Abt Associates – Monitoring Evaluation And Learning Specialist.

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Job Description

In 2021, USAID Kenya awarded Abt Associates, the Kenya Vector Control Activity. It seeks to build on PMI investments under PMI AIRS and VectorLink. The purpose of the project is to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for, monitor and evaluate critical malaria vector control activities. This includes indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide treated net (ITN) activities for prevention of malaria in Kenya. The project has six objectives: (1) indoor residual spraying and other proven vector control interventions, (2) entomological monitoring and surveillance, (3) ITN durability monitoring (4) data driven decision making to inform strategic deployment of ITNs and IRS, (5) capacity building of Kenya national malaria program and selected counties and (6) continuous net distribution system in the community through multiple channels.  In 2022, Abt Associates shall implement IRS in Homa Bay and Migori Counties and in other counties thereafter as determined by USAID Kenya

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Monitoring Evaluation Adviser, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer focuses on surveillance and information management, monitoring programmatic vector control activities, digital solutions for vector control programming, and evaluating associated epidemiological, entomological, and environmental impact in targeted communities. S/he will promote the results of the program, disseminate evidence, and identify strategic opportunities to transfer knowledge to multiple stakeholders at project and country levels. The MEL officer will collaborate the database and mhealth coordinator and the rest of the country team including the COP and DCOP, Vector Control, Environmental Specialist and Technical Manager.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the MEL Advisor to foster a culture of innovation and learning through routine reflection of project performance, identification of lessons learned, and use of evidence to inform programming decisions to maximize project results and impact.
  • Supports the project team to systematically collect, analyze, report and use program data
  • Prepares monitoring plans and defines program indicators
  • Prepares and ensures timely submission of activity progress reports
  • Assists in developing and defining program indicators and sources of data
  • Contributes to annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other project documents.
  • Supports the needs assessments and baseline surveys/data collection process prior to IRS campaigns.
  • Maintains and complies with the M&E systems to support tracking of IRS program activities, progress, and performance.
  • Supports periodic internal Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and assist in preparing the project for possible external DQAs Audits to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.

Preferred Qualification 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Community Health, Sociology, or other relevant field, and professional database management experience. 
  • At least three  years of relevant professional experience in program monitoring and evaluation and in research, with previous IRS or other malaria program experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in M&E, research and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting methods with respect to public health programs including experience in design of M&E systems and tools
  • Experience in implementing digital solutions for health, including experience usingDHIS 2 software,  GIS/mapping applications, mobile data collection systems (ie: ODK, KoBo, DHIS 2 Android Capture app, etc), and data visualization.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency in statistical software.
  • Experience and familiarity with PMI program monitoring and evaluation, and performance monitoring.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative database management skills, budgeting and report writing.
  • English language fluency.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Two years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree

How To Apply

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Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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