VSO Monitoring Evaluation and Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

VSO Monitoring Evaluation and Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty.

Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty.

We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Leading and coordinating Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting, thus enabling VSO Kenya to be more visible externally and measure progress and impact of its Volunteering for Development (VfD) initiatives.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, social sciences, development studies/economics, marketing or monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience and progressive responsibility working in Communications, Reporting and M&E for donor funded development programmes e.g. DFID, USAID, EU, Ford Foundation; Open Society etc
  • Excellent communications and writing skills – able to express complex information in a simple and succinct manner in English and Swahili
  • Experience of developing performance indicators; conducting routine monitoring of data for donor-funded projects; and conducting participatory or impact evaluations.
  • Experience writing reports, findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluations, especially under institutional donor contracts, and
  • Experience of development of knowledge management and communication strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) with
    ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, MIS online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA. Or EPINFO
  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and experience working with people in different contexts;
  • Self-starter with initiative and confidence to lead in their designated field – can work independently and prioritize own work load

    Desirable
  • Experience in a ‘Development’ context/INGOs
  • Experience working in education, health, livelihoods; governance or youth programmes
  • Being up-to-date on Communications; Reporting; M&E trends and current debates around development effectiveness; research and evaluation methodologies;

    Competencies and Behavior
  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; VSO Monitoring Evaluation and Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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