M&E Coordinator Jobs vacancy at Goal in Kenya 2012
Job Ref RM&E
Job Title Roving M&E – Assessments & community Accountability Coordinator
Job Type Full-time
Location Kenya with 70% travel to field locations
Salary Not disclosed
Job Location: Nairobi (40% time) with 60% time spent roving in GOAL’s 11 country programmes
Reporting To: M&E Advisor Dublin
Contract Length: 1 year (renewable based on performance)
Start Date: 15th July
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency established in 1977 and currently operational in 13 countries world-wide. GOAL has an annual budget of approximately €60m and is supported by a range of donors including the Irish Government, UK Government, USAID and the European Union.
This international role is part of the GOAL global M&E technical unit which provides advice and support across GOAL’s 11 country programmes. Each of GOAL’s country programmes has a fully dedicated M&E unit. This role will be working very closely with the M&E unit in each country as well as with other members of the international technical team.
General Objectives of the Position:
• Quantitative Surveys: To provide technical advice and training to country programme teams so that they efficiently produce timely and high quality surveys and assessments. M&E teams in country will have increased knowledge on the application of standard GOAL survey approaches (including LQAS and the GOAL standard KAPB) particularly to meet the evidence requirements of the GOAL results framework 2012-16 including supporting the design and roll out of baseline, midline and endline surveys that will provide a valid basis for programme evaluations in the organisational strategic planning period 2012- 16 (in coordination with the Survey and Assessments Advisor UK and the M&E Advisor Dublin).
Approximate annual work time dedicated to this objective 50%.
• Qualitative data collection: To increase the quality of qualitative data collection through training as well as through review/redesign of the tools used. In particular this will involve working in coordination with the MEL regional coordinator.
Approximate annual work time dedicated to this objective 20%.
• Dissemination of findings and community accountability: To strengthen the dissemination of findings to communities (downward accountability) as well as to strengthen community accountability mechanisms (such as beneficiary complaints procedures).
Approximate annual work time dedicated to this objective 20%.
• Emergency response: To directly organise and oversee assessments/ baseline surveys in the initial set up period of an emergency response and establish basic M&E and accountability systems from the outset of an emergency.
Approximate work time dedicated to this objective 10%.
1. Ensure that all GOAL survey plans are shared with the Survey and Assessments Advisor/ M&E HQ for technical review as well as the relevant member of the programme technical team (health, nutrition, livelihoods, HIV, children’s empowerment and protection).
2. Ensure that all planned GOAL surveys are conducted and delivered on time.
3. In conjunction with the Survey and Assessments Advisor UK review methodology and sample size calculations prior to any new survey implementation by country programmes.
4. In conjunction with the MEL regional coordinator review qualitative tools, design and roll out training on qualitative data collection.
5. Submit a weekly report to relevant line manager (M&E Advisor HQ), which notes progress on survey completions and any outstanding reports which are being delayed.
6. Document existing community accountability mechanisms as well as champion the introduction of additional mechanisms where gaps are identified.
7. Be available to support needs assessments in select large scale onset emergencies.
8. Become familiar with GOAL M&E framework and survey guidelines and provide remote technical support and advice to country programmes as required.
9. On completion of contract prepare a short handover report on status of outstanding surveys.
1. Surveys Technical Advice & Training:
Work with and technically support the in-country M&E coordinators:
• In designing the survey process, ensuring the participation of all programme sectors
• On training the survey team and supervisors as to their specific responsibilities
• On field testing of surveys
• On organising / scheduling the survey team workplans
• On establishing the data input procedure to minimise errors.
• Support and follow up on the in-country ‘lessons learnt’ assessment following each survey, documenting key areas for improvement / amendment at the next survey, and ensure findings are used to improve the process of the next survey.
• Training on the use of software for sampling design as well as for analysis after data collection
• Building competencies in applying electronic survey technique using hand held data units
• Assist the Survey & Assessment Advisor (UK) on the verification of survey written reports analysis and interpretation of findings.
2. Qualitative data collection:
• Review of qualitative data collection tools already in place (eg Causal Assessments)
• Organise and carry out training for qualitative data collection (including, but not limited to, focus group discussions and key informant interviews) particularly to investigate the underlying causes of findings observed at the survey
• Support the overall process of qualitative data collection among all programme sectors, advising, supporting and helping practically as and where necessary
3. Dissemination of findings:
• Review and redesign as necessary of dissemination processes/tools in-country
• Review and follow up on the dissemination of summary survey findings in-country programmes with stakeholders such as the community, civil society partners, coordination bodies and HQ technical team
• Facilitating sharing between country programmes on lessons learnt in quantitative surveying/qualitative data collection, including representation of GOAL at inter-NGO events if required.
4. Community accountability mechanisms:
• Research best practice on community accountability mechanisms both within GOAL and within the development sector and design a GOAL toolkit that enables best practice and adaptation to the local contexts
• Support and advise country programme teams on strengthening community accountability mechanisms in new as well as existing programmes
5. Emergency response team
• Participate in GOAL’s emergency response team with overall responsibility for coordination of rapid needs assessments, establishment of baseline data collection in emergencies and establishment of community accountability mechanisms in the immediate response phase.
• Batchelors Degree-level qualification in public health, nutrition, community development, child protection, livelihoods or a related field
• Master’s degree including studies relating to research and statistical analysis
• 4+ years of managing and implementing research and surveys for INGO at a senior level. International experience is required.
• 2+ years of programme management experience for INGO/NGO
o Experience specific to nutrition/ health surveying preferable
• Extensive experience in statistical analysis and software use (descriptive statistics analysis required and ability in inferential statistics preferable also)
o Experience in electronic surveying techniques preferable
• Clear and fluent written and spoken English
o Clear written and spoken French preferable
Deadline: 20th July 2012