Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job opportunity today in Kenya 2013


Republic of Kenya
The National Treasury
Infrastructure Finance & Public Private Partnerships Project
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Credit No. 51570 KE
Project ID No. P121019
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing a four-year Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects.

This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) National program.

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is established to implement the IFPPP Project and ensure that the operational, safeguards, procurement, disbursement, monitoring, and reporting aspects of the Project are implemented in accordance with the Financing Agreement and the Project Implementation Manual (PIM).
The PIU is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for a period of one (1) year renewable based on performance.
1. Objective of the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Position
The objective of this assignment is to establish the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) function and system for the PIU.
This will be undertaken through the joint development of a shared M&E system
among key stakeholders which will be supported by facilitating stakeholders to undertake their own M&E activities and to link these into an overall assessment of project progress and needed actions.
The M&E Specialist will thus guide the overall strategy formulation and implementation of the M&E function and system and provide timely and relevant information to project stakeholders including the World Bank.
2. Tasks to be Performed
The M&E Specialist detailed tasks include, but not limited to the following:
  • Establish the indicator-based M&E plan and institutional framework, systems, and operations of the PIU and its objectives and strategy including detailed design of data collection, analysis, and reporting plan for each indicators, M&E implementation arrangements, roles and responsibilities, work plan and budget;
  • Review the quality of existing social and economic data in the project area;
  • Liaise with primary MDAs and Private Sector stakeholders and other staff to ensure a two way flow of information on implementation;
  • Ensure that an effective and participatory M&E system and methodology are established consistent with a robust M&E function;
  • Supervise implementation of approved M&E work plans during implementation, and if required, update and amend the M&E process following ongoing consultation with stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries;
  • Generating and assessing information required for monitoring and reporting on key operational and performance indicators and outcome objectives established for the project as detailed in approved work plans and results framework;
  • Promoting accountability by drawing on information on efficiency and effectiveness to assess and communicate whether project activities are likely to achieve expected results and/or realize its objectives;
  • Overseeing the preparation of quarterly progress reports, mid-term evaluation report, annual report and end-of- project evaluation report;
  • Develop simple reporting formats to be used in collecting data by the Contracting Authorities and MDAs for PPP projects which will be compatible with the available Management Information Software;
  • Ensure that all PPP advisory contracts include specifications for internal monitoring and reporting, and the penalties for failure to report as specified;
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and identify where adaptations might be needed;
  • Conduct in house M&E training for PIU staff & other key MDAs;
  • Advise the PIU Project Manager on all M&E systems relating to the project;
  • Any other duties assigned by the PPPU Director or the PIU Project Manager.
3. Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A minimum of a first degree in relevant field. Relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience; experience in the public service and donor funded projects is preferable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with project management, including monitoring and evaluation practice and, reporting requirements of donor funded projects.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing skills and must be computer literate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimum supervision.
4. Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) in plain sealed envelopes with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be sent to the address below or placed in the tender box at our offices on the 7th floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Postal Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O Box 00100 – 34542
Nairobi, Kenya.
Physical Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone No.: 254 – 20 – 2210271/2210341
Telefax No.: 254 – 20 – 2210327
Deadline for submission of Applications is Thursday 14th November 2013 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.
Director, Public Private Partnerships Unit
For: Principal Secretary