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Programme Officer - Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation Job Vacancy

KCDF is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation in a bid to improve its efficiency and effectiveness in demonstrating impact of its grants portfolio.

The holder of this position will also be responsible for supporting KCDF’s involvement in the policy development processes in sectors relevant to KCDF as a public foundation.

The right candidate for this position must be, highly motivated and driven by desire to fit in a team environment under the supervision of the Programme Director. This position requires very high levels of personal organization as well as frequent travel in-country.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Lead the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation processes of KCDF as well as provide support to KCDF partners in design and implementation of similar frameworks that improve overall documentation and reporting on outcomes of their projects
  • Ensure achievement of strict implementation deadlines; compliance with programme goal and objectives and adherence with budgets as well as full and proactive compliance with the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation guidelines and policies of KCDF.
  • Participate in the new partners identification, selection and capacity building
  • Coordinate all the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning across the KCDF programmes in close liaison with the programme leaders
  • Coordinate the identification and supervision of all programme reviews, case studies and programme consultants.
  • Represent KCDF and contribute to relevant policy dialogue and advocacy forums with GOK, donors, Civil Society, as appropriate.
Key qualifications required
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or development studies.
  • At least 5 years experience in the development and implementation of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation policies & processes in a multi sector programme environment
  • A passion for and experience working with local communities at the grassroots level
  • Experience in policy formulation and advocacy will be an added advantage
  • Excellent skills in ICT based environments particularly working with websites and social media facilities
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Proven leadership, management, organizational and networking skills and ability to work with teams.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to be flexible, versatile and open minded in contributing to other relevant organizational goals and objectives.
Applications by qualified candidates should be submitted only by Email ( ) attaching current resume and day time contacts of three referees to be received not later than May 4th 2011.

KCDF is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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