Monitoring and Evaluation Officer | ReliefWeb

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit

Project Profile:

The Equitable Prosperity – Maendeleo Sawa (M-SAWA) project is a seven-year, $28.7 million initiative funded/implemented by MEDA (supporters, partners and investors) with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) which will run from 2015 to 2022. The project aims to contribute to Kenya’s economic growth and increase job creation by improving the business performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small entrepreneurs (SEs) in select counties along the Northern and LAPSSET Corridors in the following sectors: • Agriculture/agribusiness • Construction and allied industries • Extractives

Position Summary

Under the Supervision of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist the M&E Officer will support in the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities for the M-SAWA project.

Location and Duration: 1-year renewable contract. This position is based in Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Database management – data entry, cleaning, storing, mining, analysis/processing; and other identified data management needs.
  • Assist the Snr. M&E Specialist in organizing and supervise implementation of baseline, rolling and periodic surveys, and quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
  • Support the Snr. M&E Specialist to integrate M&E into ongoing project planning and implementation systems and ensure adherence to M&E standards.
  • Assist the Snr. M&E specialist to verify the viability of prospective SMEs and Business Associations during the due diligence process.
  • Assist the Snr. M&E Specialist in regular data collection, verification and validation.
  • Assist the Snr. M&E Specialist in generating reports from the database at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for program implementation staff as required.
  • Support the project in developing beneficiary impact stories.
  • Support Snr. M&E Specialist in capacity building of project team and partners on M&E principles & standards.
  • Perform any other duties as maybe delegated to advance the M&E objectives of the project as necessary.

Qualifications and Requirements

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (Preferably in Statistics, Economics, Social Science or any Development related field. Preferably with specialized M&E certifications.
  • Demonstrate at least 3 to 5 Years experience in the Field of Monitoring and Evaluation; significant experience in private sector and international development will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of major quantitative & qualitative monitoring methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with assessment, monitoring & evaluation; information systems including MS Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), database and other computerized cloud data storage, data statistical analysis and management programs, and mobile data collection platforms.
  • High level of proficiency in Windows Excel and/ or Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA etc.).
  • Experience working directly with target clients (e.g. with large businesses, small-medium enterprises and entrepreneurs; personally, conducting interviews with rural respondents); experience in project sectors (agriculture, extractives, construction) is desirable
  • Demonstrated project evaluation and report writing expertise.
  • Written and spoken English and Swahili.


  • Creates an effective work environment through exceptional interpersonal, communication, teambuilding and relationship building skills.
  • Results and solution-oriented approaches: proactive, and innovative.
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, values, mission and purpose.


  • Willingness to travel 50% of the time to the project areas (within Kenya) for project monitoring activities.
  • Kenyan National

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to [email protected]

Email subject: MEO- 11/2019

Applications should include: a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position and an updated CV (save your attachment as one single document, 4 pages max).

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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