Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Kenya – I Choose Life Africa (ICL)

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has contributed greatly to HIV prevention efforts among the youth in Kenya today. 

The organization has programs in over 100 institutions (University, tertiary institutions and high schools) across Kenya and reaches over 1 million youth annually with behavior change communication messages.

ICL’s vision is to see ‘AN AIDS free Africa. Her goal is to contribute to the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan III. ICL’s mission is to create a movement of caring communities among youth that make responsible and informed choices with regard to Life and HIV & AIDS through prevention, care and support and mitigation of socio-economic impact. 
The organization’s programs are anchored around four pillars: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career mentoring and Leadership and Governance (SEAL).
We invite applications for the following position;

Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

1 Position

Ref: AM&E/HR/2012

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Monitoring & Evaluation Officer who will be responsible of ensuring effective management of the project  design, monitoring of its implementation of the project resources and activities in order to ensure that they timely, cost effective and sustainable, compiling of project monthly reports and conducting evaluations of the project. 

Main Responsibilities:


  • Plan projects in consultation with the Project Manager in order to accomplish its goals within constraints such as time, cost and agreed quality standards 
  • Schedule tasks, deadlines and milestones for all stakeholders and resources 
  • Create Project and departmental work plans 
  • Create detailed chart of milestones for all Project Outputs 
  • Develop and maintain relevant database of data and serve as a hub of data that may be required by the engaged Auditors and or other stakeholders

Evaluation, Reporting & capacity building: 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • General Monitoring and Evaluation on assigned projects
  • Participate in the Design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine data
  • Support end of Project Evaluation focusing on M&E aspect of projects close out 
  • Participate in innovative and standardized research 
  • Spearhead and coordinate the development and timely submission of monthly reports for the donor, as well as other required reports by synthesizing the   project activity reports from all the project activities. 
  • Track progress of Project implementation and make recommendation to the Management
  • Synthesize, analyze data and write summary reports by program based on the M&E results and provide a monthly M&E report to the project manager
  • In accordance with donor requirements, create or maintain procedures for capturing and publishing monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports
  • Ensure evaluations of trainings and outreach activities are conducted and reports written and submitted to the Project Manager and the relevant persons
  • Participate in the training of Healthy Choices facilitators and Family Matters Programs 
  • To work closely with M & E colleagues to design activities to strengthen the capacity of ICL staff in Project M&E methodologies through provision of   technical support e.g. skills assessment, training and appraisals. Hence, the M& E Officer will be expected to conduct internal capacity-building programs   for ICL staff on Monitoring & Evaluation. 
  • Execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning.


  • Grant proposal writing 
  • Work with the Project team to estimate costs & budgets 

Partners Management 

  • Obtain, discuss and follow-through with feedback from Head office and partners 
  • Work with head office and Partners to keep project focused within scope 
  • Ensure Partners’ expectations are met and exceeded in terms of quality of product and service delivered.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, or other related fields
  • Minimum two (2) years experience with participatory monitoring and evaluation which may include designing and conducting survey exercises, data collection   (key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and secondary data analysis techniques), and data management
  • Training in Public Health would be an added advantage
  • Experience in donor-funded projects
  • Demonstrable experience in performing statistical analysis and interpreting results correctly
  • Excellent command of computers and statistical software, especially experience with MS Access and SPSS or STATA. Ability to manipulate large data sets.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Service-oriented attitude towards work– providing positive and timely feedback to colleagues and staff of partner institutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to present materials in meetings and at conferences and to write   project documents (including evaluation design plans, results frameworks, data collection and data analysis plans, and progress reports)

Application and contact details:-

If you feel you are the right candidate, please send your CV and cover letter quoting your current and expected salary to to reach us on or before 22nd June, 2012. 

The subject line of your application should be ‘Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’.  

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

I Choose Life Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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