Pathfinder International M&E Specialist Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – Mombasa

Pathfinder International
(PI) is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. 
PI has supported reproductive health and family planning services and training in Kenya since 1969, providing a continuum of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment services and is expanding the integration of these services into reproductive health and family planning programs. 
The organization’s mandate is to bring these services to the most vulnerable people in society with special attention to women and children who are least likely to have access to quality care.

We are seeking for an accomplished professional with significant M&E experience and accomplishments applied in population, health and environment (PHE) and international development work to join our APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast program team- a five-year flagship health services delivery program funded by USAID and implemented through a partnership between Pathfinder International, ChildFund International, Cooperative League of the USA, Population Services International, and the Network of AIDS Researchers of Eastern and Southern Africa that work within the government health system. 
The successful candidate will be based at the Mombasa office and work via remote communications and traveling to project sites as required.

Job Summary:
  • Reporting to the M&E Advisor, the position will support the design and implementation of M&E systems and activities within the project including strategies, plans, indicators; data collection and information management tools and training;
  • quality assurance mechanisms; and related budgeting tasks; 
  • Develop and support project evaluations, including data collection design, tools, and implementation; data analysis and qualitative assessments; team guidance and mentoring;
  • collaborative development and oral and written presentation of findings and recommendations; and supports all members of the M&E Team, including strengthening team member skills and practices. The position will also mentor, coach, and train program and project field staff who have M&E responsibilities. 
  • S/he will assist project staff and partners in data collection, analysis, and presentation, including leading the design and operationalization of systems and tools.
  • The role will work closely with MoH/MoPHS counterparts and prepare regular reports for USAID. 
  • S/he will also design and conduct operations research, and participate in project midterm and final evaluations, and oversee M&E staff. 
  • This position will work as part of the PI’s strategy to support a culture and practice of reliable planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) in Kenya.

Job Requirements:

a) Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a quantitatively-related social science, medicine, epidemiology, or related field with 5-10 years’ experience working in M&E for Population-Health and Environment (PHE)/international development programs, and particular significant M&E field experience in SRH&R/HIV and AIDS Linkages and Integration.
  • Significant experience in developing and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems for large scale health sector related integrated health programs, preferably USAID-funded.
  • Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with and building the capacity of national, regional and district level government partners, NGOs, FBOs and other institutional partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Kenyan health system at the national, regional and district levels and experience in scaling-up institutional capacities for planning and management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to translate and communicate research findings to policy makers, program managers, donors and other stakeholders.
b) Technical M&E skills, including several of the following:
  • Design and implementation of program M&E systems; development and field-≠testing of data collection instruments for M&E indicators; data collection design and implementation (routine or survey); data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results; applied evaluation or research skills, including statistical analysis; M&E ≠related information and communication technologies;
  • Detailed knowledge of log frame and results framework project design, planning, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and the ability to coach and train others in their use; significant experience supervising needs assessments and surveys, and quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience in social research methodologies, including highly-developed analytical and communication skills and the ability to assimilate and process information for wide-ranging audiences.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills suitable for a complex environment with multiple competing priorities, short deadlines, and performance pressure; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience with USG and other donors’ M&E approaches, current tools, practices, and expectations for program results and reporting
  • Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS Epi Info, ENA for SMART) and basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases) is required;
  • Strong capacity to handle complex tasks independently, multi task and prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines on time; ability to work in a stressful environment and remote areas with limited access to basic facilities.
Application procedures

Interested Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter to by close of business Friday, 29th June 2012; clearly detailing your experiences as it pertains to this job, current and expected salary and daytime telephone contacts. 
The CV should contain three professional references

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer

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