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Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Position Level: 9    

University Research Co., LLC (URC): URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. 

With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. 

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. 

Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.

 In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations. 

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (

Division & Project Overview:
 The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience, partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. 

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is URC’s flagship project in quality improvement. 

ASSIST is managed by URC’s Quality and Performance Institute, (QPI), which has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

URC is looking for individuals to fill the position of Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for USAID funded project Applying Science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST). 

The project is a global leader in the implementation, advocacy, development and promotion of cost-effective methods to design and improve healthcare services and systems in developing and middle income countries.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is a key member of M&E team. 

Reporting to the M&E Advisor, the Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with ASSIST QI Advisors to improve on the quality of QI data collected from the field. 

The incumbent will;
  • Support M&E Advisor in implementing the USAID ASSIST M&E system
  • Support/assist M&E Advisor in collecting of project data from the field in collaboration with the QI Advisors; collating the data and entering the same in the set QI tools so as to show the trends in QI
  • Support/assist M&E Advisor to develop forms for data collection & analysis and M&E reporting structure.
  • Support/assist M&E Advisor in collaborating with staff and implementing partners on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.
  • Recommend important changes/revision for better achievement of project M&E objectives.
  • Cooperate with M&E Advisor to organize and provide trainings in M&E for project and implementing partners, staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders.
  • Provide coaching to the site M&E staff during the validation of QI data
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Experience & Qualifications 
  • Bachelor degree in Statistics or Mathematics. Those with additional training in project management will have an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years’ experience and with a Strong background in M&E.
  • Applications of relevant M&E software (at minimum Microsoft excel, access, PowerPoint; SPSS/STATA)
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
Desired Experience & Qualifications 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field as and when required.
  • Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Country for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. 

How to Apply:     
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

Qualified applicants can also send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae indicating present employer, and position, daytime telephone number, current salary, names and addresses of three work related referees to  

The closing date for submitting applications is 23rd November, 2015. 
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. 

Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.  

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. 

No phone calls please. 

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

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