Programmes Officer(Special focus on M&E), Nairobi Job Vacancy in Kenya -

Position Title: Programmes Officer(Special focus on M&E), Nairobi

About is a data-driven charity working to champion perinatal health in Kenya, where neonatal mortality rates have barely changed in the last 5 years. We work with parents, communities and government in Kenya to provide life-saving antenatal and postnatal health information, connect at-risk mums and babies with the healthcare services they need and work with local health authorities to advocate for and improve the quality of perinatal care.

The role

This is an opportunity to join a growing and fast-paced international development organisation. We are looking for a self-driven and dynamic Programmes Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to oversee our data management process, provide programmatic support to our projects and produce clean, accurate data to support our ongoing strategy.

The role will involve reviewing our current monitoring and evaluation tools and processes and giving technical support to strengthen them. It will also involve taking a lead role in the coordination of project evaluations and development of various tools for ongoing data collection and management.

The role will be based in our office in Nairobi but will work very closely with other programme teams in Meru and the UK office. About 40% travel to field locations is expected.

Main Responsibilities

Programme planning and development

  • Assisting in the review and implementation of organisational MEL systems, programme indicators and reporting systems for programme activities.
  • Provide technical input in development of logframes and monitoring frameworks for new project proposals.
  • Training field staff in the use and sharing of project data.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the programmes data management systems for increased data accuracy, reliability and increasing programming impact and coverage.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Working with programme teams to conduct project assessments.
  • Working closely with the programming team in carrying out regular M&E audits.
  • Conducting regular field monitoring visits and supporting project staff to ensure that they have the capacity to collect and manage project data efficiently.
  • Compiling, analysing and reporting data for key programmatic outputs, outcomes, and impact indicators, including routine data validation.
  • Working with the programme team to coordinate project review meetings.
  • Ensuring timely production of quarterly and annual internal and external M&E reports based on agreed performance indicators.
  • Continuously using evidence gathered to improve the quality of our programming and identifying new areas of opportunity.

Project management

  • Provide ongoing assistance in the implementation of projects to ensure effective planning of activities and quality delivery of projects.
  • Maintain up to date documentation relating to implementation of projects .
  • Participating in the development and review of quarterly and annual project work plans and budgets; and recommending new approaches for improving project’s efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilisation of project resources.
  • Assisting in the facilitation of project related workshops and training.

External Relations

  • Sharing’s key programme findings and learning in relevant county government forums, Technical Working Groups, committees and meetings.
  • Communicate effectively to different stakeholders/platforms/audiences about’s work.

About you

You will have a very good understanding of monitoring and evaluation in the context of implementing maternal and child health programmes in Kenya. You will have a good understanding of data analysis and interpretation and how to use programme learning to improve programme quality and identify new areas of opportunity.

You will be a highly innovative person, who can use data evidence to identify opportunities and develop new ways of working. You will be very agile with excellent analytical skills and can work under minimal supervision.

You will have a good understanding of program implementation and working with county health management teams. You will have a good understanding of maternal and neonatal health and have experience working in maternal and child health, and/or reproductive health projects.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, social sciences or equivalent academic degree in other relevant subjects.
  • Additional training and certification in project monitoring and evaluation is preferred.
  • At least 3 years demonstrable experience working in programme monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Thematic knowledge in conducting monitoring and evaluation for maternal and child health and education programmes.
  • Experience in development of project log frames and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Experience in conducting programme evaluations including development of data collection tools, data management and analysis.
  • Experience and ability to conduct training for programme teams.
  • Experience in providing technical support to county records and information departments.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Competency with a statistical database such as EPI Info, SPSS, or STATA is desirable
  • Sound computer literacy skills, especially Excel/Google Sheet formulas/Google docs.
  • Skills in project management is an added advantage.
  • Working in complex cultural environments.
  • Good negotiation and diplomatic skills.
  • Good report writing skills.

How to apply

Send us your CV (maximum of 3 pages) and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the position and how you will be a good fit to our programming team to Shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis.