Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA)

  • Posted on 25 December 2018
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 2 April 2019

Job Description

ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya. The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The activity will aim to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition and increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya. To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in generation and analysis of quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. S/he will lead design and development of monitoring systems, conduct data assurance and effectively promote evidence-based program management.


  • Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID and Food for Progress M&E requirements are met
  • Guide data collection, management of the data, and display of the results including reporting and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff, and ensuring compliance
  • Design and lead implementation of efficient and accurate data collection system that includes efficient processes for collecting data and ensuring data quality
  • Provide oversight of the M&E database, using it to track progress and trends, generate reports, and conduct data quality checks.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the refinement of the Theory of Change, logical framework, and food security and nutrition indicators
  • Supervise M&E staff and oversee implementation of all M&E activities, including annual surveys, case studies, and stakeholder workshops to refine approaches
  • Oversee strengthening of M&E capacity of local organizations


  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics; nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject with 8 years relevant experience, or a PhD in any of the stated field of study above, with at least six years relevant work experience required
  • Significant training in quantitative methods required
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large and complex program required
  • Expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Thorough understanding of food security programming required
  • Knowledge of Theory of Change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators
  • Demonstrated experience in data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E and experience
  • Successful experience in East Africa region preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English required

Please apply directly online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

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