This exciting role will be part of the global MEL team at Sightsavers but based in Sightsavers Kenya Country Office working closely with programme staff from across the consortium to coordinate and oversee programme MERL activities.
Leading the development of the programme level results framework to monitor programme performance and progress
Working with the Chief of Party to coordinate and support consortium partners
Developing a MERL plan/ strategy outlining programme research and learning questions
Coordinating consortium partners’ inputs
Overseeing the development, conduct, dissemination and use of evidence by all partners throughout the programme
Ensure all MERL activities are conducted in line with donor and national best practice and legal requirements
Stimulating and contributing to learning processes
Facilitating and curating cross-consortium learning and knowledge sharing
We are looking for team player who is collaborative and able to hit the ground running. You’ll be confident and competent working within an adaptive programming environment and you’ll have extensive experience of working with USAID (ideally) or other donors. To succeed in this role you will need:
A commitment to Sightsavers’ values, working with marginalised groups, and inclusive development
A Masters level degree in a relevant field or subject (e.g. international development, social inclusion, social sciences), or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrable experience in a leadership MERL position within the international development sector
Excellent technical skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and learning. For example, developing theories of change, designing MERL plans, writing logframes, managing oversight processes, sharing evidence and communicating learning.
Understanding and knowledge of adaptive management and corresponding MEL approaches
Experience working within a USAID programme and familiarity with USAID reporting requirements
Experience of working across multiple countries and diverse cultures
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including an excellent of English
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