Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Kenya

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With over 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through all our work. At a minimum, we ensure that all our work is gender sensitive, seeking gender transformative approaches as our overall ambition and in accordance with context.

Practical Action is commencing a five-year project that will be implemented in Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga Counties. The project aims to make agriculture an attractive and resilient employer for young people by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices. The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a holistic approach which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.

As the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, you will be the lead technical staff responsible for program level monitoring, evaluation and reporting of performance and results, lead efforts to strengthen MEAL within specific projects including building the capacity of project staff to monitor, document and analyse the performance of their interventions/activities and ensure data quality. You will also be responsible for development and implementation of continuous quality improvement systems to ensure ongoing program improvement and reaching of targets and ensure program data is tracked, verified and reported and supporting documentation is maintained.

As an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning professional, you will have a degree in development studies or any other relevant degree and minimum of five (5 )years’ work experience in knowledge management, monitoring and evaluating programs with an organization with a robust M&E component, experience of using indicators at output, outcome and goal level and developing tools to measure this, strong experience in evaluation methodologies such as outcome mapping and Most Significant Change, experience of building in gender and inclusion into project design and MEAL aspects, experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and management, experience in gathering learnings and then promoting their application and experience of building capacity of staff on MEL.

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How to apply

If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Practical Action, Kenya Office by email: not later than 2nd February, 2023 indicating ‘Practical Action: Job Title Position’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include names of 3 referees in your CV.

Additional Information

Practical Action is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from under-represented groups. We stay committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse working environment and believe that people from different backgrounds or cultures give us different perspectives, and the more perspectives we have, the more successful we will be. By building a culture where everyone feels heard, respected and valued we give everyone working with us the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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