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Under the general guidance and direction of the Research and MEAL Specialist; the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant will work as part of the county M&E team responsible for program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and learning. S/he will be involved in day to day implementation of the M & E system sub-county level including data collection, colation, entry, analysis and use for decision-making. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must hold at least a diploma in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, or Population Studies, or relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis or organizational development) or similar field of study. Undergraduate in similar faculty is an added advantage.
  • At least 1-3 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience ( Entry Level Fresh Graduate)
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from UoN, AMREF or KIM will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience of undertaking evaluations/research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis using relevant software such as STATA or SPSS and ATLAS.ti
  • Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Local language (Turkana or Samburu) preferred

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in INGO’s and or UN Agencies in developmental or in humanitarian programmes, with 2+ years in field postings, and 2+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience working with USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Technical expertise in various data analysis software and proven experience using mobile technology for data collection with experience of electronic data collection using tablets or other devices.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with statistical/graphical software or spatial software.
  • Proven experience with current technologies, such as web-based data management and analysis tools, digital data collection, mapping, Google applications, data visualization, interactive dashboards, etc
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable

  • Experience working in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working with complex/large USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
  • Experience of managing private and international donor funded projects
  • Experience of training and capacity building
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.


Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and direction of the Research and MEAL Specialist; the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant will work as part of the county M&E team responsible for program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and learning. S/he will be involved in day to day implementation of the M & E system sub-county level including data collection, colation, entry, analysis and use for decision-making. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must hold at least a diploma in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, or Population Studies, or relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis or organizational development) or similar field of study. Undergraduate in similar faculty is an added advantage.
  • At least 1-3 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience ( Entry Level Fresh Graduate)
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from UoN, AMREF or KIM will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience of undertaking evaluations/research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis using relevant software such as STATA or SPSS and ATLAS.ti
  • Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Local language (Turkana or Samburu) preferred

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in INGO’s and or UN Agencies in developmental or in humanitarian programmes, with 2+ years in field postings, and 2+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience working with USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Technical expertise in various data analysis software and proven experience using mobile technology for data collection with experience of electronic data collection using tablets or other devices.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with statistical/graphical software or spatial software.
  • Proven experience with current technologies, such as web-based data management and analysis tools, digital data collection, mapping, Google applications, data visualization, interactive dashboards, etc
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable

  • Experience working in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working with complex/large USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
  • Experience of managing private and international donor funded projects
  • Experience of training and capacity building
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.


  • Manage information generated through MEAL activities, such as complaints databases, action tracker.
  • Organize field visits to monitor program activities / interventions against Quality Benchmarks/Quality Checklists and produce & share reports with program team as well as management team based on quality and accountability findings.
  • Support program staff to strengthen joint planning and monitoring with stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the quality of program design – reviewing log-frames, results frameworks, project plan, strategic plans, MEAL Plan etc.
  • Ensure that the agreed action plans are followed in timely manner by program team and that the feedback loop is closed.
  • Share all information (monitoring reports, CFM databases, preliminary verification reports, case studies etc.) with the support of Research and MEAL Specialist.
  • Share MEAL findings & CFM issues in each monthly meeting
  • Support in roll-out  of USAID Nawiri monitoring and evaluation strategy and tools at the Sub County level.
  • Collect program routine monitoring data and follow-up with the program team on data collection and reporting.
  •  Support roll-out and supervision of data collection through Annual Surveys, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and Quality Inquiry Surveys.
  • Timely entry of  monitoring data into mobile and  computer-based data collection systems and working with MIS officers to resolve data quality issues observed.
  • Support  Monitoring and Evaluation activities to ensure that program-based monitoring activities are being performed according to schedule.
  • Support in conducting Quarterly data review meetings and Routine Data quality Assurance.
  • Support and collaborate with the M&E Officer to provide timely reports and data summaries.
  • Assist to maintaining a clear and transparent filing system at the Sub County level office.
  • Support the process of testing and adopting relevant technologies for improving the efficiency of the program’s MEL function at the Sub-county level.
  • Strengthen Sub-County government M&E and Data Use Platforms including Review Meeting, Data Quality Assurance, Mentoring and Supportive Supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time by supervisor


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