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Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Manager – Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA) – OVC Activities

The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods. SJCC is working in partnership with Global Communities with the goal to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change and build the capacity of communities and local organizations to direct the development of lives and livelihoods.

SJCC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Manager in anticipation of the USAID-funded Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA)-OVC Activities in Kenya. The primary goal of the program will be to improve quality and increase the use of locally-led social services at the county level for OVC and adolescents.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: LPSDA Chief of Party (COP), LPSDA Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Responsibilities

  • The MEL Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems for the LPSDA in accordance with the program agreement and donor requirements, including compliance and transparency.
  • The MEL Manager will lead the design and implementation of the MEL systems, including digital/electronic data capture, database maintenance, and reporting processes for the program.
  • The MEL Manager will collaborate and report routinely to the program COP, DCOP, and program partners to track progress and achievements of the program.
  • The MEL Manager will receive capacity-building support, provide training on MEL for leadership and staff, and provide advice on routine and special reporting, other information dissemination, capacity building for partners in systems for MEL that are compliant with USG donor programs, and other MEL duties.
  • The MEL Manager will also work collaboratively with the Global Communities Transition Advisor to build and maintain systems that are compliant with donor requirements and SJCC policies.

Qualifications and Experience

The MEL Manager should have the following professional skills and qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Community Development, Development Studies, social sciences, or related field.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in monitoring and evaluation activities in large scale, complex, international development programs.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of database development for data capture and reporting and the application of statistical methods, including qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated hands-on practical experience in setting up and managing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (MER) systems and the ability to coach and train others in their use  for public and/or private sector organizations.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems for USAID-funded projects related to health and/or systems strengthening.
  • Experience in Kenya and PEPFAR reporting systems including DHIS 2, DATIM, TraiNET, OLMIS, CPIMS.
  • Familiarity and experience with United States Government (USG) donor program requirements for MEL management including experience in conducting routine data quality assessments (RDQA).
  • Previous experience in building capacity of local organizations in Monitoring & Evaluation is required.
  • Well versed in developing learning agendas and experienced in utilizing of USAID Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches is strongly preferred.
  • Additional skills for preferred candidates will include experience and participation in continuous program quality improvement, problem-solving, data use for decision making, and innovative results-driven management systems development to deliver program results and donor reporting.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet tools and browsers, Outlook/Exchange, Windows OS with high proficiency in SPSS, STATA, Excel, and/or other statistical evaluation software.
  • Experience in designing and building a digital interface for field-level data collection is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English with proficiency in Swahili preferred.

The MEL Manager should have the following personal skills and qualifications:

  • Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
  • Professionalism and integrity in all work and communications.
  • Teamwork and collaboration seeker, capacity-builder, and problem-solver.
  • Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, creative, passionate for quality of work
  • Reliable, adaptable, resourceful, innovative, results-oriented.
  •  Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area served to support the program.

How To Apply:

Send email with the following documents attached to: Sarah Karanja, sjcc.sarah@gmail.com.

  • Cover letter that explains why you think you are well-qualified for the job
  • Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills, and expertise
  • Three professional references (including email and phone numbers) for current/past work

Note: It is important for candidates to follow these instructions to be considered for the position! Applications must be received in the mail by 5pm on Wednesday 10th June 2020.