December 2018 Nutrition International Program Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Nutrition International (NI)

Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation – Kenya Office

Location: Nairobi

Background: Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children.

Nutrition International, Kenya, is adopting a Direct Funding Model for implementation of the Right Start program in 10 counties namely; Kajiado, Nandi, Nakuru, Vihiga, Busia, Muranga, Embu, Kiambu, Makueni and Kitui.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will provide technical oversight and support to counties in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.

The officer will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation concepts and tools are included in program design and plans for counties, provide technical support to implementation of quality data management systems, routine monitoring of program outputs, and reporting of the Right Start and Child Survival interventions in the 10 counties.

Specifically, the officer will; design and Implement monitoring and evaluation tools, in line with county level monitoring systems; oversee program information management; conduct capacity development in M&E for responsible county officials and NI Kenya staff; data quality assurance; reporting and documentation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and Implement Monitoring and Evaluation System

  • With support from the Regional Monitoring and reporting team, lead the development and implementation M&E system for the Kenya Program, ensuring all the programs have detailed monitoring plans, tools for data aggregation and analysis, quality data is generated and reported in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical support to program staff, and County officials in implementing the program M&E framework, as well as utilization of data for program improvement
  • Liaise with county officials, County Program Coordinators (CPCs) and Program Officers to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved.

Program Information Management

  • Track Program output and outcome level results on regular basis in close coordination with County/Sub County Health and Records Information (C/SCHRIO) and program implementing team
  • In liaison with CHRIO, follow up to ensure constant availability of approved standardized tools by health facilities in accordance with MOH guidelines
  • Coordinate collection, collation and verification of program activity data from the counties as stipulated in the M&E plan
  • Manage program data-books/database.

Capacity Development in M&E

  • Enhance capacities of County and Sub-County teams as well as NI program staff including county coordinators on M&E planning and implementation, reporting requirements, indictor definition, and use of data tools through formal and on-job-training approaches
  • Strengthen the Capacity of CHMTs and SCHMTs in ensuring generation of quality data through DHIS and other supplementary data generation systems as stipulated in the monitoring plan and facilitate utilization of the data for decision making

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure county reports are complete and meet NI quality requirements
  • Lead routine data quality assessments (DQAs) in collaboration with CHRIOs and ensure development and implementation of data quality improvement plans
  • Prepare monitoring field visit plans and conduct monitoring visits to the counties as and when required

Reporting and Documentation

  • Assist program team to prepare donor reports by providing M&E related information
  • Work closely with the program team to ensure that lessons learned from program evaluations and assessments are documented properly
  • Contribute to development of relevant of knowledge products

Representation of NI

  • Represent NI in relevant internal and external fora including M&E TWGs and other stakeholder fora at national and county level
  • Represent NI in partner meetings at national and county level as delegated from time to time
  • Foster partnerships with other stakeholders at county and national levels
  • Promote NI visibility in every forum

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Education / Professional Designations / Experience:

  • MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with 3-5 years’ experience or BS/BA in relevant field with 5-7 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation within health and development projects, preferably RMNCH.
  • Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Specific proficiency in excel and access
  • Knowledge of common statistical software packages, health information technologies, software applications, as well as web technologies including DHIS 2.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Well versed with Kenya’s health system

Language Skills: Proficiency in English and Swahili Language

Travel Requirements: Official travel within Kenya and occasionally other countries to be authorized when need arises

Other Specific Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Proficiency in data management
  • Good interpersonal and team work skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills

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Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Interested candidates should submit their applications by 31st December, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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