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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative (KYEEI) Secretariat at Africa Nazarene University (ANU) with support from USAID and Local Public-Private Partnerships.

The Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative (KYEEI) is an initiative working under a partnership from public-private, community, and faith based organizations in Kenya.

The primary beneficiaries of the initiative are youths in and out of school.

It was initiated to establish, mobilize, invigorate, and facilitate a comprehensive national initiative that brings together institutions, professional groups who have interest, technical entrepreneurial skills whose objective is to build/strengthen social and ethical values, preparation for world of work and other livelihood skills for capacity building among youths and thereby contribute to improved employment skills, job creation for self and national economic development.

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Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative (KYEEI) seeks to recruit a
 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E).

This position is based in Nairobi but may have occasional travel to different Counties in the country.

It is open to qualified Kenyans and will report the KYEEI Director.

KYEEI Secretariat in located at the Africa Nazarene University in Ongata Rongai.

Function of the M&E specialist position:-

  • Develop and implement an effective monitoring and evaluation plan for KYEEI programme
  • Guide the process of identifying key performance questions for monitoring project,determine questions and parameters for monitoring programme performance, including the format for performance targets and reports.
  • Lead efforts to design, monitor and evaluate all public-private, community, youth group partnership activities contributing toward improved Kenya youth empowerment and empowerment.
  • Develop a framework and tools necessary to ensure accurate data collection on existing youth projects/programmes by different institutions and partners to review and inform on the institutional response to the status of youth empowerment and employment.
  • Provide technical assistance towards the analysis and guidance to KYEEI partner strategies;
  • Liaison with partners in the identification of appropriate performance measurement indicators.
  • Develop a plan for programme related capacity building in different strategic enterprise areas (Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business and Technology)
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving stakeholders in M & E activities.
  • Produce quarterly and annual reports and updates on Youth Empowerment and Employment status by the key Strategic Enterprise Areas (SEAs) of Environment, Infrastructure, Agriculture, Health, Business and Technology
  • Seek and identify potential funding sources both on-line and through print media and any other announcement mode.
  • Review proposal drafts in final versions for responsiveness to request for proposals (RFPs) by Strategic Enterprise Areas (SEAs), focusing on thoroughness, accuracy, quality and effective design.
  • Develop concept papers commensurate with the skills and tasks performed within the position
Qualification and Competencies: 
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration with above 5 years relevant working experience in an NGO or similar set up.
  • Specialized skills in Monitoring and Evaluation, data analysis, use of statistical packages and demonstrated experience in setting up of systems are essential.
  • Fundraising and Report writing are highly desirable.
  • Experience in handling USG, EU, UN funded projects and project performance management will be an added advantage.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, a team player who is computer literate, proficiency in data based spreadsheets as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience working in an NGO organization would be an added advantage.
  • Youth friendly personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and ability to work under pressure driven conditions.
  • Professional demeanor with ability to present professional image of KYEEI at all times.
  • Preferably aged 35 years and below in pursuit of KYEEI’s goal of driving a team of young competent professionals.
Applications giving full details of education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer), should be addressed to:-

The KYEEI Director
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200

Applications should reach the office not later than Friday, 15th July, 2011.

Applications could also be dropped at Africa Nazarene University Town Campus located at the Stanbank Building, Moi Avenue.

Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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