CHF International Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor Job in Kenya

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Position Description
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Director HOPE
Location: Nairobi
Revised Date: 29th October 2012

Job Summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor manages all monitoring and evaluation activities for a USAID-funded program which seeks to carry out school and community-based HIV/AIDS prevention activities in approximately 400 primary and secondary schools in the informal urban settlements within Nairobi Province and its environs as well as provide M&E guidance to CHF Kenya’s other programs.
The M&E Advisor is responsible for ensuring data quality management, data aggregation, accurate and timely reporting, training staff and partners in data collection tools, and ensuring proper usage and implementation of M&E tools and methodologies. 
S/he is also responsible for maintaining the projects databases, running regular reports, and responding to ongoing needs and queries for specific data and/or reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement the program M&E plan to ensure program activities are tracked, reviewed in line with the overall goal and implementation plan and have the desired impact to achieve program goals and objectives
  • Lead efforts to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results of the program activities
  • Ensure program learning agendas are developed and followed
  • Develop, train on and monitor use of monitoring and evaluation tools to track program activities, outcomes and impact
  • Ensure adherence to compliance of M&E methodology and systems using developed tools and indicators
  • Build M&E competencies of program staff and partner M&E staff through training and technical assistance to ensure accurate data collection, monitoring, data analysis and interpretation and reporting
  • Design, provide technical input, supervise and participate in program evaluations including mid-term and end term evaluations.
  • Advise Program Directors and Country Director on M&E-related procedures and policy training activities
  • Meet program M&E deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation of M&E activities
  • Support the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program
  • Contribute information and articles to the M&E happenings newsletter
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations the CHF Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all your duties at CHF International. CHF reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.
Education and Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in M&E or its equivalent
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing and reporting the applications of quantitative and qualitative information management methods of local and international projects
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity in managing information systems and the application of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Experience with HIV prevention programming among young people is a plus
  • Familiar with reporting through KePMS, preferred.
  • Knowledge of youth appropriate M&E approaches a plus
  • Proven knowledge and experience utilizing applications for the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The deadline for applications is 23 November 2012.

Application letters with detailed CV should be sent to vacancies@chfkenya.org.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. CHF is an equal opportunity employer.



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