mothers2mothers (m2m) Program Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and Partner Associate Jobs in Kenya

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organisation headquartered in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child transmission. 
m2m empowers HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers to become role models in their communities by promoting AIDS awareness, testing and services. 
m2m currently operates in 8 countries in Africa and receives funding from a diverse set of funders. 
For further information please visit www.m2m.org.
 
Program Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
 
Purpose: Oversee all M&E activities for m2m’s model sites in Kenya with the aims of measuring program performance, improving quality of care, and reporting program activities to m2m donors. 
The Program M&E Coordinator works in close collaboration with the program team to achieve optimal program results and reports to the M&E Specialist; the position is based in Nairobi.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders to implement the m2m monitoring & evaluation plan for direct service delivery at model sites in Kenya
  • Supervise the implementation of all model site M & E activities, including site level data collection, timely reporting, interpretation, and analysis
  • Encourage the routine utilization of m2m direct implementation program data at all levels, and support program adaptations as indicated
  • Manage the m2m program database in Kenya, including monthly data entry, report production as requested, and routine reporting to m2m Head Office as required
  • Provide training and capacity building to m2m management and field staff on M & E topics
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of pilot projects, operations research, and program evaluations where appropriate
  • Support documentation of lessons learned, reporting, and presentation at appropriate regional and international forums
  • Assist with program reporting and additional management M&E activities at the request of the M&E Specialist
  • Communicate and work closely with the program team
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualification (in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health etc.);
  • Masters degree an advantage
  • Minimum 4-5 years experience in research/program monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in the implementation and management of health M&E systems; experience in HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, or MNCH preferred
  • Experience training low literacy participants on M & E systems (data collection, interpretation, analysis)
  • Computer skills and experience using MS Excel, Outlook and Access
  • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, SAS an advantage
Competencies Required:
  • Excellent administration, communication and management skills
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Dynamism, independence, creativity
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili essential
  • Possession of own car and valid driver’s license beneficial
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of m2m’s mother and infant clients
 Partner Associate
 
Purpose: To build the capacity of local implementing partners (LIPs) to effectively deliver the Kenya
Mentor Mother Program (KMMP) according to national guidelines. 
The Partner Associate works in close collaboration with key m2m and MOH colleagues, reports to the Senior Program Manager, and is based in Nairobi.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Support senior staff to select LIPs for engagement and facilitate initial orientations
  • Support the development of m2m’s capacity building program for LIPs, including defining objectives and developing program resource materials
  • Coordinate LIP engagement at the regional level and engage programmatic staff within each LIP organization, building effective relationships and cultivating commitment
  • Conduct external assessments of LIPs in relation to defined national guidelines
  • Develop workplans for services to be delivered to each LIP
  • Facilitate training to LIPs on standardized content
  • Provide ongoing tailored support to LIPs aligned to identified support needs
  • Draw on m2m service delivery at model sites to capacitate LIPs, in partnership with the Regional Manager
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building interventions and promote program quality
  • Gather and disseminate lessons learned and best practices, and contribute to report writing for donors and other key stakeholders
  • Participate in the m2m Kenya extended management team, reflect on program progress and make recommendations for improvement
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication with LIP staff, key stakeholders, the Senior Program Manager and m2m headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior Program Manager
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public health or a related field; relevant Master’s degree an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in public health program management
  • Direct experience managing a PMTCT peer education and psychosocial support program (with m2m or elsewhere)
  • Experience with managing USG-funded health programs a distinct advantage
Competencies Required:
  • Proven abilities in project design, management and evaluation
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate others
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively and to facilitate collective problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships at multiple levels
  • Familiarity with basic principles of adult learning theory and behavioral / organizational change
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with diverse organizational units
  • Dynamism, independence and creativity
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Outlook and Internet)
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili essential
  • Possession of own car and valid driver’s license beneficial
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of m2m’s mother and infant clients
To Apply:
 
Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and covering letter with job title in the email heading to the mothers2mothers Human Resource Department via email to kmmprecruitment@m2m.org by 02 November 2012.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
If you do not hear from us by 02 December 2012, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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