Self Help Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Baringo County, Kenya 2020
Career Kenya: Self Help Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Baringo County, Kenya 2020
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Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non Non-Governmental Organization implementing sustainable food and food and livelihoods security programmes in nine Countries in Africa.

Sha’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Africa’s smallholder farmers.

SHA has been working in Kenya since 2005 implementing rural development sustainable food and livelihood security programs.

Self Help Africa Kenya has been granted an award by the European Union for Baringo County, under the action for “Ending Drought Emergencies: Support to Resilient Livelihoods and Drought Risk Management” to implement a project titled: BAringo Resilience Initiative: Nurturing Greater Opportunity (BARINGO).

SHA therefore seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant – BAringo Resilience Initiative: Nurturing Greater Opportunity (BARINGO)

Company: Self Help Africa

Department: Programmes

Location: Baringo County (Marigat), Kenya

Reports to: Project Manager

Gross salary: Ksh 1,680,000 p.a

Length of contract: 6 Months’ Probation period, 2 years contract renewable and one month notice period

Benefits: 22 days annual leave, Medical Insurance (self + spouse and up to 4 children), 10% Employer pension contribution and 25% leave allowance

Expected travel: National level travel will be required

Job Purpose: The purpose of the job is to ensure effective planning, implementation and reporting of Monitoring and Evaluation related activities for the BAringo Resilience Initiative: Nurturing Greater Opportunity (BARINGO).

The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will be part of the BARINGO Project Implementation Team and will advise the Project Manager in planning, implementation and reporting of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the Project.

S/He will contribute to the development of project M&E system, tracking performance indicators, development of data collection tools, data collection, analysis and reporting and drafting of learning papers.

S/He will build the capacity of Implementing Partners in M & E, manage surveys through SHA’s specific methodologies and tools and provide accurate analysis and presentation of information to enhance SHA’s position as a strong development organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In liaison with the M&E Co-ordinator establish a sound M&E system both at the project and partner organizations levels.
  • Take lead in planning and execution of M&E related activities for the project as stipulated in the project M&E Plan including surveys, evaluations and research,
  • Ensure M&E frameworks, tools and techniques are in place for effective tracking of the project indicators’ performance and results,
  • Undertake monitoring visits to the field throughout the project implementation period, as needed to support and/ or supervise data collection or verify data quality,
  • In liaison with the PM organize project review meetings on regular basis to reflect on implementation process, challenges faced, innovations and lessons learnt,
  • Support project staff and implementing partners to manage and maintain an up to date project database system,
  • In liaison with the M and E coordinator, identify training needs, develop a capacity building plan and facilitate capacity development of the implementing partners and project staff on project related Monitoring and Evaluation processes,
  • In liaison with the Project Accountant maintain a Master Project file for all project data, reports, photographs, correspondences, donor reports and documentaries for future reference
  • In liaison with the Communication Officer, ensure documentation of case studies and Impact stories is done and that accurate project data is utilised for press releases, social media and website among others
  • Support the PM in compiling quarterly, annual and other reports required by SHA and/or the donor with input from the programme team
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Project Manager

Key Relationships:


  • BARINGO Team (All)
  • M & E Programme Coordinator
  • Communication Officer
  • Head of M&E, M&E Advisor and Evaluation Officer – HQ
  • Head of Programmes
  • Head of Finance and Administration


  • Partner M & E Teams
  • Government Ministries/ departments,
  • Other like-minded organizations and institutions

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of donor funded project with skills in result based M&E frameworks, indicator tracking, Development of data collection tools and report writing.
  • Excellent knowledge and practice on Project Cycle management
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large volumes of data and database management
  • Advanced skills in data analysis and visualization
  • Practical/ Field experience in data quality control and management
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows environment (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
  • Demonstrated experience in Web based platforms /Mobile application

Qualifications / Other Requirements:

  • A degree in Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Project Planning & Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or other related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Training in monitoring and evaluation and/or Project Management will be an added advantage

Role Competencies:

  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of SHA Kenya
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, leadership and interpersonal relation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and on own initiative
  • Ability to deliver desired results within strict deadlines

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a completed Application Form, CV & Cover letter by E-mail as follows: – .

Please type each code and title e.g. “HR 4/1/2020 – MONITORING AND EVALUATION ASSISTANT – [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is 7 February 2020.

Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Specific roles may require police/DBS/Garda vetting.

All applicants are encouraged to read through the following safeguarding policies as you make your applications:

Code of Conduct
Conflict of Interest
Child Protection

Self Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Job Summary:
Job Title

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant – BAringo Resilience Initiative

Job Category

Economics and Statistics

Job Type


Company / Organization

Self Help Africa (SHA)

Approx. Salary


Job Opening Date


Job Expiry Date


Job Details
Job Location

Marigat, Baringo County

Marigat, Baringo County, Kenya


Baringo County



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