Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager Job in Kenya

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager Job in Kenya

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

The Project: 
Funded by the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the anticipated Building Resilience against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) programme in Kenya will work with communities, national and sub-national government representatives and international donors to counter violence extremism in the Kenya-Somalia border areas, including Garissa, Lamu , Madera and Wajir counties. The Programme will:  

  • Lead research and analysis to understand dynamics and structures to shape effective policy and programming. 
  • Strengthen formal and informal mechanisms in locations along the Kenya-Somalia border, which enhance resilience and counter the ability of violent groups that capitalise on division and grievance. 

  • Through small grants and technical assistance supporting shared government-community projects, address grievances and mitigate against drivers of instability and extremism 

Role Description and Key Responsibilities   

The MEL Manager will support the development of an M&E methodology and framework that enables effective monitoring of the Programme. This role will also work with other programme Technical Experts to improve regional and county-level reporting mechanisms. The MEL Manager will also be responsible for liaising closely with international standards and thought-leaders with regards to indicator development. In addition to working with other Technical Experts to provide advice on the development of locally-owned indicators to drive performance improvement   

**Please be advised that this role is contingent on award**  

Duties and Responsibilities:    

Oversee the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan, including including data collection, storage, analysis  and use , and the periodic review and refinement of the program’s theory of change and log frame  

  • Develop tools and guidance necessary to implement the monitoring and evaluation plan, including award-level MEL plans and log frames, working with downstream partners   
  • Liaise with partners (including grantees) to ensure effective implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan and coordination of key activities  
  • Create and deliver a plan to train staff and partners on MREL system operations, collection methods, and tools to ensure a high level of data quality   
  • Perform data analyses, generate reports of findings, and create graphics to contribute to reporting requirements, program deliverables, and project communications products   
  • Plan for and supervise intermittent performance evaluations, collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation  
  • Support the development and use of theories of change and theories of action for the project and interventions   
  • Carry out periodic review and revision of the monitoring and evaluation plan, theory of change and capacity building plan for partners as appropriate   
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of targeted research activities  
  • Prepare reports, case studies and other synthesis documents drawing monitoring, evaluation and research dataas needed 
  • Facilitate or support the facilitation of reflection sessions with team leadership and/or partners to review drawing on findings from monitoring and evaluation data  
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and Deputy Team Lead to ensure a consistent approach across all activities  

Experience, Skills and Qualifications    

  • An advanced degree in social sciences or a related field, or relevant equivalent experience 
  • Significant experience in designing MEL programmes 
  • Familiarity with Home Office and/or UK government reporting and data quality requirements preferred  
  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing, and reading) 
  • Necessary computer, database, statistical software, and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation.   
  • Direct experience in a multi-country regional programme platform including compiling research and indicator data from multiple sources in multiple languages preferred 

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