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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist
RTI International is currently accepting applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded Regional Intergovernmental Organizational (RIGO) Strengthening System project.


·         Routinely inform the team of findings in order to influence project decisions and support the most effective interventions.
·         Track and analyze changes in institutional culture, behaviors, and practices.
·         Work with the project staff to verify data, collect and review supporting documentation, and enter data into an online database system.
·         Provide technical assistance to RIGOs on M&E, helping to build their capacity in this area so that they can better collect, analyze, and share data and better evaluate their effectiveness in reaching member states.
·         Contribute to data reporting in quarterly and annual reports.
·         Oversee quality control over data and coordinate any Data Quality Assessments.
·         Support management of activities and partners by identifying and communicating opportunities and obstacles in achieving performance results.
·         Contribute to stakeholder engagement and communication of data, focusing on peer learning and knowledge exchange.


·         A Master’s degree with at least 9 years of experience, with at least 4 years in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
·         Successful experience in collecting, verifying, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in a clear format that will help to guide decision-making.
·         Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills and ability to visualize and report data in a clear and compelling way.
·         Experience in conducting focus groups, surveys, and assessments in order to collect data and evaluate results.
·         Experience working on projects funded by USAID or other bilateral donor-funded projects.
·         At least three years of work experience in East Africa.
·         Exemplary writing, verbal communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
·         Excellent collaboration, cross-cultural, and consensus-building skills.
·         Demonstrated experience in working with senior or high-level stakeholders and sensitivity in navigating complex relationships.
How to Apply

Senior Regional Project Manager
RTI International is an independent nonprofit research institute and leading development organization headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Since 1958, RTI has worked in over 150 countries and designed and implemented cutting-edge solutions in the sectors of economic growth, governance, education, and health.


Technical Leadership
·         Contribute to establishing standards for scientific rigor and quality of all research, data collection, analysis and report writing undertaken as part of the project.
·         Lead the study and analytical work in Kenya in partnership with the PI, RTI experts, and Kenyan institutions, and contribute to the design of overall project activities, methodologies and deliverables.
·         Coordinate research and work products with the PI as well as co-PIs located in Tanzania and Rwanda.
·         Ensure the analysis, reports and recommendations that result from the Kenya research products are technically sound, clear and practical.
·         As applicable, prepare briefs for both policy and academic audiences in Kenya.
Program Leadership, Management and Coordination
·         Develop and manage strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders in Kenya in partnership with the PI.
·         Develop a project workplan for Kenya that will be combined with workplans for Tanzania and Rwanda, draft and finalize reports/deliverables with input from the other co-PIs and the PI, and contribute to financial reporting documentation as needed.
·         Meet regularly in person and electronically with the PI and other co-PIs to discuss activity implementation and progress.
·         Undertake site visits within Kenya, and, if required, to the other target countries.
·         Establish/strengthen relationships with government counterparts, research institutions, academic partners and other stakeholders in Kenya.


·         Master’s level degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Research Methodology, or related field;
·         Candidates must have at least eight years of progressive experience in the design and oversight of complex research studies related to knowledge management, political economy analysis and related fields.
·         Existing relationship with an academic institution, think tank or research institute in Kenya.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of the broad array of institutions and actors involved in the knowledge sector in Kenya.
·         Demonstrated success managing against programmatic deliverables.
How to Apply

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