County Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Assistants Job Vacancies in Migori, Kenya

Position Title: County Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Assistants

In 2021, USAID Kenya awarded Abt Associates, the Kenya Vector Control Activity, now renamed PMI Kinga Malaria. It seeks to build on PMI investments under PMI AIRS and VectorLink. The purpose of the project is to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for, monitor, and evaluate critical malaria vector control activities.

This includes indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide treated net (ITN) activities for prevention of malaria in Kenya.

The project has six objectives:

(1) indoor residual spraying and other proven vector control interventions,

(2) entomological monitoring and surveillance,

(3) ITN durability monitoring

(4) data driven decision making to inform strategic deployment of ITNs and IRS,

(5) capacity building of Kenya national malaria program and selected counties and

(6) continuous net distribution system in the community through multiple channels.

In 2024, Abt Associates shall implement IRS in Busia and Migori Counties and in other counties thereafter as determined by USAID Kenya.

In close collaboration with the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP), Migori and Busia County governments, PMI Kinga Malaria seeks to recruit professionals in different fields to support in implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in all the seven sub-counties in Busia County namely, Bunyala, Butula, Matayos, Nambale, Samia, Teso North and Teso South; and Five sub-counties in Migori county namely; Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike.

The positions being sought are as follows:

Supervisor: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Location: Busia and Migori, Kenya

Number required: 2 (1 in Busia and 1 in Migori)

Overall, Purpose: To support pre, during and post campaign MEL activities at county level. He/she will work closely with the National and County based MEL team and County Coordinators to achieve the desired results under the overall supervision of the MEL Advisor.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure availability and proper use of the correct data collection tools across project sites.
  • Support data verification at the data collection points.
  • Mentor field teams on project indicators to ensure defined variables are understood and captured correctly.
  • Track the consumption of MEL data collection tools including IRS stickers and communicate deficits to the MEL Advisor
  • Provide feedback to the field teams on data quality and follow up to ensure action is taken.
  • Ensure timely reporting on IRS related coverage situations.
  • Support mHealth reporting across the county through tracking of the same in collaboration with IT assistants.
  • Follow up on data errors shared via digital platforms and or email for action.
  • Find out and communicate any MEL concerns from the other MEL colleagues in the county to MEL Advisor
  • Put together the weekly meeting reports and send to the MEL Advisor
  • Attend and participate in the weekly meetings.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum attained a Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or IT or any other numeric or computer related course with experience in M&E and or research.
  • Professional training in MEL
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience (where 1 year in IRS is a preferred advantage)
  • Experience supervising data entry and or field teams a plus
  • Experience working with DHIS-2 desirable.
  • Experience working with mobile data collection applications is an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications.


  • Willingness to conduct regular field visits within the counties and data collection sites.
  • Willingness to reside within the county of duty.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work for 6 days in a week (Monday to Saturday)
  • Persons with high integrity and work ethic

NB: These positions will be on a short-term contract, not more than 2 months and/or on a need basis and those who participated in previous campaigns will have an added advantage. All qualified applicants including minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit for details of the job descriptions on the job listings noted above and send a cover letter and updated CV to with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line specifying the work location preferred i.e. county and/or Operations Site as applicable e.g. ‘Store keeper-Migori county – Wath Onger Dispensary’ by COB, Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.