Search for Common Ground – Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Mombasa.

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The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the projects’ activities and ensuring the overall program quality for Search’s Swahili Coast program. S/he will contribute to the design of new proposals, specifically in the development and review of results chains, theories of changes, log frames and M&E budgets, S/he will be responsible for all the M&E aspects of active projects and s/he  work with the supervisor in ensuring that reports produced are of high quality and can be shared internally and externally to inform decision making. This position supervises projects’ M&E staff, based each in the projects’ locations of implementation. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DM&E processes and systems
  • Support adherence to the Search DM&E protocols and other global guidances of the Swahili Coast  programme 
  • Enhance the ability of program teams to speak about changes within their programs Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including support on theories of change and results chains development, log frame design, and budgeting for M&E
  • Provide support to project and programme managers in developing and implementing  M&E across projects
  • Collaborate with other staff to identify M&E related needs and assist project managers in budgeting resources accordingly
  • Supervise M&E staff, including providing regular support and coaching as needed
  • Encourage and facilitate reflections on lessons learned and recommendations at the Swahili Coast program  level emerging from various projects including (grant reviews, after action reviews, grant closures) and country office level or project level events including (evaluations, assessments, technical field visits, learning reviews)
  • Encourage and support program teams to utilize M&E findings and communicate results effectively
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and other learnings coming from the Swahili Coast program implementation to enhance learning within the Swahili Coast Program, Search globally and externally
  • Establish appropriate data collection methodologies and strategies to monitor and evaluate peacebuilding programs
  • Conduct internal studies when appropriate based on Search Guidelines and Policies
  • Strengthen M&E capacities of program staff and partners
  • Facilitate and document cross-organizational learning, which includes providing information, guidelines, lessons learned, and user-friendly learning tools on M&E 
  • Regularly liaise and collaborate with the Institutional learning team (ILT) for technical support and guidances 
  • Support and contribute to the development of a data management system for programme data to support facilitating quality of analysis and reporting
  • Lead the process of designing, piloting and implementing feedback and  accountability system for implementing partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Lead and foster programmatic reflections to ensure integration of M&E findings and lessons learned to enhance program quality

Skills & Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A university degree or equivalent certificate/diploma or similar qualification from a recognized establishment or equivalent experiences.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, or Access is an added advantage
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • At least 7-10  years professional experience in design, monitoring and evaluation 
  • Knowledge of participatory methods, mix-methods, outcome harvesting and/or impact  evaluation techniques
  • Demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on M&E
  • Experience in people’s management, included remote management skills
  • Ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to details
  • Ability to coach and train others in M&E principles and best-practices
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate studies, including experience in developing terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants
  • Extensive knowledge of logical framework, theories of change, results framework planning and research methodologies
  • At least 4 years of experience in data analysis, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct  professional relationships
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills, specifically in presenting and disseminating findings and results in a clear manner 
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment 
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Pivot Tables, Access, as well as web browsers
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working in INGOs and specifically in conflict/fragile state environments
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and particularly Excel

Behavioral Competencies

  • Working with People:  The ability to respect the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy, listens, supports; consults others and shares information and expertise, builds team spirit and adapts to the team.
  • Flexibility:  The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, to tolerate ambiguity, to adapt personal style to different people and situations.
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency:  The ability to set quality standards, monitor and maintain quality of work, and set goals to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Relationship Management:  The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
  • Consultation (for managers and up):  The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders while applying creative problem-solving to address business needs.
  • Leadership and Navigation:   The ability to manage and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization while making progress toward change and continuous improvement.
  • Communication:  The ability to effectively exchange information with others, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness:   The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
  • Ethical Practice:   The ability to integrate Search vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
  • Critical Evaluation (for managers and up):   The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations based on keen analysis, best practices and an understanding of preferred outcomes.
  • Business Acumen:   The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Developing others (for people manager): The ability to provide support to enhance performance and professional growth.

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Application Deadline

  • Deadline for application 21st August 2020

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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