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M & E Data Collector Job in Kenya

Vacancy: M & E Data Collector

Project Summary:
 Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands-Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) is a 5-year program sponsored by USAID / Kenya and Feed the Future (Ftf) to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth amongst pastoralists and transitioning pastoralists in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs).


The program is designed to empower communities to take charge of their development and to strengthen their capacity to select, design, implement and monitor activities toward increasing their social, economic, and environmental resilience to natural and human-induced shocks.

REGAL-IR is led by Adeso and is implemented by a consortium of partners. An intensive community engagement process - Participatory Learning, Planning and Action (PLPA) - guides program implementation in six thematic areas including diversifying livelihoods, improving value chain inclusiveness, natural resource management, conflict management and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, and improving nutrition. 

REGAL-IR is based in Isiolo Town and implements in Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana Counties.

Position Purpose:
 The M&E Data Collector will be based in respective county offices of REGAL-IR, the position will report to the County Senior Project Officer or M&E Data Analyst as applicable. 

The position will be responsible to support county level implementation of M&E plan and related activities. 

The position will support county level teams to strengthen existing M&E systems and processing of project M&E data. 

The Data Collector will work in close coordination with field teams under technical supervision of Senior Project Officers on all aspects of project monitoring and evaluation at county levels.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Under the guidance of Senior Project Officer, support project teams to carry out M&E activities implementation in REGAL-IR project areas.
  • Support project monitoring activities by collecting essential data related to project performance as per the guided framework.
  • Work closely with M&E unit of REGAL-IR on all issues pertaining to the project monitoring and evaluation protocols.
  • Conduct joint field visits to the communities served by the project to collect M&E data from individual beneficiaries and groups / institutions as applicable.
  • Ensure county level filing of activity records and other performance indicators records as per required standards.
  • Closely with community facilitators of REGAL-IR to ensure quality of information / data sets processed by field teams.
  • Support data entry processes as guided by M&E unit and contribute to the data verification processes through RDQA mechanisms.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Diploma in social field or equivalent experience.
  • One or more years of experience in projects implemented by NGOs and/or in M&E field with experience in data collection and compilation.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and community mobilization skills.
  • Adequate verbal and written skills in English and languages of northern Kenya region.
  • Adequate computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Willing to travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Work experience in ASALs environment and northern region of Kenya is preferred.
How to Apply:

This is an interesting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated young 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 jobs@adesoafrica.org quoting the position in the subject matter and your county of application by 30 November, 2015.

Your application should be addressed to the Human Resources Officer and include the following:
  • An updated CV
  • An application letter which should include expected remuneration and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

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