Monitoring & Evaluation Internship


Vacancy Description


SNV is a mission-driven global development partner, rooted in the contexts and societies where we work. Inspired by the transformational principles and objectives set out by the SDGs, we are committed to building resilient agri-food systems that deliver food security and adequate nutrition; increasing the reliability and availability of water and sanitation at an acceptable quantity and quality; and improving access to affordable and sustainable energy for all.

In doing so, we aim to strengthen institutions, markets, and effective governance within and across the agri-food, energy, and water sectors, reducing gender inequalities and barriers to social inclusion, and enabling adaptation and mitigation to the climate and biodiversity crises.

We are one team of over 1,600 people, the vast majority of whom come from the contexts where we work, in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Together, we are committed to effective and efficient stewardship of resources and maximizing positive, lasting impacts.

Our ability to deliver results rests on our robust foundation of experience, knowledge, evidence, and learning; our commitment to strengthening capacities and catalyzing partnerships; and the relationships and trust of those we work alongside.

Our core values of people-centeredness and respect, equity and equality, and diversity and inclusion, are fundamental to who we are, and what we do. This is reflected in our vision mission, and strategy, which sets out our aspirations and commitments as our compass towards 2030.

For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website:

About the project

The project is part of the larger Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) Programme implemented by IDH and its partners in the South Western Mau region, aiming to restore and conserve 60,000 hectares of the Mau Forest by 2030 through interventions such as: 1. Forest conservation; 2. Improvement of water flow and access; 3. Sustainable energy; 4. Alternative livelihoods for communities.

The project was born out of the realisation that livestock over-grazing and browsing is one of the main causes of forest loss in the South Western Mau Forest Reserve, which is an important water source, vital for local and downstream communities, businesses, and wildlife reserves alike. This is in addition to the fact that for the surrounding communities, livestock is an important source of income and livelihood.

SNV developed an alternative livestock production and intensification model which helps in reducing grazing pressure on the forest while raising the income of livestock farmers and communities. The model also focuses on establishing input and output markets that enable the community members to access reliable inputs and markets for their livestock produce.

The project has established five dairy cooperatives in the area that provide a stable market for milk, as well as 25 demonstration farms that farmers can access for continued learning and development. The project also set up a rotation system for grazing and encouraged farmers to practice semi-zero-grazing by providing high-quality feed to their livestock on their farms. These interventions have led to reduced livestock dependence on forests and at the same time increased opportunities for cattle farming communities by generating income through the intensification of dairy farming.

To sustainably improve the income levels of the surrounding communities, there is a need to strengthen these dairy cooperatives to increase their capacity and to effectively bulk and market dairy products. This will be achieved through enhancing milk production at the farm level, strengthening the governance and leadership at the cooperatives, and creating linkages with other stakeholders within the value chain.

For more information on the ISLA partnership, please visit this link

Job Description

  • Participate in developing and implementing the Project result-based M&E plan to generate regular information related to the progress of the project implementation.
  • Support during the farmer training ( under PDTC) in reviewing and compiling training reports, project progress reports, and evaluation reports.
  • Participate in designing data collection tools, templates, and assist in regular data collection or generation processes.
  • Assist in tracking the project’s output and outcome level results periodically in close coordination with the project’s implementing team.
  • Support data collection efforts through surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, and other data collection methods.
  • Contribute to the preparation of M&E reports, dashboards, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in tracking project indicators, milestones, and targets to monitor progress and ensure compliance with project objectives and timelines.
  • Work closely with the project team and relevant stakeholders for monitoring and evaluation of project interventions.
  • Support the documentation of best practices, lessons learned, and success stories to inform decision-making and promote organizational learning.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the project manager.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Project Management, or any related field of study with at least sound knowledge in designing and implementing M&E-related tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis software such as Excel, SPSS, KoboCollect
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, independent judgment, and the ability to be flexible as the demands and priorities change.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Prior experience or coursework in monitoring and evaluation, research methods, or data analysis is preferred.

Additional Information

Contract Type:  Internship Contract
Contract Duration: 6 months

Expected Start Date: April 2024

Duty Station: Kericho & Nakuru counties, Kenya with travels in-county


The intern will work in close co-operation with and under the guidance and supervision of the Project lead – SNV and in collaboration with other project stakeholders

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Application Guidelines

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before  15th March 2024

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