Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Hivos East Africa Regional Office is looking to fill the position of a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer within the Green Foods and Productive Landscapes portfolio.

Vacancy Name:
 4S @scale Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Number of hours: 40 hours per week
Region: East Africa
Office: Nairobi

Hivos is an international development organisation with long-standing experience in development programs that seeks new solutions to persistent and emerging global issues. 

With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. 

Our primary focus is achieving structural change and impacting lives. We do this through cooperating with innovative businesses, citizens, governments, and development organisations across four continents.

Overview of the position:
 The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer works under the supervision of the Program Manager, Green Foods and Productive Landscapes and hierarchically reports to the Regional Director. 

She/He will provide strategic guidance and technical support for monitoring and evaluation within the Sustainable and Secure Smallholder Systems @Scale program (4S @Scale) and limited support to the Gender and Generational Empowerment program. 

These two programs are large public private partnerships currently being implemented in East Africa. 

The programs mainly focus on increasing the business viability of smallholder coffee farmers while also mainstreaming gender and youth into partner operations and implementation.  

The successful candidate will work closely with M&E experts, and program staff in the Hivos regional office. 

The position is based in Nairobi with regular travel in the region and may involve some international travel.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical direction and strategic advice to ensure that the programs’ M&E activities are designed and implemented in line with the agreed monitoring and evaluation framework, and defined results in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Develop, test and implement participatory approaches for monitoring and evaluation at community, project and organisational levels
  • Contribute to the development and use of livelihood, gender, and impact indicators for evaluating the outcomes and impacts of our program related interventions, technologies, and policies.
  • Carry out data collection and analysis and undertake impact assessment in our projects using qualitative and quantitative methods. This includes training of enumerators, quality assurance standards and checks.
  • Manage and regularly update and maintain baseline and M&E databases; including working with the institutional M&E officers to incorporate M&E indicators into the overall data platform for systems analysis and synthesis, to inform strategic decision making.
  • Ensure that M&E activities integrate global best practices in measurement of program results Design/monitor/ modify performance reporting tools.
  • Assess the M&E capacity gaps/needs of the program staff and partners offer regular capacity development and set up systems to counter these gaps.
  • Undertake regular and rigorous monitoring and evaluation of program results according to established timelines, and design reporting and data collection formats/templates to consolidate data and information from partners for internal and external reporting.
  • Coordinate and compile required program reports, success stories and lessons learned. This includes dissemination of publications (e.g. annual reports, policy briefs, book chapters, journal articles etc) generated from the programs to wider audiences.
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in regular, independent evaluations by external and internal evaluators.
  • Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for the internal monitoring required of them, the reporting systems and the penalties for failure to report as specified.
Minimum Requirements
  • MSc. in Agricultural or Development Economics, Statistics or a related discipline – that must contain significant content relating to monitoring & evaluation.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation at household, community and organisational levels.
  • Good understanding of Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation theory and applications extending to study design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods.
  • Familiarity with coffee farming systems and gender mainstreaming.
  • Good analytical skills and extensive experience of using statistical packages for data analysis (SPSS, STATA, Excel, Nvivo).
  • Experience in producing high quality project reports, training manuals and publications.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines.
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken.
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in East Africa.
  • High level of personal integrity and accountability.
Remuneration: Hivos offers a competitive salary and benefits package

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements for the above position, please send a cover letter and your CV to with Subject as ‘4S @scale ME Officer” on or before 14h February, 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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