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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Parliamentary Strengthening Project (PSP) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya

The Parliamentary Strengthening Project (PSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), and implemented by the State University of New York’s Centre for International Development (SUNY/CID), seeks qualified candidates for the position below. 
The Project works in partnership with the National Assembly to support Parliament’s various institutional development activities. 
The successful applicant, to be based in the Nairobi SUNY Kenya office, will be hired as a contract employee by the United States International University (USIU) and will report to the SUNY Kenya Country Director/Chief of Party (COP).
 
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
 
Description of the Position
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will support PSP efforts to develop effective programming and to monitor and report on progress to desired outcomes from the project’s efforts under the guidance and direction of the Chief of Party.
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
In collaboration with PSP staff, MPs, Parliamentary and ministerial staff, other international partners, and civil society leaders, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will:
  • Oversee the design, data collection, and analysis of survey research, PMP data and baseline studies of MP, CSO and citizen perceptions of the Kenya Parliament, its role in making of national policy, budgeting and law making, and the constructive involvement of civil society organizations through small grants in this process.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing documents, success stories and support the PSP program officers in presenting study recommendations to Members of Parliament, parliamentary and ministerial staff, CSOs leaders, USAID officials, and other international development partners.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual PMP Results for USAID and DFID that measure and analyze the project’s progress in achieving targeted output, outcomes, objectives and overall goal established in the PMP.
  • Regularly appraise the COP on any developments in regard to project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning (MERL)that the PSP needs to be aware of or to improve.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in a field relevant to the area of expertise. Experience in legislative development will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant M&E experience and reporting for a public or international organization.
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work and communicate well within a team and withsenior experts, government and legislative officials.
To Apply
 
Prepare a one-page cover letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position you are interested in and append a brief CV. 
Forward this by email to suny@sunykenya.org addressed to 
The Country Director, 
Parliamentary Strengthening Project, 
SUNY Kenya. 
Applications will be accepted until September14, 2012.
Short-listed candidates will then be notified. 
Only those who qualify for this high level position should apply. 
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.