Plan International Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning Manager.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Monitoring Implementation and M&E Coordination at Strategic Level (40%):

  • Take a lead role in the development and execution of a functional M&E framework on the projects

  • Ensure the activity monitoring logs are well kept in a quick and easy to access

  • Design and implementation of the programme monitoring and evaluation framework and information system

  • Analysis of data collected

  • Advances organisation research agenda and works with project teams and M&E Manager

  • Promoting learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned

  • Support in developing monitoring tools

  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks

  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement and sustainability of results

  • In liaison with project teams, coordinate periodic reporting, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the M&E Manager/Project Manager

  • Manage and conduct quantitative and qualitative monitoring, evaluations and studies among program beneficiaries and other stakeholders,

  • Identify areas of technical support to project partners and Organize refresher trainings on M&E for partners

  • Conduct capacity assessment

    2. Quality Improvement and Standards (20%)

  • Tracks implementation of indicators and sets of measures of sustainability and success

  • Uses on-going project monitoring and assessment reports, to improve the quality of implementation and adapt project design.

  • Provides inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports

  • Support in application of strategies to the Project Management

  • Employs data quality management standards

  • Ensures adherence to M&E standards, Research and evaluation standards and all M&E cooperate standards at the Program Unit.

  • Establishes and manages a performance monitoring and evaluation

    3. Documentation, Data management, Learning and Knowledge Management (20%)

  • Establishes an inquisitive learning culture within PIK through leading the capacity building efforts in M&E

  • Supports project teams to develop case studies, change/impact stories

  • Provide advice to the partners and project team on improving project performance using M&E findings.

  • Develops an internal mechanism while liaising with the knowledge management specialist of sharing of documents across the hub

  • Leads and conducts analysis of quantitative data as well as qualitative data on all program inputs, outputs and outcomes

  • Dissemination of Monitoring Reports for internal and external audiences

  • Supports the MERL Manager to respond to Senior Management or donor data queries in an -accurate and timely manner

  • Creates, establishes and maintains programme level monitoring tools and databases

  • Develops and maintains an updated database of all completed interventions and periodically carry out meta-analysis of the information.

  • Ensures all the data is disaggregated by sex, age and disability and that all the studies are gender responsive

  • Responsible for supporting from a gender perspective, data collection, analysis and utilization across all programs at the hub level,

  • Ensures that project and program teams utilise the country-based data collection tools and observe data quality controls

  • Facilitates and supports the documentation of best practices and lessons learned from project outputs for audiences

  • Leads the program teams in developing case studies, change stories annually for publication

  • Identifies and documents interventions and initiatives, and knowledge management products that can be replicated or scaled up.

    4. Capability Building Through Knowledge Sharing, Networking and Coaching (15%)

  • Reviews M&E findings and best practices and disseminates information to stakeholders

  • Promote individual and organisational learning through systematic reflection processes, documentation, dissemination and knowledge management.

  • Support coaching and training of staff and partners

  • Builds, maintains and engages in internal and external MERL partnerships

  • Assesses the capacity of project implementation teams and project partners on Monitoring and Evaluation systems and processes and builds their capacity on identified gaps

  • Trains and manages staff in M&E data collection, analyses, verification and reporting

  • Capacity builds local partners and staff

  • Facilitate access to relevant and accurate information
    on the Programme to stakeholders

    5. Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 5%

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

  • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted

  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation

  • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    Qualifications/ Experience Essential:

  • Minimum of a University Degree in Social Science, Economics, statistics, development studies or any other related field from a recognized university.

  • At least 4 years of demonstrated successful coordination of M&E functions

  • Grounded understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research

  • Experience with evaluations/research logistics, administration

  • Experience with database design and management including advanced use of Excel and data analysis and entry packages including at minimum SPSS, Stata, R, Epiinfo, Atlas-Ti, CSpro and the use of KOBO Collect platforms for data collection

  • Ability to write clear and engaging reports

  • Strong demonstrable levels of knowledge of and experience with gender sensitive research design

    Qualifications/ Experience Desirable

  • Evidence of experience in development of longitudinal real time data bases including online application for management of data

  • Experience in advising / coaching individuals, teams and / or organisations in M&E system design, research methodologies, research design

  • Previous experience with mobile data collection (Kobo, ODK, CsPro) and GIS mapping an asset

  • Experience in the application of MERL systems and frameworks including theory of change and logical frameworks

    Languages Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Knowledge of Kiswahili, desirable


  • Well-developed knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to MERL initiatives for programme and influencing

  • Grounded understanding of gender and inclusion attitudes and power dynamics, including why they exist and how they change, and how these attitudes and dynamics shape MERL methods and approaches.

  • Knowledge of essential sample strategies and frameworks

  • Broad understanding of data quality assurance

  • Knowledge of data visualization principles and approaches

  • Proper understanding of data ownership, transfer, retention and management requirements and approaches.

  • Knowledge of accountability and reporting requirements to internal and external stakeholders especially a multiplicity of major international donors.


  • Hand on experience and skill in result based MERL system

  • Proficiency in applied statistics

  • Understanding of quantitative methods for data collection and analysis.

  • Understanding of sampling strategies for quantitative methods.

  • Experienced in Training of data collectors/enumerators in quantitative data collection methodologies

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software – SPSS, R, STATA, NVivo, ATLAS ti etc.

  • Understanding of qualitative methods for data collection and analysis


  • Able to apply evaluation and research methods and approaches and influencing interventions.

  • Ability to apply ethical requirements and principles in MERL initiatives.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and team working skills

  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills

    Closing Date: 30th September 2022

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