Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Adeso – African Development Solutions

On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Reporting to: Senior Project Officer / Principal Investigator
Working with: Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers, M&E Director REGAL-IR
Program / Duty Station: Mobile Non-Formal Education Project / Marsabit, Kenya
 
Employment status / Duration: Full time /11 Months
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 
 
At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 
Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 
We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 
Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary: This position is part of the Mobile Non-Formal Education (MNFE) Project, which seeks to enhance access to education for nomadic children aged 13-18 years in Marsabit County who are not currently enrolled in any formal schooling. 
The position purpose includes:
  1. Development, management and implementation of project M&E plan;
  2. Collection and analysis of monitoring data;
  3. Documentation and dissemination of project information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage all M&E activities in the MNFE project area.
  • Develop a detailed M&E plan for the MNFE project.
  • Develop standard templates and guidelines for data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop appropriate instruments and tools for assessing education parameters and qualitative indicators.
  • Support the Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers to gather and collate monitoring data and to report on findings from field monitoring activities.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis and contribute monitoring information to project monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Ensure the gathering and use of appropriate qualitative data, e.g. case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments.
  • Take responsibility for the logistics and content of semi-annual stakeholder meetings.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices with the REGAL-IR project and the Nairobi Program Team.
  • Support the Senior Project Officer with the development of work plans.
Skills and Qualifications
 
Essential
  • University degree in social sciences/other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of data collection, analysis and report writing (preferably within an NGO setting).
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and statistical packages (e.g. SPSS).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas.
Desirable
  • Previous work experience in Marsabit County/Northern Kenya.
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages spoken in Marsabit County.
  • Experience working on education projects and/or with pastoralist communities.
  • Donor reporting.
Application Process
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 
If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to [email protected] , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 7th August 2015.

Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following:
  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one’s background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.
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