ChildFund International – Monitoring & Evaluation Learning (MEL) Officer I.

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Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Learning (MEL) Officer I)
Location: Kenya Country Office
Reporting Relationship: Project Coordinator
Duration of Contract: 8 months fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Grade: 6


Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Learning (MEL) Officer will support the project team with technical oversight and direction on all monitoring and evaluation needs across implementing areas. S/he will support in ensuring quality assurance of design activities, development of evaluation plans including research instruments, ethical considerations, and analysis procedures in consultation with the donor and identified external consultants. The position is an 8-month contract with a possibility for extension contingent on funding.

Duties/Responsibilities may include:

Project design and implementation

  1. Support Project and implement partner staff in conducting government and community consultations to foster strategic collaboration.
  2. Conduct data analysis and document key findings from stakeholder validation workshops.
  3. Provide support in the preparation and review of internal project reports i.e. Activity reports, Monthly Monitoring reports, and evaluation and impact assessment reports.
  4. Support the development of project implementation plan and budget
  5. Support the project team in the review of training materials, job aids, and caregiver reference resources based on a literature review of the latest evidence on Early Childhood Development and Nurturing Care.
  6. Monitor the status and progress of Project planning based on the performance measurement table.

Partnership building and networking  

  1. Support the external consultants in the assessment of existing and potential new implementing partners’ capacity to deliver Nurturing Care project initiatives.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  1. Participate in monthly project meetings with the donor or any other meetings to provide updates on the implementation of planning phase activities.
  2. Work with the project and local partner teams in the documentation of processes, and lessons learned to ensure evidence-based decision-making by teams for the implementation phase.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Development, Project Management, Community Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics or social sciences.
  • Professional certification in Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. 
  • A minimum of 4 years of direct, “hands-on” working experience in building and operating monitoring and evaluating projects/programs.
  • Working programme experience with international NGOs with a bias in Early Childhood Development and/or Education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Team working skills
  • Fluency in English (Expert or professional).
  • Ability to work under pressure and short deadlines
  • Good report writing skills, strong writing and communication skills and analytical abilities, particularly in the areas of learning, and capacity development/transfer.
  • Excellent working knowledge of SPSS, and Advanced Excel. Access databases is an advantage.
  • Experience in designing tools through mobile data applications such as CommCare, KOBO Collect, ODK, and integrating with dashboards e.g. PowerBi and information systems.
  • Able to take initiative and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an effective, proactive and timely manner


  • Familiarity with project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Organized and able to manage own time under guidance and direction from line-manager
  • Strong interpersonal and self-awareness skills
  • Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel in the country
  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, analytical thinking and planning skills
  • Ability to take Initiative, drive to achieve results, ability to develop effective organizations

Child Safeguarding

Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.


Applications Close Date: Jul 08, 2022

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

 Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.




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