Senior M&E, Reporting and Learning Officer at Omega Foundation (OF)

On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Omega Foundation (OF) is a non-profit organization working in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions primarily to promote health and build livelihoods support systems, with a major focus on health.


OF is seeking motivated candidates to fill in the following vacancies:


Reports to: Head of Programs
 
Supervises: Data Officer
 
Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Job Summary: The position is responsible for providing technical leadership, oversight and support to all Omega Foundation program/project implementation in monitoring and measuring the impact of the Foundation’s programs and activities; 

Ensure  adherence to use and implementation of M&E systems focused on data collection, storage, analysis and reporting; providing technical assistance to Omega Foundation staff, affiliates and partners in gathering and management of data; ensure the use of technically appropriate monitoring and evaluation models and information systems; carry out program studies and develop and disseminate effective evidence packages and information for donors, implementers, government decision makers and other relevant stakeholders. 
The incumbent is responsible for improving knowledge management practices at Omega Foundation.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Monitoring and Assessment
  • Oversee the use of monitoring systems to track and report on program/project activities and results.
  • Develop/enhance/manage information system to capture, transmit, store, retrieve, manipulate, and display information with accompanying Standard Operation Procedures.
  • Advice, guide and train staff and volunteers on planning, monitoring and evaluation and designing of indicators for monitoring.
  • Responsible for identifying or developing instruments to measure program/project implementation and outcomes.
  • Assist Program staff in developing systematic and realistic monitoring plans that capture quantitative and qualitative data to report on project performance indicators.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to staff and volunteers; and Omega Foundation and affiliates on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Coordinate the implementation of baseline surveys, studies, external assessments, evaluations, data collection, and quality control exercises for various initiatives.
  • Disseminate findings of surveys, studies, assessments and evaluations and follow-up implementation of recommendations made.
  • Build capacity of staff and affiliates/sub-grantees to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis, proposal writing and report writing.
  • Monitoring the program implementation through regular contact and field visits.
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities and mechanisms for program improvement based on monitoring and evaluation findings in collaboration with program staff.
Data Gathering and Management
  • Coordinate data collection, processing and storage for effective information management.
  • Provide resources, necessary support, and information for program inputs and outputs.
  • Synthesize lessons and experiences for continuous improvement of program approaches and methodologies within Omega Foundation and affiliates, and for sharing both within the organization and externally.
Documentation and Reporting
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, case studies, best practice and lessons learned for internal and external sharing.
  • Develop program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition and aggregation of information in programs.
  • Assist in compilation of quarterly, annual and ad-hoc program reports.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in Resource Mobilization processes at Omega Foundation.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level of Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or any related fields. 


Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Post-graduate qualification in Statistics, MIS IT, or Development related subjects will be an added advantage.
Competencies/Abilities/Skills 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build trust among partners and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Strong information technology skills.
Job experience:
  • At least five (5) years experience in a similar position.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their application, including a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with telephone contacts of 3 referees and testimonials to:

Human Resources Manager,
Omega Foundation,
P. O. Box 3246 – 40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Email applications should be addressed to [email protected] and must be copied to [email protected]

Application deadline is 26th August, 2014.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

This recruitment will remain open until the post is filled.

For more information about Omega Foundation, its values and working principles, please visit the Omega Foundation website (www.omega-foundation.org )   

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