Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Arizona State University

Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator



The Young African Leadership Initiative Legacy and Localization (YALI L&L) project, led by Arizona State University, seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Communications Director on a USAID project supporting the next-generation expression of the Regional Leadership Centers (RLC) component of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), the United States’ premier investment in young African leaders. As the on-continent component of the YALI program, in 2015 USAID launched four YALI RLCs at higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. The RLCs have provided access to leadership and functional training to 22,000 young leaders aged 18–35 from 49 sub-Saharan countries in three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, public management, and civic leadership. YALI 2030 will build on the RLC foundation to create an expanded pan-African youth development model that will harmonize training curriculum, serve underrepresented/underserved youth, build alumni network capacity and professional development opportunities, and develop new program-related partnerships with the private sector and other stakeholders and donors. ASU has hosted YALI Mandela Washington Fellows annually since 2014, led public management cohorts at the East Africa Regional Leadership Center, collaborates with the Mastercard Foundation on an eLearning Initiative with African universities, implemented higher education projects for USAID with multiple universities on the continent, and maintains an African hub and a network of alumni through ASU-Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Position location: This is a full-time position and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Main Purpose of Job

We are seeking to recruit a results-oriented Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator.

The holder of this position will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director and will be responsible for coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of program data and knowledge generated by consortium partners to intended audiences in a timely and accurate manner in adherence to the Activity Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Plan (AMLEP).

Key Responsibilities

  • Operationalise the Activity Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Plan (AMLEP) designed for the Project, including and not limited to designing program M&E tools for data collection, verification, management and reporting and ensure quality of the data following laid down DQA protocols
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for data management and data flow patterns for each partner that point out their data collection and reporting responsibilities, inclusive tools methodologies, frequency of data collection and transmission processes for each indicator.
  • In consultation with the M&E Director, determine and set monthly and quarterly program targets for all consortium partners in relation to all activity indicators in the MEL Plan.
  • Ensure that M&E work plans are updated and that project partners are aware of their targets and accomplishments.
  • Prepare regular progress reports on activities undertaken, results achieved against targets and plan for follow-up actions and ensure that lessons learned are fed back into project implementation and support the YALI L&L partners in developing the monthly, quarterly and yearly reports,
  • Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Director in building capacity of the YALI L&L consortium team on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations.

Key competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Expertise delivering performance excellence
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills, Strong judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience with the use of the internet, including social media for fundraising purposes.
  • Ability to work in a team and be a self-starter.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics or a related field with at least three years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Previous experience working on USAID-funded programs strongly preferred
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with: Excel, Power BI, Publisher, SPSS and any other statistical package. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations is required.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in information analysis and writing/editing comprehensive and high-quality reports
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Demonstrable planning and organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • A willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited tosubmit their application and Curriculum Vitae indicating full contact details of three professional referees to by 24th October, 2023.

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. Please do not attach copies of certificates.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. YALI L&L is an equal opportunity employer.