NGO Jobs in Kenya – Mercy Corps 2019
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Mercy Corps is a leading global
organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.


In disaster, in hardship, in more
than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into
action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities
from within. Now, and for the future.
We are looking for committed and
dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps is implementing a multi-year, 12 million GBP
Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) program funded by the UK Foreign and
Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).
This program will engage local and
national government, local civil society organizations and communities to
mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives of violent extremism in East
Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and support
to national civil society organizations in order to prevent the recruitment of
vulnerable individuals by violent extremist organizations.
The program will work in Kenya,
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the
context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and
field implementation of program activities.
General Position Summary: Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager,
this position is a key role on Mercy Corps’ Program quality assurance,
accountability, documentation and learning team.
The Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Officer will support the programs in planning and execution of
monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring quality in accordance with
accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability
and decision making.
S/he will be responsible for
providing internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and
evaluation activities as well as review and development of the necessary tools
that feed into the needs of Mercy Corps and donor reporting requirements.
Essential Job Responsibilities
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Support development and implement
monitoring and evaluation tools.
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Play a key role in the development of
intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks.
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Validating and verifying core
indicators against the different sources of information.
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Support timely production of monthly,
quarterly and annual donor reports based on agreed performance indicator.
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Regularly document and share all
learnings from program implementation.
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Maintain an up to date database that
reflects progress and program indicators.
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Build the capacity of all relevant
team members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, and
facilitate periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information
that feeds into programming and learning.
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Participate in on-going M&E
training and support for all Mercy Corps programs.
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Visit sites and partners to collect
supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research both independently
and in teams.
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Maintain an active advisory role with
the program team to help guide them towards robust and relevant data
collection.
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Actively participate in all
implementation, providing advice and feedback for quality results at any point.
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Work with Program Manager, Monitoring
and Evaluation and Learning Manager, Program Officer and other staff to ensure
that activities are implemented on plan and progress towards targets is not
compromised.
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Establish and maintain strong working
relationships with partners and government departments.
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Conduct himself/herself both
professionally and personally in such a manner as to credit Mercy Corps and to
not jeopardize its mission.
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Perform any other duties as assigned
by his/her supervisor or representatives
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Manager
Works Directly With: Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Manager, Program
Manager, Program Officer and partner organizations.
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Must hold at least a bachelor’s
degree in Economics, Agriculture, Demography, Statistics, Business
administration or relevant field
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At least 3 years of program
monitoring and evaluation experience
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Should understand concepts and
demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle, results chain
and frameworks, participatory monitoring
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Should be able to design and
implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive
sampling techniques
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Must have good writing and analytical
skills
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Should have knowledge of quantitative
and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand
and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread
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In addition to Microsoft Excel, the
incumbent should demonstrate fluency in the use of at least one data management
software including MS Access, SPSS, and STATA.
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Must be fluent in both spoken and
written English.
A successful Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and
effectively on relatively sensitive security related subject.
S/he will be an excellent
communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, with the ability to
work in difficult and often stressful environments.
For the detailed Position Description
and application procedure, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2QgQ4Ee
Position: Deputy
Chief of Party
Location: Nairobi,
Kenya
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps and its consortium partners seeks to
implement a five-year USAID/Food for Peace funded program entitled Program for
Resilient Systems (PROGRESS) in Turkana and Samburu Counties of Kenya.
The
program aims to sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition in the two
counties over a five-year period. PROGRESS will dedicate the first two years
(Phase 1) to implementing an action research agenda to inform the program
design to achieve the program’s goal in the remaining three years (Phase 2).
The
consortium’s collaborative co-design process will also lead to the county
governments of Turkana and Samburu providing overall leadership and vision for
PROGRESS as well as sustaining results beyond the program period.
General Position Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for
the implementation of day-to-day activities of the program. The DCOP will
support the Chief of Party (COP) in program oversight, technical and
operational management aspects of the program and ensure that all appropriate
reporting requirements are met. S/he will work directly with partner agencies
both national and international and county governments to achieve the
objectives of the program.
The
DCOP will work closely with different departments and support functions to
ensure effective program coordination and implementation, monitoring and
evaluation, research and learning, quality assurance, accountability and
identify sustainability and exit strategies for program interventions.
S/he
will be an experienced master coordinator to drive impact in a broad spectrum
of technical focus areas that include nutrition, food security, health,
governance, gender, youth, climate change adaptation, resilience, market
systems development, financial inclusion, and institutional capacity building,
with responsibility for establishing and managing systems to ensure cohesion
across all aspects of the program.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy
and Technical Leadership
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Support the Chief of Party (CoP) in
providing leadership, vision and strategy to the program’s overall direction
and implementation.
·        
Recognize opportunities for
innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are
welcomed; promote and model a culture of learning and adaptive management.
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Ensure that cross-cutting aspects of
the program such as gender equality, social inclusion, youth, climate
adaptation, and resilience are included and well integrated into the program
strategy.
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Set direction by prioritizing and organizing
actions and resources to achieve objectives that contribute to the program’s
overall purpose of reducing persistent acute malnutrition sustainability.
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Coordinate different program
components including research, implementation, M&E and learning to drive
overall effectiveness and coherence of program strategy within and between
Phase 1 and 2.
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Oversee performance of consortium
partners and sub-grantees.
Program
Management and Implementation
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Work with the COP to coordinate
program startup and ongoing program management of teams across the various
technical areas of focus and field locations.
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Support the COP in the establishment
of a program and consortium structure that favors integration across research
streams, activities, and partners.
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Lead the development of detailed
implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work- plans, and ensure the
delivery of the same and ensure implementation plan reflect MEL, Research and
CLA (collaborate, learn and adapt) activities.
·        
Create and follow effective stakeholder
management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications between Mercy
Corps Kenya, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, private
sector, government authorities, and implementing agencies.
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Ensure that program implementation is
responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’
relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and
strategic plan.
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Work with the COP, Research and
Design lead and Strategic Learning lead to refine the Phase 1 research agenda
to ensure its relevance to the overall program objective and maximize its
utility to inform design decisions for Phase 2 activities
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Ensure that the design and iteration
of interventions during Phase 2, including participant targeting and engagement,
is based on the evidence and learnings from research and assessments from Phase
1 by actively supporting ongoing documentation, learning, and knowledge
exchange during Phase 1, culminating in a design workshop at the end of Phase
1.
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Develop consortium partners’ MoUs and
contracts and oversee a training program for program partners.
·        
Provide overall technical guidance
and leadership, mentoring, quality control and coordination to strengthen
program outcomes.

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Lead the socialization of the program
with Government stakeholders, USAID, Technical Steering Committee ensuring
necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
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Ensure research and program
implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) systems to reach desired impacts.
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Create and maintain systems ensuring
effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative
reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
·        
Fulfill Mercy Corps’ Program
Management Minimum Standards and MEL Standards based on the organization-wide
guide.
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Ensure all interventions adhere to
Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary
accountability standards.
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Liaise with Mercy Corps’ support
departments (Finance, Operations, HR etc.) for operational support of the
program.
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Master’s degree or equivalent
experience in a relevant field such as social sciences, development studies,
nutrition, public health, food security, agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural
economics etc.
·        
At least seven (7) years of
progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of
international development activities working on programs of a similar scope and
scale, with preference given to Food for Peace or Livelihoods programs. At
least three (3) years must be in senior program management, including direct
supervision of technical and support staff.
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Strong budget management experience
is a must.
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Seasoned partnership management
experience is required.
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Demonstrated excellent team
management skills are required.
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A strong passion for innovation,
influence and sustainable impact to scale.
·        
Demonstrated systems thinker and
ability to think outside of the box in the implementation of a unique program
with experience in adaptive management and using research as part of program
implementation.
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Prior experience of working on
USAID-funded programs preferred.
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Prior experience in awarding and
managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote Nutrition, governance and
gender goals.
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Demonstrated technical understanding
of resilience and climate change adaptation, and the practical relevance to the
program’s aim of sustainably reducing persistent acute malnutrition.
·        
Demonstrated ability to collaborate
with a wide range of stakeholders, and to liaise with donors and HQ.
·        
Fluency in written and spoken
English.
A
successful DCOP will be a master coordinator with the ability to manage and
bring all program aspects to part in order to drive impact.
S/he
will have demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team
members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet
deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
S/he
will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take
initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while
remaining focused on the details within a complex and sensitive setting.
The
most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork
and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make
effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/371JUOg
Position: Program Officer
Location: Mombasa,
Kenya
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps is implementing a multi-year, 12 million GBP
Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) program funded by the UK Foreign and
Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).
This
program will engage local and national government, local civil society
organizations and communities to mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives
of violent extremism in East Africa through support to policy initiatives,
community engagement, and support to national civil society organizations in
order to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable individuals by violent extremist
organizations.
The
program will work in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through
strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance
research, legislation and field implementation of program activities.
General Position Summary: The Program Officer is a key member of the program team
and will report to the Program Manager. She/he will support the day-to-day
program team in the identification of the needs and opportunities and provide
relevant information to facilitate the program team’s ability to develop
activity ideas.
Essential Job Responsibilities
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Work with the Program Manager and
downstream partners to develop well-written, organized grant applications that
are in line with program outcomes and output/
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Provide updates and analysis of key
developments in targeted thematic areas or geographies.
·        
Identify needs and opportunities and
provide relevant information to facilitate the program team’s ability to
develop activity ideas.
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Work with the grants team and
downstream partners to develop organized, complete and thorough budgets that
are harmonized with grant applications;
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Under the direction of the Program
Manager, develop and maintain relationships with organizations/ actors in key
target sectors (e.g. faith organizations, youth groups, women’s organizations,
CBOs/local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local government officials,
etc.).
Monitoring
and Evaluation
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Work with the monitoring and
evaluation team and partners in program monitoring, evaluation and learning
with:
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Support with tracking partners’
activities – attending all events in the targeted counties.
·        
Support partners on activity-level
M&E efforts, ensuring quality, reliability, and consistency in data
collection efforts using program M&E templates;
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Help identify lessons learned from
project implementation and facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into
the activity development cycle
·        
Meet regularly with the program team
to evaluate project progress, identify successes, challenges and
lessons-learned; and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance;
·        
Prepare and submit to the program
team reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended;
·        
Support the team in effectively
utilizing established monitoring and evaluation formats, and provide feedback
for their improvement;
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Any other duties as assigned by your
supervisor.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: Program
Manager and Head of Office
Works Directly With: Team
Leader, Deputy Team Lead, Grants manager, Finance and Operations departments
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Bachelor’s degree in conflict/peace
studies preferred, or appropriate social science discipline, community
development, or a related field.
·        
Minimum of 3 years professional
experience in implementing peace, Prevention of Violent Extremism and Conflict
related projects.
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Highly developed analytical skills,
including the ability to co design targeted activities to positively affect
desired PVE outcomes with at-risk individuals and communities.
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Ability to interact effectively with
the diverse project stakeholders especially with the security sector and
electoral bodies.
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Experience working in PVE
programming, conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive
programming.
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Experience working with stakeholders
including the private sector, government, youth and women groups.
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Experience in project monitoring and
evaluation.
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Strong analytical and report writing
skills
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Previous working experience in
Mombasa and the Coast region is strongly preferred but not a must.
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Good knowledge and skills with the of
MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access;
The
Program Officer will have the ability to work effectively communicate with
Mercy Corps target populations and partners.
S/he
will have demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility to work
cooperatively with team members and partner organizations.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/36YjdKl

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