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Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Nairobi, Kenya At RefuSHE

RefuSHE protects, nurtures, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls in East Africa through a unique holistic model that provides protection, shelter, education, case management, counselling, childcare, vocational training, and legal support. RefuSHE’s holistic programming meets the imminent needs of unaccompanied, separated, and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children.

Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a registered non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a remote team in the USA. It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past fifteen years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee protection.

The Opportunity

The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant role is to measure the outputs, outcomes, and impact of RefuSHE’s holistic model and support the M&E Manager to enhance organizational M&E systems, contributing to evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement. The position reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • In collaboration with the M&E Manager and program team, develop data collection tools for RefuSHE’s holistic programming.

  • Assist in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data through surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions.

  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of data into the organization’s monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data from programs and synthesize findings into well-written English for internal and external reports and presentations.

  • Lead the onboarding of new staff members to RefuSHE’s M&E software, ActivityInfo; stay apprised of newly developed software features; and provide ongoing training to staff on ActivityInfo’s functionality.

  • Participate in training sessions and workshops related to monitoring and evaluation best practices.

  • Track the progress of outputs and outcomes against targets, and flag to the M&E Manager in advance potential risks of not achieving intended program outcomes and targets.

  • Lead the updating of RefuSHE’s M&E plan in collaboration with the M&E Manager

  • Support in the reporting of program data and progress against indicators for all donor reports.

  • Support the development of program and proposal M&E plans, including SMART indicators, baselines, and achievable and ambitious targets.

  • Facilitate greater understanding of M&E among program team staff by providing troubleshooting and advice as questions, challenges, and new needs emerge.

  • Ensure all data collection activities are conducted through a trauma-informed lens, and are sensitive to the diverse backgrounds and unique experiences of the refugee young women and girls participating in RefuSHE’s programs.

  • Ensure the utmost confidentiality and security of data collected and that data collection, storage, and reporting activities are compliant with Kenya’s Data Protection Act and RefuSHE’s status as a registered Data Controller.

Key Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in monitoring and evaluation, development studies, economics, or other related studies from a recognized institution.

  • Excellent command of English and Kiswahili, both spoken and written.


  • This is an entry-level position hence no previous formal work experience is required. However, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in M&E and assessment of programmatic impacts. Volunteer/intern level experience preferred.

  • Competent user of MS Office software.


  • Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with demonstrated proficiency in utilizing relevant software packages.

  • Meticulous attention to detail coupled with a fervent dedication to data-driven insights.

  • Effective teamwork aptitude, adept at collaborating across diverse departments and organizational functions.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, complemented by effective communication abilities.

  • Enthusiastic about continuous learning and proactive in taking initiative.

  • Exemplary planning and organizational skills, ensuring efficient project execution.

  • Proven ability to multitask and deliver results within stringent deadlines.

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Adaptability to a dynamic environment, coupled with a collaborative team spirit.


Send your CV and cover letter as one PDF document indicating your salary expectations to [email protected], citing the position title “M&E ASSISTANT” in the email subject line, by 1700hrs EAT on 1st March 2024.

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