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NGO Job in Kenya - Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 
(2 positions) – Mandera West and Elwak

Job Purpose

Organise M&E activities and assist in the management of monitoring information, in order to support the delivery of high quality, effective programmes.

Key Accountabilities

Monitoring and data collection

  • Support the development and implementation of clear, practical M&E plans.
  • Establish data collection systems within programmes when requested/review existing data collection tools and systems.
  • Support teams through regular meetings and on the job support, to gather, collate, and analyse monitoring data, as well as to report on findings from monitoring activities.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support monitoring and accountability processes.
  • Participate in the development of templates and guidelines for data gathering, collation and reporting in liaison with programme managers and coordinators.
  • Provide technical support to programme teams with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting when requested; work with programme staff to do monthly analysis of output data.
  • Improve gathering and use of qualitative data, e.g. through use of case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments; actively collect data where necessary.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the field office level, as well as across offices.
Information Management and reporting
  • Set in place Data Quality dimensions to ensure that data used for analysis is of high integrity.
  • Collate accurate and timely top-line output data from all programmes (to feed into central data base).
  • Manage and update the filing system of projects as per the Save the Children M&E Policy
  • Co-ordinate the production of progress reports as per the reporting schedules, in collaboration with programme teams.
Accountability, communications and training 
  • Work with programme teams to ensure that information relating to Save the Children activities is shared widely within communities in which we are working and provide for their participation and feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks.
  • Facilitate M&E meetings, share M&E guidance and deliver training and capacity building in order to ensure that monitoring activities are conducted effectively and according to agreed guidelines and procedures.
  • Work with programme staff to ensure learning is shared across programme sectors and with head office and fed into the planning and programme design.
Other Duties
  • Carry out other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children UK policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Person specification

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • University degree in social sciences/Statistics/Computer Science/another relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • Training in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Three or more years experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and community mobilisation skills.
  • Highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in Access, SPSS, EPI Info and Excel
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Demonstrated understanding of emergency response activities, and of the role of monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian programmes
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme

not later than 31st March 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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