Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs, currently reaches 16 of the 47 Kenya counties. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Technical Adviser, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) needs of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support program. S/he will lead the development of program monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (MELP) and strategies that comply with program requirements, USAID/KEA and the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLDP) requirements and data quality standards. The Senior Technical Advisor MEL will have primary responsibility to develop MEL plans, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans and assist program staff to implement those plans and monitor/evaluate overall program progress against the MELP and facilitate attainment of program M&E milestones/deliverables. S/he will support the design and implementation of special studies and assessments as determined and assigned by the Chief of Party. The Senior Technical Advisor, MEL will work closely with operations and other program staff to ensure that program activities are well implemented and sufficiently documented to the required standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for the M&E components of the project, and will serve as the primary lead in the design of the M&E tools and framework for the project, and in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with program teams to support design and lead MEL portfolio of work including MEL start-up activities, supporting the MELP and CLA plan development, updating the program theory of change, supporting technical team work planning and collaborating with USAID/KEA MEL counterparts, etc
  • Collaborate with NTLDP and program teams to implement MELPs including developing data collection systems and tools, setting targets, designing and implementing baseline assessments, assisting with the development of quarterly reports and baseline assessments, where needed.
  • Develop data quality assurance processes and systems and lead their implementation.
  • Acting as technical backstop to strategic partner, NTLDP and field-based program staff
  • Leading the design and implementation of the program MEL tools and frameworks
  • Assisting with monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities to partner and other donor agencies. Prepare success stories, case studies and other knowledge management products as required.
  • Overseeing the timely and accurate collection and analysis of data for quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports
  • Developing and implementing interventions to improve the use of data for effective decision-making to improve program performance at National and County levels;
  • In collaboration with NTLDP and other partners, develop the capacity of relevant staff on MEL;
  • Meeting regularly with NTLDP and other key stakeholders to review program performance and to identify interventions for improved performance;
  • Providing strategic guidance on the introduction and roll out of innovative technologies to improve TB management and monitoring at national and county levels;
  • Lead the design and monitoring of operational research to identify and address TB program gaps to improve program performance including study protocol, questionnaire development, consent forms, ethics review applications, data analysis and presentation of findings in multiple communication formats.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, demography, social science or related field
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, especially in activities related to infectious diseases and health systems strengthening with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E in TB, in a senior-level position
  • Experience with the design and/or implementation of TB MEL programs and operational research is advantageous
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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