SoCha Third Party Monitoring Lead Consultant Jobs in Tana River - Kenya

SoCha Third Party Monitoring Lead Consultant Jobs in Tana River - Kenya

Company profile:

  • SoCha (a word created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We are a veteran-owned small business, registered in the United States, and headquartered in Mauritius,
    which is an IT hub for Southern Hemisphere international organizations.

  • SoCha is structured to be nimble and flexible, where we can rapidly respond to evaluative and analytical requests globally and have a well- established network across Africa and Asia. Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally recognized experts who specialize in evaluating the effectiveness of development assistance, to a full-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.


  • SoCha is USAID/Kenya East Africa’s Implementing Partner for the Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) Activity. The MSP Activity supports USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) staff and stakeholders to be more efficient, effective, transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence, performance management techniques, and
    Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable KEA’s journey to self-reliance.

    Scope of Work:

  • The MSP program, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks a consultant to provide overall technical guidance and support for a third-party monitoring (TPM) and verification activity for select
    USAID partners based in Tana River County. The consultant will be contracted by SoCha and will report directly to the M&V Coordinator and/or the designated Team Leader.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The expert will serve as the team leader of the activity, and undertake the following tasks:

    ● Provide technical guidance, support and oversight of the TPM activity.

    ● Oversee the development/refinement of the scope of work/methodology.

    ● Undertake desk review of implementing partner reports, activity briefs, and other relevant

    ● Design data collection tools and support/oversee quantitative and qualitative data collection and
    analysis. Ensure quality and utility of the site visits/remote monitoring

    ● Participate in the pilot of the data collection tools, in-person and/or remote as well as any other data collection activities deemed necessary.

    ● Prepare and deliver high-quality reports
    to USAID and other relevant stakeholders.

    ● Facilitate meetings/briefings with USAID and other relevant stakeholders.

    ● Supervise enumerators and/or short- or long-term staff who are engaged in this TPM.

    ● Lead or participate in regular check-in calls with USAID staff, as required.

    ● Support the development of the reporting templates.

    ● Lead the analysis of data and writing of findings report as well as presenting to the Mission/ stakeholders.

    ● Participate in regular check-in calls and debriefs with the Mission and MSP staff.

    ● Other activities as agreed upon with MSP staff.

    Required skills

    ● Masters degree or doctoral on health, nutrition, WASH or related fields from a recognized

    ● Experience in planning, managing and implementing monitoring activities related to nutrition, WASH, food security and livelihoods.

    ● Strong familiarity with planning, managing and implementing emergency and response programs.

    ● Past experience working/ supporting or implementing programs in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands (ASAL) of Kenya.

    ● Ability/willingness to travel to difficult/hard to reach locations

    ● Ability to diplomatically communicate and work effectively with a wide range of USAID
    implementing partners and stakeholders.

    ● Strong analytical and writing skills, with proven experience in authoring TPM reports.

    ● Possess excellent communication, presentation skills, with experience in presenting to the
    Mission, national government, or related entities.


    The following deliverables will be required:

    ● Analysis of documents reviewed and completed desk review checklist.

    ● Developed and approved data collection tools.

    ● Feedback on data collection tool(s) and pilot.

    ● Qualitative and quantitative datasets.

    ● Daily briefing notes and transcripts.

    ● Final report(s) and presentation(s).

    ● Other items as required by the team leader.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SoCha Third Party Monitoring Lead Consultant Jobs in Tana River - Kenya

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