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M & E Specialist

North Rift Sub Branch (Kitale)

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of this position is to ensure that the CRIFSUP/FMNR project develops a fully functional M&E system that can facilitate constant review of progress on project implementation –both within World Vision project management; partnerships and donors. The purpose of this youth project is to support development and operationalization of DME in the FMNR project across Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru and Baringo Counties. Therefore, the M&E Specialist will be instrumental in capacity building the staff, partners and community resource persons in developing monitoring and evaluation systems. The job holder will provide leadership in M&E at project level and will ensure that accountability mechanisms are established.

This position will be responsible for facilitating baseline processes, developing key indicators and benchmarks for M&E in the project: - Design of tools, data collection and analysis and periodical sharing of findings with all the stakeholders. The M&E officer will also be responsible for establishing and facilitating a learning culture and documentation of learning within the project and all stakeholders. The officer will also be responsible for preparing progress reports as per the requirements of WV and the donor.

The M&E Specialist will be required to communicate WV Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Program Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation

  • Provide technical leadership in implementing/mainstreaming the project M&E system to the existing M&E system in WVK.

  • Provide technical leadership in carrying out baseline assessments, mid-point and end of project review across the three counties of the project sites

  • Support development of ToR in collaboration with other project teams and identify specific data requirements

  • Develop assessment/evaluation/baseline reports using the analysis and interpretation ensuring the final project report fully addresses the objectives and scope of the assessment

  • Facilitate training for data collectors and data entry clerks, in a way that supports effective learning

  • Always ensure to store collected data securely as per policies relating to data protection for the project

  • Deal with and/or escalate technical issues and problems proactively as they arise, and adapt plans as appropriate

  • Coordinate project reflection and learning sessions in conjunction with other grant staff and project partners.

  • Work proactively with key staff and stakeholders to develop detailed monitoring plan and monitor project implementation across all the six counties and report progress, impact and best practices

  • Lead area project teams and partners in data processing, consolidation and analysis across

  • Manage data of all activities pertaining to the project

  • Disseminate all project information related to M&E to staff and partners across the six counties

  • Ensure Project alignment to the donors and support office evaluation protocols and methodological tools

  • Take lead in development of key performance indicators and benchmarks for M&E

Capacity Building

  • Build the capacity of staff and partners to enhance participatory monitoring according to WVK and donor requirements.

  • Ensure the implementation of project community capacity building initiatives that ensure local participation and project ownership in all the six project sites;

  • Facilitate implementation of key community capacity building promising practices and best practices to contribute to mainstreaming Natural Resource Management integrated in Livelihoods and Resilience in other sectoral efforts aimed at transformational development at the county level

  • Develop an M&E capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons

  • Work with DME unit to develop training materials for capacity building for community trainers of trainers

Reporting and Collaboration

  • Support the development and submission of project reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards

  • Maintain links with other organizations for collaboration, networking, resource sharing, materials development, and learning activities in disability

  • Facilitate sharing of key lessons learnt and action points as required for the CBFs and SACCOs

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation or Program Management.

  2. They must have a minimum of three years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on livelihoods and resilience projects with some focus on natural resource management

  3. Skills in GIS will be an added advantage

  4. They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, monitoring and evaluation principles;

  5. Computer literate

  6. Skills in processing and analyzing data using one or more a statistical software packages, including at least one of the following SPSS, Epi-Info, STATA, SAS or similar. Also experience with programming software.