ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya. The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The activity will aim to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition and increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya. To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in generation and analysis of quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations.S/he will lead design and development of monitoring systems, conduct data assurance and effectively promote evidence-based program management.
Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID and Food for Progress M&E requirements are met
Guide data collection, management of the data, and display of the results including reporting and dissemination building the capacity of M&E and technical staff and ensuring compliance
Design and lead implementation of the efficient and accurate data collection system that includes efficient processes for collecting data and ensuring data quality
Provide oversight of the M&E database, using it to track progress and trends, generate reports, and conduct data quality checks.
Coordinate and facilitate the refinement of the Theory of Change, logical framework, and food security and nutrition indicators
Supervise M&E staff and oversee implementation of all M&E activities, including annual surveys, case studies, and stakeholder workshops to refine approaches
Oversee strengthening of M&E capacity of local organizations
Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics; nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subjects with 8 years relevant experience, or a Ph.D. in any of the stated field of study above, with at least 6 years relevant work experience required
Significant training in quantitative methods required
Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large and complex program required
Expertise in developing and operationalizing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans
Thorough understanding of food security programming required
Knowledge of Theory of Change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators
Demonstrated experience in data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E and experience
Successful experience in East Africa region preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in English required
How to apply:
Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.