Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer – USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Program – OVC activities.

The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods. SJCC is working in partnership with Global Communities with the goal to improve the quality of life of 51000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their 17000 families by providing greater access to and uptake of quality health and social services in Nakuru, Murunga, Kajiado, Makueni, Machakos, and Kitui
SJCC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer for the USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Program - OVC activities in Kenya.
Location: Machakos, Kenya
Reports to: USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Program Monitoring, Evaluation and learning Specialist (MEL)
The M&E Officer will support the MEL specialist in data collection from partners, analysis, interpretation and providing advice and drawing learnings to help ensure compliance to the project plan, efficiency and use of data for transparency and decision making. Will provide technical field support to the partner M&E units by supervising M&E activities, facilitating partners data review meetings, overseeing data collection processes to ensure accurate information flow, including providing guidance and support on data collection, measurement, and reporting. M&E Officer shall support public sector partners and project partners in utilization of CPMIS system and conduct routine data quality assessments in collaboration with stakeholders. Periodically, the post holder will update project partners on progress towards implementation of the work plan even through designing methods and dashboards for demonstrating program outcomes and impact including undertaking special studies. M&E officer will support in reviewing standard operating procedures, reviewing and preparing monthly, quarterly and annual narrative and Indicator reports while updating data on DATIM (Data for Accountability Transparency and Impact).

Qualifications and Experience
The MEL Officer should have the following professional skills and qualifications:
• University Degree in any of the following or related areas: Monitoring and Evaluation; Community Development, Project Planning and Management, Development Economics; Demography or Development Statistics and Public Health. Applicants holding a specific Monitoring and Evaluation training certification in the above general areas of training will be considered favorably
• Have knowledge/skills of Geographical Information Systems and information technology
• 5 years proven knowledge and experience on Monitoring and Evaluation methods and Monitoring and Evaluation data and information management.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems for USAID-funded projects related to health and/or systems strengthening.
• Experience and advanced knowledge of database development for data capture and reporting and the application of statistical methods, including qualitative and quantitative analysis.
• Demonstrated hands-on practical experience in managing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (MER) systems and the ability to coach and train others in their use for public and/or private sector organizations.
• Experience in Kenya and PEPFAR reporting systems including DHIS 2, DATIM, TraiNET, OLMIS, CPIMS.
• Familiarity and experience with United States Government (USG) donor program requirements for M&E management including experience in conducting routine data quality assessments (RDQA).
• Well versed in developing learning agendas and in utilizing of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches is strongly preferred.
• Experience and participation in continuous program quality improvement, problem-solving, data use for decision making, and innovative results-driven management systems development to deliver program results and donor reporting.
• Excellent analytical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet tools and browsers, Outlook/Exchange, Windows OS with high proficiency in SPSS, STATA, Excel, and/or other statistical evaluation software.
• Experience in managing a digital interface for field-level data collection is a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English with proficiency in Swahili preferred.
The MEL Officer should have the following personal skills and qualifications:
• Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
• Professionalism and integrity in all work and communications.
• Teamwork and collaboration seeker, capacity-builder, and problem-solver.
• Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, creative, passionate for quality of work
• Reliable, with proven organizational skills, including time-management, adaptable, resourceful, innovative, results-oriented.
• Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area served to support the program.
To Apply: Send email with the following documents attached to: Sarah Karanja, [email protected]
1. Cover letter that explains why you think you are well-qualified for the job
2. Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills, and expertise
3. Three professional references (including email and phone numbers) for current/past work
Note: It is important for candidates to follow these instructions to be considered for the position!
Applications must be received in the mail by 5 pm on Tuesday 31st May 2021.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: Canvassing will lead to disqualification.