Trocaire Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Trocaire Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International Development.

Trócaire works through local partners and being the development arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE.

This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation both in Kenya and globally as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin planning for beyond this period.

Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established an office in Nairobi in 1994.

Working with over twenty-five local partner organisations, Trócaire takes a rights based approach while focusing on Equitable Access to and use of Resources, Women’s Empowerment and the Protection of Human Dignity in Humanitarian Crisis. (Organisational Strategic Plan-CSP: 2016-20).

The Trócaire Kenya country programme is built on a model that integrates a change process from micro to meso to macro levels through working with strong local partners, a commitment to capacity building, clear advocacy priorities, high levels of financial oversight and integrated programme design to bring about social change.

Trócaire is currently building its portfolio of work and partners in Turkana and as part of this process is setting up a small sub-office in Lodwar.

The County Programme will take an integrated approach to the delivery of interventions to address the needs of the most vulnerable in Turkana using our rights based and women’s empowerment approaches and working exclusively through local partner organisations.

The MEAL Project Officer will support in designing, developing and implementing effective M&E and accountability systems and processes to improve Trócaire’s programme quality in Turkana in line with donor requirements.

S/he will ensure that Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning within our programmes in Turkana are effectively supported and that increased accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders is achieved in line with Trócaire and donor policies and practices.

In particular, the MEAL Support officer’s performance will be judged against the ability to deliver on Trocaire’s Core Accountability Commitments.

The role is being advertised as a fixed term position up to end October 2020.

Reporting to the Turkana Programme Manager with a dotted line to the MEAL Manager based in Nairobi.

The Turkana MEAL Project officer will also liaise with the Strategy and Impact Unit at HQ (Maynooth, Ireland).

Safeguarding Children Policy:The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities Project Support/Technical Assistance:

  • Support Trócaire and partner staff in the planning, design and implementation of all MEAL activities throughout the project cycle; from baseline to endline.
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance in the planning, design and implementation of MEAL systems and tools and in supporting evaluation and learning processes.
  • Support accountability to beneficiaries (downward accountability), ensuring that their involvement at every stage of the project cycle is the critical lens though which any MEAL framework is designed.
  • Support capacity development of partner staff in MEAL skills, including mentoring as necessary.
  • Work with project staff and the MPM to support partner use of results based management (RBM) and engagement with programme learning and review processes.
  • Through training and coaching support partner staff to develop skills and competences to gather, manage and analyse quality gender and climate sensitive data.
  • Train and support partners to use analysed data to inform programme quality control, to produce quality donor reports, to document lessons learned and programme impact and to inform future project development.
  • Support partners to implement monitoring in a manner that is sensitive to the different needs, responsibilities and capabilities of vulnerable project participants and communities.
  • Develop good working relations with partner organizations and communities.
  • Exchange information and experience and contribute actively to an MEAL learning community within Trócaire and among partner organizations.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of mechanisms for capturing, analyzing, reporting, sharing and applying MEAL
    findings, information, lessons learned, and best practices among Trócaire, its donors and partner staff.
  • Sharing of partner MEAL tools and training resources developed, particularly those engaging with Climate change governance and Natural resource management.
  • Ensure that gender and vulnerability issues are addressed in all aspects of MEAL work, in relation to partners and in working with colleagues in Trócaire. In particular, champion monitoring and learning approaches which engage with issues of climate change governance and natural resource management.
  • Support the programme team in strategic targeting of beneficiaries in project design.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.Communication/Information

    Management:

  • Develop good working relations with partner organizations and communities.
  • Exchange information and experience and contribute actively to an MEAL learning community within Trócaire and among partner organizations.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of mechanisms for capturing, analyzing, reporting, sharing and applying MEAL findings, information, lessons learned, and best practices among Trócaire, its donors and partner staff.
  • Sharing of partner MEAL tools and training resources developed, particularly those engaging with Climate change governance and Natural resource management.

    Other Tasks

  • Ensure that gender and vulnerability issues are addressed in all aspects of MEAL work, in relation to partners and in working with colleagues in Trócaire. In particular, champion monitoring and learning approaches which engage with issues of climate change governance and natural resource management.
  • Support the programme team in strategic targeting of beneficiaries in project design.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

    Qualification

  • Graduate degree - preferably in a directly related field, such as Public policy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, project management etc.
  • Significant work experience in a directly related field will be considered in lieu of a directly related graduate degree.
  • Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to MEAL, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, in all stages of programme cycle management.
  • Demonstrated MEAL field experience; skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing data to meet both organisational and donor priorities.
  • Experience developing SMART indicators and MEAL systems that would capture the impact of Trócaire’s work.
  • Understanding of donor expectations and trends for MEAL; especially institutional donors like DFID, EU, USAID etc.
  • Experience in producing timely, detailed, accurate and informative reports to meet organisational and donor requirements
  • Experience of working closely and in participation with local communities in the development and implementation of MEAL systems
  • Experience working on issues of Climate Change, and climate change governance, an understanding of devolution and county and national government systems and processes is desirable.
  • Two years of relevant professional MEAL experience.

    Experience

  • A good understanding of policy analysis and evaluation, critical thinking and ability to support evaluations, and development of reports and policy briefs

    Skills

  • Technical skills to implement MEAL in a gender-sensitive manner, including tool design, sampling, data collection, analysis, and report writing.
  • Participatory rural appraisal, policy analysis and evaluation, stakeholder mapping, political economy analysis and policy communication through policy briefs and impact reports.
  • Ability to develop indicators, tools and processes for monitoring climate change governance, and linking outcomes to impact are particularly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Computer Skills: High level of proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint. Good knowledge of IT systems such as cloud platforms, apps, Excel, databases.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into different formats (e.g., reports, short summaries, presentations).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to manage heavy workloads, to multitask and to meet deadlines

    How to apply

  • For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role visit our recruitments] portal and apply by 10th December 2018.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Trocaire Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

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