Adeso Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Marsabit, Kenya

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions
Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Reporting to: Senior Project Officer / Principal Investigator
Working with: Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers, M&E Director REGAL-IR
Program / Duty station: Mobile Non-Formal Education Project / Marsabit, Kenya
Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Starting date: Immediate
Starting Salary: Kshs. 134,235 monthly (Gross) Plus other competitive benefits 

Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 
We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 
Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary: This position is part of the Mobile Non-Formal Education (MNFE) Project, which seeks to enhance access to education for nomadic children aged 13-18 years in Marsabit County who are not currently enrolled in any formal schooling. 
The position purpose includes:
  1. Development, management and implementation of project M&E plan;
  2. Collection and analysis of monitoring data;
  3. Documentation and dissemination of project information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage all M&E activities in the MNFE project area.
  • Develop a detailed M&E plan for the MNFE project.
  • Develop standard templates and guidelines for data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop appropriate instruments and tools for assessing education parameters and qualitative indicators.
  • Support the Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers to gather and collate monitoring data and to report on findings from field monitoring activities.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis and contribute monitoring information to project monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Ensure the gathering and use of appropriate qualitative data, e.g. case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments.
  • Take responsibility for the logistics and content of semi-annual stakeholder meetings.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices with the REGAL-IR project and the Nairobi Program Team.
  • Support the Senior Project Officer with the development of work plans.
Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree in social sciences/other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of data collection, analysis and report writing (preferably within an NGO setting).
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and statistical packages (e.g. SPSS).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas.
  • Previous work experience in Marsabit County/Northern Kenya.
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages spoken in Marsabit County.
  • Experience working on education projects and/or with pastoralist communities.
  • Donor reporting.
Please note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. 
But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Application Process

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 
If you would like to join this dynamic team please submit your application to by January 20, 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resource Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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