(MEAL) Officer

at FilmAid International
Published June 12, 2022
Location Kakuma, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



About FilmAid Kenya:


FilmAid Kenya is a development and humanitarian communications organization that has been working in the Kenya Refugee Operation for over 20 years. FilmAid Kenya harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies, as well as promote social change through dialogue in order to protect the well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities.


Job Description:




Lead data collection, entry, cleaning, audits and filing for FilmAid Kenya projects and programmes

Lead reporting at various levels; organizational, project, donor, activity

Routinely update teams and management of progress, outcomes, results and impact in the course of implementation

Create work plans to lead monitoring of activities with quality benchmarks and recommend course correction action plans

Provide technical support to the Field Manager and Programme Managers with research reports, articles, statistics to support programme development in thematic areas of interest.

Lead feedback session such as FGDs and surveys



Design data collection tools and implement their use across all projects and programmes implemented by FilmAid Kenya form 3 main pillars, Skills Development, Community Outreach and Media Content Creation

Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis as required using data analysis software and share findings in prescribed output/Outcome/Impact formats

Manage research activities and ensure that outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders

Manage a consolidated output tracker and support programmes with data compilation

Participate in research including supporting external evaluators and commissioned research projects

Track activities and update the tracking tool to reflect progress following discussions with respective partner staff and program teams.

Maintain and update a complaints and response mechanism database for tracking feedback from communities and ensure that the feedback/complaints are responded to

Build capacity of other program staff to undertake accountability including ensuring participation of communities and sharing information with communities as well as undertake accountability assessments

Participating in the development and review of tools and guidelines for regular data collection, collation and reporting, for instance ensure that projects have clear MEAL plans, IPTT as well as tracking of total beneficiary reach. Conduct data quality assessment to ensure that data reported is validated, is accurate and consistent while providing feedback as necessary to program teams

Participate in the design, development, and revision of program specific log frame matrices, particularly in areas of performance indicators and their measurement. Assist in the development of project M&E plans, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting and database management



Comply with FilmAid policies and practice with respect to protection of Persons of Concern, Code of Conduct, and Standards of Operation, Core Humanitarian Standards, CwC, C4D, and other relevant policies and procedures.

Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of Research and Learning as and when requested.

Capacity Building on M&E


Assess own capacity needs and that of Data Clerks with a view to recommend capacity development through on-job training, mentorship and formal training.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics preferred.

At least 3-4 years practical work experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of donor projects

Solid experience in data management and participatory research methods.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel.

Working knowledge of electronic data collection and management platforms.

Proven knowledge to undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Proven experience on working with SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, QSR Nvivo, etc.

Demonstrated professional maturity and able to work independently.

Good interpersonal skills for team working.

Knowledge of mixed research methodologies.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments

Previous proven evidence of production of quality program and donor reports

Knowledge and experience on how to synthesize large volumes of quantitative data into simple infographics for donor and external audience consumption.

A good planner with conceptual skills to think and plan for outcomes/impact

Knowledge and application of computer and mobile systems or applications for data collection, reporting and storage.

Competencies and Values:


Supportive and versatile

Ability to drive innovation and learning

Results oriented and focused

Respectful and a person with integrity

Ability to use various statistical software and tools

Good planning skills

Very good reporting skills

Diverse and has the ability to conceptualize various projects


How to Apply:


Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to email address and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘MEAL Officer - Kakuma’

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