Survey and Surveillance Manager At Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Survey & Surveillance Manager

Reports to: Senior Manager, M&E

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent visits to the field ( Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application)

Direct Reports: County M&E officers

Contracts Details: 6 months – Maternity Cover

Job Summary:

The job holder will be responsible for planning, coordination, implementation and analysis of surveys, surveillance, coverage survey, operational research and other assessments. The Manager will strengthen the capacity of Concern Kenya program team in assessment design, implementation and create a pool of staff able to implement assessments. In addition, the job holder will build the capacity of line Ministry and Partner staff in conducting assessments, produce county profiles and county situational analysis and represent Concern at the National forums. Within delegated responsibilities, s/he will deputize the Senior M&E manager in the areas of reporting, budgeting management (costed work plans) and provide technical oversight and supervision on the work of county M&E officers in as far as surveys/surveillance are concerned.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Capacity Building

  • Build and Strengthen Capacity of Various Stakeholders including the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in Health and Nutrition Surveys, Surveillances, Coverage Surveys and other Assessments such as Maternal and New-Born Child Health KPC Surveys
  • Provide technical support and trainings to program team in collaboration with the respective technical focusing on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; Sphere standards and analysis tools for effective and quality delivery of program. In addition, Support Health and Nutrition Team in Health and Nutrition MEAL activities- analysis and capitalisation of health and nutrition programme data.
  • Ensure maximum collaboration with various stakeholders especially line ministries and participate in guidelines development, reviews, short and long rain assessment and validations.

Coordination and Implementation

  • Planning, Designing and Implementation of the Integrated Health and Nutrition Surveys, Evaluation , livelihood assessments, Programme Coverage, Maternal and New-Born Child Health KPC Surveys and Surveillance in adherence with Government of Kenya Procedures / Protocols / Guidelines.
  • Develop Survey Methodologies in according with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Ensure survey proposal/methodology/results preparation and validation process is done in the required time and Ensure that proper, timely and adequate literature review is done prior to the implementation of health and nutrition surveys and assessments.
  • Oversee training of the survey team, supervision of data collection, supervision of data entry, and ensuring quality data is collected in all supported assessments
  • Lead the survey team to conduct data analysis and production of draft and final report of the preliminary results in addition to field report

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop the program log frame in close collaboration of the Technical heads and Senior M&E manager , define the program indicators and verify program level tool kits
  • Participation in the programme strategy, narrative and financial parts of the program proposals of the country program.
  • Participate and contribute in the writing of the quarterly, semi-annual and annual program reports
  • Periodic monitoring of the existing database management system, assist in periodic review of program performance and provide supportive supervisory visits to partners to monitor implementation.
  • Document and disseminate experiences and lessons learned on each of the programme areas to ensure Concern’s profile is raised at national and international levels.
  • Compile high quality situational analysis, infographics and presentation.
  • Lead the design of operational research methodology and support implementation and dissemination
  • Publish program learning in knowledge management and other forums


  • Represent Concern Kenya in national level meetings especially survey and surveillance forums and give relevant feedback.
  • Actively participate in relevant forum to include the Nutrition Information Working Group and NDMA
  • Writing articles for sharing through the NIWG bulletin and field exchanges

Maintain the Gender Minimum Standards

  • Be strongly committed to Gender Equality and the Humanitarian Principals.
  • Promote Gender Equality within the humanitarian and development work.

Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participating and contributing, towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
  • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies:

  • Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies
  • Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard


  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Job Specification:

  • A degree in Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics with a strong statistical focus and survey/surveillance background.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in surveillance and surveys (SMART, SQUEAC and LQAS methodology) and in data management including data analysis for large data sets
  • Proficiency in statistical software (Epi Info, ENA, SPSS, STATA and ArcGIS) and digital data gathering technologies
  • Proven competency in ethical principles of research, statistical analysis and complex survey design and analysis
  • Excellent report writing, communication, interpersonal, ToT, networking and coordination skills
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as ‘Survey and Surveillance Manager ’ on or before Tuesday 24th August, 2021.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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