Design Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, IRC

Requisition ID: req1803

Job Title: Design Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, IRC – Temporary Contract for 5 months

Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Nairobi

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Job Description

Working under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Grants and Accountability, the DM&E Coordinator will be part of the country Senior Management Team. The position will work closely with all technical coordinators to improve program quality through improved data management systems and processes. The position will also act as focal point for all project evaluations.

To lead the DM&E processes of intentional design and gathering of evidence of programs. This will be done through the development and maintenance of a specific design and evaluation processes through the selection and roll out of a ‘tool box’ of DM&E approaches for IRC Kenya, ongoing analysis of progress towards the targets, ensuring program accountability in reporting. The DM&E is also responsible for providing technical support including the DM&E related capacity building processes for the country program.

Key Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

Support implementation and updating of the IRC measurement action strategy to ensure effective:

Indicator monitoring across projects, including incorporation of organizational core indicators
Routine monitoring of program activities
Assessments of beneficiary needs
Evaluations of the effectiveness of program interventions
Data collection, including digital data collection where feasible
Data storage and secure accessibility of data by project staff and country/regional management
Work with other technical coordinators to implement the measurement action strategy, with a focus on:

Coordinated monitoring of project activities, ensuring that activities are carried out or as planned or adjusted/adapted as needed
Documented processes of beneficiary needs, ensuring that tools and methodologies are appropriate.
Using data for decision making and action
Support technical coordinators in developing log frames for new project proposals, including consistency with the IRC’s library of core outcomes and indicators.

Work with technical coordinators to ensure that programs are using the right tools and have the proper procedures in place to achieve both collection of high quality data and the effective use of those data.

Implement the IRC’s program data platform

Support collection and updating of program dashboard to provide monthly summaries of key program indicators and assessment results for decision making by country and regional management

Support technical coordinators in analysis of data for both documentation of program progress and decision making

Provide technical support to the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) project coordination in collaboration with the field EMR Committee

Support the go live process, working closely with the Kakuma EMR Committee led by the Snr. M&E officer, the Field Coordinator and the Vendor.
Take lead in coordinating the weekly calls between IRC and the vendor and all the communication between the two parties and as well brief the SMT on the progress.
General support management of EMR hardware, software and networking in consultation with vendor and technical unit
Capacity building:

Contribute to capacity building of project staff and partner organizations to design and utilize M&E tools, surveys, evaluations and other M&E activities
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Administratively and technically supervise any project specific M&E managers as appropriate.
Management and compliance:

Work with the field teams to ensure that program indicators are tracked through regular field visits;
Review all reports to ensure that data provided is reliable and accurate and that target indicators are met and explanations provided where indicators are not met;
Ensure that programs are on track through keeping and updating indicator tracking sheets.
Coordination, Representation and Advocacy:

Represent IRC Kenya at inter-agency M&E coordination forums.


Master’s degree in social science, humanities or other related degree
Thorough knowledge of MS Office
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis using packages like Epi-info, SPSS, MS-Excel, MS-Access, MS-Word
Strong data interpretation skills, report writing and presentation skills
Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods
Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently, under pressure and to adhere to set deadlines
Simultaneously managing multi-sectoral and multi-donor projects
Conversance with standard indicators in health, economic empowerment, protection an added advantage
Experience in grant management and proposal writing.

Apply on or before 21st May, 2018. Please note to indicate at least 3 professional referees.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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