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Micronutrient Initiative

Vacancy: 
Monitoring and Reporting Manager, Africa

Passionate about developing and implementing solutions for hidden hunger, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) works in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to address micronutrient deficiency and related health and nutrition problems in underserved populations.

Governed by an international Board of Directors, MI works in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America and reaches 500 million people in 70 countries.

With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and soon Nairobi, Kenya that manage our country offices in Asia and Africa.

As we begin staffing our Africa Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya we are seeking skilled and highly motivated individuals to fill key positions in the areas of Finance, Nutrition, Monitoring and Reporting, Contracting and Procurement, Human Resources and support staff.

We are recruiting for the following position:

1. Identification
 
Position Title: Monitoring and Reporting Manager, Africa

Job# KENRO-10
 
Reports to / Position Title: 
  • Supervisor 1: Deputy Regional Director, Africa
  • Supervisor 2: Director, Program Services
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
2. Overall Purpose / Broad Function:
 
To lead the monitoring and donor reporting function for the Africa region.
 
3. Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Monitoring for reporting to donors and for effective project management:
  • Lead the adaptation of existing intervention performance monitoring frameworks for projects to ensure consistency of indicators (especially for donor reporting) across all country programs in Africa.
  • Provide briefing, training and technical support as necessary for regional and country program staff on tools and procedures for donor reporting and on the associated program monitoring requirements.
  • Provide advice and support to country staff to help them develop simple clear workplans to meet data collection requirements.
  • Provide guidance and support to program staff in countries on methods for the collecting of qualitative and quantitative information from external data sources (such as HMIS, DHS, MICS), for assessing data quality and for developing plans to improve data quality.
  • Work with program staff to identify where baseline, mid-line and end-line surveys need to be conducted by MI (or its sub-contractors) and work with MI’s Regional Adviser for Research and Evaluation to formalize time-bound plans for the completion of these surveys.
  • Monitor progress against country plans for data collection and reporting through periodic reviews of data collected by each Country Office to ensure the accuracy and integrity of information gathered and take corrective action and/or raise any serious problems encountered with the Regional Director, D/Regional Director and Director Program Services.
Development / improvement of monitoring and reporting system:
  • Consult with global, regional and country staff and provide input on behalf of MI Africa to the development and/or improvement of guidelines, standards, tools and procedures for project monitoring and reporting across MI’s projects ensuring that indicators are appropriate and measurable in the MI Africa programming context.
  • Ensure that local monitoring systems in MI Africa are well-integrated with MI’s global systems and adheres to donor and global requirements.
  • Lead the development of performance measurement frameworks for new projects and programs.
  • Work with global team to develop and maintain a practical system for storing and analyzing program information.
Analysis:
  • As requested, compile data across all projects and provide analysis to the Regional Director, D/Regional Director (and Director Program Services as relevant) for course correction and program improvement.
Donor reporting:
  • Lead the timely and accurate compilation of results reporting from all Country Offices and work with relevant program staff to revise as necessary to meet donor reporting requirements and liaise with Program Officer Knowledge Management as needed.
Member of Africa Management Committee:
  • Contribute as a member of the Regional Management Committee quarterly regional review of program progress and budget management.
Other duties and responsibilities may be required.
 
4. Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • 50% direct supervision of PO4 Regional Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • Indirect supervision of program staff and input to performance appraisal reviews.
5. Education/Professional Designations/Experience:
  • At least 10 years of experience in monitoring similar programs in developing countries.
  • Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation or related discipline is desirable.
  • At least five years working in Africa preferred.
  • Specific experience with monitoring of nutrition and health programs is preferred. Familiarity with HMIS, DHS, MICS also preferred.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely with previous donor reporting experience preferred.
6. Language Skills:
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Knowledge of other languages (especially French) would be an asset.
7. Travel Requirements:
  • Based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
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8. Other Specific Skill Requirements:
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Office products (especially Excel).
Note: This job description can and will be amended as required from time to time.
 
MI is a non-smoking work environment
 
How to Apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to kenyahr@micronutrient.org quoting Job# KENRO-10 in the subject line. Competition closes November 11, 2016. 

Please note that this position is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

No telephone calls please. 

Although we thank all applicants who apply, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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