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M&E Assistant

Department: HIAS Kenya
Location: Nairobi, KY


HIAS is an international non-profit organization that stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity. HIASí operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community-based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building and the provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This right based approach, based on international human rights and humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIASí focus on refugee protection. HIASí programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 1) the right to protection from harm, violence, and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

HIAS Kenya seeks a national-level, M&E Assistant to provide technical support to the Country M&E Officer to maintain and refine MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) systems at HIAS Kenya. The M&E Assistant will maintain and refine systems to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness, strategic alignment, cost and overall impact of HIASí refugee assistance programs in Kenya as well as generate knowledge for learning and entrench accountability mechanisms in the organization processes. S/he coordinates closely with the Country M&E Officer to ensure that HIAS Kenya is aligned to organization-wide monitoring and evaluation policies, systems, and tools for evidence generation in the region.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the continued improvement of key MEAL standards, processes, and systems/tools and establishing and maintaining strong monitoring systems.

  • Support the M&E Officer in program design and development of objectives and indicators.

  • Support the M&E Officer in drafting and maintain up-to-date M&E plans, frameworks and M&E sections of project work plans/operating plans.

  • Support the M&E Officer in assessment and evaluation activities, including TOR development, evaluator recruitment, and in-country oversight of external evaluation timelines and deliverables.

  • Support the M& E officer in maintaining awareness of best practices and policies for M&E and assist in training program staff on these practices as needed.

  • Support in tracking, analyzing, and regularly reporting on program indicators, progress against targets, program successes, and lessons learnt.

  • In coordination with the Country M&E Officer, assist the project team in the reporting function of the internal CMS as well as ensuring data quality in the system by conducting data checks to ensure data quality related to analysis and research.

  • Serve as accountability to affected populations (AAP) assistant lead within country office.

  • Support in establishing and maintaining beneficiary feedback mechanisms; supporting accountable response to all beneficiary feedback and ensuring that the feedback mechanisms are inclusive, accessible, and appropriate for the beneficiary population.

  • In coordination with Country M&E Officer, train program and country office staff on best practices for AAP.

  • Support setting up a system for collecting and sharing lessons learnt within and across projects and site offices as well as documentation of lessons learned, ensuring that they are included in all new project development and annual planning processes.

  • Assist in ensuring that meetings on lessons learnt are conducted at the end of projects (appropriate to length, scale, and complexity) to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or program

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Management, Statistics, Demographics or any other relevant field.

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of work experience and experience in M&E preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

  • English fluency required (oral and written).

  • Background in humanitarian or refugee issues desired.

  • Ability to manage, track and report on program data; proficiency with Excel in tracking and analyzing data.

  • Experience in use of data management systems, statistical software, and/or data visualization platforms preferred.

  • Strong writing and communication skills, including familiarity with writing funder reports, SOPs, and other program management documents.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills; ability to multi-task.

  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

How to Apply

The applications (CV and Cover letter) should be submitted through the link internship-opportunities  quoting position title: M&E Assistant

Closing Date: 24th September 2021

Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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