Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants Job Vacancy in Kenya - SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a member of the SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) Federation.

SOS Children’s Villages is a child-focused Non-Governmental Organization established in 1973 to provide care and support to children who have lost or are at risk of losing the care of their biological family.

The organization’s vision is “No child should grow up alone” and its programmes are driven by the mission of “building families for children in need, helping them shape their own futures and sharing in the development of their communities”.

In this regard, the organization works to reduce poverty; increase access to quality education and decent work; reduce inequalities and build strong institutions as laid out in SDGs 1, 4,8,10 and 16.

This is done through programmes that are geared towards addressing the political, economic, health and social root causes that lead to high levels of child vulnerability and put families at risk of breaking down. The programmes focus on Alternative Care, Family Strengthening, Youth Empowerment, Education, Health Care and Advocacy.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya implements programmes in five (5) of Kenya’s 47 Counties namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Meru. We seek to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants

Nairobi and Meru (1 Position For Each Location)

Position Summary: The primary role of the position is to provide technical monitoring and evaluation support to SOS Children’s Village locations as they implement the organization Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework.

S/he will be responsible for coordinating the roll out of results – based management at the location, management and analysis of program data in location and regular consultative improvement of all M&E tools, processes and policies in line with the changing needs and internationally acceptable trends.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities

I. To support in tracking program quality in line with SOS Children’s Villages policies, procedures and guidelines

1. Plan for results.

a. Participate in location planning process by linking plans to location results frameworks and concept note.

b. Provide support to locations with input to develop M&E elements of the concept notes and results frameworks

c. Contextualize and document location Results Based Management System.

2. Monitor for results

a. On regular basis, monitor program implementation progress against the location action plan (Activity Schedule).

b. Provide leadership and support for report development in compliance to organizational and institutional partners reporting requirements.

c. On a monthly basis, review data from the program database, analyse and make performance presentation based on Federation key standard performance indicators.

d. Support Program Database (PDB2) users troubleshoot PDB2 challenges as reported as well as provide capacity building of the users on the system.

e. Conduct quarterly data quality audits and reporting as well as build capacity of location teams on data management and quality.

f. Operationalise the location Monitoring plan as envisioned in the results framework.

g. Oversee monitoring and evaluation data collection using appropriate federation and MA tools and systems.

h. Support the program Director in developing the SOS Children’s Villages Care Promise self-assessment report.

3. Evaluate for results

a. Identify opportunities for operations research during monitoring and evaluation of various projects at the location.

b. In liaison with the M&E Coordinator and the M&E Officer National Office conduct needs assessments for the location

c. Coordinate baseline, midterm and end term evaluations for all IPD projects in the location in line with the national evaluation framework.

4. Use of results

a. Establish and maintain the location’s Lesson learned log

b. Conduct quarterly program reviews to assess progress against key RBM documents such as activity schedule, results framework, M&E plan and progress reports.

c. Keep abreast of the latest developments in M&E and network with other organizations for best practice sharing

d. Facilitate utilization of data for decision making through regular synthesis and analysis of thematic reports based on monitoring data

e. Provide support to SOS CV Kenya’s advocacy agenda in all programmes, initiatives and activities

II. Performs other tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience.

1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Planning & Management / Development Studies or related disciplines.

2. Prior experience with performance monitoring and evaluation for development programs, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis.

3. At least 3 years progressive experience in the development and implementation of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation policies & processes in a multi sector programme environment.

4. Previous experience in child focused organizations is an added advantage.

5. Skills and experience with numerical methods, database management and MS Excel.

6. Strong analytical skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

7. Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player

8. Strong report writing skills.

At all times, avoid actions or behaviour that could be construed as poor or potentially abusive practice. Whatever decisions and actions taken should be with the best interest of the child in mind.

Data Protection Policy

At all times ensure that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya beneficiaries and their families as well as co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV (with details of at least 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer) to addressed to the Human Resources Manager to reach us on or before 6th April 2023.

Please specify the Location of interest in your application

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace, code of conduct and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered.

Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.