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MONITORING EVALUATION & LEARNING COORDINATOR

Role, purpose & scope:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator will enhance planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted GEF standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making on the Projects. The coordinator will work with the project team and communities to establish monitoring and evaluation systems using cultural indicators to measure and document the environmental benefits of their land management systems. S/he will ensure that Projects performance indicators are monitored and evaluated throughout the project period with segregated data produced. S/he will ensure monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire project are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized across organization programs. The MEL Coordinator will be an integral member of the project team learning and reflection processes, leading discussions on project learning

 

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision:

  • Lead and support the design and implementation of assessments and other pre and post data collection and analysis

  • Work closely with the project teams, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project activities and results.

  • Actively participate in evaluation MEL activities including but not limited to baseline surveys, mid-term, end-line surveys, evaluations.

 

Data Management and Quality Control:

  • Assist project teams to develop and maintain knowledge and Information management systems to support indigenous traditional knowledge collection, reflection, analysis and reporting needs.

  • Work with Project team to evaluate the actual impacts on Environment-Supporting communities to document the changes within the project period and beyond

  • Work with the project teams to evaluate the actual impacts on gender and successful utilization of safeguards-Supporting communities to document the changes within the project period and beyond

  • Provide support in the development of MEL Plans, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for project monitoring and evaluation

  • Ensure program teams are compliant with ICI monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements including safeguards management.

Technical Support:

  • Coordinate assessments, evaluations, and monitoring surveys in area of operation. This will entail the development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, training and management of data collectors, report writing and facilitating discussion on the results.

 

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Regularly document lessons learned, best practices, and provide evidence-based information, success stories, case studies and other high quality, results-based documentation

  • Produce quality project reports and support program teams to review and improve on the quality of reporting

  • Visit sites to collect supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research both independently and in teams and support the organizations with proper documentation and report generation

 

Capacity Building and Mentoring:

  • Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent MEL system, and facilitate periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information that feeds into programming and learning

  • As needed, support in the training and oversight of research teams for data collection

 

Internal and External Coordination:

  • Maintain professional relationships with County government officials, private sector partners, NGOs, other development organizations, and civil society organizations in the shared landscapes. 

  • Maintain an active advisory role with the project team to help guide them towards robust and relevant data collection for project success.  Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to credit IMPACT and to not jeopardize its mission. 

  • A strong commitment to IMPACT values and ethos 

  • Team Player with good communication and interpersonal skills

 

Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong ability to work across teams & within diverse indigenous communities. 

  • Ability to manages multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Excellent oral and written English skills (demonstrate good writing skills) 

  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.

 

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Statistics, Social Science or relevant related field (MA/MSc/MBA or equivalent is preferred) from a recognized institution 

  • At least Ten years of MEL experience (or similar) – preferably working with indigenous people & local communities. 

  • Previous experience working on GEF or Bilateral Donors funded programs is preferred. 

  • Relevant experience in field survey/data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, analysis, and reporting. 

  • Strong computer literacy with full knowledge of MS Office applications; knowledge of data science and programming tools such as STATA, SPSS, & R 

  • Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus-building skills.

  • Should understand concepts and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, results project logics, and participatory monitoring that are culturally appropriate. 

  • Experience with facilitation, capacity building, formal and informal knowledge transfer, partnership strengthening, and empowering staff through opportunities for growth and development in Monitoring & Evaluation.

Candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements and wish to be considered for the above position should send their C.V and letter of Motivation to the hr@impactkenya.org quoting the job tittle as the subject on or before 6th October,2023.

 

All applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT)

P.O BOX 499-10400 Nanyuki

 

IMPACT works with Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities, and therefore candidates who understand the dynamics and context around these groups are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

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