28 Mar 2017

Monitoring & Evaluation Job at Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures,
and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment.

Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Pathfinder is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the Afya County and National Support Program. The program will contribute to the attainment of Kenya’s health goals and ultimately the SDGs by contributing to more equitable access to and use of quality health services by the most vulnerable, while enhancing the efficiency of county health systems pertinent to FP/RMNCAH nutrition and WASH.

Through a health systems strengthening approach, which includes demand creation interventions aimed at improving health seeking behavior, Afya County and National Support Program will support improved health of women and children, and WASH activities will contribute to Kenya’s goals of ending preventable deaths among children and mothers by 2030

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts.S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements a project M&E system according to Pathfinder standards and practices.
  • Consults with USAID and other stakeholders to establish a transparent, reliable, and valid M&E system that can easily be tracked and verified.
  • Ensures that the M&E system is a cost-effective, results-orientated system that provides USAID and the program with necessary information to assess the progress, effectiveness, and outcome of activities.
  • Collaborates with partners to develop individual and M&E work and training plans as appropriate.
  • Develops/adapts tools for data collection; designs and implements surveys and other data collection tasks.
  • Designs/adapts project performance monitoring database to report national and global indicator and performance indicator data quarterly to senior managers, COP, and Pathfinder headquarters.
  • Oversees implementation of the project’s baseline and end-of-project surveys.
  • Documents project achievements against targets using monitoring data and works with project staff to document the factors behind gaps and over achievements.
  • Institutes regular use of performance monitoring data among project managers, Country Offices, and other relevant Pathfinder staff.
  • Identifies best practices and state-of-the art approaches to the program activities and evaluates them.
  • Disseminates information on project evaluations through written reports, conference presentations, and publications, and assists project staff to do likewise.
  • Uses data to systematically and consistently document achievements, success stories, and best practices.
  • Supervises M&E team members to: manage production of data to meet all reporting requirements including quarterly and annual reports, research, technical reports, presentations, etc.; ensure that all data is up to date and ready for immediate use; review quarterly reports prior to submission to donors and headquarters; assist project technical staff with preparation of reports as appropriate.
  • Builds capacity of project staff, on the use of data for decision making and performance improvement.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to program teams and partner organizations as necessary.
  • Provides technical support to strengthening M&E systems at national and community level.
  • Provides overall guidance and manages all the M&E related efforts, communicating and coordinating as needed with headquarters M&E and other staff.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics or epidemiology or public health.
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., FP/RMNCAH and WASH services, performance against each funding stream).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program outcomes and impacts.
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Please Note: This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

How to Apply
Apply here.

Closing date is 10th April 2017.

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