Senior Monitoring Associate - SYS-1093


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4 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Location Nairobi, Kenya Salary KES 3â019â680 â KES 3â454â680 gross per annum, depending on experience. Contract Type Fixed Term Duration 36 Months About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Monitoring Associate to provide technical support to the field project teams to design, coordinate and implement the monitoring framework of the various donor projects. This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The position is responsible for project monitoring across the GAIN Kenya portfolio of projects and ensuring that the projects are in line with donor requirements and expected outputs and outcomes. They will provide technical support to the field project teams to design, coordinate and implement the monitoring framework of the various donor projects.

This position will functionally report to the Monitoring manager, GAIN Kenya with all technical aspects of the work managed by the Monitoring manager/Knowledge Leadership. There will be close collaboration with the Knowledge Leadership (KL) team as well as centralized programme teams.

Key Responsibilities include Contribute to the development of programme theories of change and results frameworks and plans in collaboration with the monitoring manager, project managers in Kenya, and the Knowledge Leadership (KL). Contribute to the design and adaptation of the programme monitoring tools and processes, training and quality assurance of the programme monitoring components. Manage and ensure consistent collection, analysis, review, and interpretation of programme monitoring data and prepare reports in alignment with donor and internal requirements. Conduct monitoring field visits to support country teams in tracking outcomes and deliverables, as required. Review and interpret monitoring data as part of preparation for GAINâs performance and donor reports and ensure quality of project reports aligning with the theory of change and results framework. Receive and compile reports from project teams, check the quality of deliverables against workplans and agreements, and performance ensure compliance with donor and internal requirements.

About you

The ideal candidate should have experience supporting programme monitoring and project management in international development, food supply chains, small and medium enterprises, and/or process control and improvement.

The post holder should have experience in the development and operationalization of result frameworks and monitoring plans. You should demonstrate experience in critical analysis skills to extract key learning and effective practices from research findings.

An education background with a bachelorâs degree in social science, Nutrition, Public Health, Economics, or Statistics. Masterâs degree would be an added advantage.

About our Offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from KES 3â019â680 â KES 3â454â680 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance. We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAINâs Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming peopleâs lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAINâs designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAINâs country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations. 

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

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