Overview

Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation & Learning Specialist

NCCK operates from its headquarters in Nairobi, 9 Regional Offices and several project sites across the country. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, partners, and communities we serve, improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation and Learning Specialist.

Project Description:

The new activity, “Peaceful and Accountable Democratic Process for a Cohesive Kenya”, is a faith-based/civil society-led cohesion and election oversight programme with a purpose to improve accountability and transparency in electoral and democratic Processes; and enhance citizen resilience against political manipulation. It will be implemented from October 2021 – September 2023. The overall goal of Mulika Initiative is to contribute to a peaceful, credible, and accountable electoral and democratic process through inclusive and meaningful participation for a just Kenyan society. It will focus on the thematic and long-term observation; monitoring of human rights violation, election-related gender-based violence; promotion of national cohesion, peaceful coexistence, accountability and transparency; and mobilization of Kenya citizenry (particularly the youth) to resist political incitement and elite manipulation during the electoral and other democratic processes in Kenya.

 

Position Description

The specialist will facilitate effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation and Learning (MEAL) will be responsible for developing a MEAL strategy for the program and standardize MEAL system. S/he will be responsible for capacity building on MEAL, research and study as well as scenario building.

 

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

Refine the design of the program M&E system, clearly identifying the users and the utility of the data/information
Refine M&E indicators and adapt M&E tools to meet program needs, which may include pre- and post-tests, focus group interview protocols, community survey tools, and baseline, mid-term, and end-line survey instruments
Oversee and directly contribute to the development and use of the M&E system and tools to ensure the project’s ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results
Develop and support the design and implementation of end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the program M&E system
Manage and safeguard data collection, train program staff, and supervise M&E activities of staff, partners and sub-contractors and others on the project’s M&E components, such as the monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations
Design appropriate feedback mechanisms and rapid, rolling assessment system to assess whether the project approaches are working as intended and about critical events that may affect project implementation to build adaptability into the implementation of the project
Liaise with USAID/Kenya on the design of M&E tools and on modifications to M&E system
Facilitate the preparation of high-quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports. This includes writing MEL and data sections for performance reports for funder and other program deliverables.
Represent the organization/program in key aspects of the program in coordination with project leaders. Ensuring integrity of design and implementation of program components, achievement of project performance objective, and deliverables.
Supervise and mentor staff and provide training on M&E systems, policies, and regulations.
Provides support to program management teams, administratively and technically, such as troubleshooting, updates to work plans and program activities monitoring.
Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.

Minimum Requirement Standards:

A graduate degree or higher in the field of program management, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis, social sciences, international development, or related technical field from reputable university. (A Master’s degree or its international equivalent strongly preferred with 5-7 years of relevant work experience)
At least 7 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of governance programs, with emphasis on reporting, learning and adaptive management.
Experience managing and executing monitoring and evaluation activities for donor-funded programs, including experience monitoring and evaluating policy reform, coalition building, and/or capacity development activities
Demonstrated abilities in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation methodologies appropriate to complex change processes and capacity development, and in knowledge management and organizational learning
Demonstrated ability to use monitoring and evaluation findings to inform adjustments to programs to maximize project effectiveness, experience with rolling assessments a plus
Experience coordinating with various stakeholders including local communities, for the design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques, including those that address capacity weaknesses, preferred
Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams; ability to effectively use statistical analysis software recommended.
Strong attention to detail and a self-starter attitude. Able to work with a variety of stakeholders, strong presentation and training facilitation skills.

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About National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their wish to work towards a united church that would impact the lives of the people. This dream remains true and is reflected in the Vision and Mission statements of the Council, which read: VISION: One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives MISSION: To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery CORE VALUES In all its work, the NCCK is informed by its core values, which are: Integrity, through accountability and transparency Stewardship, through sound resource management Professionalism, through competence and efficiency Partnership, by collaborating with others, and Servanthood, through fair and humble service OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Council are: i) To promote and facilitate fellowship, partnership and unity within the membership ii) To promote consultations and joint action by the membership in all matters that bear upon our faith and witness, whether doctrinal, liturgical or missiological iii) To build the capacities of the membership to enable them undertake their mission iv) To facilitate the membership so that they can give expression to the Lordship of Christ over all aspects of human life and together with their communities identify needs, acquire necessary resources and promote services that is holistic, relevant and self sustaining v) To promote the Council’s corporate health, identity and growth for faithful and effective stewardship of the corporate vision, mission, heritage and sustainability