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Program Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (134K - 150K)

Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands - Improved Resilience Program (REGAL-IR)
Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

Reporting to: M&E Director, REGAL-IR
Working with: REGAL-IR team

Program / Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Starting date: Immediate
Starting Salary: Kshs. 134,235 – 150, 825 Gross per Month plus other benefits
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 

At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Project Summary: The REGAL-IR project is a 5 year initiative aiming to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth by strengthening social, economic, and environmental resilience in pastoral and transitioning communities in Kenya’s arid lands. 

It has six strategic objectives including diversifying livelihoods, improving value chain inclusiveness, natural resource management, conflict management, disaster risk reduction, and improving nutrition. 

The project is implemented in counties of Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana with HQ office stationed in Nairobi.
Position Purpose: The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Director of REGAL-IR project and will be responsible for field level planning and implementation of M&E plan and related activities. 

The position will support county level teams and partners to strengthen existing M&E systems and introduce new M&E protocols as applicable. 

The M&E Officer will work in close coordination with field teams on all aspects of project monitoring and evaluation to support interventions in all thematic sectors. This will include planning, implementation, and reporting of M&E activities. 

The position will be focal point person for integration of M&E systems in programming throughout project cycle. 

M&E Officer will perform key functions of providing technical support on M&E, implementation of participatory monitoring frameworks, project level database management, documentation, reporting and dissemination of project outcomes.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Under the guidance of the M&E Director, carry out M&E activities implementation in REGAL-IR Project areas.
  • Support the development and implementation of clear, practical M&E plans.
  • Support project initiated assessments, Participatory Learning, Planning and Action (PLPA) and participatory M&E systems.
  • Establish data collection systems within programs when requested/review existing data collection tools and systems.
  • Ensure documentation of project actives and disseminate project outcomes and results.
  • Draft and compile project level monthly and quarterly progress reports and other summaries in coordination field teams and partners and support other technical reporting.
  • Support teams – through regular meetings and on the job support - to gather, collate, and analyze monitoring data, as well as to report on findings from monitoring activities.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support monitoring and accountability processes, including Data Quality Assurance practices.
  • Participate in the development of templates and guidelines for data gathering, collation and reporting in liaison with Project Officers, Technical Advisors and Coordinators.
  • Provide technical support to program teams with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting when requested; work with program staff to do monthly / quarterly analysis of output data.
  • Improve gathering and use of qualitative data, e.g. through use of case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments; actively collect data where necessary and perform data management and analysis functions.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the field office level, as well as across offices.
  • Support REGAL-IR partners on development and management of M&E systems for project activities.
  • Ensure accurate timely data entry and submission of the same.
  • Support field teams to develop activity plans and implementation of activities.
  • Organize and conduct regular program implementation reviews during the implementation process.
  • Lead the beneficiaries complain and feedback mechanism reporting and feedback to the beneficiary.
Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree in social sciences/another relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • Three or more years’ experience in M&E field with expertise in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and community mobilization skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and evidence in documentation and report writing.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and languages of northern Kenya region.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and other statistical packages (SPSS, EPI info)
  • Highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Willing to travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Work experience in ASALs environment and northern region of Kenya is preferred.
Application Process
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to, quoting the position in the email subject matter by 23rd January, 2015.

Each application should be addressed to the HR & Admin. Director and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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