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Monitoring and Evaluation Director – Kenya Health Systems Strengthening Activity
IMA World Health is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Director (M&E Director) to lead the monitoring and evaluation for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening Activity in Kenya. The 5-year project will focus on providing support to strengthen health leadership and governance and health systems for quality and equitable service delivery. The project components will include health quality and human resources, health analytics, health supply chain management, health financing, health partnerships, and health system governance.
Summary of the Position
In coordination with the Chief of Party, the M&E Director will design the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan. S/he will be responsible for the development and day-to-day supervision of an M&E system to track project performance framework, indicators, and targets to measure progress toward project objectives and expected results. The M&E Director will ensure quality routine data collection, data entry, data analysis, and timely reporting, under the project Performance Measurement Plan. S/he will oversee routine data quality assurance exercises and participate as needed in M&E supervisory visits with Ministry staff, with the focus on improving monitoring systems, data quality, and data use at project sites. Coordinating closely with project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders, the M&E Director oversees the analysis, interpretation, and tracking of all program data, as well as documents and disseminates lessons learned, best practices, and other project deliverables.
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Chief of Party.
Actual hiring is contingent upon successful activity award and USAID approval.
- Provide technical leadership in the development and updating of the project’s MEL plan
- Lead day-to-day implementation of all M&E related activities under the project MEL Plan
- Contribute to the development of quantitative and qualitative tools and implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality
- Conduct data collection, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting on actual achievements against set targets, highlighting emerging patterns and offering clear reports on findings and conclusions
- Operationalize a project collaborative learning and adapting (CLA) approach by leading its implementation as per the MEL plan
- Provide support for the recruitment of consultants and temporary field staff for M&E related activities
- Ensure data quality, integrity, and security standards and procedures are in place and are aligned with country national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information, and reporting systems
- Conduct analyses and contribute to the preparation of required periodic project reporting by capturing performance results and ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes
- Monitor implementation of learning agenda for identification of best practices and lessons learned and for adaptive management
- Provide data use training, mentoring, and coaching to Ministry staff, as requested
- Engage with partners and local stakeholders to monitor the progress and success of activities
- Design a reporting system that ensures data flow and utilization and provides insights on activity performance and areas, contributing towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
- Work closely with project leadership, including partners and local stakeholders, to develop, implement, and monitor the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation to further the project’s learning agenda
- Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant county MOH staff on project-linked M&E as appropriate
- Contribute to the development and sharing of information and knowledge products with all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
- Contribute to annual workplan preparation in the design of M&E activities
- Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, epidemiology, social science, mathematics, economics, or relevant discipline
- Significant study in the health field, international development and/or program monitoring and evaluation preferred
- At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs, preferably in health
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating monitoring of health systems in Kenya preferred
- Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in USAID funded monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plans and reporting preferred
- Demonstrated experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports
- Demonstrated experience in analyzing data using statistical software
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Must have demonstrated mentoring and facilitation skills and the ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
- Excellent English writing skills and analytical abilities, including the ability to effectively expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and in written or graphic form, using correct grammar and structure
- Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working and communicating with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment; ability to promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint
- Familiarity with the Government of Kenya HMIS and DHIS2 software is a plus
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Nationals of Kenya are strongly encouraged to apply.
IMA/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus’s Human Resources department.
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