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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been advancing evidence to evolve systems, improve lives, and ultimately create a better, more equitable world. We are a nonprofit research and technical assistance organization working to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. Our experts in education, health, ...
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    MEL Assistant


    The responsibilities for the position include:

    • Under the guidance of the MEL Specialist, support in the collection, aggregation, synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of data
    • Review research, surveys, and or evaluation reports to improve quality of analysis
    • Support data quality assurance for data collected from the field
    • Identify challenges experienced during data collection and analysis, and provide corrective measures
    • Review and maintain project MEL databases
    • Setting up meetings/calls by sending out invitations, following up with participants, and working with the administrative staff to book lines and rooms
    • Support preparation of MEL sections in quarterly reports
    • Assist in supervising field teams
    • Potential to travel to any part of the country to support data collection
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the MEL Specialist.


    Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

    • A bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluations, statistics, informatics, mathematics, or another quantitative field
    • A minimum two years’ experience in M&E, learning, project administration or related activities for donor-funded programs, with preference for USAID project experience
    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Kenya health system and health information systems such as KHIS/DHIS
    • Experience developing data management and collection instruments/tools; carrying out quantitative data analysis; data quality assessments; etc. preferred but not required


    • Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
    • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within the context of a larger team
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively use statistical software such as R or STATA

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to American Institutes for Research on to apply

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