Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Job ID: 202030502

Category: Collaboration

Reports to

  • (hierarchy): Child Protection Senior Officer
  • (technically): MEAL Officer

Number of subordinates: None

Location: Kakuma

Working time (%): 100%

Context: Terre des hommes Foundation is an independent, neutral, and impartial Swiss organization founded in 1960, dedicated to bringing about significant and lasting change in the lives of children and young people, especially those most at risk.

Tdh ensures their well-being and the effective implementation of their rights as defined in the Convention on the Child's Rights and other human rights instruments.

To make a difference, Tdh focus our efforts on maternal and child health, children and young people in migration situations, and access to justice. Tdh promotes the active participation of children and young people to empower them.

We advocate for their rights and support them in expressing their needs and interests. Tdh works in fragile contexts and conflict zones, as well as in more stable environments.

Tdh is present in Kenya since 2011. Currently Tdh is providing protection services for children and families affected by migration, natural crises and poverty in Dadaab refugee camps, in Garissa County, and in Korogocho informal settlement in Nairobi.

The intervention in Dadaab refugee camps is focused on prevention and response to child protection needs while strengthening protection community-based mechanisms in the refugee operation and its host communities.

In Korogocho informal settlements, Tdh implements early child development activities and child protection activities with a strong community-based approach aiming at decreasing violence against children and strengthening child protection mechanisms.

Tdh will complement the Ministry of Health efforts to contribute to reduction in morbidity and mortality by early detection, referral and provision of appropriate treatment/management to severe malnourished children (6-59 months), pregnant and lactating women (PLW). In complement, a WASH component will be
integrated in the activities.

The project will be implemented in three sub-counties in Garissa County: Dadaab, Garissa Township and Lagadera. Tdh will work with Community Health Volunteers at community level, in health facilities staff and with Sub-County Health Teams to improve early detection, management, and referral of SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition) children.

General job description: Reporting to his/her immediate superior, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant provides technical and methodological support to operations teams. He/she helps implement monitoring and evaluation plans, adapt, and roll out monitoring tools and support reporting processes in compliance with Tdh’s approaches and methods.

The M&E Assistant helps collect, process, and analyse data, and ensures that monitoring and evaluation output is effectively communicated. In addition to project monitoring, he/she supports in internal and external evaluation processes.

Main Responsibilities:

Monitoring Plans

  • Implement project monitoring plans.
  • Adapt and roll out monitoring tools to meet project and programme requirements and check that collection tools are consistent with M&E plans, working in coordination with the M&E Officer while reporting any technical or methodological issues.
  • Inform the technical manager on any methodological or contextual factors that may influence adherence to the processes outlined in the monitoring plans and as well support in updating the program risk register.

Monitoring activities

  • Where necessary, support in designing databases in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation officer and Project Manager
  • Take lead in tracking monitoring data using standard Tdh tools in the prescribed schedules.
  • If necessary, assists the Project Manager and MEAL officer collect data identified in the M&E plan.
  • Supervises and/or supports data collection activities in the field while respecting ethical and methodological standards.
  • If necessary, helps enter monitoring data provided by project teams using the appropriate tools.
  • Helps recruit, train and supervise research assistants involved in occasional data collection activities.
  • Perform monitoring activities and generate reports in accordance to the MEAL plans
  • Where necessary, participate in surveys as per donor requirements.
  • To provide coordinated training to Tdh Program staff and Community on the CPIMS tools and other standard and/or customtools and follow up on proper implementation

Communication and reporting

  • Helps the Project Lea and/ MEAL Officer develop presentations adapted to different target audiences.
  • Provides the M&E information required to write reports for use by Tdh and by donors, working with the IM team if necessary.
  • Take lead in operationalising the feedback and response mechanism in the respective base including documentation and responding to feedback as guided by Tdh risk management policies.
  • Facilitate learning through sharing of monthly CP dashboards, data reports, support in project reviews and learning workshops.
  • Informs the Project Manager and/or MEAL officer of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.


  • Supports the internal and external evaluation process (by providing monitoring data, logistical support and assistance in monitoring the results of evaluations).

Security and child safety

  • Understands and applies security policies, the Child Safeguarding Policy and fraud prevention policies.

Competencies: This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies (PSLC) and technical and methodological competencies (TMC)

In particular:

1. Ability to communicate clearly and constructively on negative and positive points

2. Team spirit: ability to work closely with project teams and consultants

3. Analytical skills

4. Discipline, precision, transparency and intellectual honesty

5. Results-oriented focus and problem-solving abilities

6. Ability to learn from positive and negative experiences and capitalize on errors

Other professional skills required:

1. BA Degree/ Diploma in Project Management, Social Sciences or Information management.

2. M & E Experience of at-least 2 years in a non-governmental organization.

3. Good knowledge of project cycle management.

4. Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans in the humanitarian aid and development sector

5. Experience in supporting internal and external M&E processes: baselines/endlines, routine monitoring, proposal writing, data analysis and report writing etc.

6. Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative collection methods in the humanitarian aid and development sector

7. Command of IT tools and experience in using databases.

8. Is Knowledgeable on the CPIMS+/ PRIMERO as well as any other child protection information management systems.

9. Ideally, experience with at least TWO all of the following tools: Advanced Excel (including pivot tables), CPIMS, SPSS, ODK/KoBo toolbox, Ona, etc.

10. Experience working in Refugee set up is a plus.

11. Certificate in M& E from a reputable institution.

12. Knowledge in Turkana Language is preferred

Languages: Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Ng`aturkanais a plus

Abuse Prevention Policy - Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

Other: Knowledge of the Kakuma context

Application Modalities:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to

Candidates are required to indicate the position title and location on the subject line of the email when applying.

Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for the application of this position is 18th May 2023.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer