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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

National Council for Population and Development
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
1 Post

Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Unit

Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose

1. Improve the collection and use of data for monitoring progress toward the achievement of the national family planning program and FP2020 goals

2. Link FP achievements to other relevant reproductive health indicators such as maternal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate

Background: Family planning in Kenya has increased progressively since the early 1980s with the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) reaching 46% in 2008. This has been coupled with a decline in the total fertility rate from 8.1 births per woman in 1978 to 4.6 births per woman in 2008.

However, there is still an unmet need for Family Planning of 25% and a decline in use of the long acting and permanent methods with challenges such as poor and inequity in access of FP methods including social cultural barriers.

During the July 2012 London summit on Family Planning, Kenya pledged to protect women’s rights to family planning by securing additional financial resources and implementing strategies to reach the poorest and hardest-to-reach segments of the population, thereby enabling more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.

The Ministry of Health in partnership with stakeholders is therefore working towards achievement of the national family planning program and Family Planning 2020(FP2020) goals.

This will require routine monitoring and evaluation of the family planning program indicators and how they impact on the other key reproductive health indicators in the country.

Requirements

The officer will,
  • Report to the Head of Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Unit (RMHSU) at the Ministry of Health.
  • Stationed at the Division of Family Health.
  • Work with the Family Planning and M&E teams at the unit

Scope of Work: Identify and create data collection systems that produce relevant family planning data, as well as performing data quality checks and analysis that encourages the use of data for strategic decision-making.

1. Identify, improve, and recommend linkages between the public and private sector to facilitate the collection, processing and use of relevant Family Planning data to support improvements in program functioning and results.

2. Assist in strengthening the use of data to identify monitoring system weaknesses, support early recognition of program progress, and for informed decision making

3. Facilitate the introduction and use of innovative tools and approaches for data analysis and data dissemination in the country context.

4. Participate in organizing of annual consensus building workshops with government and partners that result in the issuance of annual family planning estimates for key indicators.

5. Perform data analysis and prepare materials incorporating all available Family Planning data into concise databases, spreadsheets and documents.

6. Co-ordinate with all partners working in the area of Family Planning monitoring and participate in FP2020 Country Working Group Meetings as its Secretariat on behalf of the MOH.

7. Serve as Country liaison with Track20 global staff and the FP2020 global PM&A Working Group

8. Participate in FP and M&E technical working group meetings.

9. Participate in other reproductive health programs as that linkages with family planning program is pivotal

Qualifications and Experience:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have
  • Holder of Masters degree in Public Health or Demography with additional training in Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar field
  • Terms of Employment: The successful candidates will be appointed on contract terms for 2 years renewable subject to availability of funds.


Method of Application

Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, a copy of identity card, detailed CV indicating work experience, three (3) names of references and daytime telephone numbers to:

The Director General
National Council for Population and Development
P. O. Box 48994-00100
Nairobi

Or our online job portal through e-recruitment system accessible through URL: www.ncpd-ke.org/jobs/ so as to reach the Council on or before 18th July, 2014


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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