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Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. We help people overcome poverty and conflict.

Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.
We are looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
POSITION: COMMUNITY FACILITATOR
LOCATION: TURKANA COUNTY – SONGOT WARD
PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The is a five-year USAID-funded Kenya Feed the Future (FtF) Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Activity for northern Kenya. This activity will contribute to USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative and specifically will improve households’ income, productive assets and resilience to drought and other shocks.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Facilitator will be responsible for execution of the Girls Improving Resilience with Livelihoods (GIRL), a 9-month adolescent girl personal agency empowerment safe space model aimed at supporting human capital development for resilient individuals who are well placed for commercial engagement.
S/he will focus on community adolescent girls engagement, including the identification, recruitment and retention of training girls and participants; the establishment of partnerships with key community members (elders, religious leaders, government officials); and ensuring that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
·         Contribute to the successful implementation of Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock and Learning activities.
·         Implement a 9-month adolescent girls’ personal agency empowerment safe space model.
·         Manage adolescent girls safe space groups in collaboration with the GIRL mentors.
·         Provide mentorship to up to 30 GIRL mentors every year.
·         Support the GIRL Officer with conducting trainings on basic education (numeracy & literacy), WASH and nutrition awareness campaign, financial literacy and reproductive health.
·         Support and guide the GIRL mentors to deliver trainings to adolescent girls.
·         Support with community mapping activities.
·         Represent Mercy Corps in Kerio/Kanamkemer ward at the community level interactions.
·         In coordination with the GIRL Project Officer, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact and document lessons learned.
·         Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
MOBILIZING
·         Mobilize the community for events related to GIRL activities.
·         Take part in the identification and recruitment of girls in the community to participate in safe space groups.
MONITORING AND REPORTING
·         Monitor the GIRL safe space groups on a daily basis and upload all data collected data on a weekly basis.
·         Prepare weekly GIRL group monitoring reports.
·         In collaboration with GIRL Project Officer, report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances via the GIRL group monitoring tool.
OTHER
·         Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
·         Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
·         Minimum of 1 year experience working with an NGO/CBO in a Livelihoods, Education, Community Development/Engagement program.
·         Diploma in Community Development, Social Work, Gender Studies or any other related field.
·         Basic computer skills knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
·         Commitment to working with women, girls, youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender.
·         Experience in data collection and data entry is an added advantage.
·         Experience with mentorship of girls.
·         Experience facilitating trainings.
·         Good written and oral communication skills.
·         Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili. Local language skills are required.
SUCCESS FACTORS
The successful candidate will have the ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a diverse team.
S/he will have good representation and problem solving skills.
Attention to detail and analytical skills are essential for the role.
The Community Facilitator will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.

POSITION: MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING MANAGER
LOCATION: NAIROBI COUNTY
This position is contingent upon receipt of funding and donor approval.
PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: Mercy Corps seeks to implement a multi-year, 12 million GBP program funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).
Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS II) will engage local and national government, local civil society organizations and communities to mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives of violent extremism in East Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and support to national civil society organizations in order to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable individuals by violent extremist organizations.
The program will work primarily in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and field implementation of activities.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is responsible for leading the overall integration of monitoring, evaluation & learning for the program. S/he is responsible for facilitating a participatory process in order to support program partners to develop Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategies and frameworks tailored to the program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
·         Lead program-level M&E planning and system development at program start-up.
·         Facilitate indicator planning, design and negotiation with CSSF on the development of M&E systems.
·         Work with the program team to define program indicators and targets for all program years, based on CSSF guidance of standard required and applicable indicators; where applicable and desirable, include Mercy Corps Alpha Indicators.
·         Lead the program in the design of a detailed M&E plan, including design of data collection tools and methodologies, M&E workflow, data flow, data integrity, data quality assurance, database design and protocols, secondary research to inform baseline assessments and measurement frameworks, and ensuring alignment with Mercy Corps and Industry standards.
·         Coordinate assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in areas of operation. This will entail development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion.
·         Champion the inclusion of qualitative data collection and analysis for both direct and supplemental measurements of program performance. Train teams in appropriate methods for focus group discussion and key informant interviews and lead field-based qualitative data collection as needed.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & LEARNING
·         Build a collaborative network of relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders to encourage learning networks that promotes shared learning, aligned approaches, and mutual accountability to quality data collection and programming.
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of knowledge management systems to further stimulate use of evidence for learning, strategic adaptive management, and high-impact programming.
·         Work closely with the program’s research partners to identify learning questions and use program performance data to answer learning questions.
·         Contribute to program communications and advocacy work by assisting in dissemination of program research and learning information.
·         Coordinate closely with implementing partners to ensure our activities and data are shared and synced up together and tell one cohesive story.
·         Connect best practices and learning from within the program and across Mercy Corps countries to ensure an evolving and effective learning system for improving program implementation.
·         Work with country program team to capture lessons learned during program implementation, and feed this information into thought leadership and research opportunities and into ongoing program management and program design.
·         Collect and compile impact stories and evidence from the program on a regular basis.
·         In coordination with program team, drive the capacity building of program staff on design and M&E concepts through trainings and new hire orientation, including designing and delivering formal trainings. Design comprehensive orientation for all new staff.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
·         Serve as technical advisor for technology for data management systems and real-time data flow, utilizing appropriate software platforms for cloud aggregation, data processing and manipulation, and data visualization and utilization. This includes learning and testing new software platforms, as well as working with tech partners, to develop both project and country level information management systems.
·         Assist teams in setting up appropriate summary statistics and relational calculations in program databases and link them to tracking dashboards. Help develop the appropriate workflow.
·         Understand, maintain and innovate the technical components (including hardware, software, database, etc.) MEL information and data management system that improves MC’s ability to implement quality programs through better collection, management, analysis and presentation of data, and represent impact to donor, government bodies, peer organizations and communities using standard technologies.
Supervisory Responsibility: Program M&E team
Accountability
Reports Directly to: Team Lead
Works Directly with: Team Lead, all program staff, research partners, implementing partners
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
·         MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, economics, agricultural economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background, and at least six years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project. Previous experience working on Conflict or Peacebuilding program is an added advantage.
·         Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
·         Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
·         Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
·         Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
·         Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
·         Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
·         Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other language(s), as required.
SUCCESS FACTORS:
The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively across the program contexts. S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before 3rd February , 2019.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.
Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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