Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer - Kenya

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer in our Kenya office.

Working under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the MEL Officer will lead in the development of high-quality MEL processes, tools and systems to collect, store and analyze monitoring data, integrate mobile technologies/ICT4D into data collection plans, ensure industry data quality standards are followed, provide and/or develop training or capacity building solutions appropriate for field staff and provide organizational-level monitoring system support. 

Date of expiry1st Feb
SalaryNegotiable
LocationKisumu, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

The MEL Officer main accountability is to lead on all the MEL aspects of the projects including developing the project M&E system, data collection, management and reporting, generate and disseminate learning from the project, data analysis and utilization – use the data to inform project implementation, donor reporting and the project contribution to the overall programs change ambition. This also includes overall data quality assurance for the projects.

The job holder will ensure that systems are in place so that data is readily available to be used as a foundation for programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision making, set up system to ensure that beneficiaries and other stakeholders have opportunity to give to and receive feedback from the project, and support documentation of project learning in line with the project learning agenda.

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, demographics, international development, information systems management or related field. At least five years of experience working in the field of monitoring and evaluation in an international NGO and proven success in designing, implementing, and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out is required. Training in monitoring and evaluation and applicable knowledge working with statistical data analysis software such as SPSS is mandatory.

In return, Practical Action offers a flexible and friendly working culture and an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide. In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment - employer contributes 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
  • Life assurance (5x annual salary).

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity. Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive. Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.

A detailed Job Description can be downloaded from the Download tab.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and CV to recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke with subject line “Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer” so as to reach Practical Action on or before Friday 1st February 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

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