Title: Programme Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) /Operational Research (OR
Date of Commencement: June 2019
Duty Station: Nairobi with regular travels to project areas
Duration: 1 Year (Renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)
Reporting to: The National Programme Coordinator
The SRHR Alliance in Kenya is a coalition of 17 civil society organizations and institutions working to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Kenya.
The SRHR Alliance is looking for an experienced, ambitious and dynamic Programme Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) /Operational Research (OR) who will play an active role in Monitoring and Evaluation and Operational Research of two programmes; Get Up Speak Out and Accelerating access to SRHR information and services for young people and girls through CSOs in Kenya and further developing the SRHR programme.
The holder of the position will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support to project teams to ensure robust monitoring, evaluation, learning research and reporting functions are defined and implemented successfully. He or she will work closely with the National Programme Coordinator and Program Manager SRHR based in Nairobi, the country focal point and a PME Advisor also based at the GUSO Consortium office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
a) In collaboration with partner organizations, identify and prioritize areas of operational research to be pursued by the partner organizations with his/her support;
b) Help/support partner organizations to conduct operational research based on identified priorities and to utilize the information obtained to continuously improve their programmes.
c) In collaboration with partner organizations, conduct outcome measurement and other M&E assignments of the GUSO and Accelerating access to SRHR information and services for young people and girls through CSOs in Kenya programmes.
d) Develop a strategy for documenting and disseminating OR and M&E information/results to alliance members and stakeholders.
e) Support to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of qualitative and quantitative data and apply techniques appropriate to area of research;
f) Provide support in developing a prioritized SRHR Alliance operational research agenda as outlined in the strategic plan.
g) Provide operational research input and evidence for the thematic and regional analyses required to develop, implement, review and evaluate new and existing programmes, plans and projects;
h) Train and provide technical assistance to SRHR Alliance programs, CSO partners, and other organizations on the development and implementation of effective monitoring, evaluation and research strategies/initiatives
i) Contribute to the development, documentation, and dissemination of cross-country lessons learned, best practices, and experience.
j) Ensure timely submission of project reports and other deliverables as specified in the grant.
k) Support in drafting research specifications, finalizing the terms of reference for research, commenting on draft research or assessment instruments, such as questionnaires, and editing draft reports as provided by implementing partners (individual consultants and institutions);
l) Translate technical information (such as research findings and regulatory decisions) for non-technical policymakers and advocates.
m) Build networks and promote collaboration with local research institutions, government, NGOs, specialized agencies, donors, and, and relevant private sector organizations
n) Support in resource mobilization processes based on the SRHR Alliance resource mobilization plan by supporting in drafting, reviewing and submitting concept notes, proposals and reports in close coordination with other Program staff.
o) Provide regular updates and reports on OR and M&E
p) Perform any other duty assigned to him/her by the SRHR Alliance
Qualifications and experiences
a) Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Education or Development Studies.
b) Proven experience of not less than 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management and development relevant to data and research in areas of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, of which three years are at the international level
c) Substantive knowledge in research methodology and practical experience in population and development, human rights, sexual and reproductive health, and gender;
d) Experience in conducting operational research
e) Good understanding of LFA, Theory of Change
f) Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, MIS online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA and NVIVO.
g) Experience writing reports, findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluations, especially under institutional donor contracts.
h) Good understanding of NGO working policies
i) Familiarity with the sexual and reproductive health and rights environment in the country and Supports the fundamentals of the Sexual and Rights based approach.
j) Excellent cross-cultural, relational and interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen, and respect for partners and colleagues.
k) Demonstrated experience of working with a network/coalition of local organizations
l) Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
m) Experience in communicating and coordinating with a variety of partners
n) Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
o) Must be flexible, willing to work irregular hours, and adaptable to changing circumstances and demonstrated problem solving skills.
How to Apply
Please submit an application letter with current detailed CV indicating 3 references. Two of whom should have been direct supervisors. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: copying email@example.com Human Resource and Admin Manager indicating the job title by 5pm Kenyan time May 24th 2019.
The SRHR Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Unfortunately we will not be able to correspond with applicants who do not meet the criteria and/or are not shortlisted for an interview.