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Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Director

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Managerial positions
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Job Overview: 
The IRC is pursuing a new funding to implement a multi-country last mile immunization initiative in fragile, emergency and refugee settings. The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will have overall responsibility for outlining the program’s monitoring and evaluation and learning agenda in collaboration with research partners and IRC country program staff.

Position Summary
The RM&E Advisor will develop the M&E System including the design of indicators, data collection tools, data quality controls and analysis; this position will also oversee the project’s research agenda and take responsibility for dissemination strategies. This position will lead a team responsible for the implementation of M&E protocols in the countries where the project will operate. It will also oversee a portfolio of field-based implementation research or evaluations that may be led by IRC researchers or research partners.
Major Responsibilities
-Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for project implementation across country programs.
-Strengthen capacity on interpretation and use of performance benchmarking measures, indicators, and program learning to consortium staff and MoH counterparts;
-Develop and ensure compliance with procedures for collection and reporting of project and program performance data to provide quality, timely, and complete data and reports;  
-Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed; 
-Prepare the M&E section of the annual work plans, and of review or updates of it, as needed; 
-Participate and provide input to program strategy, including necessary adjustments or refinements to the work plan;
-Collaborate with research partners on design and implementation of implementation research and program evaluations, including hiring and supervision of consultants when needed;
-Provide direction and oversight for all RM&E staff.
 
Job Requirements
Minimum requirements
-Education: MA/MS in public health, statistics, or related field. PhD is an advantage.
-Work Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, including experience in last mile immunization required; at least two years working on M&E or research in low and middle income countries required; at least one year field experience in humanitarian or low-resource setting required; demonstrated experience in leading their own research is an advantage
-Technical Expertise: Experience training and supervising country-office teams, project management, and history of publication and dissemination of results required; demonstrated technical expertise in the design and implementation of M&E systems required; experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as data platform development an advantage
-Team work: Able to work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams
-Communication Skills: Excellence in writing and presentation
-Training Skills: Able to transfer technical knowledge and skills
-Willingness to travel to fragile / conflict-affected contexts.  
-Language Skills: English required, and French or Arabic proficiency strongly preferred
 
Work Environment: Expected Travel 30-40% of the time.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 
 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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