Norwegian Refugee Council SPARK M & E Coordinator Job in Nairobi

Norwegian Refugee Council

SPARK M & E Coordinator – Kenya

(Kenyan Nationals only)

Ref. nr.: 3264990371

Full Time

Job location: Nairobi

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

The role of the SPARK M&E Coordinator is to establish and implement systems to promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance, and internal management.

The SPARK M&E Coordinator will contribute to quality programming through supporting establishing and operationalising an effective M and E system; ensure effective access to and use of relevant and timely information on programme scale, relevance, and effectiveness.

Within this context, the SPARK M&E Coordinator will provide technical support to in-country staff pertaining to M&E and build capacity in the country mission by identifying and supporting the implementation of effective, appropriate, cost efficient and meaningful M&E systems.

Job description

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools.
  • Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
  • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Supervise and mentor M&E support staff in executing M&E plans.
  • Contribute to the design of M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for M&E needs.

Specific responsibilities

  • Support the establishment of minimum standards and plans, standardization of data collection methods and tools at consortium level, consent, privacy and security,
  • In Conjunction with Consortium Partners, develop and maintain systems to collect and analyse information on outputs, outcomes and impact of the SPARK program.
  • Ensure quality, consistency and adherence to SPARK consortium set standards and best practices for M&E across all partners, including data quality and use
  • Support M&E Capacity gap assessment, develop and implement capacity building plan, and establish common quality control and assurance mechanisms for partners in all phases of the SPARK programme
  • Work collaboratively with SPARK consortium partners to develop M&E plans, M&E Matrices, plan for M&E activities, budgets, timelines etc.
  • Facilitate and support activities related to: setting up a vulnerability assessment approach (including gender / disability), beneficiary criteria selection, targeting methods and tools; needs assessment, development of log frame indicators, baseline, end line, midterm/final evaluations, dissemination and use of lessons learnt for the SPARK programme.
  • Standardize all partner’s digital data gathering, analysis, documentation of best practices, support Information management and sharing and for advocacy purposes among the consortium partners internally and externally
  • Support the development of common approaches for beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and provide recommendations for how these mechanisms can be set up and managed.
  • Undertake regular field trips to the project area, to ensure that the Consortium M&E system is functioning as required. This may involve providing training or capacity building to Consortium M&E and programme staff and predominantly means identifying issues impeding the successful deployment of our M&E strategy and proposing adequate solutions


  • At least 5 years experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development
  • Minimum of a higher education degree in social science, economics, business administration, management, or related field. Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing data collection and analysis tools is an asset and experience in developing data management software will be an added advantage
  • Considerable experience in overseeing the implementation of M&E and accountability activities at field level.
  • Prior experience of M&E training and capacity building. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Previous experience of conducting organisational capacity assessments and designing training/capacity building strategies would be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of participatory approaches and humanitarian accountability frameworks.
  • Knowledge of mobile-phone based data collection systems is preferred (Kobo, ODK).

Education field

  • Social science

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and team working skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Advanced English Language level
  • Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Familiarity with MS Access or other database software is desirable.
  • Proven presentation, training and facilitation skills

Language: English

We offer

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract duration: 12 months with possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Kenya.

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Search criteria:

  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Role: Worker

How to Apply

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Deadline for application: 30/11/2016

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Updated: November 20, 2016 — 4:09 pm