Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning / Migration Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Altai Consulting

Position Title: Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning / Migration

Type of Contract: Fixed

Location: Based in Nairobi – Covering East and Horn of Africa region

Duration of Contract: Indefinite; no less than 12 months


Altai Consulting is a strategy, research and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) firm focusing on the developing world. Altai began operating in 2003 and has since successfully completed over 350 consulting and research assignments in Africa, the Middle East and in Central Asia. Our clients include major international private sector actors as well as donors and their implementing partners, international organizations (the European Union, United Nations, World Bank, etc.), and INGOs looking for both technical expertise and high-level strategy advice.


As part of its Public Policy Practice, Altai Consulting seeks experienced and knowledgeable consultants for several projects requiring strong experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and migration-related programming. Based in Nairobi, the role entails supporting several large regional MEL programmes with a focus on migration programming.

The Consultant will work under the supervision of a Project Director and liaise with relevant partners (mainly aid actors implementing projects funded by the client), assist in the development of logical frameworks and indicators, collect and clean data obtained from partners, assist in preparing reports for the client, analyze the obtained data, conduct case studies on specific aspects, gathering, analyzing and drafting conclusions, support partners in their M&E systems design, etc.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Participate in the development of methodologies for the Monitoring and Evaluation of projects in East Africa
  • Liaise regularly with and provide support to implementing partners
  • Conduct field research (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Design and maintain project databases
  • Analyze large quantities of data from varied sources
  • Report writing in English
  • Prepare presentations
  • Prepare documentation when required by clients or the management of the company
  • Build capacity of team members, client, and/or beneficiaries
  • Conduct interviews and secondary data research for qualitative studies
  • Others as required



  • Masters' degree or higher in Economics, International Relations and/or Development, Public Policy, Migration, Evaluation, Engineering, Statistics or Data analytics

Professional experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the development field (experience in M&E, migration and/or the East Africa region is highly desirable)

Analytical skills requirements:

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with particular attention to detail and accuracy

Communication requirements:

  • Adept at report writing and presenting findings
  • Excellent written and spoken English required (French also desirable)
  • Experience writing policy papers, assessments, and/or strategic recommendations that require deep analytical capacity


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Excel (Lookup, Pivot tables…)
  • Knowledge of QGIS, Stata and R is a plus
  • Flexible, self-motivated, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Mature and independent personality with a curious and humble mindset
  • Client-oriented
  • Team player
  • Eagerness to travel and discover new cultures and environments
  • Must be available for relocation to Nairobi, with periods of work in other East African countries as relevant

How to apply

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