Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 19/04/2024
Full time Information Technology


Project Description

The purpose of the Activity is to strengthen accountability and resilience across the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other relevant semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) through improved collection, integration, and use of education data and technology.

Position Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist shall work under the leadership of the Chief of Party and will be responsible for all aspects of MEL, including overseeing the MEL activities of sub partners and grantees, and building their MEL capacity if needed.


The candidate for the position of MEL Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


A master’s degree in statistics, monitoring and evaluation, social sciences, or a related field from an accredited university.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience supporting MEL in developing countries, especially aspects of performance management and reporting as well as MEL oversight and capacity building of partners.
  • Experience in successfully supporting the MEL of large-scale national reading programs in a developing country, preferably in Kenya or East Africa, is highly desired.
  • Ability to conduct needs assessment and program design, logical framework development, key milestone indicators, project target setting, implementing monitoring plans, coordinating evaluations data analysis and reporting.
  • Proficient in data management and reporting systems. Experience in designing and maintaining databases ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Demonstrated exemplary technical, capacity building, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, sub partners, and grantees.
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare reports clearly in English.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.