RTI International Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

RTI International Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

The organization provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients in more than 75 countries.

The East Africa Energy Program (EAEP) is a four-year project to increase on-grid electricity access, accelerate private sector investment, and improve the enabling environment of the power sector in
East Africa.

RTI International leads implementation of the program, which is funded by Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

RTI International seeks to recruit a candidate for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist position to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with regular regional travel to the implementing countries.


  • S/he will manage the monitoring of data, correctly keying in data into various databases including PATT and PAIS and generating high quality periodic reports on project progress to inform program design and implementation.
  • The MEL Specialist will participate in the Data Quality Assessments (DQA’s), design and implementation of research studies, development of research instruments and methodologies, sampling and data analysis.
  • S/he will also participate in the development of technical reports and academic publications.
  • S/he will build the capacity of the implementing partners in MEL.
  • S/he will participate in the design and implementation of the project’s learning agenda and adaptive management approach.
  • S/he will work closely with communication department
    to document best practices and success stories.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, population studies or a related field in Social Sciences.
  • At least (5) five years of experience in monitoring & evaluation.
  • At least (3) three years of Experience in M&E and capacity building required.
  • Previous M&E experience on a donor funded program desired.
  • Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators; designing and conducting small-scale research studies; report writing and working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required. STATA or SPSS skills desired.
  • Previous supervisory experience desired.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to hrapplications@nb.rti.org indicating the Job Title as the subject line of the email by 16th July by 5.00 p.m.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    *No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever approaches
    you asking for any such payment, please immediately email ethics@rti.org

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