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International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya.IRC’s Measurement Unit is investing significantly to improve the use of technology in M&E within  its programs in international Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD). This will include the development and deployment of new data collection, management and visualization tools, the transition from paper to electronic data collection, and improvements and standardization of data management tools (collectively described as “toolkits”). Working with the Director of Data & Monitoring, the Data & Monitoring Technology Lead, IT Specialists

 

Regional M&E Technology Specialist – International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 November 2020

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Job Overview/Summary-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

Are you passionate about using technology to improve monitoring and evaluation? We are growing our team to improve the use of technology in M&E. Together we will develop and deploy new data tools, transition from paper to electronic data collection, and improve our data flows.

Key Responsibilities

1. Deployment of technologies for data collection

• Undertaking technology needs assessments for IRC programs

• Designing and implementing project plans for countries/programs transitioning to new data collection tools

• Configuration of non-standard project/program indicators in data collection tools

• Ensuring data validation is well embedded in the structure of data collection tools

• Collaborating with program, IT and supply chain teams to plan purchase of devices

• System training and ongoing end-user support for IRC staff and partners

2. Supporting data management, analysis and visualization

• Working from standard XLSX and PBIX templates, setting up indicator database and dashboard for visualizing M&E data.

• Providing training to M&E staff on indicator databases and dashboards

• Undertaking data quality assessments for current databases

• Migration or transformation of existing project or country level data in to standard data structures

3. Understanding user needs and ensuring these needs are well understood throughout the team

• Gathering user feedback on data tools during and after deployment

• Participating in requirements capturing and user acceptance testing (UAT) for new tools

• Sharing user feedback with colleagues in IT and other team feedback

Qualifications

• At least 5 years of professional experience, including with technology tools used in humanitarian/development work.

• Experience of configuring and deploying some or all of Commcare, Kobo, Power BI, SQL Server or Power Apps

• Experience of providing technology support

• Knowledge of standard methodologies in database design

• Experience of delivering training

• Able to work independently and efficiently in a multifaceted environment

Preferred Requirements

• Experience working in humanitarian development, government or other organization that focus on serving clients with technology

• Experience of requirements analysis

• Experience of participating in User Acceptance Testing for new IT systems

Working Environment:

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this role may initially be working remotely and providing remote support. As travel restrictions lift, the role will transition to an office environment, and travel up to 35% of the time to provide in-person support to colleagues in our country offices.

 

Data and Monitoring Project Advisor- International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 November 2020

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Major Responsibilities-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

Lead the revision and maintenance of IRC’s core indicator list and the indicator selection tool (IST)

• Coordinate with the Technical Units to update and revise the core indicator list

• Take forward the results of the indicator uptake review, collecting further user feedback to identify gaps and design improvements to the IST

• Work with MUIT and the developers to define new requirements and ensure the final product meets those requirements

• Manage the improvement and expansion of guidance materials and establish maintenance routines, in collaboration with internal partners

 

Coordinate the collection, analysis and presentation of annual organizational data from all IRC countries

• Coordinate and lead trainings, communication, workplanning, etc. to ensure country program and M&E staff get the information and support they need.

• Support the analysis of the data and the development of the dashboards to reflect IRC’s work in a way that is accurate and appropriate, while building data literacy across the organization.

• Lead collection of feedback and apply to make process improvements and update data requests as necessary.

• Contribute to the long term strategy for integrating this data into emerging and evolving routines.

 

Lead the development, testing and roll out of cross-cutting measurement tools and processes

• Coordinate the measurement technical working group to maintain open channels of communication and foster collaboration.

• Consult measurement colleagues to understand existing opportunities and barriers to the effective measurement of our projects and strategy and formulate solutions.

• Plan, coordinate, and support pilot testing of new measurement initiatives

• Drive successful uptake of tools by creating effective communication plans, detailed documentation and high-quality trainings materials.

• Projects could include but are not limited to: improved beneficiary counting methodologies; new tools to support data collection, analysis and/or quality assurance; other key projects as agreed.

Position Reports to: Director of Data & Monitoring

Staff management: None

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

• Bachelor’s degree in humanitarian, development, statistics, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.

• At least 5 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs; experience implementing programs in low resource or emergency contexts is strongly preferred.

• Excellent organizational skills, fast learner and ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

• Ability to listen and respond sensitively to different communication styles, and work through change in a proactive and positive manner

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, file sharing, and M&E-specific technologies

• Willingness to travel

 

Preferred Requirements-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

• Experience/familiarity with NGO professional setting

• Knowledge of French or Arabic strongly preferred, other languages will be an advantage

Data & Monitoring Technology Specialist-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 November 2020

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Key Responsibilities-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

1. Coordinate the development of the data toolkit workplan and document the timeline, costs and scope for each toolkit.

• Plan and schedule project meetings to ensure participation from key staff in Measurement IT, Technical Excellence and program teams.

• Maintain the approved central requirements, communicate them to internal partners and ensure that developed products deliver against those requirements.

• Drive successful uptake of tools by creating an effective handover plan to the technical unit and regional support.

 

2. Support M&E toolkit requirements gathering

• Collaborate with the TUs and global staff to undertake current state and future needs analysis to elicit requirements.

• Document requirements and coordinate development of resource documents.

 

3. Collaborate with IT on tool configuration (specific tools include Commcare and Power BI)

• Liaise with IT to identify resource needs, develop a joint workplan and provide ongoing communication.

• Collaborate closely with IT and other key partners to ensure configurations meet requirements and adhere to IRC standards.

• Design and build selected tools, or provide quality assurance, according to requirements and project roles agreed for the specific toolkit.

• Coordinate user feedback to developers and the TU, and support or implement approved changes.

 

4. Change management and training

• Collaborate with the technical units and MU learning and training advisor to develop user-friendly training and participate in training delivery for system users.

• Regularly connect with internal partners to socialize and improve toolkits.

 

5. Other measurement unit responsibilities as mutually agreed

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

• At least 4 years of professional experience, including developing technology tools for use in humanitarian/development projects in diverse and low resources contexts

• Experience with data analysis and visualization, in Excel, Power BI, Tableau or similar

• Familiarity with the components of the M&E toolkits and knowledge M&E principles

• Experience leading planning process, building workplans and collaborating across diverse groups

• Experience creating content for and delivering technical trainings

• Ability to learn fast and work independently in a culturally diverse environment, listen and respond sensitively to different communication styles, and work through change in a proactive and positive manner

• Willingness to travel, including to insecure locations

Preferred Requirements-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

• Experience building ODK based data collection tools such as Commcare or KoboCollect

• Experience working with system users to understand requirements test systems

• Knowledge of at least one other IRC language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

 

Working Environment-International Rescue Committee jobs in Kenya

• Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this role will initially be working remotely and providing remote support. As travel restrictions lift, it is expected that the role will transition to a flexible remote/office environment, with travel up to 20% of the time to work in-person with colleagues in IRC locations around the world.

 

Position Reports to: Director of Data & Monitoring

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