Job Summary

The primary role of the position is to support SOS Children’s Villages team to fully adhere to SOS CV Kenya’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework and approaches.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a member of the SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) Federation. SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a child-focused Non-Governmental Organization established in 1973 to provide care and support to children who have lost or are at risk of losing the care of their biological family.

The organization’s vision is “No child should grow up alone” and its programmes are driven by the mission of “building families for children in need, helping them shape their own futures and sharing in the development of their communities”. In this regard, the organization works to reduce poverty; increase access to quality education and decent work; reduce inequalities and build strong institutions as laid out in SDGs 1, 4,8,10 and 16.

This is done through programmes that are geared towards addressing the political, economic, health and social root causes that lead to high levels of child vulnerability and put families at risk of breaking down. The programmes focus on Alternative Care, Family Strengthening, Youth Empowerment, Education, Health Care and Advocacy.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya implements programmes in five (5) of Kenya’s 47 Counties namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Meru. SOS Children’s Villages. We seek to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the positions of; Project Manager, Project Officers (2) –Mombasa & Eldoret), Monitoring & Evaluation Assistants (2) Mombasa & Eldoret and Project Driver for SOS CV Kenya, based in National Office, Nairobi.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant: Mombasa

Job Summary: The primary role of the position is to support SOS Children’s Villages team to fully adhere to SOS CV Kenya’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework and approaches.
He/She will be responsible for ensuring seamless and efficient liaison with all programme staff and the implementing partners in the Location.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will work with the Monitoring & Evaluation Co-ordinator at the National Office to report against set targets as well as track performance at the various levels (output, outcome & impact), support the location adapt a Results Based Management [RBM] management approach to project planning, implementation reporting and use of results accruing from the project.
He/She will support the management and analysis of program data in location and will ensure regular consultative improvement of all M&E tools, processes and policies in line with the changing needs and internationally acceptable trends.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
1. Review and implement the DANIDA Youth leaving Care Project M&E Plan in line with locational project plan.
2. Responsible for ensuring DANIDA Youth Leaving Care donor reports precisely respond to the reporting indicators and requirements as well as ensuring all grantees report accurately on all the key result areas as documented in their grantee agreements
3. Responsible for supporting locations to develop a reliable and consistent set of output and outcome Indicators for all program activities in the location.
4. Regularly review and update of the program participants database in line with the requirement of the SOS Children Villages federation database and SOS Children Villages -Kenya secondary database
5. In Liaison with the national office M& E Manager, improve the M&E system by seeking stakeholder inputs through consultations with practitioners in other organizations.
6. On regular basis, monitor program implementation progress against locational plans, locations Result framework and project baseline survey.
7. Develop, in coordination with the programme teams, a system to ensure that the program planning, including inputs and targets, are aligned with the overall program results framework and other types of M&E indicators.
8. Synthesize and analyse data for summary and thematic reports on M&E findings to different stakeholders.
9. In consultation with the Project Co-ordinator, manage the process for regular reporting on findings and co-ordinate community development workers for the dissemination of information.
10. Keep abreast of the latest developments in M&E and network with other organizations for best practices and technical assistance.

Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Planning & Management / Development Studies or related disciplines.
• Prior experience with performance Monitoring and Evaluation for development programs, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis.
• At least 2 years progressive experience in the development and implementation of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation policies & processes in a multi sector programme environment.
• Previous experience in child focused organizations is an added advantage.
• Skills and experience with numerical methods, database management and MS Excel.
• Strong analytical skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
• Strong report writing skills.

How to Apply
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV (with details of at least 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer should be to recruitment@soskenya.org addressed to the Human Resources Manager to reach us on or before 3rd May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

SOS Children’s Villages holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.