The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a national Kenyan not-for-profit women’s rights organization. We are committed to advancing women’s rights; and work towards achieving a society free from all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). COVAW was founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society to addressing VAWG.
Over the years, COVAW has invested in empowering women and girls to claim their rights; enabling equitable access to services, resources and opportunities; facilitating greater access to justice for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV); and supporting change agents opposed to and committed to eradication of all forms of VAWG.
COVAW’s interventions deliberately address norms, attitudes, laws, policies and practices that affect women and girl’s safety and wellbeing in general. This is done through supporting development and implementation of gender progressive laws, policies and guidelines and consistent engagement with different actors to prevent and respond to VAWG and to hold perpetrators of these violations accountable. Our key actors are the community, civil society, government and private sector.

Job title: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
Positions: 1
Location: Narok with field travel
Reporting Directly to: Program Manager
Contract: One year, with possibility of renewal

The Role
COVAW is seeking a self-driven Monitoring and Evaluation Associate who is committed to change and supporting teams to measure, evaluate and document program results. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of how to measure and deliver on quality outcomes for Women’s Rights, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, advocacy and influencing programs. The candidate should demonstrate excellent writing and presentation skills. (quantitative and qualitative).
The M&E associate will report to the programs manager to plan, implement and analyse, research studies and routine programme monitoring. The role will entail close collaboration with program officers and associates to support their routine data collection and programme monitoring activities to ensure data quality, harmonization and dissemination of information and reports.
To diligently perform your duties, these responsibilities will require a flexible approach including working outside the usual working hours. The suitable candidate should be prepared to perform other related duties outside the usual job description if called upon to do so.

Key Responsibilities

1. Lead the Development and Implementation of a Management Information System

  • Work closely with the Programs Manager and ensure a functional M&E-MIS at organization level that gathers data based on objectives and indicators in the programme M&E framework.
  • Review existing indicators, streamline and harmonize indicator set and reporting tools that meet the requirements of research and data analysis for the programme.
  • Support the development and use of projects data collection tools.
  • Conduct data quality assurance at various levels of projects implementation.
  • Quarterly supervision visits to project sites to mentor staff and crosscheck the use of routine data collection tools.
  • 2. Support Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects

  • Implementation support for all of COVAW’s programs.
  • Manage and implement project performance-based monitoring system to ensure that project targets are met.
  • Proactively monitor and analyse project performance vs. indicators in conjunction with the relevant programme officers and provide monthly feedback.
  • Ensure that the M&E databases, and tools indicators are updated routinely and systematically
    and aligned to deliver.
  • Work with the Programme Manager and program team to prepare/update required M&E reports including monthly, quarterly and annual monitoring and evaluation plans and reports.
  • Suggest strategies to the project management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project and how to deliver on quality project outcomes.
  • In collaboration with project team identify and document achievements and accomplishments of project indicators against set performance targets.
  • Take initiative to measure or analyse the effectiveness of different activities and strategies taking place both at organisation and community level.
  • 3. Role in Organizational Research and Documentation

  • Support organizational research and documentation processes including research design, tool development, study coordination, data collection and analysis.
  • Contribute to production of research reports and publications.
  • Reporting on research progress, findings, outcomes to project teams, implementation partners and key actors.
  • Participation in organizational and project based monitoring and evaluation interventions including baseline studies, impact evaluation, mid-term, end term reviews etc.
  • COVAW Performance Standards

  • Commitment to organisational values: Integrity, Respect, Commitment and Solidarity.
  • Adherence to organisational policies and work ethics.
  • Adherence to work plans, timelines and deadlines.
  • Documentation of quality outputs and outcomes that are timely, accurate, comprehensive and complete in addition to submission of accurate, timely and high quality progress reports.
  • Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies.
  • Display innovativeness and creativity in program implementation.
  • Enhancing team work and mutual respect between colleagues and project partners.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Gender & Social Sciences, Mathematics and
    Statistics with advanced training and experience in M&E
  • At least 3 Years work experience in a M&E role.
  • Experience in developing a M&E system.
  • Extensive experience in project performance management and reporting.
  • Experience working in a NGO setting especially on Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence.
  • Send your application and cover letter stating expected salary with subject “Monitoring and
    Evaluation Associate” by 23rd March 2020
    to recruit@covaw.or.ke. This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.