Team Leader Job in Kenya

Team Leader


The Team Leader will be responsible for leading in the design, development, and oversight of all activities under the SPPMEL contract. The Team Leader will hold the workplan and be responsible for the overall design, delivery, and oversight of MEL and research activities under the contract. They ensure the timely and quality delivery of all activities requested by FCDO and provide quality control in terms of methodology rigor, quality of data and analysis, adherence to evaluation ethics and best practice, and quality of reporting and communication of findings to FCDO and other evidence consumers as appropriate. This position requires utmost tact and sensitivity as the products are often sensitive in terms of the conflict dynamics and analysis of activities of FCDO implementing partners. They maintain strategic awareness of the challenges, risks and opportunities for SPPMEL activities, and leverage adaptive management approaches where appropriate to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning engagements.

Key Responsibilities

  • As the most senior member of the team, manages relationship and communications with FCDO, ensuring understanding and alignment of SPPMEL activities and strategy.

  • Manages relationships with programmes being engaged by the PPMEL contract, and ensures open and bidirectional engagement in-line with MEL best practice.
  • Oversees design, development and delivery of overall MEL approach and systems.
  • Provides leadership and management oversight to all SPPMEL activities and holds ultimate responsibility for the performance of a team of Somali and international MEL professionals and specialist MEL partners. Leads all workplanning, and ensures activities are performed in a timely fashion to a high professional standard and that technical objectives are met.
  • Oversees security and risk management approach and leads on developing mitigation measures and adapting the programme where relevant.
  • Responsible for the quality of all written deliverables required by FCDO. Drafts content and provides quality assurance on reports.
  • Responsible for quality of data and rigour of findings. Ensures data quality and ethics controls and protocols are in-place and adhered to.
  • Represents SPPMEL and Chemonics in meetings and engagements with relevant stakeholders and counterparts, including other implementing partners, the donor community in Somalia and relevant government officials.

Experience, Skills And Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years MEL Experience with 5 of those in a leadership role working in fragile and conflict affected states.
  • An advanced degree in social sciences or a relevant field preferred.
  • Significant experience in designing MEL programmes, with a substantial background in MEL programming focused on humanitarian assistance and/or health.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in written and oral English is required.
  • Demonstrated mixed-methods monitoring and evaluation skills, and comfort in managing multiple evaluative engagements at once. Familiarity with remote sensing methods preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating complex analytical findings and methodologies to a wide range of audiences.
  • Familiarity with FCDO and/or UK government MEL, reporting, and data quality requirements preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in working independently and as part of a team both in-person and remotely.
  • Experience working in or on Somalia preferred.
  • Strong organisational and work prioritisation skills.
  • Strong communication and people management skills.
  • Willingness to travel to Somalia for extended periods of time

How to Apply

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “GEMFA Somalia PPMEL Team Leader” in the subject line to by 10 March, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.