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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
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    At the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the U.S. commitment to the Goals for Sustainable Development. One goal is to “reduce by half, the proportion of people without access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation” by the year 2015.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist


    • The position holder will support monitoring, evaluation and learning activities which include partner and project staff capacity strengthening, data quality assurance, accountability, documentation, consolidating and disseminating learning. The position holder will also provide support to the MWA projects team and implementing partners in the design, planning, and execution of monitoring and evaluation activities while ensuring quality per accepted standards, and providing essential feedback for learning, accountability, and decision-making.

    Job Summary

    • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will work closely with MWA’s management, the MEL and Reporting Manager and partner MEL focal point persons to implement the MEL framework for the assigned projects. The MEL specialist will also work closely with the implementing partners to set up and implement an effective program information and data management system. The MEL Specialist will ensure that program data is accurate and complete, and that rigorous analytics and projections are available to the Program Director and partners for learning and refinement of activities.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities

    Program and Technical Roles

    • Manage assigned MEL system while ensuring that there is adequate technical ability to enhance the performance of the system to achieve the best reporting of the program.
    • Diligently work with the MEL teams to review the joint MEL framework and theory of change to develop an annual Performance Management Plan (PMP) with clear targets per implementing partner per year.
    • Lead the development of annual and quarterly work plans that are in line with the PMP and activity work plan.
    • Develop and adopt MEL tools for measuring and reporting on indicators performance; develop indicator guidance reference sheet for activity output and outcome indicators.
    • The candidate will also provide leadership in organizing the MEL systems strengthening for partners and ensure that contract conditions related to MEL are fully implemented and shared on a prompt basis with the various donors.
    • Provide site field reports: Review quarterly program reports, compile quarterly field reports after analysis and consolidation, find, and draw action plans, and implement partner-specific action plans emanating from field monitoring and technical MEL support visits.
    • Take the lead in the development of effective approaches to facilitate the achievement of MWA MEL capacity-strengthening goals.
    • Develop and implement MEL plan templates for use by MWA partners and support the partners to complete the MEL plans and review them for approval.
    • Support in developing Terms of Reference (TOR) for external consultants for surveys, assessments, and studies.
    • Coordinate MWA partner's review of lessons learned, innovative models and best practices, documentation, and dissemination with other collaborative partners during partner review meetings, engagements with development partners and stakeholders’ forums.
    • Lead the development of knowledge management and learning platform and support the facilitation of learning and sharing of innovative models and successes of the program within the framework of strengthening the program learning agenda.


    • Education: Preferably a master’s degree in Monitoring and Impact Evaluation, Statistics, Data Analytics, Economics, or a related field. An undergraduate degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics, or a related field is mandatory.
    • At least 7+ years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in WASH programs preferably working for a prime or sub-recipient in a multi-donor setup.
    • Strong data collection and analysis experience is required. Experience using data analysis tools such as STATA and/or SPSS and cloud and mobile-based data collection tools such as KOBO Collect, Commcare, ODK, and related applications is required.
    • Experience working with USAID and European bilateral donors is essential. A good understanding of their MEL framework requirements and reporting formats is preferred.
    • Understanding market systems and governance-strengthening approaches will be an advantage.
    • Experience working with implementing partners in an oversight role that involves capacity strengthening and setting up MEL systems for complex programs is preferred.
    • Good communication and writing skills. Must possess experience in consolidating and writing reports, program briefs, human interest stories, and process documentation.
    • Experience engaging and collaborating with multiple partners and strengthening partnerships.
    • Experience in donor reporting and work plan development.
    • Previous experience working in ASAL areas of Kenya is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in WASH, Agriculture and Livelihood sectors and working with private sector partners will be an added advantage.

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Candidates need to have an analytical and systems-thinking mindset.
    • Excellent presentation, communication, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.
    • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
    • Strategic, analytical, problem-solving, and systems thinking skills with the capacity to see the big picture and the ability to make sound judgments.
    • Able to research, learn, and implement new technologies quickly.

    Method of Application

    Application: Interested candidates should submit applications via email to with the subject line MEL Specialist by 15th April 2024. Applications should include a cover letter and a detailed CV with three references.

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