.

  • Train and inspire the staff under his/her supervision, providing them with resources and knowledge so that they can deliver their
    best performance.

  • Train program team members on their M&E responsibilities and how to use the tools developed.

  • Ensure that team members comply with the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct and the Principles of Humanitarian Accountability and immediately report to their Supervisor and National Director any cases of fraud or conduct not in accordance with Mercy Corps policies within the program.


  • Develop the necessary relationships and partnerships with consortium partners.

  • Identify, build and manage trusted partnerships with consortium agencies, local government and other stakeholders.

  • Maintain good working relationships with donors and other development organizations and represent Mercy Corps at meetings when necessary.

  • Effectively communicate the program's best practices to build Mercy Corps' positive image with development stakeholders.

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Participants

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Supervisory Responsibility

  • Program MEL Officers from consortium partners and County M&E Coordinators


  • Reports Directly To Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

  • Works Directly With MEL Coordinator, Technical Leads and Field Directors from Turkana or Samburu

    Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or equivalent in Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Economics, International Development, Sociology, or Bbusiness/Project Management. MA/S in similar relevant fields preferred.

  • 4 to 6 years of professional experience in monitoring food security and nutrition focused projects.

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation management for International Development programs required. Those with experience in Food For Peace (FFP)/USAID funded project(s) preferred.

  • Experience with GIS software use in development programming.

  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills of large team to achieve common purpose.

  • Strong, documented analytic and statistical skills

  • High degree of computer literacy and typing proficiency; Excel and Word skills.

  • Experience in supporting and strengthening government/county nutritional M&E system and clear understanding of government devolution structures.

  • Fluency in written and oral English. Must be able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Jobs in Kenya

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