Project Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation, Job in Kenya

Job Summary 

The Project Officer – M&E herein referred to as the M&E Officer works closely with the Nawiri M&E Manager and Senior Project Officer – M&E in developing, testing, and refining data collection tools, systems, and processes for program monitoring and evaluation, in line with the required CRS and USAID BHA guidelines. The M&E Officers participate in M&E related activities in the county where they are based. The M&E Officers supervise enumerators and data entry clerks when required. The M&E Officer also collaborates closely with consortium partner M&E and sector staff to ensure data is collected in a timely and accurate manner and entered onto the data management platform, so it reflects on the Nawiri dashboards accurately and on a timely basis. As part of the overall CP MEAL unit, the M&E Officers contribute to learning with other CP MEAL staff during Pause and Reflect (P&R) sessions, catch-up meetings, and other learning events.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

Participate in the implementation of project M&E practices that effectively engage partners and other relevant stakeholders and are compliant with consortium, agency, and donor MEAL requirements.

Provide input to and support project M&E system adaptation and data collection tools to measure program/project impact and progress.

Participate in data verifications, field monitoring, simple analyses and in collaboration with the project Project Officer – Accountability and Learning (A&L) per county, in reflective review sessions using monitoring data and trends to contribute field-based insights to project discussions, programmatic adjustments, evidence-based decision-making and learning.

Conduct data quality checks with the SPO – M&E and internal assessments. When required, participate in external data quality assessments led by USAID BHA, and support the resolution of data quality issues. 

Participate in the implementation of internal surveys, namely but not limited to participant based annual surveys (PaBS), Recurrent Resilience Analysis (RRA) and post distribution monitoring (PDMs) amongst others.

Support regularly updating Nawiri’s database and dashboard. Help troubleshoot and communicate challenging issues, to contribute to optimal performance.

Oversee and support the work of enumerators, data entry clerks and interns (as needed)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.

Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely, influence and get buy-in from staff and local partners.

Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.

Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Presentation, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.

Strong active listening and communication skills using both formal and informal approaches.

High integrity with ability to manage sensitive information professionally while maintaining confidentiality.

Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Required Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication in English, with ability to write reports.

Travel: Must be willing and able to travel to the field up to 60% in the assigned county and in the sister county as needed. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Possible supervision of enumerators, data entry clerks, and interns (when needed).

Key Working Relationships 

Internal: M&E SPO,  A&L Officers, Project staff, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) staff.

External: Implementing partner M&E officers and consortium partner staff, peer agencies’ staff, and community members.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in international development, nutrition, public health, Demography, Social Sciences, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other MEAL related field is required.

Minimum of three years’ NGO experience in designing and managing monitoring and evaluation systems for moderately complex projects, funded by USAID, preferably in food security and nutrition related projects.

Knowledge of USAID MEL technical principles, guidance, and concepts and experience collecting USAID indicators.

Experience and skills in partner relationship management, staff supervision, participatory action planning and community engagement is a plus.

Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g ODK, Commcare,I-form builder, Kobo)

Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making with agreed-upon action items/priorities. 

Experience working in Marsabit or Isiolo, with the ability to speak a local language, will be an added advantage.

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