MEL Officer | Kenya


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Officer MEL

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Job ID: 2023-2115: 1 Positions Available


Overview of PACT

An international nonprofit organization called Pact works in close to 40 nations to produce evidence-based, data-driven, and community-owned human development solutions. Established in 1971, Pact collaborates with partners to increase accountability, resilience, and knowledge for long-term social impact.

Position Summary

For the project called “Strengthening Youth and Women’s Civic Participation,” which is financed by USAID, Pact is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer. In order to enhance the inclusion, involvement, and leadership of youth and women in Sudan, the initiative strives to increase the cooperation, sustainability, and resilience of civil society and independent media. Locally led, problem-driven, adaptive methodologies will be used in the activity. The second year of this program’s expected five-year activity will begin, and the working environment has significantly changed from the program’s launch in Khartoum in October 222. This post will be located in Nairobi, Kenya, with some travel required in the East Africa region. If and when the operational climate and context are more favorable, this position may relocate to Khartoum, Sudan.

The MEL Officer, who reports to the MEL Director, will offer strategic direction, vision, and management for effective program monitoring, evaluation, and learning. In close collaboration with Pact’s Learning, Evidence, and Impact (LEAP) Team based in Washington, DC, s/he will contribute to the creation, implementation, and revision of the Annual MEL Plan, provide technical direction and support to MEL activities, ensure accurate and persuasive reporting of results for program activities, and ensure activities align with Pact’s quality standards for MEL.

Important Responsibilities for MEL Officer | Kenya job

  • Participate in the project’s MERL system’s implementation
  • Support the upkeep of MEL systems, such as MEL plans, performance indicators, data gathering & reporting tools, data management systems, and standard operating procedures (data quality management plan).
  • Create and spread appropriate M&E tools and formats, and direct the delivery of technical training for M&E.
  • Establishing internal MERL systems, M&E planning, and data quality management in close collaboration with partners
  • Ensure that all partners are under supportive supervision for monitoring and evaluation processes, data collection methods, and data management procedures that are in line with the MEL Plan.
  • Support the gathering, assembling, storing, analyzing, and reporting of data while ensuring that the data is of a high standard and auditable.
  • Conduct routine data quality assessments (RDQA) and take remedial action to enhance the accuracy of the data and the partners’ and staff’s accountability
  • With the assistance of Pact’s DC LEAP Team, support evaluations, including creating and carrying out internal baseline, midterm, and endline assessments as necessary, and support the implementation of learning activities.
  • Assist in the creation of evaluation ToR, choose a firm, and manage consultants in accordance with award processes for external evaluations.
  • Create and keep accurate data in a project database and timely, accurate electronic files.
  • Support the computation and reporting of the Global Indicators for Pact using imPact, Pact’s instance of DHIS2, as well as the calculation and reporting of project data into impact.
  • Before submitting program reports to donors, assist program staff with data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections, and make sure consortium partners adhere to internal data quality standards and submit reports on time.
  • Ensure that the MEL systems and outputs of the project adhere to basic quality requirements.
  • Contribute to the creation of different study designs as well as other research-related tasks like preparing instruments, training research assistants, supervising data collecting, data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), and reporting.
  • provide partners with MEL capacity development
  • Employee follows all corporate policies and procedures, which includes completing all compliance training subjects by the due date for each and obtaining the corresponding acknowledgment statement confirming the training has been completed.

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Essential Conditions

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least seven (7+) years of work experience, or a master’s degree with five (5) years of work experience in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or a related discipline
  • A senior M&E role implementing M&E activities for international development projects requires a minimum of five years of professional experience.
  • It is necessary to have a track record of designing, implementing, and running project M&E systems successfully from the project’s inception to its closeout stages.
  • Experience in designing M&E and/or performance monitoring plans, target setting, reporting, database management, and indicator design is essential for strategic planning and performance assessment.
  • It is necessary to have experience in the design and administration of data gathering technologies, data entry, data cleaning, and data processing and analysis.
  • familiarity with and expertise with USAID data collecting and reporting systems, essential democracy, human rights, and governance programs indicators
  • exhibited pertinent technical abilities in the interpretation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, as well as in the packaging of the results.
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office programs should be mastered, as should the numerous commercial statistical and data visualization software programs like STATA, R, PowerBI, and Tableau.
  • It is necessary to have previous experience supervising and delivering continuing training to M&E field officers and/or sub-awardees.
  • It is necessary to be familiar with the main methods for data collecting and analysis, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact evaluation and research approaches.
  • knowledge of overseeing and assessing data quality
  • worked successfully with a variety of partner organizations and as a team.
  • English proficiency is necessary.

Preferred Requirements

  • understanding of important evaluation techniques like Most Significant Change (MSC) and Outcome Mapping (OM)
  • Arabic fluency is desired.
  • understanding of Sudan’s political, social, and economic environment
  • Nationals of Sudan are highly urged to apply

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