One Acre Fund Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • As a rapidly growing organization, we are constantly innovating and improving our internal operational processes.

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project Specialist (PS) will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation initiatives, programs and projects, both new and established, and he/she will provide accountability and ensure efficiency of the core program.

  • Throughout the year, the M&E department executes 3-4 large scale survey projects, and usually 4 or more smaller (ad-hoc) studies.

    All projects fall within three larger buckets:

  • Annual One Acre Fund Impact Assessment

  • Core Program Strategic Queries

  • Support projects for the Program Design team and/or other departments

  • The M&E PS will establish, modify and monitor key performance indicators to report and record physical progress for specific programs and projects within all programs.

  • They will also create, run, and analyze data collection projects for the core program departments.

  • This role includes participation in a leadership development program as the candidate will, with excellent performance, take on the role of M&E country lead.

  • The section below provides a few examples of the projects that the M&E PS will be involved in:

  • Management of the M&E Team The candidate will manage both the M&E Field and Data Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate completion of M&E objectives while maintaining data quality and excellent research standards.

    More specifically, the candidate will:

  • Lead the development of talent within the M&E team.

  • Create and deliver trainings, and facilitate meetings and review sessions.

  • Update and roll-out quality control tools and assignments.

  • Ensure the M&E team has all the necessary materials for their assignment.

  • Visit the field to ensure correct execution of and respectful interaction with clients.

  • Clearly and proactively communicate challenges to his/her manager.

  • Report the weekly and monthly assessment of performance management data from the field upwards to leadership, laterally and downward to field staff.

  • Research Design The candidate will collaborate with different stakeholders, both from in-country departments and global OAF teams, to identify research objectives and draft survey tools to collect information for our annual impact analysis and other strategic queries.

    More specifically, the candidate will:

  • Design research tools such as surveys and write analysis plans.

  • Oversee data collection though qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Calculate sample sizes that are representative of the population while taking into account the needs of the program and capacity of the team. This particular task will be completed with hands on support from their manager.

  • Data Quality The candidate will be responsible for upholding and improving data quality standards to ensure our impact evaluation and strategic decisions to improve our program are based on accurate and up to date information.

    More specifically, the candidate will:

  • Codebook creation, data cleaning, analysis in Stata, regression analysis.

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in data collection tools and processes and suggest and implement improvements.

  • Report the weekly and monthly assessment.

  • Manage general survey corrections and field follow up.

  • Analysis The candidate will conduct analysis of the collected data using the Statistical Software package Stata. He/she will be expected to produce and present findings of simple statistical analysis.

    More specifically, the candidate will:

  • Follow the set-out analysis plan to clearly determine outcomes of research questions.

  • Use statistics to
    present meaningful findings to involved stakeholders.

  • Clearly communicate findings in presentation and report format.

  • Reporting The candidate will report to his/her manager. The candidate is expected to report on his/her work in a clear and professional fashion.

    More specifically, the candidate is expected to:

  • Report to his/her manager to provide updates work assignments, report on required KPIs, discuss performance, and discuss other general work issues.

  • Contribute to content development of all aspects of M&E Field Team operations including training development, survey design and results presentations.

  • System Development The candidate is expected to lead M&E system and process development, create a framework, and draft procedures for M&E project activities.

  • Budget The candidate is expected to monitor expenses to prevent overspending and draft project budgets and an annual budget that allows the department to execute its project objectives and departmental responsibilities.

  • Other Additional tasks as requested by manager

    Career Growth and Development

  • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.

  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.

  • We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    Qualifications

  • Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience.

  • Two years minimum practical experience working on data collection.

  • Understanding of best practices in experimental design concepts, such as control group selection and randomization.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.

  • Strong educational background; top-performing graduate of a 4-year university program and a possible graduate degree in statistics, economics, population studies, development studies, monitoring & evaluation, project management or any other relevant field of study with strong grounding in quantitative and qualitative research.

    Role Specific Skills

  • Ability to design basic data-entry spreadsheets in “database format” (observations horizontally across, 1 variable per column) with useful data validation.

  • Ability to extract summary statistics using Pivot Tables and Excel Formulas.

  • Conduct analysis using statistics, logic, and validation formula.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel, specifically.

  • Practical experience with creating surveys tool for field data collection and managing a field based research team.

  • Knowledge of electronic data collection platforms (e.g. ODK, SurveyCTO, CommCare).

  • Preferably experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, or R.

  • Proven ability to teach/mentor other to support their professional development.

  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

  • Languages English (required), Swahili preferred.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs in Kenya


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