Merlin  Jobs in Kenya 2012

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Department: M&E

Responsible to: Project Coordinator

Staff directly supervised: Health Information Systems Officer and casual data clerks (from time to time)

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: MoMS/MoPHS personnel, other governmental and non governmental counterparts, community members

Overall Objective of the Position:

The M&E Officer will establish and implement an effective comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to progressively monitor project activity implementation, periodically asses the performance outcomes in order to inform our programme performance and impact, and to assist in evaluating the lessons learnt for effective decision making and to put forward effective accountability beneficiary mechanisms in the project.

He or she will oversee the M & E function of the entire program and periodically review to guide project performance.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or strengthen the programme’s monitoring and evaluation frameworks, systems and tools.
  • Assist program staff to develop appropriate project performance indicators that are in tandem with the expected goals/objectives.
  • Support and coordinate implementation of the monitoring and evaluation systems including documentation of achievements versus targets and in general tracking and measurement of programme performance.
  • Support and facilitate the planning, coordination and monitoring of impact assessments including surveys.
  • Coordinate data collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination.
  • Liaise and network with other stakeholders including MOH, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and donors on M&E matters and represent Merlin at external M&E forums as required.
  • Identify training and capacity building needs of programme and MoH teams and facilitate necessary M&E training.
  • Establish and implement lessons learning mechanisms including documenting and disseminating best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Assist in ensuring the timely preparation and submission of quality reports including donor reports.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the line manager/ supervisor.
Job and Person Specifications
  • A Degree in Public Health, Applied Epidemiology, Health Information Systems (Medical statistics) or equivalent
  • Fluent English speaker and writer.
  • Management capacity: ability to organize and plan
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of database design and use
  • Knowledge of data processing and analysis
  • Knowledge of MS Excel/ Access, Epi info or similar data analysis programmes
  • Knowledge of sampling and questionnaire design
  • Knowledge of anthropometric assessment techniques as well as nutritional survey
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Training experience/capacity to run M&E trainings as well as HIS
  • Professional initiative, commitment and motivation
  • Previous work experience with INGOs in M and E positions
  • Experience in emergency and development programming

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How to Apply

All applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

or email to:

Application deadline is 5:00pm on Monday, 23rd January 2012.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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