Msingi East Africa Monitoring Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Msingi East Africa Monitoring Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • Msingi East Africa Limited is an ambitious and innovative industry development organisation
    supporting the growth of competitive industries in East Africa.

  • We identify high potential industries,
    and foster innovation, growth and competitiveness in these industries by providing support, including investment, to pioneering firms, while catalysing the right enabling environment for the
    industry.

  • We are differentiated by our combination of strong private sector-orientation and skills, and
    the long-term approach needed to catalyse lasting economic development.

  • Ultimately, Msingi’s goal is to play a key role in East Africa’s long-term economic transformation.

  • The Gatsby Africa (UK) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have committed seed funding for Msingi’s first 5 years.

  • Gatsby is an independent foundation set up in
    1967 by Lord David Sainsbury, and has worked in East Africa since 1985.

  • Gatsby initiated the concept of Msingi and is playing a hands-on role in its development. DFID, the UK government department responsible for overseas aid, aims to promote sustainable development and alleviate poverty.

    Purpose of the Monitoring Specialist Role

  • Msingi’s first focus industry is Commercial Aquaculture.

  • This role will work within the Aquaculture
    team responsible for operation of the monitoring system at a programme level.

  • In consultation with the Industry Director, the role holder will lead Msingi’s monitoring and facilitating evaluation activities and will guide and support other team members in implementing an integrated monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment system.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Monitoring Specialist will assist the team by:

  • Guiding and assisting the team in developing result chains and monitoring plans;

  • Organising and facilitating reflection meetings and review sessions on a regular basis. Ensure
    proper minutes are captured and filed;

  • Ensuring relevant data and lessons are captured and kept accessible for learning and reporting;

  • Leading the design and implementation of specific studies that capture impact and other
    changes.

  • This will involve but not be limited to developing interview questionnaires, carrying out
    sampling, enumerator training among other activities;

  • Undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of monitoring and evaluation by the aquaculture
    team;

  • Identifying and participating in additional networks with sister organisations that may yield
    lessons that can benefit Msingi’s project implementation; and

  • Any other duties relevant for the development of the industry as requested from time to time.

    Experience and Personal Qualities Required

    Msingi is looking for a star-performer that has:

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences or related fields from a
    reputable university;

  • Between two (2) to four (4) years’ work experience, with at least one (1) year in monitoring and evaluation;

  • Experience in conducting research in rural areas;

  • Proven experience in implementing monitoring systems;

  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively network between the different stakeholders and have
    flexibility to work with people with different values and ability to appreciate cultural differences;

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

  • A proactive, creative and entrepreneurial attitude;

  • Ability to analyse data and other sources of information, probe for further information, make
    rational judgements from the available information and analysis and understand how one issue may be part of a larger system;

  • Good communication and relationship building skills;

  • Ability to produce high quality written documents;

  • Ability to learn quickly and possess an inquisitive mindset;

  • Firm ethical standards, demonstrating integrity and is values-driven;

  • A passion for the dynamics affecting East African economic development.

    Terms and Remuneration

  • The contract for this work will be permanent and full-time.

  • The job will be based in Nairobi with up to
    50% regional travel.

  • The salary will be competitive and is negotiable dependent on experience.


    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Msingi East Africa Monitoring Specialist Jobs in Kenya



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