Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist at Deloitte Consulting

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldData Science / Research 

Main purpose of the job

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. They will lead the analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement, and overall data management. They will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. They will support all the technical staff in MEL functions and will manage any MEL related staff in the program. Deloitte is seeking to fill this potential position for the above upcoming USAID Tuberculosis Program Support activity and the opportunity is contingent upon award. The position will be based in our Nairobi office, in Kenya.

Job Description

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and project outcomes; data quality assessments and auditing of data.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities, including operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special studies. Lead efforts to identify key research questions and develop studies that test innovative strategies for addressing improving the quality and uptake of health services.
  • Develop and lead implementation of strategies for institutional and individual capacity building on data collection, collation and reporting procedures.
  • Build institutional and individual capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts in county and sub-county levels, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, report and use of data for program planning and improvements.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors.
  • Ensure that data from the project is fed into national health management information systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
  • Ensure research implementation adheres to the project and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through the projects Internal review board and national external review processes.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, statistics, informatics, biostatistics, information systems or a related field with knowledge/skills of Geographical Information Systems and information technology.
  • At least ten years of experience implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support, setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this activity (e.g. performance against each result area) and in the application of statistical methods and database management.

Additional Information
Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects.
  • Good financial knowledge.

Behavioural competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Good Leadership, supervisory and influencing skills.
  • Good coordination and organization skills.
  • Strong client delivery focus.
  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease.
  • Focus on quality and risk.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good business acumen.
  • Diligent and quick learner
  • Proactive and has the ability to assess a situation and independently take action to address it.