Lwala Community Alliance
Title: M&E Fellow
Reports to: Community Programs Director
Location: Based in rural Western Kenya
Compensation: Monthly stipend, plus accommodation and meals
Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting.
Lwala village, a small community in rural western Kenya, founded the organization as a response to extreme health challenges. The region experiences some of the highest HIV, maternal mortality, and infant morality rates in East Africa. As such, community members built their area’s first health center.
From these humble beginnings, we are now the largest provider of health services for a population of over 30,000. The work extends far beyond the original hospital as we support communities in their homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being. We address the complex causes of poor health through a multi-dimensional strategy, which engages community members in driving their own change.
Lwala Community Alliance’s M&E team has been growing over the last few years to support and strengthen the organization’s high quality programming and to carry out research on Lwala’s successes in the region. Lwala is growing its data management systems and is working to carry out rigorous research simultaneously. The M&E Fellow will support the M&E team to make strides in improving its data systems even further. A major part of M&E is the evaluation of programs and the evaluation of how community members have benefitted from Lwala services. This fellowship position would largely focus on these evaluations, building off of the work of the current M&E Fellow, and would also include assisting with reporting to donors as it relates to program outcomes.
Another aspect of the M&E fellowship would be to support team members in growing their skills in writing and telling stories. Helping to build the capacity of team members’ in Kenya in their ability to fully understand, talk about and share program results will directly benefit the overall M&E capability at Lwala.
The M&E Fellow will sit within the Monitoring & Evaluation team and report to the Community Programs Director in Kenya and the Impact Manager in the U.S. The Fellow will work closely with the M&E Officer, the Systems Administrator, and the Data Assistant, but will interact with nearly all staff members of the organization.
Please send the following to Helen Chalmers at email@example.com:
• Current CV/resume
• Letter of Interest detailing related skills and experience
• 3 professional references with name, title, email, phone contact, and relationship to the applicant
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