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M&E Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Applications: M&E Specialist
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa.

The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners.

Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.
The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.
Objectives and Duties: The M&E Specialist will support the development and day-to-day operations of the M&E systems to document project progress and results and inform program implementation and management. 

The M&E Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Develop and manage an effective database for documentation of project activities and results
  • Conduct and/or support primary data collection for selected agricultural and non-agricultural commodities
  • Develop and execute robust data analysis procedures using advanced statistical and geo-spatial techniques
  • Support the development, review and implementation of the Hub’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) and M&E system.
  • Support the design and execution of baseline assessments, annual surveys and other specialized studies.
  • Provide day‐to‐day management of the project’s M&E plan.
  • Lead training and capacity building activities for monitoring-related techniques and methods for the Hub’s staff.
  • Apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support the project’s overall development planning, design, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Serve as Acting M&E Manager as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, information technology or related field
  • Practical knowledge and skills in use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other related information technologies/techniques
  • Experience in database development and management
  • At least 5 years of M&E experience in USAID funded programs
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Supervisory Responsibilities: The M&E Specialist will have no supervisory responsibilities unless acting as M&E Manager.

Base of Operations:
 Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: The M&E Specialist will report to the M&E Manager
Interested applicants should apply via the link by January 8, 2016, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. 

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. 

Visit to view the scope of work and learn more about The Trade hub.

DAI is an equal opportunity employer.

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