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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 8, 2023
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    DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regar...
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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer

    DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer to be based at the DCA Field Office, Nakuru Countywith travels to DCA Kenya Counties of Operations. The MEAL Officer will report to the Area Programme Manager, with technical support and supervision from the Nairobi-based Programme Officer – Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Partnerships (DMEP).

    The main responsibilities of the MEAL Officer are:

    • Drive project output and outcome monitoring and ensure that information reporting and sharing systems fulfil needs of DCA, communities, government, relevant agencies, donors, and other stakeholders and are in line with MEAL standards.
    • Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning activities, and monitoring behaviour change and adaptation across project partners and stakeholders.
    • Support the project teams to enhance the learning process by creating assessment materials to measure the effectiveness of the courses learnt by partner teams as well as communities.
    • Lead in researching and implementing new and emerging technologies in learning experience design, data analysis, information access and knowledge management.
    • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions to finalize learning activities that address learning questions of relevance to key stakeholders.
    • Drive research and practice on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) approaches including relationships with private sector, academic and research institutions.
    • Initiate mechanisms for accountability to our stakeholders through information sharing and development of a complaints or feedback mechanism which can help to guide programme implementation.
    • Support the Project Coordinators in working with the local government technical officers and partners to catalyse project implementation.
    • Work with lead project staff, partners, and target communities/beneficiaries in participatory project design approaches.
    • Participate in project reviews – coordinate implementation of baselines and evaluations according to DCA DME framework.
    • Build capacity of project staff and partners on project design, development of programming approaches, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as encouraging cross agency learning
    • Carryout out routine data quality assessment on program/project monitoring data collected including that collected by partners before it is used for reporting.
    • Undertake collection of primary and secondary data, and analysis to inform assessment for potential interventions in the target communities; special studies/operation research studies required to improve the project.
    • Compile project data reports, including reports from CommCare, to inform evidence-based decision making at project levels; and for use in preparation of project quarterly reports, semi/annual project reports; and for dissemination to project team members, donors, and other partners, as necessary.

    Required Education and Experience


    • A holder of a degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, ICT, Development Studies, Project Management or other relevant field required. A master’s degree would be an added advantage.


    • A minimum of three years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with INGOs.
    • Experience in the usage of Digital Data Collection software such as Kobo, ODK, Magpi, and Commcare.
    • Strong skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and visualisation using at least three softwares: MS-Excel, STATA, SPSS, Power Bi, NVIVO and other data management software.     

    The desired candidate should have;

    • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot, perform root cause analysis, identify and isolate technical issues.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Self-motivation, creativity, and should perform without close supervision.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

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    Project Officer – Youth Employment (Ajira Poa! Project)

    DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position:Project Officer Ajira Poa! Project to be based in Nyandarua County and reporting to the Project Coordinator – Youth Empowerment – Ajira Poa! Project at the Nakuru field office

    The main responsibilities of the Project Officer Ajira Poa! Project are:

    • Drive the implementation of youth empowerment initiatives that enhance access to gainful and self-employment through training, apprenticeships and mentoring of trainees.
    • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the project at the County Training/Engagement sites; this entails development of detailed implementation plans, having a teaching and facilitative role, as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects.
    • Support in generation of timely and high-quality project progress reports as per DCA and donor requirements; as well as regular updates on project progress and suggested adaptations.
    • Manage and facilitate DCA partnership building initiatives relevant to Project objectives at field level in close consultations with the Project Coordinator. This includes operational partnerships with the County Government of Nyandarua, consortia partners, other relevant I/NGO’s, County Governments and – particularly - private sector actors.
    • Lead in deploying the M&E system and plans in close collaboration with Project Coordinator and the MEAL team.
    • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • Technical level education in business development, entrepreneurship, ICT or any other relevant academic qualification.
    • Technical and demonstrable skills and hands on experience in youth empowerment projects including employment and job creation initiatives, financial inclusion work, agri-business support and organisational capacity development.
    • Having graduated from a TVET institution or working within a TVET institution is an added advantage.
    • Experience engaging with and bringing together different stakeholders - government, private sector and social enterprise – for strategic collaboration.
    • Adaptable and flexible approach, with capacity to innovate and identify new opportunities to contribute to project outcomes.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.
    • Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.
    • Experience in use of Commcare and other digital data collection tools will be an added advantage.
    • Desirable: Motorcycle riding experience with valid motorcycle license or willingness to take lessons and obtain the same

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