Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council 

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (Open for Kenyans only)

Females are highly encouraged to Apply.

What we are looking for:

The role of the M&E Manager is to establish and implement systems that promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance, and internal management. The M&E Manager will contribute to quality programming through supporting access to and use of relevant and timely information on programme scale, relevance, and effectiveness. Within this context, the M&E Manager will provide technical support to in-country staff pertaining to M&E and build capacity in the country mission by identifying and supporting the implementation of effective, cost efficient and meaningful M&E systems.

What you will do:

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  2. Responsible for design, development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools.
  3. Advise management on M&E solutions/options in the design of M&E staffing, resourcing and budgeting for M&E, and M&E priorities for the country office.
  4. Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  5. Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strengthen M&E capacity and effectiveness:

  • Strengthen Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning capacity and effectiveness of the partner M&E teams and programme staff and systems.
  1. Facilitate program Review and Closeout Meetings with partners, ensuring inputs from program, finance and risk and compliance staff and follow up on the implementation of action points agreed upon during these meetings.
  2. Support the CC specialists in coordinating all monitoring processes, including developing annual monitoring schedules, monitoring tools and templates, communicating monitoring-related information to partners, and facilitating remote and on-site monitoring.

Support design and implementation of new programme development:

  1. Lead on M&E input into funding proposals for new programme activity ensuring Monitoring Evaluation and Learning is an integral component of each proposal.
  2. Participate in the Country Strategy development and review processes to ensure M&E remains a high priority in the country programme; with support to Specialists with the use of monitoring and evaluation results in the programme workshops.
  3. Ensure engagement in the budget development process and that adequate resources have been allocated toward Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability processes both for the partners and NRC CO.

Generate and support the sharing of learning on the effectiveness of NRC programs:

  1. Ensure organisational learning through supporting agreed evaluations, after action reviews, specific analysis, lessons learned reports; and further institutionalise learning in the PCM cycle.
  2. Undertake the global M&E Compliance Check for the country program.
  3. Lead on measurement of partnership quality and refine tools to support data gathering and analysis.

Develop systems and tools to support NRC programs:

  • Work with the Programme Unit, Partners and Area Managers to support their design of theories of change, M&E tools, and indicator profiles. Work with the partners and Area Offices to develop their M&E plans.
  • Develop and/or participate in development of guidance and frameworks for CO procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M+E in the country mission with partners.
  • Develop/Review TOC, M&E Plan, logical framework, indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), Staffing Plan and Evaluation Plan and support partners with the same.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position as the above responsibilities are just a short summary.

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in creating and leading the implementation of M&E systems for an international NGO.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an emergency or post-conflict setting.
  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making.
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other agencies. non-formal methods
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience using Power Bi

Behavioral competencies:

These personal qualities influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Strategic thinking.
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Working with people.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Analysing.
  • Handling insecure environments.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Nairobi_Kenya
  • Contract: national fixed term contract– 1 Year with possibility of extension
  • Travel: Travel to field locations as required (60%)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is open to Kenyan nationalities only.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

Kenya hosts more than 400,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the two camps Kakuma and Dadaab, as well as in urban areas. Most of the refugees are from Somalia and South Sudan. Some have lived in Kenya for decades, while many fled to Kenya during the 2010 drought and the civil war in South Sudan. Freedom of movement is constrained in the camps and livelihood and working opportunities are limited.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to seek refuge in Kenya. Somali citizens no longer automatically receive refugee status. In 2016, the Kenyan government announced that Dadaab will close, but this was blocked by the High Court in 2017. In 2019 and 2020 there were renewed calls for the closure of Dadaab and a roadmap for camp closure has been agreed upon between UNHCR and Government of Kenya.

Internal displacement in Kenya is often overshadowed by the refugee situation. Kenyans have been internally displaced by droughts, food insecurity and floods, as well as ethnic conflicts. The present situation in Arid and Semi-Arid Land counties across Kenya remains precarious due to more droughts.

You can also learn more about NRC’s operation in Kenya here.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

How to apply

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