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ACORD Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and Gender Thematic Manager Jobs in Kenya

Background

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African organization working for Social Justice and Development ¡n Africa. ACORD operates in 18 African countries.

ACORD’s response to the challenges of Africa is firmly based on a belief that people themselves are the agents of change and actors of their own development. People’s ability to take action on the causes of poverty is what will transform Africa’s future. This belief underpins ACORD’s practical work, its research methodologies and policy advocacy.


ACORD works in partnership with local civil society associations and communities and in alliance with like minded organisations in Africa and the rest of the world.

ACORD is implementing a Pan-African Programme mainly focused on food sovereignty and cross-cutting thematic programmes on Conflict, HIV & AIDS and Gender.

Vacancies exist in ACORD International Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya for the following international positions.

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Job Summary and Overall Purpose

a. The Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, in close coordination with the Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of a comprehensive organisational monitoring & evaluation and knowledge management system to enhance impact monitoring, quality control and evaluation in order to
improve internal processes and results delivery and underpin accountability at various levels.

Monitoring & evaluation guidelines and tools shall be in compliance with overall strategic directions and stakeholders requirements and they are designed to enhance access to timely and updated information enabling informed management decisions at the various levels and facilitate
knowledge generation and cross-learning.

b. S/He ¡s also responsible for putting in place mechanisms to take stock of current practices in all areas of work, provide guidelines in the promotion of learning methods and best practices across the organisation.

c. S/He is responsible for promoting an efficient Management Information System enabling systematic and efficient data collection, sharing of best practices and lessons learnt;

d. S/He will facilitate the inclusion of evaluation reports and documented best practices ¡n the global ACORD intranet for internal reference;

e. S/He shall coordinate the training of ACORD staff at the Secretariat and in Area Programmes in the use of monitoring tools and promote awareness of learning methods and best practices across the organisation.

Gender Thematic Manager

Job Summary and Overall Purpose

a. To coordinate the development and implementation of the gender thematic programmes in line with the overall ACORD Strategic Plan, the Pan-African programme, Gender thematic strategies and Programming guidelines

b. To provide technical and methodological support to ACORD’s country and area programmes across Africa in relation to gender work

c. To actively contribute to define strategies advancing gender work at Pan-African level through research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy initiatives.

d. To provide leadership in cross-learning and knowledge generation for thematic alignment in relation to ACORD’s gender strategic priorities across the organisation.

Competencies and skills requirements

  • Masters ¡n Social Sciences/Sustainable Development/Gender or similar field
  • Five (5) years working experience with an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) at Management level
  • Strong experience in strategic planning, policy formulation, lobbying and media work
  • Experience in popular mobilisation and policy advocacy at international level, alliance and partnership building
  • Bilingual: English-French spoken and written is an essential requirement
  • Excellent Communication (written and oral) and Public Relations skills
  • Highly conversant with Civil Society and Social Movement approaches at Pan-African level
  • Good organisational, research, negotiation and analytical capabilities
Remuneration: A competitive international package

Apply to:

Human Resources & Organisational Development Manager
ACORD Nairobi, ACK Garden House,
P. O. Box 61216, 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254202721172, 2721185/86

To apply, please complete an application form available at www.acordinternational.org and e-mail it with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to recruit@acordinternational.org with the Job Title in the Subject Box.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 15th March 2011

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