The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Africa is hiring a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: Apply!!

About ICRW:

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) advances rights and opportunities for women and girls to ensure a more gender-equal world. For over 47 years, ICRW has been the world’s leading non-profit building evidence and promoting solutions for how to improve the lives of women, girls and other marginalized people.

Our research, advocacy and advisory programs focus on economic opportunity, women’s health, gender norms, positive youth development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, genderbased violence, and equitable workplaces. Our partners and clients include community-based and nongovernmental organizations; bilateral and multilateral agencies; foundations, philanthropists and corporations; governments; and academic and financial institutions.


ICRW Africa is seeking the services of a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to work on a threeyear multi-country project focusing on young mothers and early childhood development. The position is tenable in Kenya. The M&E Specialist will conceive, lead, and oversee monitoring and evaluation of projects focusing on gender-based violence and inclusive economic empowerment. S/he will be in charge of the design and delivery of qualitative and quantitative metrics and indicators to capture and assess the project’s impacts, as well as the day-to-day monitoring of project implementation. A minimum of 20-25% travel will be required.


Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, International Development, Anthropology). Formal certification in multi-method evaluation and monitoring approaches would be an advantage.

Primary Duties:

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation:

Works in multi-disciplinary teams to lead, design, supervise, and undertake mixed-methods research encompassing innovative qualitative methods and quantitative surveys. Analyzes primary and secondary data using appropriate methods, and writes incisive products for diverse audiences, including research reports, peer-reviewed publications, and other outputs, such as policy briefs and reader-friendly blogs. Develops conceptual models and M&E frameworks to guide research and program evaluation. Serves as evaluation focal point and works under general direction, seeking


Maintains professional expertise and recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and speaking in relevant forums. Conducts limited negotiations and continued cultivation of existing and new relationships, partners, and donors.


  • Minimum four years of post-graduate experience conducting research and evaluation internationally, with a focus on developing countries, and particularly on women’s economic empowerment issues.
  • Extensive experience in the design and conduct of formative, operations and evaluation research on women’s economic empowerment, social protection, and SRHR
  • Experience in learning agenda development and implementation
  • Experience with designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methods for projects of varying types and sizes.
  • Experience in strengthening the capacity of partner organizations to develop theories of change, and M&E frameworks, with indicators and tools for data collection and storage.
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills, including expertise with one or more of the following analytical software packages: SPSS, STATA, AtlasTi, NVivo.
  • Ability to effectively manage and juggle multiple projects, including staffing, work plans, deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills, along with maturity, diplomacy, and independence to work effectively with in-country partners, donors, and project staff
  • Strong strategic sense for business development, committed to developing an innovative research and program base.
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills in order to identify, cultivate, and sustain viable relationships with donors and other partners as well as communicate knowledgeably about project concepts, progress, and impact
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading research projects funded by fast-paced foundations and bilateral agencies Compensation Information:

The pay range for this position is Kes 4,184,900 – Kes 5,231,100 per year (Kes 349,000 – 435,925 per month), however, actual offer will be based on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, experience, qualifications, and an assessment of internal and external equity review. This position is eligible for ICRW’s full benefits package.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 15th July, 2024.

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Additional Information

ICRW has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All employment offers are conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references and the signing our code of conduct, Safeguarding Policy with a particular focus on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Safeguarding. This position will also be subject to robust reference and background screening checks.

ICRW is committed to promoting a culture of equity through our recruitment processes, staff training, policies & procedures, Board membership, and research programming. We believe that all people deserve an equal opportunity for employment, advancement, and fulfillment – regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to expanding our definition of what diversity means, moving beyond the binaries, and setting new standards for ourselves and across sectors.

ICRW is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law, where applicable.

Due to the large volume of responses, we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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