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Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Dec 2017

Overall purpose of the role:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability and information management systems under the BORESHA Consortium. S/he will work closely with the M+E focal points from each of the consortium member agencies and their programme implementation teams to ensure effective MEL practices are applied throughout the project period, and specifically provide technical leadership on related activities such as assessments, evaluations, learning events and the inter-agency accountability system.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the Head of PMU in planning and implementing key Inception Phase activities, conducting revisions to the logical frameworks as needed
  • Support the Head of PMU and consortium agency field teams in active implementation of their M&E plans, ensure M&E plans are updated timely and M&E findings for all agencies are included in all reports.
  • Lead regular sharing of the outputs and the M&E findings with project staff across the consortium, working closely with the technical leads from each agency
  • Coordinate with consortium agency field staff to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for example, surveys, assessment and beneficiary data
  • Link with data and grants management tools developed to collect information and profiling. Support teams to use these tools on all project activity levels.
  • Organize, participate and collect field data and process / analyses data
  • Take part and carry out assessments, evaluation and any other form of internal survey or review of projects
  • Undertake field trips and do physical observation on on-going projects
  • Lead the implementation of a Data Protection Policy and Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support all consortium agencies with accuracy of data entered in to the platform and day-to-day management.
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs.
  • Lead in the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and questionnaires for the assessments. The Coordinator will also review and approve any MEL tools developed by BORESHA field teams.
  • Take the lead in supporting of external evaluation consultancies under the BORESHA grant.


  • Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for the BORESHA project.
  • Build the capacity of all consortium staff to plan and implement effective accountability systems
  • Set-up new / strengthen existing community feedback and response mechanisms across the consortium as needed

Learning and project quality

  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, review meetings and Close-out meeting in order to highlight components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between activities, partners and other interventions in the areas covered by BORESHA.
  • Regularly present key M&E findings to the PMU, Project Steering Committee, Technical Working Group and others for further development.
  • Support the project’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E findings.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Head of PMU

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
  • Experience in developing/ guiding information management systems for large humanitarian programs
  • Experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
  • Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
  • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
  • Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential

Core competencies Basic Advanced Expert

  • Striving for excellence - Expert
  • Collaborating - Expert
  • Taking the lead - Advanced
  • Communicating - Expert
  • Demonstrating integrity - Expert

***Basic*:** I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
Internal Stakeholder

  • Programme Management Unit, M+E staff in consortium agencies, implementing field teams, Project Steering Committee, Technical Working Group, consortium partner SMTs in each country


  • Local government authorities
  • Other NGOs
  • Donors
  • Implementing partners

Position Description
Reporting to: Head of PMU, BORESHA Consortium
Direct reports: None
Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Mandera, Dollow and Dollo Ado
Authorization level:

This position is for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework ( All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.**

How to apply:

Application Process
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 19th December, 2017

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.