Job advertisement: Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)



Job Title

Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)


Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department (PPMED)

Reports to

Director PPMED


Senior M&E Officer



Job purpose

The role is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within KAIPTC, plus providing timely and relevant performance information to KAIPTC stakeholders

Main duties

  1. Coordinate the development and update of the center-wide M&E framework and workplan to track achievement of outcomes
  2. Support the inclusion of department programmes into a center-wide strategy and agenda for prioritized research and training curriculum development
  3. Ensure that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policy guidelines regarding M&E are developed and updated where necessary.
  4. Develop and apply cost-effective data collection and management systems
  5. Build capacity of KAIPTC M&E focal persons in M&E skills through mentoring and coaching.
  6. Manage and coordinate contractual obligations for all external evaluations
  7. Prepare M&E reports and coordinate the dissemination of these reports to stakeholders
  8. Participate in national and international forums and committees where M&E issues are discussed
  9. Coordination of a Centre wide approach to track results from the field/externally (Field monitoring visits)
  10. Support the conduct of field research to assess the outcome and impact of KAIPTC trainings on peace and security in Africa.
  11. Coordinate capacity building for M&E focal persons and staff relating to M&E principles and best practices and Results Based Management.
  12. Support the development of project proposals and ensure that the causal logic clearly captures the objectives, indicators and expected outcomes of projects and programs
  13. Supervise M & E staff.
  14. Any other duties that may be assigned by supervisor within scope and content of the job

Minimum Requirements

Educational qualification / work experience

The ideal candidate must possess

 A master’s degree Masters in field of social science, development, administration or other related fields as well as applied training in quantitative analysis/statistics is required. Professional certification in project management and membership of a professional body is desirable.

At least 9-12 years working experience, at least 4 of these in a senior position in M&E or related field, preferably related to capacity building in issues of peace and security. Considerable working experience in an international organization or internationally recognized organization is required.

Key competencies

  • A practical, logical and systematic approach to work
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Versatile in M and E processes and systems
  • Project management skills
  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Confident, honest and trustworthy
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to work without or with little supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Fluency in French will be a sure advantage

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their cover letter and CV together with 3 references by e-mail to not later than 04th January, 2021. Please indicate the job title clearly in the cover letter; otherwise your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.