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NGO Intern Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

The Girl Generation

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Intern 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 6 Months Internship
Salary: This is a non-salaried position, but a monthly allowance of (KES 15,000) will be paid in arrears. 
Short introduction: To-date, a range of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) documents and tools have been developed for The Girl Generation, including: the logframe, the M&E framework, data collection tools, indicators protocol etc., and quantitative data has been collected.  

Further, qualitative data – e.g. case studies of positive stories of change, several reports and quantitative data have been produced over the last 2 years. 

To ensure that data is stored and managed systematically, and to provide further assistance with data collection and analysis, The Girl Generation is seeking to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Intern. 
Summary purpose and objective of role
The main responsibilities of this role will be to:
  • Set up and/or refine and maintain a filing system in The Girl Generation Dropbox or other system.
  • Collate data, and archive it in retrievable and systematic format
  • Ensure systematic data entry, organization of data, validation, verification
  • Support in the preparation and dissemination of data/reports in a user-friendly format 
  • Support in ensuring that data are maintained and stored in a manner that is safe and confidential so that no external individual can manipulate the data
  • Make follow ups with staff and MEL Working Groups in focal countries, on data collection and reporting on sub-indicators
  • Provide support to data analysis
  • Provide technical support to the MEL Working Groups remotely or face to face as necessary 
  • Participate in the design, testing and roll out of surveys
  • Support the development of MEL tools, documents and products, including donor reports and other MEL updates
  • Support learning across and beyond the programme
Person Specification
The MEL Intern must demonstrate capacity and capabilities in the following:
  • An interest in MEL
  • A Masters degree student in demography, statistics or development studies from a reputable university
  • MEL knowledge and experience and capacity in database design, data management, and statistics 
  • Highly developed skills in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Well-versed in the use of different social media platforms
  • Knowledge of data management and visualization software desired
  • Basic experience in supporting the planning and implementation of surveys is a plus
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Willingness to learn and engage with a committed team
About Options / The Girl Generation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most. 

The Girl Generation ( believes that FGM can end in a generation. We harness the power of communication to challenge the social norms which hold FGM in place, providing a global platform for galvanizing, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. 

We seek to inspire a collective of organisations and individuals across the most affected countries in Africa, and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

 This is a non-salaried position, but a monthly allowance of (KES 15,000) will be paid in arrears. The intern will keep a time sheet and will invoice on a monthly basis.

Application process
To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to The Girl Generation at Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
Closing date for applications is: 22nd July 2016.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 27th July 2016.

Other information
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • The right to live and work in Kenya is required by all candidates

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