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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 20 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

In collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP), AERC runs a project on Purchase for Progress (P4P) to establish and manage a data analysis hub across 21 country offices. 

This will package and disseminate lessons and best practices from WFP procurement of food from local and regional sources.
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Reporting to the Project Manager, you will work closely with the Project Manager and relevant Regional Coordinators on all matters of data collection, analysis, reporting and quality assurance.
Specifically, you will:
  • Supervise cleaning and analysis of data by Hub analysts;
  • Ensure timely preparation, validation of country reports and review reports in consultation with the Managers;
  • Conduct periodic technical support visits to the pilot countries;
  • Coordinate activities of Regional Project Coordinators;
  • Coordinate with Information Technology (IT) specialist for the design of a web based data system that facilitates up-load, storage and down load of the data;
  • In consultation with the Project Manager, Data Analysts, and others as appropriate, identify key implementation issues for follow-up ;
  • Assist in preparation of reports for dissemination at country level;
  • Assist the Project Manager in preparing periodic progress reports.
The successful candidate must have the following at a minimum
  • Masters of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics or related discipline;
  • Proficiency in SPSS/STATA;
  • Strong background in quantitative analysis;
  • 3 years’ experience in M&E, ideally covering food security and smallholder farmer issues;
  • Ability to frequently and in different styles translate and communicate research findings to programme managers, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Relevance and extent of experience in analyzing agricultural commodities markets, trade and policies
  • Competency in French and Spanish languages is an added advantage.
If you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application via email with a detailed curriculum vitae, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees. 

To be considered your application must be received by May 17, 2013 addressed to:
The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
For more information on AERC, you can visit our website on

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