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KIWASH Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

DAI,
a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified
candidates for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
(KIWASH) project.
 

The
Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a
five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the
development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene
services in Kenya.

 

Its
purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service
delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target
counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.
 
Summary of Primary Duties
 
The
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will assist the Senior
M&E Manager to design and manage systems for data collection,
monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. 
S/he
will also assist the Senior M&E Manager to ensure that the KIWASH
project team generates data and learns from project activities on an
ongoing basis to identify the highest return opportunities; ensure
effective knowledge management; inform the project’s adaptive management
approach; and improve program accountability and effectiveness.

Essential Duties

S/He will assist the Senior M&E Manager to undertake the following tasks:

  • S/he
    will support the Senior M&E Manager to Develop and roll-out the
    KIWASH knowledge management strategy, including development and
    dissemination of materials;
  • Assist in the development of the KIWASH Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP) and M&E system;
  • Ensure high data quality through regular quality control reviews;   
  • Establish
    strategies to streamline the M&E process and increase efficiency in
    gathering and using performance information; and help implement the
    same;
  • Support
    technical teams to develop activity indicators and targets and gather
    quantitative and qualitative data related to those indicators and
    targets;
  • Work with technical teams to develop appropriate M&E plans for each activity during implementation;
  • Conduct participatory M&E of field activities to measure quantitative as well as qualitative impacts;
  • Provide input into the design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments;
  • Support the program units with data analysis, reporting and presentation for the quarterly and annual reports;
  • Conduct M&E training to partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc. 
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Science or any relevant discipline;
  • Prior
    Work Experience:  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible
    professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation
    role with an international development organization especially in the
    design and/or management of USAID or donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated
    experience participating in baseline assessments, specialized studies,
    and impact evaluations for complex development programs.
  • Familiarity with developing M&E indicators and plans.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Excellent research and data collection methodology skills;
  • Ability to create organizational work plans;
  • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities;
  • Training
    skills to build the capacity of partner institutions such as
    subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc. 
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Oral
    and written communication skills to effectively communicate with KIWASH
    staff, county government officials and the local communities;
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management such as SPSS and Excel ;
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the other KIWASH project sites as needed.

Reporting: The M&E Specialist will report to the M&E Manager.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link 

by November 9, 2016, 12:00 am East Africa Local time. 
Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.


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