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Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at The National Treasury and Economic Planning

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Job Description

VACANCY NO: 10/SMES/2023

The specific duties of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will include: Coordinate the baseline, midterm, end-term surveys and project completion reports.

Set up the M&E system for RK-FINFA:

  • Revise the project logframe matrix and include gender sensitive indicators.
  • Assist in developing the results oriented-AWPB.
  • Develop the overall framework for the project M&E.
  • Guide the process of reporting against the project key indicators.
  • Prepare M&E matrix.

Set up an MIS system that entails:

  • Development of formats (for data collection, analysis and interpretation) to track  project inputs and its results: production, consumption, sales and income of the producers and traders/buyers at household, group and value chain/cluster level.
  • Coordinate with other project staff, (especially planning and M&E staff), to ensure MIS  system is appropriately designed and implemented such that they enable data-rich  knowledge management, captures and analyses disaggregated data on gender and  social inclusion.
  • Define requirements for use of software for a web-based online MIS and off-line tabletbased devices.
  • Provide technical assistance to recruit, guide and supervise organisations or individuals contracted to implement surveys and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts.
  • Develop a capacity-building plan on M&E for the project staff and implementing partners, including:
  • Development of training modules for different stakeholders and partners;
  • Development of operation manuals/guidelines on M&E processes;
  • Use of software for MIS and GIS required for the functioning of the MIS system;
  • Train M&E staff of partner institutions at national and local levels (Training of  Trainers); and
  • Set up a cascade training mechanism for relevant focal project Officers, Social  Mobilizers and Business Skills Mentors and Gender Action Learning System Social Mentors.
  • Design, at the project start-up, a RK-FINFA communication strategy, geared towardsthe target group and stakeholders, project implementers, and to a wider public, both within Kenya and outside.
  • Develop a functional approach for prioritising and implementing Knowledge Management activities and for developing and disseminating knowledge tools and products.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in consolidating gender sensitive project progress reports.
  • Advise the Senior Management by identifying areas of concerns that might justify a review of the project M&E and KM systems and/or implementation arrangements, including adverse effects on target groups as a result of project implementation, and suggest remedial measures if necessary.
  • Undertake regular field visits to follow-up recommendations made from previous supervision missions and support the project implementation in other ways as requested by the Project Coordinator.
  • Take lead in the preparation of periodic M&E reports and the project completion report
  • Take lead in the preparation of the Project Annual Work Plan and Budget
  • Contribute to the preparation of the project financial report
  • Carry out any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in finance, Economics, Statistics, M&E, Development Studies, Rural Development, Planning or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience with M&E and KM designs and implementation, 5 of which in a donor funded project.
  • Solid knowledge of participatory M&E approaches and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge in the development of performance-based indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience in the techniques of data collection, data entry, data analysis and design of management information systems to facilitate the planningand decision- making processes within the institution/s.

Method of Application

Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements are requested to submit their application through Online Application Form April 18 to April 28, 2023. Cover letter and detailed copy of the CV should be forwarded to recruitment.rkfinfa@treasury.go.ke while clearly giving the Job Reference, National Identity Card or passport number as the email reference. No copies of qualification certificate are required at this stage. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present original certificates as disclosed in their online application form during the interviews.
Application closes on April 28, 2023 at 1700hrs East African Time. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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