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Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager Job Vacancy

Organization employing: Marie Stopes Kenya

Position required:
Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Report To: Chief Executive Officer

Overall Role: 

The post holder is a key member of MSK’s Senior Management Team (SMT).

S/he is charged with overall responsibility of providing analysis, recommendations and advice to Senior Management on progress issues, develop policies, strategies and tools for effective researching, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, analysis, resolve complex monitoring & evaluation issues and information delivery while promoting a client-oriented approach consistent with organization regulation and contribute to the strategic direction of the country programme by providing quality advice based on analysis of monitoring, evaluation and related reports and reviews, and independent monitoring and assessments focusing on achievement of results.

The post holder will work in close collaboration with other managers and be will required to travel within Kenya to achieve the objectives of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure that the R,M&E team is able to deliver high quality research projects in accordance with well designed, realistically budgeted protocols , clear and user friendly dissemination of research reports and findings to key internal and external stakeholders through verbal presentations, publications and abstracts.
  • Thorough analysis and synthesis of information from different sources including monitoring reports, evaluation reports, project and programme reviews, as well as relevant external reports and reviews; independent assessments of specific issues and recommendations for improvement of projects and programmes; conceptualize and manage research/studies to support the development of strategic and innovative programmes; inputs and support to external missions.
  • Ensure effective management of the Research,Monitoring & Evaluation Unit and strengthen Country Office monitoring and reporting functions, develop and implement context-specific policies and frameworks for monitoring projects and programmes; develop context-relevant tools enabling staff to effectively and professionally monitor projects and programmes;
  • Develop and ensure implementation of Country Office, Regional and District monitoring functions; coordinate and/or prepare organization reports
  • Ensure effective implementation of the organization Evaluation Policy, including preparation of and monitoring of management responses to evaluations;
  • Plan and manage outcome evaluations and project evaluations; provide guidance to the Country office, evaluation and project teams on organization evaluation policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure implementation of relevant evaluation and review recommendations to strengthen programme and project effectiveness.
  • Provide advice and assist Country Office and project staff in articulating outcomes, targets, baselines and indicators at programme and project levels;
  • organize and substantively contribute to informal and formal workshops, seminars and trainings on results-based management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Mentor and build capacity of staff in the Monitoring and Evaluation unit
  • Identify and synthesize good practices and lessons learned, sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice, in particular regarding conceptual and methodological developments in monitoring and evaluation, development of networks and partnerships within the country
Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Economic, Biostatistics or related field,Development Studies or relevant discipline from a recognized reputable university
  • Minimum 3 years experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of development projects/programmes and/or social science research.
  • Demonstrated experience in Health MIS, preferably SRH/HIV/AIDS.
  • Proficiency in word processing, database, Excel, Epi, Info, Stata and MS Access.
  • Experience in design and set up data base
  • Knowledge of social science and epidemiologic research
  • Experience in development of data collection tools, including questionnaires
  • A good understanding of current issues in Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
Personal attributes
  • Must be of high integrity, assertive with excellent communication skills, a team player, ability to perform under pressure, results oriented with excellent analytical skills,
  • Initiative, and commitment to personal growth and good knowledge and ability to work with minimum supervision
Those who meet the above qualifications and possess the desired attributes should submit their applications together with all supporting documents CV inclusive to the

Human Resources Director
P.O Box 59328-00200

to reach us on or before 8th June 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity employer

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