MEL Technical Specialists

  • Development
  • Anywhere
Country: Kenya
Organization: SoCha LLC
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021

Statement of Work: MEL Technical Specialists

Activity: Mission Support for Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) **

Implementer: SoCha LLC**


USAID Kenya and East Africa (KEA) received approval for the 2020-2025 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) in December 2020. Within three months of RDCS approval the KEA mission must develop a performance management plan (PMP) to accompany the strategy.**

The USAID/KEA Strategic Planning and Analysis Office (SPA) is charged with developing said PMP and has requested the Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) activity to support PMP development with short-term technical assistance (STTA).


USAID/KEA aims to develop a comprehensive and utilization focused PMP within three months of the approval of its 2020-2025 East Africa RDCS. The purpose of this work order is to provide support for the development of that PMP.


Support for RDCS PMP development provided by MSP will include STTA and MSP staff. MSP will work with a USAID/KEA Mission PMP core group and various internal development objective (DO) working groups. MSP will be guided by a point of contact from the SPA office and liaise with the Mission Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) working group throughout the process.

MSP support will include advisory services, coordination, group facilitation, knowledge capture, ideation, writing, editing, and document production. Although MSP may provide guidance and suggestions, all proposed monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches and activities will be approved by USAID. Extensive participation, ideation, content creation, information sharing, and program guidance must come from USAID. This PMP support activity is expected to last for roughly three months.

Most of the effort for MSP support will be focused on coordination, group facilitation, ideation, writing, and document production – that is, supporting the generation of the ideas and decisions which form a planning document.

Contribution to J2SR.

This work order will contribute to the J2SR objective of assessing the progress of Kenya and East Africa on their J2SR, through primary metrics, secondary and custom indicators, and roadmaps.**

Public health situation note:

Because of the current public health situation which restricts safe movement and interaction with stakeholders, all meetings will be conducted remotely.


· Support DO teams to develop monitoring, evaluation, and CLA plans.

· Execute working sessions. Generate ideas and facilitate discussions with mission colleagues. Support Mission with implementation level expertise on MEL activities.

· Write content for monitoring, evaluation, and CLA plans, compile and organize written content from mission colleagues.

· Generate performance indicator reference sheets and context indicator reference sheets.


● Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred.

● 5+ years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

● Experience supporting AMELP and indicator design and writing corresponding PIRS.

● Experience facilitating workshops with high level personnel.

● Strong writing in English required.

● Experience working with USAID.

● Experience in USAID/KEA technical areas; experience in more than one technical area or working across technical areas preferred.**

Place of performance:

Nairobi, Kenya, and Remote/Teleworking

Period of performance:

February to April 2021, unless extended by a modification to the agreement or terminated in accordance with SoCha LLC policy and Kenya law.

Level of Effort (LOE):

  • 60 days LOE


The Mel Technical Specialists will report to the MSP Strategy and Programs Advisor.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Suitably skilled and qualified candidates are encouraged to lodge an application by submitting their CV via the following link

Applications closes on 10th February 2021

For any inquiries, please contact


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