Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya

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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Advert: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, is supported by MasterCard Foundation, was established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth in the society with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results of the project activities and innovations.

The M&E Specialist has primary responsibility of identifying M&E needs, designing and maintaining data collection systems and ensuring that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection efforts and special studies, is collected, analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning.

The M&E Specialist conducts all appropriate analysis, including the use of complimentary data sets and secondary analysis, and fully documents activities and accomplishments in the form of reports, publications, and presentations.

S/he will develop reporting systems and indicators to ensure quality, timely, and accurate data collection, including baseline values for tracking progress of the program.

Specific Responsibilities
  • With the project team, plan for and conduct monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • In close collaboration with the project team, design and submit a Performance Monitoring and Management Plan.
  • Compile, analyze, and present data for reporting of program progress and impact, and quality assurance.
  • Provide technical assistance in the preparation of routine and ad-hoc project reports.
  • Participate in operation research and other data manipulation exercises to provide evidence to facilitate project management.
  • Work with CAP YEI project team in designing and developing the M&E system including developing appropriate indicators and tools for data collection for the current project to enable CAP YEI use the information for decision making.
  • Work closely with CAP YEI training teams to identify how they do their own M&E and how this can be linked to project M&E in ways that are safe and appropriate.
  • Build the capacity of CAP YEI in M&E data collection, analysis, interpretation and use for decision making.
  • Support CAP YEI staff in entering and analyzing project data, ensure quality preparation.
  • Coordinating with the M & E agency appointed by funder and understanding their requirements.
  • Maintenance of M & E records.
  • Development of impact evaluation parameters and monitoring the program through them.

  • Degree in M&E, Biostatistics or any related field.
  • Demonstrated academic and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation of youth, or other relevant services, in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated practical skills in data analysis and report writing.
  • Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for reporting on program and study results.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Proficiency in SPSS software preferred.
  • A minimum of four (3) years working experience in monitoring and evaluation work using statistical and participatory approaches.
  • Proven high level writing skills in report writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer assisted software for data collection and analysis.

How to apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your CV and Cover letter to by 24th August 2013.

Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment.

Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: Cap Youth Empowerment Institute does not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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