• Contribute to organizational learning through the design of procedures, processes, and systems to encourage and facilitate more effective sharing of program results, approaches, feedback from partners, and lessons learned throughout the organization, using this insight to contribute to the field and shape future programs;
• Strengthen monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning practices across the organization through training, workshops, webinars, etc.;
• Create the data infrastructure required for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning to strengthen strategy and implementation.
• Implement and enhance a monitoring, evaluation, and feedback framework in order to aggregate and communicate program results;
• Collaborate with program officers and directors to synthesize, analyze, and share practices and ideas from grassroots partners’ work.
• Increase the organization’s standing in the philanthropic community and our credibility with public and private donors by improving our ability to collect and document results and program impact;
• Contribute to relevant sections of funding proposals to ensure alignment between partner capabilities and project requirements to articulate outputs, outcomes, and impact;
• Guide and inform periodic reviews and evaluations of particular grantmaking initiatives through contributing to terms of reference, selection, and engagement with in-country consultants and dissemination of findings;
• Collaborate with GFC Capacity Development Advisor and Grantmaking team to identify and adapt approaches, tools, and resources to better equip grantee partners to demonstrate program outcomes and impact;
• Select country-based consultants in collaboration with Grantmaking team to provide technical assistance to grantee partners;
• Keep abreast of developments in the field to ensure GFC employs the best evaluation and organizational learning strategies.
Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
• Advanced skills in monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning methods; including significant knowledge of international best practices and experience with M&E frameworks, feedback, and learning processes;
• Five or more years of experience in supporting evaluation and learning in an international cooperation and/or human rights context with strong preference for youth employability experience;
• Direct experience building simple M&E systems;
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating within a philanthropic context is desirable;
• Experience in knowledge management and data analysis with a solid grasp of qualitative methodology is important;
• Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills;
• Familiarity with the link between project design, proposal writing, project implementation and evaluation and learning is helpful;
• Master’s degree preferred in relevant academic fields such as social science or development;
• Ability to strategically assess key technical issues across the organization’s core thematic areas—education, gender equity and youth empowerment;
• This position will be based in Nairobi with some domestic and when need arises international travel.