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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • CAMRIS is an international development and research firm with experience working in more than 80 countries. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. CAMRIS applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to ou...
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    Monitoring Team Lead

    CAMRIS seeks a Monitoring Team Lead for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

    *This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award. 

    Responsibilities

    The Monitoring Team Lead will be responsible for the overall management and functioning of all third-party monitoring, and capacity building activities. This includes:

    • Overseeing all aspects of third party monitoring activities, such as planning, budgeting, recruitment of consultants, designing and implementing each assigned activity.
    • Incorporation of M&E considerations into USAID/KEA’s strategy as it is developed and finalized and into USAID/KEA program and activity design;
    • Assisting in the development of mission’s performance management plan (PMP) and project and activity monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plans
    • Assisting implementing partners to develop effective indicators
    • Conducting data quality assessments (DQAs)
    • Designing and conducting training in MEL topics to staff of USAID, Implementing partners, and other organizations recommended by USAID/KEA.
    • Identifying appropriate staffing levels.
    • Securing appropriate qualified staff.
    • Managing an internal local team of monitoring specialists, and external short-term consultants.
    • Providing relevant technical guidance.
    • Leading consultations with relevant USAID/KEA staff and implementing partners.
    • Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.
    • Tracking, analyzing and summarizing mission performance monitoring data using graphs, maps, and charts to facilitate mission decision-making.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in organizational development, public policy or administration, business administration, research methods,  knowledge management, political science, international relations or a related field.
    • At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either monitoring or evaluation; project management; project design, or strategy development. 
    • Extensive experience developing performance indicators, MEL plans, and conducting DQAs. 
    • At least five (5) years of experience in designing and implementing third-party monitoring activities. .
    • At least five (5) years of experience designing and conducting training in various MEL topics.
    • Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills. 
    • Fluency in English required.
    • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
    • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment. 
    • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience.
    • Must be a citizen of Kenya, Uganda, or Rwanda. 
    • Experience working with USAID is preferred.
    • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to CAMRIS International on careers-camris.icims.com to apply
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