Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Reports To: M&E Lead based in USA; Associate Program Director (APD), Kenya
Based In: Nairobi with frequent travel to ASAL regions
Classification: Part Time Employee (up to 50%)

Organizational Overview

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives. Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Our goal is to build lasting access to health, helping to realize the right to health for excluded communities. We focus on 4 priority populations: migrants, adolescents, sexual minorities, and women and children. In Kenya, HealthRight is working in several North Rift Valley, ASAL, Nairobi and Kilifi counties to address issues of maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other communicable diseases of high burden such as malaria and TB.

Project Description

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) has recently been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide Supply Chain Strengthening to Support Community Provision of Family Planning, including DMPA-SC for self-injection in 4 ASAL counties in Northern Kenya (Wajir, Turkana, Samburu and Mandera). In partnership with Ministry of Health (National & County), AMREF Health Africa, and Save the Children, JSI will work to address inequity in access to family planning through developing sustainable and scalable community based distribution models that reach underserved, remote communities and to build capacity and share lessons with stakeholders implementing community-based family planning and distribution among these populations regionally.

HealthRight International is partnering with JSI to conduct a developmental evaluation of the Supply Chain Alternatives for Last Mile Equity (SCALE) project. The 2 1⁄2 year project seeks to develop scalable and sustainable supply chain community-based model(s) for family planning provision, including subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) for self-injection, in underserved remote communities in Northern Kenya. The key project objectives are summarized as follows:

  1. To understand and compare the effectiveness of different model(s) for improving uptake and continued use of family planning;

  2. To test and inform implementation strategy throughout the course of the intervention, facilitating data-led adaptation to optimize intervention effectiveness;

  3. To generate evidence and learnings for sustainable and comprehensive community health model(s) for increasing contraceptive use in remote and hard to reach communities that are applicable to regional stakeholders dealing with similar populations in other countries in the subregion, the horn of Africa, and the Sahel.

Primary Role
The M&E Specialist will provide senior technical guidance to contextualize the developmental evaluation of the SCALE project based upon the ASAL hardship regions. The M&E Specialist will participate in strategic meetings with the Evaluation Team Lead and Costing Specialist (based in USA), and will work with all project partners to oversee project strategy, including the quarterly Evaluation and Learning Advisory Group meetings. Additionally, s/he will be the primary lead on the study’s ethical review and reporting requirements. The M&E Specialist reports to the Evaluation Lead (based in USA) and HealthRight Kenya’s APD. We anticipate the post will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to the ASAL regions. However, this location could be subject to change.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the project’s ethical review application within Kenya;

  • Advise on the development and implementation of performance monitoring and evaluation tools such as theories of change, logical frameworks, indicators, reporting templates and systems, and analysis plans for the project;

  • Participate in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis and help facilitate use of data by partner teams and project beneficiaries;

  • Oversight and management of the quarterly Evaluation and Learning Advisory Group meetings;

  • Train project staff on project M&E processes;

  • Contribute to the reporting on progress and performance of all project activities;

  • Work with the project’s support staff to ensure the effective and smooth implementation of the project with key stakeholders and partners.

Required Experience

  • MPH or Masters in health, M&E or related field;

  • At least 8 years of experience working on global health M&E issues, especially reproductive health issues;

  • Proven strong community research capability (ie reports, journal publications, etc);

  • Past experience working in the ASAL region and with marginalized populations;

  • Proficiency in NVIVO and STATA, SAS, or SPSS;

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills, cultural awareness and ability to work in adiverse environment;

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues;

  • Well organized and ability to plan work accordingly;

  • Ability to travel domestically to project sites.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV to HRKenya@healthright.org by 15 February 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.