Planned Parenthood Program Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Planned Parenthood Program Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit a Program Learning Officer (PLO).

Reporting to Associate Director for Program Learning, the PLO will support the development and implementation of project-specific plans to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness and disseminate results of PP Global supported project activities and innovations.

The PLO has primary responsibility of developing approaches and tools based on clear impact pathways, theories of change, outcomes, and indicators of progress.

PLO ensures that proper monitoring and evaluation is carried out at outcome level and ensures that projects at PP Global maintain their strategic vision and that all activities result in the achievement of intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the M&E focal point for assigned projects, ensuring the excellence of M&E efforts in support of project implementation.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of program management information system with data collected on key thematic indicators and ensure accessibility by other staff.
  • Collaborate closely with PP Global staff in strengthening PP Global and partner M&E systems.
  • Plan for and conduct monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • In consultation with Associate Director, Program Learning, review and update project results frameworks and ensure that they logically capture the hierarchy of objectives, outcomes, outputs and indicators for the key thematic areas.
  • Develop project specific monitoring and evaluation plans in consultation with the Associate Director, Program Learning.
  • Work with other ARO staff to administer ProCapacity Indexing tool and track actions plans for strengthening partner financial, programmatic and organizational development pillars.
  • Plan for and conduct data quality audits to rapidly verify project data and assess the adequacy of partners’ data management systems. Plan for and conduct rapid facility assessments to determine the ability of health facilities to continuously provide SRH services.
  • Provide technical assistance to implementing partners on M&E related activities to improve compliance and project performance.
  • Work with partners and ARO staff to identify and document project best practices and success stories.
  • Assist in the design and execution of baseline surveys and other evaluation studies and participate in operations research and other data manipulation exercises to provide evidence to improve project management.
  • Compile, analyze (including the use of complimentary data sets and
    secondary analysis), and present data for reporting of program progress and impact.
  • Assist in the preparation of routine and ad-hoc project reports.
  • Organize and facilitate quarterly and annual project review meetings.
  • Complete special projects as assigned and required.

    Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, statistics, international development, or a related field plus a minimum of five years of experience, or master’s degree plus a minimum of three years of related experience in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program monitoring and evaluation.


  • Three to five years of experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. Preference will be given to candidates with NGO experience and experience working in multi-sector programs.
  • Skills: Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with a keen attention to detail and follow through; self-directed; and able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis applications).
  • Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues.
  • Working knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Other Requirements: Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of time within and outside the country.

    How to Apply:

  • Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to with Program Learning Officer as the Email Subject on or before February 3rd, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money at any point of its recruitment process.

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