Purpose of the position:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will lead all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the SUSTAIN MNCH - II program. In this capacity, s/he will establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation. S/he will coordinate and manage all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the projects internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to GAC guidelines.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Lead the project team to establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.
Coordinate all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the projects internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to GAC and WV Canada guidelines.
Ensure timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation.
Ensure timely communication with the project team and other relevant partners to ensure proper documentation and sharing of project best practices.
Develop the overall framework of the monitoring and evaluation activities; clarify the responsibilities and prepare the work plan and the detailed budget for the monitoring and evaluation activities and supervise the work of the Monitoring and Evaluation to project officer.
Review and provide feedback to programs on the quality of methodologies established to collect monitoring data and document the protocol that are in place for collecting and aggregating of data.
Establish an effective system for assessing the validity of data through verification and appropriate technology.
Support program staff and other implementing partners in review of progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and GAC guidelines.
Ensure that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum such as the district and regional nutrition multi-sectorial steering committee and partner meetings in a regular basis.
Facilitate key project evaluation exercise including baseline, mid-term evaluation and end of project evaluations while ensuring appropriate documentation and dissemination of the results.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Minimum Qualification required:
Master in Public health, community development, statistics, social or development related studies.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years working experience in Health, and/or Nutrition Projects in Monitoring and Evaluation.
Other skills Preferred:
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
Significant experience in working with government officials, donors and multipartner programmes.
Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc), data processing packages (SPSS, Epi Info).