Officer II, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) at ChidFund International

May 22, 2024
Application ends: June 16, 2024
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Job Description

About the Company

ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization operating in 23 countries. Our mission is to connect children with the necessary resources, people, and institutions to grow up healthy, educated, skilled, and safe, regardless of their location. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. At ChildFund, you will have ample opportunities to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

About the Job

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (M&E) Officer to join our Global Operations Division at ChildFund’s Kisumu-Ahero Office. This full-time, fixed-term position involves supporting the Nurturing Care project team in planning and executing monitoring and evaluation activities across Homabay and Busia counties. You will ensure implementation quality according to accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability, and decision-making.

Job Description

As an M&E Officer, you will:

  1. Develop detailed implementation plans, work plans, and performance measurement tables.
  2. Support project team preparation of periodic internal and donor reports.
  3. Assist in child development outcome research processes in Busia and Homabay counties.
  4. Monitor project implementation status and progress based on performance measurement tables and MEL plans.
  5. Create user-friendly data collection and reporting formats.
  6. Analyze collected data and recommend improvements.
  7. Develop M&E plans, indicator reference sheets, trackers, data collection tools, and participant databases.
  8. Conduct process and outcome monitoring to assess activity implementation quality.
  9. Participate in planning, implementation, and follow-up of evaluations.
  10. Coordinate evaluations, assessments, and reviews, including recruiting research assistants and coordinating data collection and analysis.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Project Management, Disaster Management, Community Development, Statistics, or a closely related field.
  2. Specialized training in monitoring and evaluation.
  3. 2-4 years of hands-on experience in M&E for projects/programs.
  4. Experience with international NGOs or organizations.
  5. Experience in data capturing for humanitarian and development work.
  6. Proficiency with DHIS2 systems is a plus.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  8. Knowledge of mobile data applications like Survey DHIS2, CommCare, Survey CTO, KOBO Collect, ODK.

Skills

  • Strong conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Effective organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient report writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks proactively and efficiently.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Languages

  • Proficiency in English and Swahili.

Eligibility and Selection

  • A minimum of 2-4 years of direct experience in M&E.
  • Relevant academic qualifications and hands-on experience.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage M&E plans and tools.
  • Conduct data analysis and provide recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with project evaluations and studies.
  • Support capacity building for project staff and frontline workers.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the Nurturing Care Management Information System.
  • Facilitate capacity building sessions for new and existing system users.
  • Document and share project information and learnings.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to the link provided. Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement, or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

How To Prepare For an M&E Officer Internship at ChildFund International

  1. Review M&E principles, practices, and methodologies.
  2. Familiarize yourself with data analysis tools and software used in M&E.
  3. Understand the specific project and region’s context and challenges.

Questions You Might Be Asked During an M&E Officer Internship Interview at ChildFund International

  1. Can you explain your experience with M&E frameworks and tools?
  2. How do you ensure data quality and accuracy?
  3. Describe a time when you used data to influence a project’s direction.

Tips To Nail Your M&E Officer Internship Interview at ChildFund International

  1. Highlight your practical experience and specific projects you have worked on.
  2. Provide examples of how your M&E efforts have improved project outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of data-driven decision-making.