Posted Date: 5th January 2022

Deadline Extended: 10th February 2022

Straight Talk Foundation Kenya seeks to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Based in: Nairobi

Reporting to: National Team Lead

Introduction: Straight Talk Foundation Kenya (STFK) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that endeavours to bring about social change through advocacy and behavior change communication, which will result in increased quality of lives and well-being for adolescents and important people in their lives. We produce information, education, and communication (IEC) materials for adolescents. Part of the organization’s mandate is to keep its target audience (Kenyan adolescents, aged 10-19, and youths, aged 20-24) updated as far as health, livelihood, and governance issues are concerned and are able to make informed decisions about which will ultimately impact positively on the life they lead.

General Responsibilities:

Reporting to the National Team Leader, the M&E officer will provide technical assistance in performance monitoring, program evaluation, dissemination and utilization of project data .

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for ensuring quality in collection, cleaning and entry into project databases of all project data.

S/he will work closely with the Team lead, Programmes & Projects and all project teams to ensure compliance with project documents, generation and documentation of high quality data.

Specific Responsibilities:

M&E Planning and Project Information Management

In collaboration with programme teams, undertake regular program monitoring and evaluation to ascertain project status and provide technical assistance to project staff in monitoring & evaluation.

Track project’s output and outcome level results on a periodic basis in close coordination with project teams .

Collect, check, verify and compile data from the field as stipulated in the M&E plan.

Support the review and update of project log frames, and flag out inconsistent data reported during project implementation.

Ensure correct, accurate and timely capture of project data for analysis and report preparation as stipulated in the M&E plan.

Support preparation for and execution of project studies including baselines, endlines, midterm reviews and other studies.

Design and Implement M&E systems

Support project design and development of internal reporting schedules and templates, including log frames, M&E plans, and data collection tools.

Ensure the M&E database (WebMO) is regularly updated and provide feedback to project staff on gaps and areas of improvement.

Support routine data quality audits in close collaboration with the Project Coordinators and National Team coordinator Research, Monitoring and Evaluation for efficient programme delivery.

Capacity Development in M&E

In collaboration with the Team Lead and Programs manager identify capacity gaps, provide technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation and capacity building of staff and partners for organizational performance improvement.

Work closely with the programme staff to generate and document best practices for shared learning.

Data Management, Reporting and Quality Assurance

Support the Project team leads through supervision of the team coordinator in project Monitoring and Evaluation documentation and report compilation, including development of periodic program and organization reports.

Participate in the development of project proposals, annual work-plans and budgets.

Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Requirements and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Statistics, Project management or any other relevant field. Additional training in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.

At least three (3) years experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs.

Knowledge of at least one or a combination of statistical computer packages and tools such as SPSS, KOBO Toolbox, ODK etc.

Good understanding of evaluations of Health programs, particularly family planning with demonstrable experience monitoring of evaluating health programs.

Demonstrable ability to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans.

Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

Must have prior working experience in an NGO setting.

Ability to work with and understand the youth while maintaining professionalism is key.

Proficient in MS Office Suite and highly organized and able to multitask.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your current and expected salary) with the reference “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: Nairobi@straighttalk.or.ke

Deadline for application: February 03, 2022 COB

Ideal start date: immediately

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted..

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Straight Talk Foundation Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons. We do not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process