DAI – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

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KIWASH activities are implemented in nine counties in two principal focus areas: Busia, Nyamira, Migori, Siaya, Kisumu, and Kakamega counties in the Lake Victoria Focus Area, and Kitui, Makueni, and Nairobi counties in the Tana/Athi Focus Area.

DAI/KIWASH is recruiting for two positions for the Nairobi and Kisumu offices.

This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.

Summary of Primary Duties

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will assist the Senior M&E Manager to design and manage systems for data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. S/he will also assist the Senior M&E Manager to ensure that the KIWASH project team generates data and learns from project activities on an ongoing basis to identify the highest return opportunities; ensure effective knowledge management; inform the project’s adaptive management approach; and improve program accountability and effectiveness.

Essential Duties

  • S/He will assist the Senior M&E Manager to undertake the following tasks;
  • S/he will support the Senior M&E Manager to Develop and roll-out the KIWASH knowledge management strategy, including development and dissemination of materials;
  • Oversee implementation of the KIWASH Performance Management Plan (PMP) and M&E system; set up and maintain the M&E systems;
  • Ensure high data quality through regular quality control reviews: facilitate and ensure collection of high quality data;
  • Establish strategies to streamline the M&E process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information; and help implement the same;
  • Will support the implementation of the project’s Learning Agenda and provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions;
  • Support technical teams to develop activity indicators and targets and gather quantitative and qualitative data related to those indicators and targets;
  • Work with technical teams to develop appropriate M&E plans for each activity during implementation;
  • Conduct participatory M&E of field activities to measure quantitative as well as qualitative impacts;
  • Supervision and monitoring of remote data collection;
  • Provide input into the design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments;
  • Will support the program units with data analysis, reporting and presentation for the quarterly and annual reports;
  • Conduct M&E training to partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc. 
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Master’s degree in M&E, Statistics or related field;
  • Prior Work Experience:  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization especially in the design and/or management of USAID or donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated experience participating in baseline assessments, specialized studies, and impact evaluations for complex development programs.
  • Familiarity with developing M&E indicators and plans.
  • Experience with Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) and Knowledge Management practices
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Excellent research and data collection methodology skills;
  • Ability to create organizational work plans;
  • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities;
  • Training skills to build the capacity of partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, WSPs, etc. 
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with KIWASH staff, county government officials and the local communities;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, SPSS, ODK, Google meet and forms;
  • Knowledge and practical application of GIS.

 Base of Operations

  • Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the other KIWASH project sites as needed.


  • The M&E specialist will report to the Senior M&E Manager.

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