Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager

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StreetUN Complex, UN Avenue, Gigiri
CityNairobi
StateNairobi County
CountryKenya
Zip/Postal Code00200

The United Nations {UN} Multi-sectoral seeks for a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E Manager) for our recent multi-millions regional projects. The M&E Manager will report directly to the Program Director and will work closely with the M&E Director and team. The M&E Manager will provide oversight to coordinate the monitoring of the program/project and ensure key activities are being implemented efficiently to measure the program’s outcomes (including qualitative and quantitative assessments) and ultimately achieve the intended results. S/he will lead the analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and for areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. The M&E Manager will work in close partnership with UN project staff, partner organizations, and government (national and decentralized) for all M&E activities, strengthening capacity where needed. M&E is a cross sectoral career where you can work in health, education, law and governance, human rights, youth focused programing, agriculture, amongst other focus areas. In-job training is applicable for this role.

Duties and Accountabilities:
• Lead the project’s overall M&E efforts, including the design and oversight of a strong M&E plan and Performance Management Plan (PMP).
•In coordination with stakeholders, draft/prepare M&E plans and associated M&E templates.
• Support in the collection and monitoring of all M&E activities under the project, including reviewing data collection tools, supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conducting data analysis, and carrying out interpretation of findings.
• Identify and train staff on appropriate relevant indicators in line with UN, international, and national M&E standards.
• Oversee the projects/program’s robust learning component, including providing technical assistance for any evaluations.
• Conduct routine data quality assurance processes to maintain adequate quality control in all aspects of M&E, from data collection to results reporting.
• Review partners progress reports, in collaboration with program managers, and provide feedback to the partners based on their performance.
• Ensure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting according to the cooperative agreement.
• Prepare semi-annual and annual reports and draft quarterly project reports in close collaboration with project staff.
• Build capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant M&E topics, including data dissemination and use for program improvement.
• Build capacity at project sites and support them to effectively introduce and maintain the project M&E systems and processes.
• Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries on project-linked M&E, as appropriate.
• Prepare or support routine reports, abstracts, presentations, brochures, project summary sheets, newsletters, etc.;
• Present at conferences or meetings when required.

Selection Criteria
– Education
• Minimum Master’s degree in statistics, economics, demography, development planning, public health, business, law, engineering, agriculture, social sciences, finance, education or similar field.
• Bachelor’s degree in combination with 5 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Master’s degree.

– Experience:
• At least five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in public, corporate or any major social sector program.
• In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and methodologies, including conducting operational research, household surveys, and qualitative evaluations, as well as data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
• Significant experience in providing field-based technical assistance about M&E and learning in low resource countries preferred.
• Knowledge of M&E approaches and indicators for one or more project areas.
• Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems (including databases) that track performance as per the objectives of the project.
• Excellent interpersonal, consensus building and negotiating skills essential.
• Analysis and data management skills, as well as demonstrated analytical skills, and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
• Mastery of statistical databases, analysis tools, and statistical software (Strata, SPSS, etc.) required, as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team.
• Experience developing and delivering high-quality, on-time donor reports in accordance with cooperative agreement regulations.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation sk