POSITION: Program, Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

APPLICATION REF: 0031/9/2022

SUBMISSIONS BY: 25th September 2022


Ishtar MSM-a community-based organization working on MSM health and social wellbeing in Kenya. Ishtar currently runs a wellness center offering biomedical, behavioral and structural services to GBMSM in Nairobi.

The Program, M&E Assistant position is located Nairobi, Kenya and is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager. The Program, M&E Assistant provides program support services, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. S/He/They/Them will support Program, M&E Assistant work in close collaboration with Operations staff, Program Officers, and counterparts at Ishtar.

In support of Ishtar’s strategic direction, the Program Assistant, M&E contributes to ensure effective oversight of program. S/He/They ensures that timely and relevant information is collected and provided to program staff for assessment of progress towards achievement of intended results. The Program, M&E Assistant also provides logistical and administrative support to planning, monitoring, evaluation and research processes within the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Support to development of an effective program reporting and M&E system;
  • Support for effective oversight of the projects;
  • Support to program reporting and resource mobilization efforts;
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing.
  • Support Collection of input data for mid/end-year reviews as well as ad hoc reports;
  • Support Provision of program inputs as contribution to compilation of donor reports;
  • Support Provision of inputs for resource mobilization strategies and production of program/project profiles for presentation to donors.
  • Support Follow-up to ensure timely submission of Ishtar progress reports


Values and Core Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity;
  • Demonstrating commitment to Ishtar;
  • Embracing cultural diversity;
  • Confidentiality
  • Embracing change.

Core Competencies

  • Achieving results;
  • Being accountable;
  • Developing and applying professional expertise;
  • Thinking analytically and strategically;
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships;
  • Communicating for impact.
  • Strategically positioning ISHTAR program;
  • Facilitating quality program results;
  • Provide logistical support;
  • Manage data;
  • Planning, organizing and multi-tasking;
  • Support financial data analysis.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University Degree/ Diploma in Population Studies, Epidemiology, Statistics, Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or programm experience is required;
  • Knowledge/experience in collection of data and preparation of reports;
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation and/or research-related field would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages; experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written.


  • Fluency in English.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested apply through by the 25th September 2022 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Kindly use the application Ref: 0031/9/2022 when submitting