Kenya: AME OFFICER-NAIROBI

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Organization: ACTED
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Department: Assessment Monitoring & Evaluation Unit (AMEU)

Position: Assessment Monitoring & Evaluation (AME) Officer

Direct Hierarchy: Country AME Manager

Contract duration: 3 Months

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Starting Date: May 2018

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 3,300 staff are committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

Position profile

Under the direct supervision of the Country Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, he/she is responsible for supporting the data management framework of the AME Unit by providing data analysis services as well as designing and implementation of ToRs, tools and plans related to assessment, monitoring and evaluations conducted by AMEU staff.

Responsibilities and Duties – Data Analysis

§ To support the set-up of all the databases required by ACTED teams and developing the related tools (database structures, surveyor informatics forms and data entry screens, workflow for database population and update)

§ To carry out data cleaning and data quality assurance

§ To manage the databases and develop queries, specific export files and report

§ To deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling.

§ Create operational data management and data analysis systems using SPSS, MS Excel and Access to enable effective monitoring and evaluation;

§ Create data quality control protocols including training ACTED teams to continue to improve data quality;

§ Support in establishing data collection systems for projects to assist with the collection of project indicators and for project management and monitoring purposes (in-line with the Project Monitoring and Management Framework);

§ Training of enumerators, AMEU and program staff on management of data and interpretation of results and findings;

§ Provide trend analysis on key indicators of projects per sector, e.g. WASH, Livelihood, Early Warning, etc.

§ Work closely with the GIS staff to ensure an accurate and dynamic link between the GIS and AMEU, ensuring data collected can be spatially referenced.

Responsibilities and Duties – Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluations

§ To actively participate in the design and implementation of ToRs, tools and plans related to assessments, monitoring and evaluations conducted by AMEU;

§ To actively participate in the design and implementation of practicable and robust systems to collect data and interpret data, including related training;

§ To assist the field teams to initiate and follow-up on the implementation of recommendations, best practices and lessons learnt;

§ To perform and ensure rapid and thoughtful analysis of monitoring data and dissemination of reports;

§ To build the capacity of field AME staff on ACTED Kenya and Somalia’s standardized monitoring setup including training on tools, methodology, basic data analysis and reporting;

§ Immediately inform the line manager in case of problems, delays, deviations from agreed work plans etc.;

§ Any other task as assigned by the Country AME manager.

Requirements

· A masters /Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, computer science or closely related to field

· Proficient understanding of AME, including the ability to work effectively with tight timelines, high quality standards, and demanding, potentially overlapping priorities.

· Experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions.

· Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.

· Statistical analysis and IT skills, including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis.

· At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.

· Good English communications skills (both oral and written).

· Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.

How to apply:

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae as a single document(the cover letter should be on the first page and the CV should start on the second page) detailing three work related referees and contacts to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 13th April 2018

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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