Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Kenya

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer for the Burundi

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job description

The Monitoring & Evaluation and
Learning Officer (MEL) for Burundi is a member of Programme Management Unit
which manages and implements Interpeace’s active and ongoing programmes around
the world. The Programme Management Unit is led from the Headquarters office in
Geneva, although team members are based in various locations including in East
and Central Africa, West Africa, Europe and the MENA region. The MEL Officer
reports to the Programme Manager for the Burundi Programme.

The MEL will be responsible for leading
the processes of design, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning for the
country programme Burundi as agreed by both Interpeace and its local partners
in Burundi. The MEL should be the key resource person for the Burundi Programme
Team in terms of design, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning.


Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

Lead and manage design, monitoring and
evaluation processes to ensure that the Burundi Programme adhere to global
M&E standards while adapting them to capacities and realities of the
programme team as well as strategic thinking between Interpeace and its
partners in Burundi. The goal is to facilitate the measurement of effectiveness
of programme implementation and to drive evidence-based programme management. Tasks

  • Lead the reflection about and innovation of
    monitoring and evaluation systems and tools;

  • Lead the development and roll-out of
    monitoring and evaluation systems and tools on the country or project
    level, which includes design and facilitation of workshops for the
    development of M&E systems and tools for specific projects;

  • Provide support and coaching for Interpeace
    staff and partner in M&E related questions;

  • Ensure that shortfalls in monitoring,
    evaluation and information management that affect programme implementation
    are identified and addressed;

  • Contribute to and facilitate programme
    reflections among Interpeace staff and partner to generate relevant
    information for programme reporting and self-evaluations on
    programme-induced change processes;

  • Contribute to and review programme reports to
    donors to ensure coherence with M&E standards;

  • Serve as lead focal point for internal and
    external programme assessments, evaluations, etc. Supervise the execution
    of external evaluations, including budget management, recruitment and
    management of consultants, design of data gathering process and review of
    final reports;

  • Ensure the integration of recommendations from
    external and internal evaluations into the ongoing work;

  • Ensure that the programmatic work in-country
    complies with and feeds into Interpeace’s Change Framework;

  • Contribute to the writing of programme
    proposals and concept notes in order to ensure that issues about
    monitoring and evaluation are taken into account, clearly stated and in
    line with team capacities and existing systems (e.g. Logframe and
    indicators, M&E plan, Theory of Change);

  • Work closely with other colleagues across the
    organization supporting their programme design with experience from East
    Africa and the Great Lakes.


Lead processes to enhance learning
among Interpeace’s Great Lakes staff and partners to ensure application of
up-to-date best practices, to facilitate connection with other peacebuilding
practitioners within and beyond Interpeace, and to promote innovation in programme
processes and tools. Tasks include:

  • Develop strategies for documenting and
    disseminating lessons learned, success stories and methodological
    innovations within Interpeace;

  • Develop and update internal documents which
    allow to capture lessons learned and ensure the transfer of savoir-faire
    among colleagues and between programmes;

  • Organize and facilitate regular reflective
    workshops and exercises within the Burundi team and/or programme partner
    on peacebuilding practices;

  • Contribute to advancing the Interpeace
    approach by sharing lessons learned, best practices and innovations with
    Interpeace colleagues beyond the Programme;

  • Support review of written products including
    publications and donor reports to provide quality control for
    communicating about impacts and change;

  • Lead the fostering of a learning and
    reflective atmosphere within the programme team/partner teams this
    includes accompanying the programme team in the development of work plans
    for learning as well as mobilization for face-to-face meetings between
    partner and staff from different countries and regions;

  • Ensure the effective knowledge management
    within the Burundi team, including the use of Sharepoint, mailing lists
    and internal communication processes

Training and capacity building

Coordinate efforts to strengthen staff
capacities. Tasks include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of
    induction processes for regional staff and support partners in development
    of their own induction system;

  • Coordinating internal efforts of personal
    development, ensuring that needs and existing capacities are assessed
    regularly within the regional team (and partner teams when applicable)
    with the aim of fostering a culture of mutual coaching and mentoring;

  • Identify training and learning opportunities
    and engage in networking at the regional and national level in order to
    source potential training and learning opportunities for the staff/teams;

  • Design and contribute to the delivery of
    training conducted by Interpeace for partners and donors.


  • Master’s degree in international relations,
    peace and conflict studies, security studies, human rights, diplomacy,
    international cooperation, humanitarian aid, psychology, communication or
    related fields

  • 3-5 years of experience of DME and learning
    preferably in peacebuilding or development organizations with a particular
    emphasis on developing systems and processes which are owned by the
    project teams and allow to generate and analyse field, program and
    organization level results information. The results should be shown to
    feed into decision-making and organisational learning concerning ongoing
    projects and programme development.

  • At least 1 – 5 years of professional
    experience in providing adapted support to daily tasks of local partners
    in project implementation (strategy, planning, reflection, monitoring, or
    evaluation) in the fields of peacebuilding, development, social business
    or similar fields

  • At least 1 – 5 years of professional
    experience in writing reports for donors and in developing project
    proposals and concept notes

  • Demonstrated use of a variety of M&E
    approaches, particularly Theory of Change, RPP Change Matrix, Outcome
    Mapping and/or Logical Framework

  • Demonstrated work experience in the Great
    Lakes considered a strong asset

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in
    institutional development is considered a strong asset

  • Knowledge of and experience in research,
    advocacy is considered an asset

  • Full professional proficiency in French or
    native speaker (CEFR: C2) and professional working proficiency in English
    (CEFR: C1)

  • Demonstrated interest and experience (e.g.
    policy brief, analytical publication, academic dissertation, work
    experience, volunteer engagement) in peacebuilding dynamics in East Africa
    and/or the Great Lakes (social cohesion, reconciliation, trust building,
    dialogue, radicalization, violent extremism, dynamics of violence etc.)

  • Aptitude to adapt to a different context
    regarding security, culture, climate or health issue, demonstrated by
    experience outside of country of origin

  • Collaboration and Weaving

  • Communication

  • Drive for results

  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning

  • Respect for Diversity

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to
submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to [email protected]  “MEL Officer Burundi + your name
MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.

Please note that due to high volume of
applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position is
opened until the role is fulfilled. Early applications are encouraged
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