Plan International Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kenya

Who We Are

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation.

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

About COSME Project

Plan International's Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME) project aims to significantly scale up Plan International Kenya’s current women-led, climate-resilient livelihoods and coastal management project in Kwale and Kilifi counties.

It takes an ecosystems-based approach in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Canada, COSME will also capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same marine coastal and coastal forest eco-regions.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Monitoring Implementation and M&E Coordination at Strategic Level

• Support in the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation frameworks of COSME project and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts

• Ensure the execution of functional M&E framework based on tracking of outcomes and impacts

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

• Analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management

• Support in developing monitoring tools to track program performance in line with the Theory of Change and the M&E Plan

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

• In liaison with project team, coordinate periodic reporting, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities.

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

Quality Improvement and Standards

• Track implementation of indicators and sets of measures of sustainability and success to generate reliable evidence for project improvement

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

• Provides input, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management

• Support in application of strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying ad dealing with bottlenecks

• Employs data quality management standards through use of appropriate data collection tools, data management and analysis methods

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

Documentation, Data Management, Learning and Knowledge Management

• Supports project team to develop case studies, change/impact stories to inform projects achievements

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

• Leads and conducts analysis of quantitative data as well as qualitative data on all project inputs, outputs and outcomes to inform project management

• Dissemination of Monitoring Reports for internal and external audiences

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

• Creates, establishes and maintains project level monitoring tools and databases that are mainstreamed to existing systems and aligned with programme design

Capability Building through Knowledge Sharing, Networking and Coaching

• In liaison with the Project Manager, reviews M&E findings and best practices and disseminates information to stakeholders to facilitate evidence-based planning, learning and informed decision-making

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

• Support coaching and training of project staff and partners for improved MERL practices in response to needs.


• As assigned by the supervisor

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 3 years of demonstrated successful coordination of M&E functions and experience

• Grounded understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research and evaluation

• Experience with evaluations/research logistics, administration and/or project or research management

• 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

• Experience in climate change adaptation practice developing community-based adaptation, or integrating climate change issues into the design, monitoring, and evaluation of conservation and/or development projects and an added advantage,

• Strong demonstrable levels of knowledge of and experience with gender sensitive research design, performance monitoring, impact evaluation, and / or social and environmental research methodologies

• Demonstrated experience on Impact reporting

• Minimal supervision experience

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 MER systems and frameworks including theory of change and logical frameworks

Languages required

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili, desirable

Technical Competencies


• Well-developed knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to MERL initiatives for programme and influencing, including data collection and analysis, appropriate for different information needs, respondents and contexts with a particular focus on those that are participatory, gender and age sensitive and inclusive.

• 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 appropriate for wide range of data needs and MERL initiatives.

• Broad understanding of data quality assurance requirements and approaches for a wide range of data needs and MERL initiatives.

• Knowledge of data visualization principles and approaches for a wide range of data types, and appropriate for different information needs.

• 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 for a wide range of programme 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, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kenya

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