Danish Refugee Council M&E Assistant Vacancy in Kakuma

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

M&E Assistant

Workplace: Kakuma – Kenya

Contract type: National contract

Background: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world.

DRC has been operating in East Africa and Yemen for over a decade, running a combination of livelihood, protection, advocacy and relief programmes. In Kenya, DRC has programme offices in Nairobi, Dadaab, Kakuma and Mombasa.

Purpose: The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of DRC Kakuma resilience interventions in order to ensure high quality of assistance and continual learning.

Programming activities that this position will monitor include all interventions under the DRC Community Flood Resilience Project (CFRP).

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:  

  • Assist the M&E Officer in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans for the Kakuma programme.
  • Assist in planning and conducting data collection for monitoring activities including household surveys, post-distribution monitoring, focus group discussions and post-training follow-up.
  • Provide support to the development and review of standard tools for data collection and output/outcome reporting.
  • Train and supervise enumerators for specific data collection activities including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency.
  • Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing and compiling reports to inform programme development and implementation.
  • Ensure timely reporting on monitoring activities in line with project work plans.
  • Provide regular verbal and written feedback on field observations and monitoring findings to the Area Manager, Project Coordinator, M&E Officer/Program Development & Grants Manager and other relevant program staff.
  • Support Kakuma programme in maintaining and improving compliance with DRC monitoring, evaluation and learning minimum operating procedures (MELMOPs).
  • Contribute to the development of case studies, success stories and lessons learned reports to demonstrate the impact of DRC’s work and inform future programming.
  • Support the Kakuma accountability focal point in conducting participatory monitoring activities with DRC beneficiaries to get information and feedback on the quality and relevance of assistance.
  • Help to identify gaps in information in current reporting and work with the programme staff address these gaps.

Data and Information Management:  

  • Under the supervision of the M&E Officer, maintain up to date databases and records of outputs/activities and beneficiaries reached in all project locations covered by the field office.
  • Support the M&E Officer with the management of data collection technologies. This includes supporting M&E and programme staff to use the relevant technology to carry out planned data collection activities.
  • Ensure that monitoring data are available in a timely manner for quality checking by the M&E Officer.
  • Support data quality assessments and verification to ensure that all data used for reporting and decision making are as accurate as possible.

Reporting Arrangements: The M&E Assistant reports to the Community Flood Resilience Project (CFRP) Project Coordinator for daily management and to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Nairobi-based) for technical management.
Personal Specifications

Essential Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Studies or other related field and a strong background in Statistics.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience supporting monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches and tools of community planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to write reports and communication pieces.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Good command of computer programs and applications including SPSS
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with various stakeholders.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites


  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Experience with surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and sampling techniques.
  • Experience with ODK-based applications/software for mobile data collection.
  • Understanding of or a desire to learn about environmental issues in semi-arid geographical zones and resilience interventions


Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Posting details:  This position is field based and a non-family duty station. Kakuma lies at Safety Level 2. For every 8 weeks spent in the region, DRC allows a staff member 5 days of Rest and Relaxation (R&R) (This is exclusive of 2 travel days).

Application Details:  

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo  under Vacancies or CLICK HERE to apply directly. Applications should be sent no later than: 26th January, 2017.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach – Respect – Independence & neutrality – Inclusion – Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on drc.ngo.

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Updated: January 15, 2017 — 8:15 pm