Education Development Trust Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Education Development Trust

Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job ref: 01256

Job type: Fixed-term contract

Salary / rate: Competitive

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, is a not-for-for profit international education services company with over 40 years’ experience, working in more than 80 countries.

Our vision is to provide outstanding, sustainable education solutions that transform and improve the school education and life chances of children and young people worldwide.

We have specialist experience in strengthening education systems and supporting school improvement in post-conflict, transition and early-recovery fragile states.

We are a knowledge-led organisation, offering our clients education solutions informed by leading edge thinking and research, with a relentless focus on educational impact demonstrating the benefits we provide through our contracts.

Education Development Trust is looking for a qualified and suitable person as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated four year project set to begin in May, 2017

Job Purpose: The M&E Specialist is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the project and via partners, plus providing timely and relevant information to the project management.

This entails close working and communication with all partner M&E staff and key Education Development Trust staff.

The incumbent is responsible for developing an MEL framework and ensuring a well-functioning M&E quality data system that provides timely management information for the project and the unit.

This requires design and set up of an appropriate M&E system, tools, approaches, data analysis and reporting processes that will provide information on the overall progress of the project on a timely basis.

This position will specifically support the design of the methodology, field data collection, analysis, and reporting and play an important role to develop a learning agenda for the project.

The learning agenda is to ensure that the project continues to build on and reassess its evidence base, effectiveness and to learn from implementation experiences.

This position will lead the development and implementation of the learning agenda and contribute to the knowledge management activities of the organization.


  • Review present M&E plan and approaches used by Education Development Trust
  • Design new or improve existing M&E framework for the project and or unit with partner inputs to strengthen evidence decision making
  • Support data quality improvement process including necessary revisions of existing tools and or design of new tools and systems to ensure quality M& E data.
  • Organize and provide training in M&E tools and systems for project staff on data collection, analysis, reporting including use of digital platforms for data storage and retrievals.
  • Review and ensure detailed M&E targets for partners including targets for each county level.
  • Organise and put in place a data collection and processing system
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to assure data quality and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Feed into project planning including log frame, workplan and milestones updates and revisions following key reflection moments and as informed by field experience
    Work with the external evaluator to implement key evaluations including providing access to relevant project M&E data.
  • Provide statistical computing models for measuring change/project impact including providing alternative approaches that are cost effective and context relevant.
  • Prepare and share required analytical reports on progress, highlighting areas of concern including preparing documentations for TWG, routine reports, bidding, and ad hoc meetings
  • Develop learning and knowledge management agenda for the project staff to promote an internal culture of learning and of sharing with other partners.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure overall effectiveness and efficiency of the project.

Person specification:

Scope: Will involve occasional travel to other locations within the region

Salary Circa: (Ksh. 228,952) pm plus benefits

CLICK HERE to apply online

Applications must be received on or before 9th April, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and police clearance checks.

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Updated: March 28, 2017 — 9:08 pm