Winrock is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.
- Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID M&E requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management of the data, and display of the results – based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs. This includes data analysis, reporting, and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff in these areas, and ensuring compliance.
- Develop efficient and accurate data collection and analysis system that includes efficient processes for collecting and analyzing data and ensuring data quality.
- Design and lead the implementation of the project’s Learning Agenda including surveys, research reports, case studies, lessons learned, focus groups and other tools to evaluate project impact, trends, and other learnings. Provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions.
- Lead knowledge sharing activities within project, with USAID, other implementing partners, and with target countries’ governments.
- Lead the evaluation efforts of the project, from the design stage to findings sharing and use.
- Build the capacity of the project team in MEL.
- Participate in Winrock International’s Community of Practice.
- Collaborate with communications team to visualize important findings.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
- Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public health, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.
- Minimum of seven years’ experience managing and implementing complex MEL systems for international development projects, preferably with USAID.
- Experience managing large M&E databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports. SQL database experience preferred.
- Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Experience managing and developing surveys required.
- Experience with capacity building in MEL required.
- Experience with mobile data collection strongly preferred.
- Experience with tools and approaches for monitoring watershed management required.
- Familiarity with USAID M&E requirements strongly preferred.
- Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys.
- Familiarity with emerging trends in MEL for WASH, especially in the context of Eastern Africa.
- Strong skills on training design and facilitation.
- Good command of written and oral English and Swahili.
- Proficiency in word processing, database management, statistical analysis, survey, and presentation software (Microsoft).