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Project Manager Job in Kenya

The Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate urban family planning initiatives in four countries. 

The MLE Project is based at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and focuses on the following main areas; rigorous evaluation of family planning and reproductive health programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, capacity building for monitoring and evaluation of local and regional partners and translation of finding into programs and policy to inform local, regional and global family planning programs.

Position: MLE - Project Manager

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and oversee all in-country research assignments and ensure compliance with local ethics committee
  • Participate in development of survey tools, training manuals and pre-testing of the tools
  • Conduct data quality assessments to ensure the reliability of data collected and ensure quality control measures are observed
  • Responsible for data management
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact within and across target countries
  • Build country and regional capacity by providing technical assistance to assist them undertake rigorous monitoring & evaluation
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing, document and disseminate best practices.
  • Expand the knowledge base of and evidence on urban Reproductive Health programs
Qualification and Experience
  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (public health, social sciences or a related field)
  • At least 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis (quantitative & qualitative skills)
  • Ability to design survey research including the development of research tools and instruments
  • Proficiency in statistical applications (Excel, Stata or SPSS) and other software packages
  • Experience in management and implementation of large-scale demographic field surveys (household and health facility) required
  • Experience organizing training, especially in the field of survey research, preferred
  • Supervisory experience of field enumerators, required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, required
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects with minimal supervision, required
  • Experience working with GOK, preferred
If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications above, apply by sending your updated CV, along with a covering letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees one of whom must be your supervisor in your current or former employment to
Closing date for applications is July 6, 2013
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
The MLE Project (, through lntraHealth, has an immediate opening for an MLE- Project Manager in Kenya. 

The MLE Project Manager will oversee the field-based work of the MLE Project, liaise with the in-country stakeholders and represent MLE at the country level. 

S/he will work closely with MLE senior management, the MLE Technical Officers and field-based MLE partners and subcontractors in the implementation and oversight of the rounds of surveys and data analysis. 

The Project Manager will be based in Nairobi and report to the Senior Technical Officer responsible for Kenya at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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