Norwegian Refugee Council SPARK M&E Coordinator Job in Nairobi

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Title: SPARK M&E Coordinator

Kenya Nationals Only

Ref. No: 3385141432

Full Time

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

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).

The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007.

NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera.

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.

The SPARK M&E Coordinator report to the Consortium Manager

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.
  • 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

Education Field

  • Social Science
  • Maths / Stats / Physics

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

Contract period is for 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 the NRC Office in Nairobi.

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

How to Apply

Candidates should apply on line by going through

Search Criteria:

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

Email and paper applications will not be considered

Deadline for application: 04/04/2017

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Updated: March 30, 2017 — 3:26 am