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MERL Coordinator Job International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is seeking passionate individuals to serve in an upcoming two years Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Project at the Coast Region. Qualified applicants are invited to apply to fill this position.

The Coordinator Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Lead (CMERL) will lead all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for the project. Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Manager CSEC with a dotted line to the Senior Manager, MERL, the position will ensure that the MERL Strategy for the project is implemented in accordance with the IJM MERL protocols and as per the project implementation plan. Overall, the functions will include: design of the monitoring framework, development or review of data collection tools, leading data collection, data analysis and reporting, data quality audits and stakeholder management on M&E and project learning. He/she will provide effective coordination and capacity strengthening of the key project partners on CSEC related M&E approaches. He/she will facilitate both internal and external periodic reviews pertaining to project progress. The MERL Lead will provide quality assurance to programs and enhance technical capacity for staff implementing the project.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Statistics, Economics, Development Studies or any other related Social Sciences
  • Extensive experience and expertise in program design, with a strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and research methods;
  • At least 5 years of specialist or senior level support development programs in Africa preferably on advocacy, accountability, justice and governance programs; and
  • Membership of a professional society on M&E or Project Management would be added advantage.

Critical Competencies and Qualities:

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs and data management software’s (ODK, ONA, tableau, etc.);
  • Proficient writing & presentation skills;
  • Ability to use tools for monitoring and evaluation and data analysis.
  • Driven to highest levels of excellence;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, strong collaboration and interpersonal skills;
  • · Persuasiveness and attention to detail;

Organization Information

  • Competitive salary, and benefits package.
  • This is a 2-year contract position based in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Occasional travel locally may be required.

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