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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager - Turkana County

Turkana, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications, skills and experience
  • BA/BSc in social science or relevant courses (e.g. information management, statistics, Project management, Social science, Environmental Science and technology, physical planning or any other relevant field)
  • Robust data collation, analysis and interpretation skills
  • Advanced Excel skills and knowledge in data management and analysis computer applications
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability/Experience to lead on implementation of MEL strategy
  • Ability to communicate well across all levels and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent Report writing skills
  • Strong numeracy and IT skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a senior MEL role within the NGO sector in Kenya and ASAL
  • Experience of implementing and reporting against an agreed MEL strategy
  • Experience of coordinating data collection, collation and analysis and data audits
  • Familiarity with MEL methods and practices in international development
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Experience with digital data collection methods
  • Experience working on long-term educational/ development impact assessments


Key areas of responsibility include:
Coordination of Programme Delivery
  • To provide strategic support to our programme delivery for expansion assessment, project proposal, annual plans
  • To support the implementation of Mary’s Meals MEL strategy
  • To collaborate with MMI Policy, Innovation and Learning Team for research and impact assessment projects.
  • To ensure control and validation of Programme Delivery KPIs in line with the School Feeding Delivery Model
  • To contribute to regular programme risk analysis
Programme Quality Assurance, Collaboration and Support
  • Establish robust quality control/Quality Assurance structures that ensure the programme is in step with all strategic roadmaps and key performance indicators including development/training on all data tools, data validation and call out quality concerns
  • Conduct thorough review of the Food Order to ensure data accuracy
  • Ensure MMK compliance and continuous improvement approaches to all data quality, collection, analysis and management protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Take lead on programme impact assessment, monitoring of pilot projects including programme baseline sur
  • Take lead in designing Terms of References for external consultants for all programme impact assessments, evaluations, and approved research projects
  • Provide oversight in management and timely completion of high-level programme and donor report
  • Take lead on monitoring directly, through surveys in the field other accountability dimensions [or factors] such as programme impact assessment, extent to which Mary’s Meals values, standards, and policies (e.g. child protection) are adhered to
Leadership and governance
  • As a leader, live and champion the Mary’s Meals (MM) values, principles, and values to all staff within the team, other in-country and MMI functions including stakeholders
  • Objectively challenge the ways of working and suggest innovative improvement approaches that are in line with MM Model
  • Build an effective, competent, and highly motivated MEL team including through induction, performance evaluation and overall people development/management
  • Ensure MMK compliance and 3600 accountability to all programme delivery principles, policies, and standards
  • ·Take lead in all in country strategy and innovation approaches that seek to grow the MMK Programme
  • Ensure good stewardship, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of all resources accorded to the MEL function to achieve their core mandate. This includes taking lead in budget development, forecasts and strategic plans

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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