Senior Director, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning, Job in Kenya

Senior Director, Monitoring
Evaluation Accountability and Learning

Position Overview

As the Senior Director
MEAL, you will provide leadership in several critical capacities:

Technical Leader: Lead the development, deployment,
and ongoing ownership of all MEAL technical standards and tools, for use
by program and MEAL staff across 40 country programs and regional offices.
Ensure high-quality technical support is provided to regional and country
leaders and five Technical Units (Health, Education, Governance, Economic
Recovery & Development, and Violence Prevention & Response)

Organizational Leader: Own and implement IRC’s MEAL
Strategy. Ensure that the Measurement Unit and its partners in other
technical, regional, and country teams have a clear vision for how data
about our clients, programs, and outcomes can be defined, collected,
shared, and leveraged to improve planning, implementation, adaptation, and
learning. Generate buy-in and commitment to the strategy from inside and
outside the Measurement Unit.

Develop and oversee two of IRC’s Strategy 100 Ambitions –
Data and Clients.


Promote purposeful intra and inter-departmental
collaborations with colleagues as a key member of the Technical Excellence
leadership team, the Crisis Response, Recover & Development Leadership
Group, and as a member of the IRC’s cross-departmental Senior Leadership
Group.

Technology Leader: Own and deliver the MEAL
technology strategy to develop and deploy electronic data collection,
harmonized database systems, and interactive data visualization across all
IRC country programs. Lead a team of specialist staff including business
analysts, solution architects, technical developers, and quality assurance
analysts.

Manager: As the leader of a large dedicated group of technical
and program quality specialists you will bring vision, cohesion,
experience, and knowledge to cultivate a strong and inclusive culture of
performance and collaboration. You will proactively invest time and care
in the support and development of IRC staff within the Measurement Unit.
You will be responsible for the recruitment, engagement, and retention of
a diverse team of individuals and help them to deliver in their various
functions. You will oversee a departmental budget of approximately USD
2.5m.

Key Working Relationships

Report to the Vice President of Technical Excellence;
Lead the teams across data, monitoring and systems, client
responsiveness, country support, data product development, and
departmental operations functions.

Oversee the health and performance of the wider team;
Collaborate with other Senior Directors; Deputy Regional
Directors, CRRD Leaders; IT leadership; S100 Ambition Leads; Country
Program leaders, and other leaders from other departments.

Professional Profile

Work Experience:

A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience, with
on-the-ground MEAL experience in a service delivery organization, NGO, or
comparable international agency required

Experience with significant data and technology
accountability;

Experience in building and leading teams, collaborations, and
strategic partnerships;

Experience in leading and managing within a complex global
organization;

Experience in leading innovation and/or change management
processes for program quality improvements;

Experience in managing budgets over $2m

Demonstrated Skills and
Competencies:

Very strong leadership and management proficiencies including
the ability to build a diverse team, foster an inclusive team culture,
encourage confidence and trust, and lead a team in a unified vision and
strategy;

Capacity to communicate effectively with IRC program
leadership and to lead cross-departmental collaborations for strategic
initiatives;

Highly effective strategic planning and execution and
decision-making ability

Understanding of the program life cycle and effective
practices used by aid organizations to design, implement, and measure the
progress of interventions;

Expertise in a range of cross-cutting program quality
approaches

Excellent public speaking and writing skills are essential
Committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for
clients, being courageously collaborative with colleagues, and continually
adapting to a dynamic working environment;

Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm, as well
as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic
and often self-directed working environment.

Education: Master’s in relevant
field required

Language Skills: Excellent spoken and
written English essential. Proficiency in additional IRC-relevant languages
(Arabic, French, Spanish, Kiswahili, etc.) is strongly preferred.

How To Apply

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Apply before or on Jun 3,
2024

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