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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Kenya


The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Centre seeks to recruit a 
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

About the Role:

To be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the Center’s strategic plan; support project planning, monitoring and evaluation; provide support to the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) monitoring and evaluation activities; and coordinate the implementation of the Center’s online Project Management System.

Duties/ responsibilities:

1) Monitoring the implementation of the Center’s Strategic Plan (2012-2016)

  • Coordinate the review of the existing M&E framework to align to the strategic plan.
  • Conduct surveys to collect data on key indicators to measure success and impact of the Center’s programs.
  • Coordinate finalization of annual and five-year implementation plans to align to the strategic plan.
  • Participate in the annual review of the strategic plan to assess progress in its implementation.
2) Implementation of the Projects Management System (PMS)
  • Coordinate the review/revision of an in-house and purpose built Project Management System (PMS) to ensure sufficiency in meeting the Centre’s needs
  • Review the PMS manual to align to any changes made in the system
  • Facilitate training of staff in using the PMS as need arises
  • Undertake periodic monitoring of the system’s implementation and share quarterly reports from the system with senior management
  • Develop protocols for supporting APHRC’s partners to implement a similar system
3) Monitoring and Evaluation of CARTA activities

Support the M&E activities of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a large doctoral level training programme coordinated by APHRC and involving nine African universities and four research centers in Africa.

The specific roles will include:
  • Coordinating conference calls with key program partners
  • Writing semi-annual progress reports to key partners and funders
  • Coordinating the drafting and submission of relevant documents for annual reviews to key partners and funders
  • Participating in monitoring visits to assess progress in implementation of CARTA-funded activities in partner universities
  • Collate semi-annual reports from CARTA committees and fellows
  • Document outputs and outcomes of CARTA activities as outlined in the CARTA implementation framework
4) Project planning, monitoring and implementation
  • Provide guidance to programmatic teams in development of M&E tools within their programs
  • Participate in the design, writing and review of project proposals
  • Participate in capacity assessment of new partners using the Centre’s assessment guidelines
  • Coordinate the organization of project inception meetings to set milestones, targets and action plans to guide project implementation
  • Participate in the assessment of the Center’s impact on policy influence through annual review of contributions of the Center’s work
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or other related field
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated progressive experience in project monitoring and evaluation, planning and management, with an international NGO. Experience working with research-oriented institution is desirable.
  • Knowledge of current trends in Monitoring and Evaluation, including effective methodologies.
  • Good understanding of design and implementation of evaluation strategies.
  • Good understanding of computerized systems and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development and report writing
  • Strong statistical analysis skills of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Interested candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than April 26, 2012, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org or to the address below.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi
www.aphrc.org

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