RefuSHE Monitoring & Evaluation Manager Jobs in Kenya

RefuSHE Monitoring & Evaluation Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • In the last year, RefuSHE has undertaken a thorough review and overhaul of its M&E practices to improve accountability and program efficacy, and to ensure the organization’s M&E standards meet and exceed the expectations of individual and institutional donors.

  • RefuSHE is looking for a senior level M&E professional with a strong commitment to data integrity and program accountability.

  • This position requires a keen attention to detail, a curiosity for data and learning, and a desire to continually improve upon M&E policies, procedures, and practices.


  • The M&E Manager will be a technical specialist and provide overall leadership for M&E strategy, approaches, and policies for RefuSHE.

  • The position will be responsible for defining RefuSHE’s M&E framework and the development of M&E plans and associated tools.

  • S/he will lead in identifying RefuSHE’s M&E needs, make recommendations based on industry best practices, and lead in the implementation of the same.

  • S/he will also develop protocols and procedures to monitor and evaluate various programs and help provide program accountability from projects baselines to end lines.

  • The position will ensure that data quality and standards are monitored, met, and reported on in a timely manner.

  • S/he will work closely with the Director of Programs (DoP) and Program Managers to assess and refine existing M&E tools in line with the evolving program needs.

  • S/he will be responsible for the development of research tools for any research projects by taking the lead in development of study design methodology, sampling protocols, survey development, data collection and data management/analysis, storage, and retrieval.

  • The Manager will be responsible for dissemination of findings and learnings from all research projects.

  • S/he will work with the DoP and Program Managers to define indicators using S.M.A.R.T standards and set achievable and ambitious targets that demonstrate the results and impact of RefuSHE programs.

  • The M&E Manager will prioritize the ongoing improvement of RefuSHE M&E systems and processes to support greater program learning, standards, quality, analysis, data storage, and retrieval.

  • This is a senior position and this person will report directly to the Executive Director. There is no supervision of other staff members for this role.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the development or improvement of monitoring and evaluation tools and processes for existing and future programs as needed and with input from Program Managers; periodically reviews tools in place to ensure they are still relevant and producing useful, timely, and accurate data, making suggestions for improvement where relevant.

  • With Program Managers, help analyze data to serve as part of the internal quality assurance mechanism for program delivery.

  • Support Program Managers in strengthening their program monitoring systems.

  • Lead all M&E initiatives for current grants/programs including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and informing staff capacity building initiatives.

  • Lead M&E system and process development, creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of program activities.

  • Train and mentor RefuSHE program team to develop the necessary knowledge and skillset to manage strong monitoring and evaluation systems and tools.

  • Finalize the annual monitoring and evaluation framework and plan; provide technical guidance for the implementation of the plan.

  • In close collaboration with the DoP and Program Managers, lead the development of SMART indicators, baselines, and achievable and ambitious targets for grant proposals and/or new grants,

  • Effectively analyze, utilize, and communicate data to senior leadership for
    program improvement.
    Facilitate review of program progress on a quarterly basis and ensure problem solving through remedial actions.

  • Ensure any disparities between planned and actual outputs and outcomes are addressed.

  • Keep the leadership team informed of developments on programs within the portfolio, and serve as a link between program staff and senior management in regard to M&E.

  • Collaborate with DoP and Program Managers to identify research needs and develop research designs and proposals, when relevant.

  • Responsible for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, synthesizing findings, writing summary internal reports, and contributing to donor reports.

  • Facilitate knowledge building and sharing on research, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Promote a learning culture within RefuSHE that is inclusive, creative, and forward thinking.

  • Support in the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to various audiences.

  • Undertake other responsibilities/duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature in the humanitarian aid sector and which have been discussed and agreed between the Executive Director and the post holder.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g. education, social sciences, economics) and a minimum of a degree-level qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline, e.g. research, project management, development studies, etc.

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation activities in the NGO sector, including designing and managing data collection efforts; experience with holistic programs that support marginalized and vulnerable youth strongly preferred.

  • Experience in the design, development, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies, systems, and tools.

  • Expertise in logical/results frameworks with objectives, outcomes, and outputs

  • Strong ability to organize, review, analyze, and draw lessons from data, and transform these findings into written form for various audiences, both internal and external.

  • Strong English writing skills, as demonstrated by the ability to produce high quality reports.

  • Experience in participatory research that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with proven ability to work with data software packages such as Stata/SPSS.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish productive working relationships both internally and externally.

  • Experience working with staff and partners to implement M&E frameworks and systems.

  • A high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative.

  • A high degree of attention to detail.

  • Strong teamwork skills (this position works in collaboration with Program Managers).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent computer skills.

    How to Apply

  • Your application should be sent to

  • indicating the position title in the email subject by close of business June 24, 2020.

  • It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your first and surname) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three references, one of which should be your current supervisor.

    Human Resources & Administration Manager
    P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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