Friday, June 14, 2013

Job Opportunities in Kenya - Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Nairobi, with frequent in-country travel

Salary: Competitive

Closing date for applications: 21st June 2013

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) believes that people with disabilities should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose, with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society. 
It works to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and campaigns for the removal of barriers that hinder them.

LCD works internationally in over 50 countries throughout Africa and Asia, supporting thousands of people through programmes that focus on inclusive education, livelihoods, advocacy and campaigning, and care and support.

The Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for guiding the development and implementation of the overall M&E strategy of a new, large-scale inclusive education project, ensuring the timely provision of project information and reports to relevant stakeholders. 
They will play a key role in developing the project’s M&E framework, monitoring project performance, preparing progress reports and sharing project outcomes.

Job Title
: Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Reporting to: Regional Representative – East and North Africa Regional Office

Department: International Department – Based in Nairobi

Purpose of the Job

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager will be responsible for guiding the development and implementation of the overall M&E strategy of an inclusive education project, ensuring the timely provision of project information and reports to relevant stakeholders.

The post will be for 34 months subject to donor approval after 6 months following a review of project design and development of the M&E framework.

Key Responsibilities
  • Play a key role in developing the project logframe and M&E framework, particularly with regard to the baseline study, evaluation approach, data collection, research methodology and monitoring mechanisms
  • Guide the process of identifying and designing the project’s key indicators and key performance questions for monitoring project performance
  • Work with external consultants to provide support and guidance to undertake special surveys and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts
  • Organise and provide refresher training in M&E for project staff, local organisations and primary stakeholders as necessary
  • Based on the annual work plan and budget, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities
  • Prepare consolidated progress reports and reports on M&E findings for submission to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and deadlines
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E
  • Inform, coordinate and join external supervision and evaluation missions as necessary
  • Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff and primary stakeholders
  • Make regular reports to the project board, highlighting areas of concern
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required by the Regional Representative.
Person Specification

Essential Qualifications
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
Essential Other
  • Minimum five years proven experience of:
·         M&E methods, the logical framework approach and other strategic planning strategies
·         good understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods 
·         designing, planning and implementing M&E systems
·         training others in M&E development and implementation
·         data analysis and report writing
  • A solid understanding of international development with a focus on disability and / or gender issues
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders
  • Excellent written English and computer skills
  • A genuine interest in, and commitment to, the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire Disability
Desirable Requirements
  • Experience of working in an international development organisation
  • Experience of working in the NGO sector
  • A disabled person
Key Competencies Required for the Role
  • Technical Competencies
  • Experience of M&E and project cycle management
  • Experience of compiling accurate reports for submission to external stakeholders.
  • Experience of building the capacity of partners
General Competencies
  • Experience of working with Excel and Word to produce financial and narrative information in clear formats
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Extremely well organised and able to coordinate and prioritise varied activities
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A flexible team player, able to work both proactively and supportively with different levels of staff
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • High levels of personal integrity and commitment
  • Ability to manage donor compliance
LCD Competencies
  • Communication: Communicate regularly and effectively with people at all levels within and outside LCD (3)
  • Commercial Acumen: Demonstrate an understanding of the broader perspective when developing plans for achieving LC Disability’s long-term objectives. Place the customer first (3)
  • Focusing on Outcomes: Use all available information to measure progress against targets, and take action to achieve results (3)
  • Making Effective Decisions: Create clarity for others, and make successful decisions by evaluating priorities, options and recommendations (3)
  • Putting the Customer First: Regularly review customer satisfaction and service levels and identify areas for improvement. Actively build good relationships with customers (3)
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Influence others through your contribution and positive attitude and create a high performing team (3)
  • Innovation: Identify potential in new ideas and situations to improve LCD’s performance. Positively promote new ways of working to colleagues, volunteers and staff in an effective manner (3)
To apply:

  • Submit completed applications to along with a written statement of no more than 500 words outlining your reasons for applying and why you feel you are suitable for the post.
  • Please do not send CVs.
  • An application form can be downloaded at Application Form
  • Interviews will be held in Nairobi and are expected to take place at the end of June 2013.
  • Applicants invited for interview will be contacted by email.
  • Essential travel costs will be covered for applicants invited for interview.
  • Qualified people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note than only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
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