IsraAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer

Reports To: Child Protection Technical Advisor, Kenya, and Uganda

Location: Nairobi (with frequent travel to Kakuma refugee camp and Moyo)

Contract Type: Full time

Starting Date: August 2020

Duration: 1 year (with a possibility to extend)

1) About IsraAID

IsraAID is an Israeli non-governmental development and humanitarian aid organization operating in 18 countries across the globe. IsraAID’s work in Kenya and Uganda is focused mainly on refugee relief, protection, and development, addressing the dire protection and psychosocial needs of refugees in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlement in Kenya and Palorinya settlement in Uganda.

The overall vision is to see that: Refugees and host communities in protracted displacement and emergency-related contexts live in a safe environment where they can reach self-reliance.

With the mandate of strengthening community-based and institutional response, prevention, and coordination services / mechanisms and ensure that communities’ dignity, rights, and safety are preserved and fulfilled, IsraAID has been operating in Kakuma camp (Kenya) since 2014 and in Uganda, since 2015.

2) Job Purpose

The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer will manage IsraAID Kenya and Uganda’s information, reporting processes, and databases to ensure professional, high-quality communication about IsraAID’s programmatic activities and results.

The MEL Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of IsraAID’s projects implemented in Kenya and Uganda; assisting the protection team in preparing Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports on project progress; monitoring project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the MIS of the Project and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the specific project activities.

The MEL Officer will work in close collaboration with the management and protection teams in Kenya and Uganda, the Finance team, and other agencies.

3) Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures. Support the development of a data collection tools and automized platform
  • Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system develop a monitoring strategy for the projects;
  • Review and when needed provide inputs in the revision of programs and project logical frameworks; Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project;
  • Conduct monitoring visits, lead on the data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of MEL results;
  • Identify and formulate MEL findings, lessons learned and recommendations and avail results for decision-making processes and further project development;
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results for each project and country strategy;
  • Monitor all project activities, and progress towards achieving the project output
  • Provide feedback to the Child Protection Technical Advisor on project strategies and activities;
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Coordinator.
  • Provide inputs, information, and statistics for quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the child protection officer in preparing relevant reports;
  • Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
  • Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use. Perform other duties as required;

4) Skills, Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Project Management.
  • At least 5 years of progressive responsible program Monitoring and Evaluation, of which at least 2 years closely related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
  • Experience working in hardship areas, emergency settings or fragile states will be desirable
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training;
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports;
  • Willingness to travel if required
  • Ability to represent the organization when liaising with donors and other stakeholders;
  • A team player, collaborative and with the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive;
  • A high level of written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of IsraAID;
  • Familiarity with CPIMS;
  • IT skills – Microsoft office suite.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

At least two references are required.

Applications will only be accepted through the online application form.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 30th July 2020

Only eligible applicants will be answered.

Community Development, Economics and Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, NGO and UN, Project Management
Updated: July 15, 2020 — 9:07 am