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Program Officer Job in Kenya

For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African Conservation and sustainable development. 

AWF is currently seeking a talented professional to support its monitoring and evaluation efforts for its Heartland programs.

Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation
Key Responsibilities
This person will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation within AWF.

 They will be required to implement together with Program Operations team, the AWF Performance Measurement System and will coordinate impact reporting as well as evaluation studies for the AWF program. 

They will also act as the point person for M& E for the Kenya Program.

This position will also work with the AWF program team to refine methodologies and tools for livelihood impact monitoring and ensure a good fit between the livelihoods monitoring indicators and the overall AWF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. 

Working with Heartland teams, the successful candidate will identify priority sites for conducting livelihoods impact monitoring, provide leadership for implementing the monitoring process, timing and priority indicators with partners and partner communities; pilot and/or implement AWF livelihoods impact monitoring protocols and methodology in key field sites, ensure sound evaluation of and learning from impact findings; undertake baseline and monitoring surveys in target sites, analyze and discuss findings, prepare reports and agree on ongoing monitoring frameworks; facilitate team learning from findings of monitoring surveys and present findings within AWF and at other forums as requested. 

S/he will provide support for developing and implementing field program/project M&E systems in Heartlands; develop databases to improve management of data from M&E systems across the organization, build capacity of Program and Heartland teams to undertake ongoing monitoring; liaise with other organizations to share tools and lessons learned. 

This position will be based in AWF’s Headquarter office in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Vice President, Program Operations.
The successful candidate will;
  • Have a Master’s degree in Economics, Sociology or a development related field.
  • Have at least 5 years relevant experience of applied socio-economics work and/or research at field level in conservation and/or development in Africa, including direct experience of field based monitoring & evaluation (M&E) framework design and data collection.
  • Have good understanding of evaluation approaches and practice, international discourse on livelihoods and poverty reduction in relation to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and solid experience in participatory approaches to M&E.
  • Have advanced information technology skills including the use of data analysis software e.g. SPSS; knowledge of GIS technology is an added advantage.
  • Have strong interest in and understanding of conservation. Be willing to travel to remote areas and ability and experience in field training on M&E.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing and presentation skills).
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili. French competency will be an added advantage.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with subject ”M&E”, to 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Closing Date: September 15, 2012
For further information on the position and AWF, please

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