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A. Position Description
Employment: Full time
Working hours: Monday to Friday reporting in the office from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 P.M
Supervisor: Program Manager
Staff Responsibility: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and Monitoring and evaluation assistant
Duration of Contract: Two years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Duty station: PACJA Secretariat, Nairobi Kenya
Grade: Grade 4
B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning systems
a) Manage the design and implementation of robust MEL systems for the organization Programmes and projects including monitoring, evaluation and learning framework (MELF), MEAL activity plan, MEAL tools.
b) Manage the data collection for key program/project deliverables to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over time. This will include the collection of primary data collection as well as secondary sources.
c) Establish and manage an online activity database to track activity and output indicators
Manage and supervise:
a) All the MEAL staff in the Alliance
b) MEAL plans, database, and formats, as well as feedback and accountability mechanism.
c) The collection of monitoring data (using the formats and tools), and data analysis.
d) Data quality assessment and reflection on the collected data
e) Development and implementation of MEAL methodologies in line with PACJA projects
f) The development of robust monitoring plans for quantitative and qualitative reporting on project performance indicators by consortium and country leads
g) The development of work plans, sub-agreements, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables.
h) Project performance against targets and preparing of periodic reports on MEAL activities of the projects and program in the Alliance.
a) Manage, Lead and guide staff to engage in quality monitoring and evaluating project performance and to incorporate participatory methods into MEAL systems in projects.
b) Manage the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of especially community members and beneficiaries, but also other audiences of the project (alliances, movements, governments, private sector)
c) Manage learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into project design and implementation.
d) Functions as key contact person or the donors regarding MEAL aspects of the projects in the Alliance
3. Capacity Building of AACJ Implementing partners
a) To provide technical guidance to support partners to improve monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning systems and processes; in the collection of quantitative & qualitative information from various sources related to influencing strategies
b) To coach and mentor and/or provide technical assistance for capacity building of partner organizations in monthly reporting and related qualitative and quantitative collection of information and data
c) Participate in/provide training to partner organizations on, data quality, gender integration in M&E, accountability, etc. together with other project technical teams
4. Analysis and Presentation of MEAL Data
a) To ensure collation, analysis, and presentation of MEAL information from partners is well captured in the MEAL system.
b) To qualify MEAL data received from MEAL officers and project staff and investigate inconsistencies.
c) To manage and supervise project learning events.
C. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
a) An agile, strategic, and critical thinker, with the ability to set processes, ensure the quality of performance, and outcome goals.
b) Excellent presentation, facilitation, mentoring, and training skills
c) Excellent Knowledge and experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects; and especially related to influencing, movement building, public awareness, and campaigning.
d) Excellent presentation, facilitation, mentoring, and training skills;
e) Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail
f) Ability to show perseverance, tenacity, and the ability to work autonomously and under pressure
g) A strong focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans, establishes a high level of performance, demonstrates the ability to be self-driven;
h) Good written and verbal communication skills in English and French will be an added advantage.
i) Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail, and self-awareness.
D. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
a) Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in statistics, actuarial science, demographics, or international development preferred
b) At least 7 years of work experience in a similar position preferably with INGO
c) Excellent Knowledge and experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects, and especially MEAL for influencing and campaigning
d) Experience in using MEAL systems
e) Experience in gathering, analyzing, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
f) Proven experience and ability to work effectively with others – strong interpersonal capacity-building skills
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