Monitoring & Evaluation Learning Associate (OVC) - USAID Imarisha Jamii Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

OVC Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day tracking and reporting of sub purpose 3 (OVC) project activities to measure the project’s impact and progress, by ensuring that data is readily available to be used as a foundation for programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making. S/he will be required to Implement and update project M & E Plan, Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) regularly and PMP including identifying appropriate indicators and design of data collection tools for the project to collect and report on data to measure performance and achievement of project objectives.


  • Provide guidance and a mechanism to ensure data quality is maintained at all levels of data collection and reporting and by offering technical support in preparation for SIMS, DQA and Quality of Care Assessments to Project and MOH staff.
  • Design, monitor and analyze program M&E frameworks and data collection systems, including output, outcome and impacts indicators.
  • Will be responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of OVC databases and management information systems that includes CPIMS, DATIM, and other database systems at AMREF
  • Support the development and operationalization of a digital data management system and beneficiary tracking and graduation system and database for OVC

  • Ensure that project performance and accountability data is collected, analyzed and disseminated on a timely basis during monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting of results, including data review meetings.
  • Work closely and support LIPs by ensuring accurate and timely data is entered into project reporting systems.
  • Systematically collect, validate, and analyze data and ensure that it is accurate and of the highest quality by conducting regular data quality assessments and verifications and inputting into established systems e.g. CPMIS.
  • Guided by MEL specialist, represent USAID Imarisha Jamii project and participate in M&E technical working groups including CPIMS technical working group.
  • Spearhead writing guidelines/SOPs for data M&E for building the capacity of project staff in utilization of M&E tool, reporting procedures, indicator definitions, data management, analysis, and use.
  • Coordinate continuous updating and review of the project M&E standard operating procedures.
  • Support implementation of child protection policy/child safeguarding policy ensuring that all projectaffiliated persons in contact with OVC are trained on and conform to AMREF’s Protection Policy and Code of
  • Conduct, Keeping Children Safe standards, USAID child safeguarding and the Minimum Services Standards for Quality Improvement of OVC Programs.
  • Oversee and coordinate execution of key M&E components (assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, learning and documentation) across the sub-grantees with a particular focus on results and impacts as well as lessons learned.
  • Provide guidance to project staff in the design and enhancement of MEAL tools, protocols, surveys and evaluation events to strengthen quality data collection, analysis and reporting on projects indicators
  • Lead the development of transparent high-quality accountability mechanisms, including beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms, and ensure they are regularly monitored and evaluated

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biostatistics, Information Systems Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences.
  • At least five years’ work experience in Health and Management Information Systems (HMIS), monitoring and evaluation of USAID funded programs.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements.
  • Experience and knowledge working with various HIS platforms to include, KHIS, DATIM, Kenya EMR, CPMIS, UShauri, PPMS and ODK applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance.
  • Extensive Knowledge of PEPFAR/USAID reporting requirements such as DATIM reporting.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work in a complex project implementation environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Experienced and proficient in writing reports for monitoring and reporting on project outcomes and impacts, including performance monitoring plans for external audiences, and manuscripts for publication
  • Demonstrated excellent management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment.

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