Trocaire MEAL Intern Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Trócaire envisages a just world where people’s dignity is ensured, where rights are respected and basic needs are met, where there is equity in the sharing of resources and where people are free to be the authors of their own development.

Trócaire is the official development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and has been working in Kenya for over thirty years. Currently Trócaire operates in informal settlements of Nairobi and Nakuru and in the ASAL Counties of Turkana, Baringo, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Kitui and is implementing work in three key programme areas: Resilience and Humanitarian; Women’s Empowerment; Accountable Governance and Resource Rights.

Trocaire is recruiting a MEAL Intern to provide support to the MEAL manager in ensuring quality of programme and project design, implementation, reporting, learning and communication for Trócaire Kenya.

The MEAL intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the MEAL Manager.


The key roles and responsibility of the intern will be:

  • Assist Programme Managers and partners in developing monitoring and evaluation systems, plans, methodologies and tools that capture relevant quantitative and qualitative data on project and programme results and impact.
  • Assist Programme Managers and partners in the implementation of MEAL plans and tools.
  • Assist Programme Managers in the compilation of Annual Programme Reviews and updated results frameworks
  • Contribute to building staff and partner capacity on results-oriented programming, data collection, analysis and management
  • Support the tracking of status of accomplishment of deliverables, based on set project/programme targets.
  • Support the validation of data in all reporting templates monthly for all programmes
  • Work with partners to ensure that numbers are captured e.g. targeting criteria (during mobilisation and field activities etc)
  • Ensure that M &E tools are being used capture diversified info – gender, disability etc
  • Ensure that project data is fed into databases (Kobo and Excel) accurately and according to a data calendar within deadlines.
  • Perform rigorous data cleaning and field-level error reconciliations (Data Quality checks), jointly with the program team to ensure that the data sitting in the program data base is of integrity
  • Participate in data reviews and narrative report reviews at multiple levels (partner, community and Trocaire).

    Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role

  • Graduate degree in a directly related field, e.g. development studies, project management, operational research, statistics etc.

  • At least
    1 years’ experience working in the development sector, MEAL/programme management role.

    Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to MEAL, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, in all stages of programme cycle management.
  • A good understanding of Ms Excel, Ms word, and other data management and reporting software.
  • Experience of designing and use of digital data collection systems is an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with and strengthen capacity of local partner organisations.
  • Good understanding of institutional donor contract management
  • Excellent knowledge of the key issues and trends in the development sector as a whole, especially as they pertain to Kenya.
  • Strong data collection, analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral


  • A sensitive and patient approach to advising and mentoring of partners
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative
  • A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities
  • Empathy with and commitment to the principles of Catholic social teaching.
  • Experience of working with marginalised rural and urban communities.


    For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a Stipend to ineterns. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply on or before 27th August 2018.

    1 All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Police clearance.

    All new hires are required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy.

    For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 31st August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Trocaire MEAL Intern Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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