The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) : Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Deadline date
10 Sep 2019
Nairobi, Kenya.
Contact email address

Brief Description

The project will be underpinned by an explicit Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning endeavor to monitor and learn from reflection on progress, impacts, successes of project activities and performance. Therefore, APHRC seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist who will be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective MEL system for the project, based, explicitly, on an outcome harvesting (OH) approach. S/he will work with the team to establish systems and methods to gather, capture, analyze and report relevant data on progress; and to ensure routine reflection on implications for adapting the project’s strategies. Building on his/her expertise and experience with the project-internal MEL, the Specialist will additionally provide support to strengthen the capacities of sub-regional policy or civil society partners to develop and use an OH-based MEL system. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Required qualifications and experience

  • A Masters' degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, statistics, or any other relevant discipline that has applied social science and/ or monitoring and evaluation component as course-work;
  • A minimum of 5 years of practical experience in designing and implementing M&E systems, including analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, for donor-funded development programs in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world;
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience in the use of an outcome harvesting approach to MEL;
  • Experience in capacity building to undertake MEL of policy-oriented research projects in developing countries;
  • Experience working in a MEL role on a policy engagement or policy advocacy program;
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of partners, including funding agencies, government departments, local communities, NGOs, and other key actors in the development sector;
  • Familiarity with impact evaluation and major donor (USAID, DFID, EU, etc.) regulations is desirable;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in Excel and other data management systems.

Interested candidates are invited to send via email, their letter of application and CV with contact details of three referees to j[email protected] no later than September 10, 2019. Please indicate ‘Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist’ on the subject line of the email. 

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