Omega Foundation Senior M&E Officer Jobs career in Kisumu Kenya 2013

Organization: Omega Foundation
Title: Senior M&E Officer
Reports To: Head of Programs
Location: Kisumu
Closing Date: 26th March, 2013
Main Purpose and Scope
The position is responsible for providing support to program/project implementation in monitoring and measuring the impact of Omega Foundation’s programs and activities; development and implementation of M&E systems focused on data collection, storage, analysis and reporting; providing technical assistance in gathering and management of data; ensure the use of technically appropriate monitoring and evaluation models and information systems; and dissemination of relevant information to stakeholders.
 
Main duties and responsibilities
 
Monitoring and Assessment
  • Develop and 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.
Research and Learning
  • Support programs to undertake research on policy matters, build case studies, and assist conduct operations research to inform Omega Foundation’s advocacy agenda.
  • Organize and coordinate dissemination of research findings, lessons learnt, and best practices to partners, affiliates and other stakeholders.
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.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Job Requirement (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 in a similar position.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to:

Human Resources Officer,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application deadline is 26th March, 2013.
E-mail applications should be addressed to ORecruitment@omegafoundation.or.ke and must be copied to omegafoundation384@gmail.com.
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