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  • Posted: Apr 22, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    KMET is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered under the Trustee Act in 1995. KMET has no political, religious or governmental affiliation. We are committed to serving the underserved in our communities in the spheres of Maternal Child and Family Health; Livelihoods and Nutrition; Education and Youth/Adolescent Empowerment, and Quality Healthcare F...
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    Systems/Data Analyst/M&E Assistant (1 Post)

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities:

    Planning

    • Build and assess MEL system capacity for SSI and support the adoption of relevant MEL tools and methodologies to embed accountability to beneficiaries and donors and enhance MEL practice and quality.
    • Develop and deliver SSI MEL processes, system and tools to develop data collection, tracking and dashboard in collaboration with MEL lead, project team and country teams.
    • Support in development of the project’s results framework and support target setting for each indicator.
    • Assist in Development of reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of information.

    M&E Technical

    • Built and roll out, refine, and adapt SSI’s MEL facets (Dashboards, factsheets, SSI M and Plan). Manage the development and implementation of a robust MEL system across all project sites, including data management and data quality assurance activities.
    • Manage and participate in data collection processes and subsequent data management and analysis.
    • Acquire and analyze routine county, sub-county, and facility level data from various sources for analysis, recording, and dissemination.
    • Update project dashboards, present information routinely to internal KMET team, and package project data in a format that can be shared externally.

    Data Analysis

    • Support the MEL Lead in evaluation activities of SSI’s Programs (i.e., training, outreach, equipment) including creating tools to collect data from partners, developing frameworks to store collect, analyze data, and report on KPIs for SSI.
    • Lead development of key evaluative indicators and analysis of related data to inform programmatic improvements (i.e., outcomes and efficiencies).
    • Responsible for designing and overseeing regularly scheduled data collection, analysis and reporting for SSI interventions.

    Knowledge Management

    • Lead the systematic dissemination of evidence and results, both internally and externally. 
    • Support documentation of project results and report writing.
    • Collaborate with team members, government officials, and partner organizations in work planning and program implementation.
    • Share project data, best practices, and lessons learned on a need basis.

    Qualifications

    • Degree/Diploma in ICT, public health, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences, or related field areas is required.
    • A minimum of 3 or more years of relevant experience is required, with at least two years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex health and development programs and data processing and analysis. 
    • Experience with data collection, analysis, database, and research studies management is preferred.  
    • Demonstrated ability and skills in developing indicators, creating and maintaining databases, data analysis, and synthesis, and report writing.
    • Knowledge of health-related indicators and/or prior MEL experience on a health project with proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with service providers, and government at all levels.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
    • Experience using a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS, R or similar), while not required, is an advantage.
    • Experience dealing with the challenges of keeping large quantities of data from various sources well-organized.
    • Strong critical analysis and report writing skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills.
    • Strong time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize competing tasks.
    • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team environment with minimal supervision, anticipating needs and requests.
    • Written and oral proficiency in English.
    • Demonstrated capacity to provide MEL support for large, complex donor-funded projects that involved collection and analysis of large amounts of data from facility- and community-based health programming.

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    Technical Officer (2 Posts) Smart Start Initiative Project

    About the Position

    • This position reports to the Project Coordinator, the County Lead will play a pivotal role in advancing the goals and vision of the Project within the context of Target Counties of (Kakamega-Vihiga and Kisumu-Nyamira), Kenya.
    • He/she will be responsible for leading the local implementation and coordination of the SSI activities, working in close collaboration with the County government leadership, health providers, schools, local stakeholders, and community members. The position contributes to creating enabling environments for the success of SSI Project, ensuring that children thrive by receiving responsive and quality care with enhanced caregiver support.

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities

    Project Coordination:

    • Provide strategic leadership for the implementation of Smart Start Initiative in the target counties (Kakamega-Vihiga and Kisumu-Nyamira).
    • Oversee the successful rollout and scaling of the SSI Initiative within the County.

    Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including local government officials, community leaders, healthcare providers, parents, and relevant organizations.
    • Facilitate regular communication and engagement sessions to gather insights, address concerns, and ensure the Initiative's relevance to local needs.
    • Collaborate with local partners, government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations to ensure effective coordination and alignment of efforts.
    • Collaborate with a local partner to lead the County and Technical working groups to influence the SSI’s agenda.

    Capacity Building and Training:

    • Implement SSI training programs for HCWs, CBOs and Support groups, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide quality care and early childhood mums,
    • Work with respective County departments to lead and further institutionalize integration of NCfECD into maternal, newborn and child health services; support operationalization of cost-effective capacity building strategies including OJTs, and CMEs.
    • In collaboration with the departments execute targeted mentorship to implementation sites, ensuring that HCPs are adequately supported to deliver quality Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development (NCfECD) services.

    Community Mobilization:

    • Work closely with CHPs and community based and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of Nurturing care and its impact on child development and family well-being.
    • Working within established Community Health Strategy structures, work with Community Health Assistants (CHAs) to train and mentor Community Health Promoters to integrate NCfECD into regular household visits targeting teen-mums, caregivers and their children.
    • Support delivery of quality play box services; ensuring use of age-appropriate play items in health facility waiting areas using a play box guide.
    • Organize community events, workshops, and outreach activities to promote the Initiative and foster community engagement.
    • Work with CBOs to promote community participation in governance, using the Community Conversations (CC) Methodology to empower communities and families to demand for quality NCfECD services and uptake.

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Support the M&E and Learning team to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the impact and effectiveness of the SSI Initiative in the target County.
    • Support the MEL team to collect and analyze data to track progress, identify challenges, and make data-driven adjustments to the Initiatives implementation.
    • Write and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and donor reports and as maybe needed.

    Government Engagement and policy influence:

    • Collaborate with county governments to advocate for policies’ dissemination and implementation that entrench Nurturing care growth and sustainability.
    • Provide insights and recommendations based on the Initiatives outcomes to inform policy decisions.
    • Support operationalization of the Multisectoral Coordination Teams at the County
    • Collaborate with the County Governments through advocacy to budget for NCfECD basing on generated evidence.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Education, Social Sciences, or any Health-related field.
    • Proven experience in project management, community development, or related roles, with at least five (5) years of relevant experience.
    • Strong understanding of Nurturing care concept, early childhood development, childcare systems, and community dynamics, stakeholders/public sector work with a development agency, or government sector.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Familiarity with the local context, culture, and stakeholders in target County.
    • Experience in designing and delivering training programs preferred.
    • Ability to work independently, manage priorities, and meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Program Management systems, utilizing them for data management, analysis, and reporting purposes.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, and orientations as well as across work areas, with government relations skills.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above requirements, please send a Copy of your recent Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter to Email: hr@kmet.co.ke.

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