Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Career Oppotunity in Kenya

Terre des hommes Foundation

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job ID: 20230105

Categories: Collaboration

Reports to

  • Technically: MEAL manager 75%
  • Hierarchy: Project manager 25% at the field level.

Number of subordinates: None

Location: Garissa

Working time in % : 100%

Context: Terre des hommes Foundation is an independent, neutral, and impartial Swiss organization founded in 1960, dedicated to bringing about significant and lasting change in the lives of children and young people, especially those most at risk.

Tdh ensures their well-being and the effective implementation of their rights as defined in the Convention on the Child's Rights and other human rights instruments.

To make a difference, Tdh focus our efforts on maternal and child health, children and young people in migration situations, and access to justice.

Tdh promotes the active participation of children and young people to empower them.

We advocate for their rights and support them in expressing their needs and interests.

Tdh works in fragile contexts and conflict zones, as well as in more stable environments.

Tdh is present in Kenya since 2011. Currently Tdh is providing protection services for children and families affected by migration, natural crises and poverty in Dadaab refugee camps, and Garissa Township in Garissa County, Kakuma refugee camps, Kalobeyei integrated settlement and host communities in Turkana, and in Korogocho informal settlement in Nairobi.

The intervention in the refugee response in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, Kalobeyei settlement and its host communities, is focused on prevention and response to child protection needs while strengthening protection community-based mechanisms and Child Protection system.

In Garissa County, Tdh implements an emergency response program responding to the drought situation in the Horn of Africa. The intervention is focused on health and nutrition, child protection and WASH targeting children under 5 years ld and pregnant and lactating women.

In Korogocho informal settlements, Tdh implements early child development activities and child protection activities with a strong community-based approach aiming at decreasing violence against children and strengthening child protection mechanisms.

General job description:

Reporting to his/her immediate superior, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer provides technical and methodological support to operations teams. He/she helps develop and implement monitoring plans, design, adapt and roll out monitoring tools in compliance with Tdh’s approaches and methods.

The M&E Officer helps collect, process and analyses data, and ensures that monitoring information is effectively communicated. He/she takes part in internal and external evaluation processes in addition to monitoring of project activities. His/ her scope with cover Tdh`s operations in Garissa and will support other Tdh operations in Kenya when called upon to.

Main responsibilities

Monitoring plans

  • Support development and implementation of costed project monitoring plans in coordination with the Project and MEAL manager.
  • Take lead in tracking project progress using Tdh standard project reporting tools and templates.
  • Further, he/she will be responsible for updating health and nutrition MEAL plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Support the coordination and operationalization of Tdh`s accountability framework in Garissa.
  • Support the Project Manager in identifying gaps and areas of possible improvements in data collection tools and processes including supporting the adaptation to use of MoH and HMT partner tools and templates.

Monitoring activities

  • Coordinate the health and nutrition field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation and reflective practice.
  • Support the development, quality control and management of project reach and beneficiary databases for the Tdh projects in Garissa.
  • Supervises and/or supports data collection activities in the field and at health facility level while
    respecting ethical and methodological standards and in alignment with the MEAL plan.
  • Informs the Project Manager and/or MEAL Manager of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.
  • In coordination with the MEAL Manager, perform process and results monitoring activities as well as comprehensive quantitative and qualitative data analysis and assist in drafting reports to facilitate reporting and learning effective programme management for all projects.
  • Conduct periodic data quality assurance at project and health facility level to ensure data quality elements are met.
    To provide coordinated training to Tdh Program staff and /or research assistants on Tdh and MoH Tools and follow up on proper implementation.
  • Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of the health and nutrition projects major monitoring and evaluation events including but not limited to baseline survey, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, data quality audit and field supervision.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to health and nutrition staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping.
  • Responsible for documenting findings from health and nutrition data quality audits to ensure collective and sustainable access.
  • Maintain regular meetings with Health and Nutrition Information Officers and Sub County and County level to conduct cross check and validation of data.

Communication and reporting

  • Support the project and MEAL Manager develop presentations adapted to different target audiences. Provides the M&E information required to write reports for use by Tdh and by donors, working with the IM team if necessary.
  • Support by ensuring that field bases deliver within his/her scope of work on all internal M&E requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting to DAH global indicators and monthly sitreps.
  • Support the compilation of monthly data reports, project sitreps as well as donor reports working with the Project and MEAL manager.
  • Respond to data requests presented internally and externally.


  • Support the compliance with donor and program requirements regarding data collection, analysis and reporting against indicators and means of verification at operational Support in internal and external evaluations by maintaining and providing beneficiary lists, training of research assistants, tool testing and providing timely feedback on the evaluation processes.

Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Abuse Prevention Policy - Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy and Global Code of Conduct
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies by research assistants acting for Tdh
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
  • Staff employed to work in Tdh will be expected to have:
  • Professional conduct that reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and tradition.
  • Ensure the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defend in all circumstance
  • Commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organization functioning and beneficiary related issues.
  • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and Tdh risk management policies.


This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies (PSLC) and technical and methodological competencies (TMC)

In particular:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and constructively on negative and positive points
  • Team spirit: ability to work closely with project teams and consultants

Analytical skills

  • Discipline, precision, transparency and intellectual honesty
  • Results-oriented focus and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to learn from positive and negative experiences and capitalize on errors

Other professional skills required:

  • BA Degree in Project Management, Social Sciences, Public Health and/or Nutrition or Information management.
  • M & E Experience of at-least 3 years in a non-governmental organization.
  • Demonstrated experience with Advanced Ms.Excel at least one or all the following tools: SPSS, R, ODK/KoBo toolbox, Ona, etc.
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Experience in developing and implementing monitoring tools in the humanitarian aid and development sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting internal and external M&E processes: baselines/endlines, routine monitoring, proposal writing, report writing etc.
  • Experience working in health and nutrition sector. Familiarity with MOH data collection, reporting processes and information management system including Familiarity and working ability with DHIS.
  • Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative and participatory data collection methods in the humanitarian aid and development sector
  • Good knowledge of IT tools and experience in using and designing databases.
  • Knowledgeable on the CPIMS as well as any other child protection information management systems is an added advantage.
  • Training in M& E from a reputable institution.


  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus

Abuse Prevention Policy - Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.


  • Knowledge of the context in the area of operation.

Application Modalities:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to

Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying.

Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for the application of this position is 28 April 2023.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer