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Project Manager - Monitoring & Evaluation

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Published: Jun 13, 2024 (31 days ago)

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The Project Manager – Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) herein referred to as the M&E Manager for Nawiri will assist with developing, testing, and refining data collection tools, systems, and processes for program monitoring and evaluation, in line with the required CRS and USAID BHA guidelines. The M&E Manager will support activities under the direction of the M&E Lead and supervise the county Senior Project Officers - M&E. The M&E Manager will lead data quality assessments and surveys, build capacity of field M&E and non-M&E staff, and ensure that project data reflects on the Nawiri dashboards accurately and in a timely manner. As part of local capacity building, the incumbent will work closely with both  county government M&E departments to strengthen the function. As part of the overall CP MEAL unit, the M&E Manager will contribute to learning with other CP MEAL staff during Pause and Reflect (P&R) sessions, catch-up meetings and other learning and sharing events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work closely and effectively, influence and get buy-in from diverse staff, managers, and local partners.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.
  • Strong active listening and communication skills using both formal and informal approaches.
  • High integrity with ability to manage sensitive information professionally while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Required Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication in English, with ability to write reports.

Travel: Position is based in Nairobi. Incumbent must be willing and able to travel to the field (Marsabit and Isiolo) up to 60%. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Senior Project Officers - M&E (Marsabit & Isiolo), possible supervision of external consultants and enumerators.

Key Working Relationships 

  • Internal: M&E Technical Lead, A&L SPO and Project Officers, project staff, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) staff, CP MEAL team.
  • External: Implementing partner M&E officers and consortium partner staff, peer agencies’ staff, and community members.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Nutrition, Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other MEAL related field is required. Additional experience may substitute for some educational qualifications.
  • Minimum of five years’ NGO experience in designing and managing monitoring and evaluation systems for moderately complex projects funded by USAID, preferably in food security and nutrition related projects.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing a diverse M&E team, in complex programming contexts. 
  • Knowledge of USAID MEL technical principles, guidance, and concepts, and experience collecting, tabulating, and reporting USAID indicators.
  • Experience and skills in partner relationship management, participatory action planning and community engagement is a plus.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Experience in using data analysis software is preferred (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo, Nutrisurvey).
  • Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g. ODK, Commcare, I-form builder, Kobo)
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making, with agreed-upon action items/priorities. 
  • M&E experience in Kenya’s ASALs an advantage.


Responsibilities
The Project Manager – Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) herein referred to as the M&E Manager for Nawiri will assist with developing, testing, and refining data collection tools, systems, and processes for program monitoring and evaluation, in line with the required CRS and USAID BHA guidelines. The M&E Manager will support activities under the direction of the M&E Lead and supervise the county Senior Project Officers - M&E. The M&E Manager will lead data quality assessments and surveys, build capacity of field M&E and non-M&E staff, and ensure that project data reflects on the Nawiri dashboards accurately and in a timely manner. As part of local capacity building, the incumbent will work closely with both  county government M&E departments to strengthen the function. As part of the overall CP MEAL unit, the M&E Manager will contribute to learning with other CP MEAL staff during Pause and Reflect (P&R) sessions, catch-up meetings and other learning and sharing events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work closely and effectively, influence and get buy-in from diverse staff, managers, and local partners.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.
  • Strong active listening and communication skills using both formal and informal approaches.
  • High integrity with ability to manage sensitive information professionally while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Required Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication in English, with ability to write reports.

Travel: Position is based in Nairobi. Incumbent must be willing and able to travel to the field (Marsabit and Isiolo) up to 60%. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Senior Project Officers - M&E (Marsabit & Isiolo), possible supervision of external consultants and enumerators.

Key Working Relationships 

  • Internal: M&E Technical Lead, A&L SPO and Project Officers, project staff, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) staff, CP MEAL team.
  • External: Implementing partner M&E officers and consortium partner staff, peer agencies’ staff, and community members.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Nutrition, Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other MEAL related field is required. Additional experience may substitute for some educational qualifications.
  • Minimum of five years’ NGO experience in designing and managing monitoring and evaluation systems for moderately complex projects funded by USAID, preferably in food security and nutrition related projects.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing a diverse M&E team, in complex programming contexts. 
  • Knowledge of USAID MEL technical principles, guidance, and concepts, and experience collecting, tabulating, and reporting USAID indicators.
  • Experience and skills in partner relationship management, participatory action planning and community engagement is a plus.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Experience in using data analysis software is preferred (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo, Nutrisurvey).
  • Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g. ODK, Commcare, I-form builder, Kobo)
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making, with agreed-upon action items/priorities. 
  • M&E experience in Kenya’s ASALs an advantage.


  • Provides leadership to the M&E teams based in the counties and works closely with the ICT4D team, Caritas, and other consortium partner M&E staff.
  • Assist the M&E Lead to design, manage, strengthen, and provide strategic direction to the Nawiri M&E systems, ensuring cross-learning in M&E among CRS led-Nawiri partners and collaborating with the Mercy Corps led Nawiri M&E team.
  • Assist with activity-level monitoring and verification of results in the field, including ensuring that data is timely, complete, accurate, and consistent across various dashboards, databases, and reports.
  • Support the ongoing roll-out and quality implementation of the electronic County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (eCIMES), which provides an integrated structure and process for counties to engage stakeholders, plan, govern, manage, and operate independently and in sync with one another.
  • Liaise and collaborate regularly with Nawiri’s Accountability and Learning (A&L) SPO and team, to help optimize project team use of emerging/ updated M&E data, trends and information for ongoing program learning, adaptations and evidence-based decision making. 
  • Working closely with project sector leads, develop relevant data collection tools and protocols that reflect the activity’s needs, and lead compilation of quarterly scorecard.
  • Conduct data quality checks and internal assessments and participate in external data quality assessments led by USAID BHA, including the resolution of data quality issues. 
  • Oversee the implementation of internal surveys, namely but not limited to, USAID Nawiri’s participant based annual survey (PaBS), Recurrent Resilience Analysis (RRA), post distribution monitoring (PDMs) amongst others.
  • Contribute to the quarterly indicators monitoring report and share results of projects’ quality performance based on monitoring data findings.


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