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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

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Recruiter: Action Against Hunger US Updated on: 2017-11-18 02:10:01
Contract Temporary
Location: Nairobi Available: ASAP
Category: Monitoring and Evaluation
Health and Population
Monitoring and Evaluation
Nutrition / Food Security
Non-Profit Organisations
Offer: Ksh 188,270/= to Ksh 292,069/=

 

Introduction

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Base: Nairobi, Kenya

Direct line manager: Head of Health and Nutrition Department

Contract Duration: 1 year contract renewable based on performance and funding
 

Minimum Requirements

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED 


 

Job Specification

Background

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (AAH) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

 

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

 

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

 

1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than ‘supporting’ the system

Action Against Hunger health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to  scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

 

2. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard

Within the Health Systems Strengthening approach, Action Against Hunger will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, Action Against Hunger will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying Social Behavioral Change Communication(SBCC) approach at community level
  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement

If the system on which ACF is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

 

4. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming

Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions.  Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

 

5. Partnerships

The position holder will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support surveillance, data management and utilization at National and County level related to improving project delivery

                                                        

Roles and Responsibilities

A. Functional Responsibility

 

B. Specific Responsibility

1. M&E System development

 

2. Project cycle management

 

3. Program/project design

 

4. Technical expertise /Capacity building

5. Coordination:

6. External representation

7. Other roles as assigned by the HOD Nutrition and Health

What Action Against Hunger will offer:

 

Closing Date :  17th November 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their applications through www.myjobsinkenya.com/action

 

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

Please note this advert has expired and you can not apply for it any longer.

 

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