Anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Global Health call Ref CDC-RFA-GH22-2209
I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a youth-focused organization that seeks to empower youth in Kenya and across Africa as the foundation for sustainable development. Registered in 2004 and working closely with Government, ICL has over 17 years of experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions (Primary, Secondary, and Higher learning institutions) across 26 Counties in Kenya. The organization implements programs in Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership and Governance Sectors. To ensure maximum impact in these sectors, ICL utilizes a multi-sectoral approach, the Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia, and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities.
Vision & Mission: ICL’s Vision Statement: Healthy Africa, Empowered People!
ICL’s Mission Statement: To empower the youth by increasing their life opportunities for sustainable development.
Job Purpose: ICL seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for an anticipated CDC-funded PEPFAR opportunity in Kenya. The Activity is expected to be a five-year contract to advance Sustainable Implementation of Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in
Faith-based and Private Sites in Nairobi, the Coast, and Western Regions.
This position is contingent upon an award from the CDC.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Monitoring & Evaluation Lead will be responsible for designing and implementing the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes, and impacts. They will lead the analysis of data collected to assess progress areas of improvement and overall data management. They will guide technical staff reporting processes, consolidate program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. They will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and manage any M&E-related team in the program.
- Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including developing the project’s Performance Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; and oversight of M&E data collection and analysis.
- Contribute to the design of evaluation protocols and advise on appropriate uses of program monitoring data.
- Ensure that data from the project is fed into ICL, County, and national-level databases and is accessible by decision-makers and implementing partners. Promote the use of data among stakeholders for policy development and programming.
- Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection, and management
- Oversee any other M&E staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
- Conduct training and workshops related to M&E.
- Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
- Other duties as assigned
Desired Education, Training, and Skills
- Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, or another relevant discipline.
- Ten years of experience working in M&E in the public health field, with a progressively increasing level of responsibility
- M&E experience in HIV and surveillance, preferably PEPFAR Programs
- Familiarity with Kenya’s health management information systems and other national M&E systems.
- Experience and understanding of the CDC and PEPFAR frameworks and reporting systems.
- Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings
- Knowledge of issues related to integrated health services and support programs
- Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system, including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.
- Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential—an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
- Excellent skills in M.S. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and expertise in at least one statistical software package
- Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with national, County, and community authorities, the U.S. Government, other donors, and other implementing partners
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Sound managerial and interpersonal skills.
Child Safeguarding: In line with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCRC), ICL strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to following ICL Child Safeguarding Policy and guidelines. The individual will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of and commitment to follow the policy requirements.
The position opens to Kenyan Citizens Only!
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted