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Friday, February 3, 2017

Technoserve Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Nairobi for Technoserve.
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
It’s a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets.
Primary Purpose & Function: The Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide overall management of STRYDE’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) component across the program’s four geographies: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Regional M&E Manager is a key member of the STRYDE regional leadership team and will work closely with the Regional Program Director, Country Program Managers and country level STRYDE M&E staff.
S/he will be responsible for managing the timely implementation of STRYDE M&E activities, ensuring high-quality analysis of monitoring date to enable evidence-based decision-making by program leadership, and continuously improving and refining STRYDE’s M&E systems and processes.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. M&E Systems and Processes
  • Utilize the established framework, methodology and procedures for monitoring and evaluating program performance in accordance with the logical framework and donor reporting requirements;
  • Adapt and improve STRYDE’s M&E Systems to accommodate changes that occur throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Conduct regular field visits to support implementation of M&E activities;
  • Manage quality control and identify/implement adaptations to meet the highest quality standards;
  • Update existing IT system to allow for regular and ongoing aggregation, analysis and reporting of monitoring data;
  • Maintain an M&E calendar for the duration of the program that lays out start and end dates for major M&E deliverable, regular periodic analysis of data to identify and communicate lessons learned, and regular periodic presentation of data and analyses to program management;
  • Work with senior program management to integrate M&E data into program planning and decision-making processes;
  • Plan and oversee M&E data collection and analyze data to ensure relevance and accuracy on a regular basis;
  • Review, monitor and analyze reports for impact evaluation;
  • Help identify the cause of potential bottlenecks in implementation;
  • Ensure that all M&E processes adhere to corporate, contractual and donor standards;
  • Support and develop the production of narrative reports for internal and external consumption;
2. Regional Coordination and personnel management
  • Coordinate and manage STRYDE country-level M&E staff, ensuring quality and delivery of work plans and program objectives;
  • Regularly brief the Regional Program Director and EA Division Regional M&E Manager on delivery of M&E activities and ensure alignment with implementation;
  • Share analyses and trends with program team members to help synchronize program decisionmaking processes with M&E results;
  • Provide coaching, direction and leadership support to program team members in achieving results;
  • Ensure M&E information is shared and flows transparently within the program team and to other organizational levels as appropriate;
  • Ensure that lessons learned in one area of operation are applied elsewhere, as appropriate;
  • Create, disseminate and support country-level adaption and use of standard templates and tools for key program deliverables, including but not limited to; key M&E indicators and templates, selection criteria, training materials, country-level work plans and other management and quality assurance tools;
  • Work with program staff to identify M&E needs at both regional and country levels and provide training, as appropriate.
  • Manage and provide direction for the STRYDE Regional Communications Coordinator and all STRYDE communications.
3. Regional Coordination and personnel management
  • Coordinate and manage STRYDE country-level M&E staff, ensuring quality and delivery of work plans and program objectives;
  • Regularly brief the Regional Program Director and EA Division Regional M&E Manager on delivery of M&E activities and ensure alignment with implementation;
  • Share analyses and trends with program team members to help synchronize program decision making processes with M&E results;
  • Provide coaching, direction and leadership support to program team members in achieving results;
  • Ensure M&E information is shared and flows transparently within the program team and to other organizational levels as appropriate;
  • Ensure that lessons learned in one area of operation are applied elsewhere, as appropriate;
  • Create, disseminate and support country-level adaption and use of standard templates and tools for key program deliverables, including but not limited to; key M&E indicators and templates, selection criteria, training materials, country-level work plans and other management and quality assurance tools;
  • Work with program staff to identify M&E needs at both regional and country levels and provide training, as appropriate.
  • Manage and provide direction for the STRYDE Regional Communications Coordinator and all STRYDE communications.
4. Evaluation of Partners and Sub-contractors:
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with local partners/contractors in countries of operation;
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of partners and sub-contractors;
  • Make recommendations to senior program management on the quality of partners’ and sub contractors’ services.
  • Oversee and manage the work of partners as related to monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.
  • Specific emphasis will be placed on managing the impact evaluation RCT in Tanzania.
 Knowledge and Experience  
  • Qualifications in business, economics, statistics or international development- related studies required;
  • At least 5 years’ relevant M&E experience of which 2 years are in a management.
  • Experience with M&E methods and approaches, including designing, planning and implementing M&E Systems, analyzing and reporting using a logical framework and other strategic planning approaches
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Strong analytical, program management and financial analysis skills;
  • Personnel management experience required;
  • International development experience, entrepreneurship skills and experience working with youth training and/or mentorship programs preferred;
  • Fluency in English required; Swahili and/or French language skills preferred;
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and to remote rural locations in East Africa.
Reporting Unit/Supervisor: Regional Program Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Travel (regional and domestic): 40%
Apply
Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2666”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2666 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: 10th February 2017
N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.
If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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