Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant Job Vacancy in Isiolo, Kenya

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant

About Us

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors, including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant, Isiolo

Department/Location: SEAD/Isiolo, Kenya

Reports To: MEL Associate

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt

Clearance Required: N/A


IBTCI seeks an experienced professional in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), with strong data analytical skills and field experience to be part of a team working on a Food for Peace program in Kenya. This is a full-time, locally hired position based in Isiolo County, Kenya. This is a Isiolo based full-time, locally hired position. The M&E Assistant will support with developing, testing and refining data collection approaches, systems, tools and processes for program monitoring in line with the required donor indicators. The M&E Assistant will support activities under the direction of the MEL Associate including to develop data collection tools, monitor data quality conduct surveys and build capacity of field staff. The M&E Assistant may play a supportive role in ensuring learning from all project activities are conducted.

The estimated timeframe for this assignment is February 15, 2022 – September 30, 2024, depending on funding.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the MEL Associate to manage and implement performance and context monitoring activities at the county, sub-county and ward levels in collaboration with other project partners in the consortium or within the local government structures;
  • Support day-to-day implementation of all key M&E processes;
  • Assist with activity-level monitoring and verification of results in the field, including ensuring that data is complete, accurate, and consistent with agreements and reports;
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of all project activities, target populations and implementation approaches;
  • Support the implementation of the County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES) which provides an integrated structure and process for counties to engage stakeholders, plan, govern, manage and operate independently and in sync with one another;
  • Help develop and field test relevant county level data collection tools and protocols that reflect the Nawiri consortium’s needs;
  • Gather and compile county level programmatic information from the relevant Government sector offices
  • Track and record the routine monitoring data at county, sub county and ward level for key performance indicators of Nawiri project
  • Work closely with the M&E Team and other project staff on a variety of tasks as assigned;
  • Implement quality control management policies and processes for checking all incoming and outgoing details of data;
  • Coordinate with database staff on verifying and cross-referencing incoming data and completed reports as needed;
  • Assist with the management of county and sub-county level performance based dashboard tools;
  • Assist with implementation of population-based surveys;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have at least three (3) years working experience in related topics in Kenya and/or East Africa;
  • Must have at least 1 year expereince in M&E
  • Familiarity with database management including Excel; Kobo-collect, ODK, CommCare apps, familiarity with statistical software, such as SPSS or STATA would be a plus;
  • Experienced in developing data collection tools, data collection protocols, quality assurance strategies, data management and data visualization;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills required for working with multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic teams;
  • A great team player
  • Excellent English and Kiswahili, oral and written.
  • Knowledge of local context and culture

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or the field of monitoring and evaluation, international development or a related technical field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with developing, testing, and refining data collection approaches, systems, tools and processes for program monitoring in line with indicators in food assistance/food security/resilience programs;
  • Knowledge of relevant USAID rules and regulations related to monitoring and verification activities and approaches;
  • Experience supporting local institutions to help them improve their information systems;
  • Ability to multi-task within tight deadlines and with strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent English, oral and written;
  • Strong collaborative and relationship management skills.

Working Environment: The majority of work is performed in the field and may transpire in a typical corporate office environment.

COVID Vaccine status: As a condition of employment, IBTCI requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or request for an accommodation with HR that is consistent with our COVID-19 safety protocols and policies.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: This position requires frequent travel in and around Isiolo County depending on where the person is posted.

Work Authorization: Must be a Kenyan national.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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