The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to recruit a monitoring and evaluation expert. Major Responsibilities
1. Contribute to the design of and assist in managing program assessments and evaluations and promote a culture of evidence-based decision making, and effectively communicating program results to a wide variety of stakeholders;
2. Lead development of and oversee the review of project level Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plans;
3. Provide M&E technical assistance to research programs such as reviewing M&E methods, carrying out training needs, designing M&E tools, and ensuring quality control of M&E outputs
4. Support the development of M&E frameworks and research plans to guide research and M & E activities;
5. Lead project implementation including data collection, data analysis and report writing, synthesis of knowledge, and monitoring and evaluation of the impact of projects assigned;
6. Lead activities related to knowledge generation and sharing, documentation and dissemination of best practices;
7. Lead in identifying partners to build country and regional capacity in monitoring and evaluation of population and health interventions; and
8. Support proposal writing and other fundraising activities geared towards leveraging funds to broaden the current scope of M&E work in the division.
Qualifications and Experience
1. Master degree (PhD preferred) in public health, statistics, or related field with specializations in health, epidemiology, education, biostatistics, demography, or applied research;
2. A minimum of 5 years of post-qualification experience designing and implementing M&E systems for international donor-funded programs (USAID, EU, DFID, etc.) e.g. health programs, in developing countries in general and in sub-Saharan Africa in particular;
3. Experience in: Impact and performance evaluations; Assessments and feasibility studies; Cost effectiveness analysis; Monitoring plans, strategies and indicators; M&E-related policies and programs; Technical training on M&E skills, tools and methods;
4. Proven experience in conducting large, national quantitative data collection at the household and facility levels;
5. Strong writing skills;
6. Ability to work effectively with both funding agencies and with national and local personnel;
7. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
8. Experience in capacity building to undertake measurement and evaluation of research programs in developing countries;
9. Strong ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) with a wide range and level of audience;
10. Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with Statistical Packages (STATA or SPSS);
11. Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); and
12. Demonstrated expertise in qualitative methods, with familiarity with common qualitative analysis software package (e.g. NVivo). Familiarity with impact evaluation and major donor (USAID, DFID, EU, etc.) regulations is desirable.
Interested candidates are invited to send via email their letter of application (1 page); a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and their CV with contact details of three referees to email@example.com. Application letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi
Please, indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email.
These positions come with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel, life insurance cover and retirement benefits. Allowances toward in-relocation, home leave travel and dependent’s education are provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries, and females are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions will be open until a suitable candidate is identified. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.