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Monitoring and Evaluation Director

Location: Kajiado, Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Reports To: Country Coordinator – SftFA

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive M&E system for SftFA’s soil carbon project activities. The M&E Director will provide technical leadership, guidance, and support to the organization’s monitoring and evaluation programs, which include soil, vegetation, livestock, wildlife, biodiversity, and social data at the landscape scale across millions of hectares. A key objective is to integrate M&E activities fully into all project activities and to facilitate ongoing learning and adaptive management by project personnel and the communities with which the project engages. The M&E Director will be responsible for ensuring that project outcomes are effectively tracked, measured, analyzed, and reported to support evidence-based decision-making and programmatic accountability. In particular, this position is responsible for the effective monitoring reporting required to validate and verify the Kajiado Rangeland Carbon project’s carbon credits to Verra, and for the monitoring reporting required to achieve Verra’s Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) standards.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for the organization’s carbon project activities that includes data collection tools, protocols, metrics, and data management systems.

  • Develop and maintain plans and schedules for all carbon project monitoring activities and their impact, and also to ensure data is collected regularly and in a timely manner.

  • Provide technical assistance to SftFA staff in the design and implementation of M&E plans, including the selection and use of appropriate metrics and methods for data collection, management, and analysis.

  • Lead the collection, analysis, and reporting of programmatic data to support ongoing learning and adaptive management.

  • Work with other organizations contracted to gather information on ecological and social systems in the KRCP project area.

  • Develop and implement data quality assurance training and procedures with SftFA staff to ensure that M&E data is accurate, reliable, and of high quality.

  • Train SftFA staff on M&E concepts, methods, and tools to build capacity within the organization.


  • A Master’s degree or higher in conservation, natural resources management, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience designing, implementing, and/or managing M&E systems for research natural resource-based programs.

  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting. Experience in predictive modeling a plus.

  • Strong geospatial skills with competency in quantitative analysis and interpretation of GIS data.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesize complex data into clear and concise reports.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with project staff, partners, and stakeholders.

  • Experience managing and supervising staff and consultants. Experience with African personnel a plus.

  • Experience with soil science and carbon measurement and accounting a plus, as well as experience with carbon project development.

  • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in Swahili is a plus.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Director will play a critical role in ensuring that Soils for the Future Africa’s soil carbon projects are integrated with a monitoring program that will fulfill the requirements of the Verra registry and CCB certification. The position offers an immediate, exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals and make a meaningful contribution to global climate change mitigation, social development, and conservation efforts via a partnership between SftFA and Maasai pastoral communities in Kajiado County, Kenya. The project is introducing a new approach to rotational grazing management with the explicit intent of sequestering more carbon in the soil, that in turn is converted to soil carbon credits to be sold on the voluntary carbon market to sustainably finance the project activities. Data and monitoring from these groundbreaking projects will also be of great scientific value, particularly biodiversity data, with the expectation that the results will be published in peer-reviewed publications that the position will co-author. This is a thirty-year project that will also benefit the well-being of the people that live in this area, and the biodiversity it supports.

How to Apply:

Please send an email to Jackson Kikardi at Please include a cover letter, CV, and in the subject heading state: Application for Director of M&E.

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