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NGO Jobs in Kenya - ACTED


ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non- political and non-confessional international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, France. 

ACTED Kenya is working on food security, WASH and livelihoods projects with pastoral communities affected by drought in the Rift Valley region.

Department: AMEU
 

Position: AMEU Assistant
 
Contract duration: 6 months
 
Duty Station: Chemolingot, East Pokot District
      
ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 

ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its headquarters in Paris, France.

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the following the post of 
Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant to be based in East Pokot, Baringo County

Reporting to the Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer– East Pokot, the AMEU assistant will bear the following;

Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Assist the AMEU officer to collaborate with Programme Departments to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluation plans to measure project progress and impact indicators;
  • Assist in the design of appraisal, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools and ensure they are in line with project objectives and indicators;
  • Assist in planning and conducting field-level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informant interviews, participatory rural appraisal methods etc;
  • Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams, including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency;
  • Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes, and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data;
  • Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing and compiling reports to assist programme management and programme development;
  • Improve AMEU processes and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing;
Requested Profile
  • Higher diploma in Sociology, Development Studies or a related field;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset;
  • Previous experience with community development, food security, livestock health or productivity development, WASH and/or Participatory Rural Appraisal methodology is an asset;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in all ACTED areas of intervention and to spend long periods in the field;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively in English language and Pokot language;
  • Knowledge of and experience in field-based data collection methods; and Monitoring and Evaluation experience in humanitarian/development settings is preferred.

Area Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Officer(Maralal, Samburu County)

This position will report to the Appraisal, Monitoring & Evaluation Unit (AMEU) Officer of Kenya/Somalia based in Nariobi. 

The position is based in Maralal town, Samburu County and requires frequent travel to ACTED project sites in Northern Kenya.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Collaborate with Field Coordination and Programme Development Departments to design logical frameworks and indicator collection plans;
  • Assist in the design of appraisal, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools;
  • Provide supervision and direction to the AME Unit in his/her area of responsibility, including training the team on tools and data collection techniques;
  • Plan and conduct field-level data collection, at different stages of the project to support project cycle management;
  • Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing and compiling reports;
  • Manage the community complaints-response mechanism in Samburu County.
Requested Profile
  • University degree or Masters in Sociology, Development Studies or a related field;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in all ACTED areas of intervention and to spend long periods in the field;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively in English language;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset;
  • Previous experience with community development, economic/agricultural development, and/or Participatory Rural Appraisal methodology is an asset;
  • Knowledge of and experience in field-based data collection methods; and
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation experience in humanitarian/development settings.
Application Procedure
 
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to nairobi.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 05 January 2013.

Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis.

ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
 
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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