Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Coordinator
Are you a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) professional with a passion for harnessing information to enhance learning and create bigger and better impact?
AKF (EA) is seeking an experienced Coordinator to:
1) lead the monitoring and evaluation of the Yetu Initiative Project and
2) support regional M&E information management systems
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been working in East Africa since 1974 and pursues innovative solutions to the seemingly intractable problems that lead to poverty.
AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectoral initiatives that includes programmes in sustainable economic development, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.
The Yetu Initiative Project works with Kenyan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to generate community philanthropic support for their missions, primarily via capacity building and training.
The MERL Coordinator will be based in Nairobi and key responsibilities include:
At the Yetu Initiative Level (50%):
- Lead the development and implementation of Yetu Initiative’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning system
- Carry out quality assurance of the project activities including regular partner assessments, field monitoring and supervision
- Provide remote and on-site technical support to project implementing partners to build their capacity in M&E
- Monitor program performance and prepare M&E progress reports to meet AKF and donor requirements
- Work with the communications officer to conduct focus groups, surveys, market research, etc.
Support to the regional MERL unit (50%):
- Lead the rollout of the M&E Online information management system, training and supporting project units to create and update their information sites and databases
- Coordinate day-to-day communication of the monitoring and evaluation team through the MERL Community of Practice
- Support other initiatives to strengthen M&E systems throughout the region including providing remote and on-site technical support
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as international development, information management or the social sciences
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant practical experience designing and implementing M&E systems in a development context working with NGOs, Government agencies, and with donor-funded projects
- Experience with M&E management information systems, database management software’s such as CSPro, MS-Access, SQL, among others
- Proven experience with results-based management and associated tools, USAID donor requirements and reporting processes is an added advantage
- Proven experience with building capacity and/or mentoring others to strengthen their M&E skills
- Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Experience implementing surveys, focus groups, market research and technology-enabled M&E a plus
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information of three professional referees by 27th May 2016, to the
Regional Human Resources Director,
Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa,
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).