Kenya: Knowledge Management, Research and Learning Coordinator – REF: KMRLC-07-2018

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Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Aug 2018

CARE International in Kenya is looking for well-organized and highly motivated Kenyan National who is result-oriented to fill the position above


The CARE Kenya’s Adolescent Empowerment Program aims at effectively empowering marginalized adolescent girls expand life choices through access to quality learning; equip them with knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens in the 21st Century. The program will use a multi sectoral approach to lifelong learning to capitalize on opportunities to learn about the intersection of quality education, life and leadership skills development, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ARSH), economic empowerment and utilization of Information, Communication and Technological (ICT) to support and enhance learning. The purpose of the Knowledge Management, Research and Learning Coordinator position is Coordinate MERL to ensure the Program achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets. In addition, the KMRLC will be providing data management support to the MEAL Officer on a day to day basis, to help strengthen data checks and ensure that data is of high quality and supporting project officers to carry out onsite data verifications and mainly drive the learning agenda (generating evidence, documentation of innovations and their outcomes at all levels) of the project.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate MERL to ensure the Program achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Oversee the update and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), MEAL framework to capture Program performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, mid and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process/fidelity of implementation and outcome evaluations
  • Lead tools the development, testing, and management of data capture systems and oversee data flow pattern for the Program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting by providing written documentation on MERL activities and indicator results for progress, Monthly, bi annual and annual reports, as appropriate
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with CARE/Donors monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from Program data and adapt interventions as appropriate
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and documentation
  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making, Knowledge management, sharing best practices and program planning with program team
  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations, including design, support in data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensuring data is entered, analyzed, documented and written, and disseminated
  • Promote and support the dissemination of Program information among the Program team
  • Work with program and financial staff to prepare/review and track progress of Program
  • Coordinate and Supervise all MERL capacity-building activities with Program staff and implementing partners
  • Lead in the recruitment and management of the consultants responsible for undertaking project evaluations
  • Lead in development of research protocols and seeking for ethical review and approval
  • Lead in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Longitudinal tracking of beneficiaries, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • Lead in processing and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access, N-vivo, EPI Data
  • Providing adequate data management support to the project while ensuring that data is of highest quality and there is evidence of adequate support documentation
  • Strengthened Collaboration and Networking
  • Strengthen CAREs performance in Girls Education, Economic Empowerment and Sexual Reproductive Health and related innovations Programming and perform other duties as assigned


  1. Spending Authority: N/A

  2. Supervision: N/A

  3. Decision Making: N/A

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

Internal: Provides technical support on M&E to Project Officers, Grants Officer, and the Program and policy Manager. Receives support from the Program and policy Manager

External: The position liaises primarily project partners on issues of M&E and external Girls Education and Empowerment project stakeholders including the MoE, MoH, various national ministries and departments, National youth empowerment projects and funding mechanisms Economic and ICT stakeholders.


Normal working conditions in a city setup. The employee may have to contend with traffic congestion during peak hours. The employee will make frequent field visits covering over 40% of their time, to project partners and locations to carry out M&E and capacity building support; This includes travel to remote areas and therefore has exposure to road and security risks.


  1. Education:

a) Degree in Monitoring and evaluation, Project Management and planning, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience. Master’s degree is an added advantage

b) Minimum 5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating INGO and Education sector development Programs

c) Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation

d) Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple programs in both the public and NGO sectors

e) Experience with and understanding of relevant donor frameworks and reporting systems

f) Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least 2 of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access

g) Familiarity with mobile data collection tools – ODK, KOBO Collect, E- recording

h) Experience in supervising personnel, partners and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving Program needs

i) Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector

j) Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills

k) Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific Program contexts

l) Demonstrated skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination

m) Verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

n) Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in partner and program staff

o) Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

p) Ability to travel to Program intervention sites 50% of the time

  1. Competencies:

a) Data and information presentation skills

b) Strong mentorship and partnership skills

c) Analytical capacity

d) Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills

e) Person of high moral character and professional integrity Must expressly be supportive to girls and women’s empowerment

How to apply:

To apply, please click the link below

Deadline: 1st August, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staffs are required to comply with the Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

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