Job Vacancy at HOPE Worldwide Kenya 2013

The Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Team Lead will function as part of HOPE worldwide Kenya’s senior staff and will oversee the implementation of the M&E component of the PEPFAR funded HIV prevention programs.
S/he will supervise the M & E Program Officers and all M & E components of the program.

Working closely with the Program Technical Director, Country Director/PI, and other senior management team members, the Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all M&E activities in HWWK and among other sub-grantees.

S/he will work towards translating M&E and other strategic information into improved PEPFAR programming and delivery of HIV prevention activities; contribute to a single national M&E system in Kenya; strengthen systems and capacity among HWWK sub-grantees receiving PEPFAR funding to collect, manage, and use quality M&E data to inform program and policy in the national response to HIV Prevention.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operationalize the M&E framework designed for the HIV prevention program including and not limited to: designing program M&E tools for data collection, verification, and management and reporting as well as data audits.
  • Supervise and do performance evaluations of the M & E Officers
  • Support sub-grantees in setting up functional data management systems and processes, support the assessment processes of Sub recipients and implement actions emanating from assessments.
  • Assist program staff to develop systematic and realistic monitoring plans that capture quantitative and qualitative data to report on all indicators in Sub Recipients program;
  • Work closely with GOK counterparts to revise/ develop new M&E tools and review existing ones.
  • Facilitate on the job M & E training for capacity development, especially in the area of using data for decision making.
  • Develop and maintain a system for archiving M & E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis files, reports and presentations for major activity undertaken.
  • Assist in gathering, summarizing and disseminating relevant technical updates on program planning monitoring, evaluation and operations research within the project.
  • Coordinate mid-term reviews and evaluation of program activities and ensure proper documentation of innovative approaches and best practices for dissemination and sharing experiences to promote repeat applications or scaling-up in different community settings.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans to improve HWWK programming effectiveness.
  • Supervise M&E officers based in Nairobi and Rift Valley programs
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelors’ degree in public health, epidemiology, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation or a numerate subject is required; those with Masters Degrees have an added advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working as an M&E officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program, preferably in developing countries is required.
  • Knowledge of MOH systems and experience working in donor funded programs
  • Experience working in a PEPFAR funded project will be an added advantage.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing conditions in order to align all sub-grantees to HWWK and HIV Prevention program Strategy
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spread sheets, data-base, statistical packages, email, and utilization of the internet.
  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to  communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
Send your CV and cover letter with 2 year salary history, and three professional referees to hr@hopewwkenya.org.
You can also apply directly at www.hopewwkenya.org.
The closing date for applications is 8th September 2013.
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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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