Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

International IDEA is leading a gender consortium in implementing the ‘Enhancing Women in Political Participation’ project. The ‘two phase’ project known as the Women in Political Participation (WPP) is funded by SIDA. The consortium includes IDEA, Forum for African Women’s Education (FAWE), The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Gender Links, University of Cheikh Anta Diop Gender Laboratory (IFAN – UCAD), PADARE, and Women and Law Southern Africa (WLSA). The project is implemented in Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. This undertaking, , is a multi-year project with an overall goal to increase the political participation and representation of women in Africa in line with the Maputo Protocol of 2003, various associated sub-regional protocols and standards and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The main objective of this project is to contribute to the enhancement of women’s political participation in Africa with a view to advancing the goal of gender equality in politics and governance. This overarching objective has been defined in full cognisance of the fact that poor levels of women’s political participation has existed for a long time and, in consequence, experience has been built and work carried out over time by an array of institutions, actors, networks, and campaigners aimed at redressing the situation. Recognising that the quest for improving greater participation of women has a rich history and the groups with which the project will aim to collaborate have cognate experiences of their own, an effort will be made by the project to build on the lessons of experience in order to add strategic value and break new ground.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya*, International IDEA seeks to appoint:*


The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will manage the development and implemention of the project’s results management framework. The incumbent will also will provide leadership on the project’s reporting requirements for both the donor and International IDEA in liaison with the regional and global monitoring and evaluation teams.The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work under the supervision of the Project Manager.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Develops monitoring and evaluation frameworks, processes and practices for the project that responds to both donor and International IDEA needs; Coordinates and leads all project evaluations and the monitoring of results;
  • Supports project planning and the compilation of partner inputs;
  • Supports effective collaboration between the project’s partners on monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Liases with the donors on monitoring, evaluation and the communication of results;
  • Works with partners in developing outcome stories and outreach data for the project.
  • Supports the internal and external communication of project results;
  • Leads the development and production of all reporting under the project – including quarterly, yearly and final project reports;
  • Participates in the continuous development of policies, guidelines, standards and tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation and results-based management in collaboration with International IDEA’s HQ and the donor;
  • Contributes to trainings for national partners on monitoring and evaluation related processes;
  • Contributes to internal training;
  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender and diversity perspective in all monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities;
  • Conducts risk management in line with the organisational risk management policies and procedures.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree in development studies, business administration, public policy, international development or other relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation activities of international development projects, preferably with a focus on support to democratic institutions and civil society organizations on issues related to elections and civic education;
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project monitoring and evaluation systems from project initiation to closeout stages is essential;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and requirements, as well as familiarity with their processes and systems is essential.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies is essential;
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans is considered an advantage;
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys on behavioral impact of projects implemented is considered an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of written and oral Swahili is an asset.

Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Kenya for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications.

Fixed term appointment until 31 December 2024.

International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.

How to apply

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Tuesday 07th March 2023 to