Segal Family Foundation M&E and Data Analysis Associate Jobs in Tanzania

Segal Family Foundation M&E and Data Analysis Associate Jobs in Tanzania

About Segal Family Foundation

Segal Family Foundation is a social impact funder and donor advisor on a mission to transform how change happens in Africa. We invest in visionary local leaders with bold ideas and huge potential to transform society, and we help progressive donors do the same.

We support 300+ incredible organizations who are finding local and scalable solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa’s most pressing development challenges. We strive to be true partners to our grantees by offering them flexible, unrestricted grant funding, leadership and organizational strengthening support, and connecting them to a vibrant network of peer organizations and like-minded funders to enable them to build strong resilient organizations and grow their impact in their communities.

We're American born and African driven, with deep, long-term relationships in the communities we serve. Our vibrant team of 20 works across two continents, and is supported by a network of consultants across all our focus countries who enable us to punch above our weight. We move fast and adapt quickly as we find new and exciting ways to push our mission forward.


The MEL department was set up in 2022 as SFF’s newest department. We have spent the last couple of months laying the ground for an exciting, centrally-positioned department that will collaborate with SFF’s Africa hubs and our global teams to:

  • Systematically measure and assess progress and performance in key areas of the foundations work, and come up with ways to improve productivity and effectiveness.

  • Better understand our grantee-partners’ organizational growth and social impact journeys in order to improve our support to them and elevate their work.

  • Evaluate our impact, i.e how our work contributes to change for our grantee-partners, their communities and the wider development and philanthropy sector.

  • Document what we are learning about equitable grantee-centric philanthropy, and local solutions and share with the world.

  • Drive a culture of reflective learning to sustain continuous improvement and innovation in all areas of SFF’s work

    About the Opportunity:

    The M&E and Data Analysis Associate will work closely with the Director of Learning and Impact to support the roll-out and continuous improvement of SFF’s new Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) and Knowledge Management system. This will entail:

    Collection and analysis of robust data for monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting, and sharing insights with SFF management, Africa programs and global support teams.
    Streamlining and improving SFF’s M&E tools, methods, and processes through regular feedback and input from the key users in order to maximize their use in prioritization, decision making, and learning.

    Scope of Work:

    Co-lead piloting and improvement of SFF’s M&E tools and processes

  • Ensure we have efficient ways to collect accurate data against the indicators in our MEL framework. Review what data we already collect across the organization and how to use it, in a bid to streamline and increase efficiencies in data collection across the team.

  • Drive continuous efforts to improve data accuracy, quality, and enhance data systems. This will require building deep familiarity with the TOC, and the foundation’s key programs, initiatives, and activities in order to understand the data sources and tools at SFF.

  • Validating data and regularly engaging the SFF teams on data collected to build shared understanding of the different indicators in our MEL framework, and ensure that the data collected is meaningful and relevant to their work.

  • Facilitate team conversations to create shared understanding of what the data means.

  • Share and implement suggestions on bringing order and structure into our knowledge management, e.g Google Drive

  • This has an iterative character, where we listen to feedback from our internal users and keep improving the tools and processes.

    Partner with our five Hubs in Africa on the monthly Data & Insight Conversations to drive a culture of continuous learning & improvement

  • Compile monthly data dashboards for each Hub, drawing from the various existing data sources (Salesforce, Slack, grantee partner reports, Google Drive, etc)

  • In conversation, support Hub teams to interpret data and draw useful insights on their programming, i.e. grant making, grantee capacity strengthening, community building and partnerships/ advocacy, to improve support to grantee partners.

  • Facilitate the follow-up of priorities and partner support actions coming
    from the Data & Insight Conversations.

  • The centrality of your role & your regular interactions with all SFF Hubs and data across the organization uniquely positions you to draw patterns, identify trends and insights, and make linkages between the Hubs for cross-learning.

  • Conduct data analysis to draw insights on grantee impact, sector trends and SFF’s ToC.

  • Under guidance from the Director of Learning & Impact, carry out data analysis and data mining projects that create value for SFF and the larger community.

  • Package and present the findings for internal learning and discussion.

  • Participate in conceptualizing and creating knowledge products for external audiences.

    Lead on progress & outcome reporting:

  • Draw from data and insights to contribute to reporting and conversations (program reports, quarterly reports, board briefs, annual reports, ad-hoc reports)

    Desired Profile

  • Passionate about building the case for locally-driven social change and grantee-centric philanthropy

  • You align with SFF’s mission on finding, funding and nurturing local solutions to pressing challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Excited to learn more about trust-based, grantee-centric philanthropy and build the knowledge and evidence based for this approach.

  • You are obsessed about using data for learning (rather than just reporting!), and are passionate about providing insights to inform decisions in organizations to optimize processes, programs and systems. You love helping people see the potential of data, whether qualitative and quantitative and from various sources in answering strategic questions.

    Strategic problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment:

  • You’re energized by making things work smoother and more effectively. You are excited to be a thought partner in designing new systems/processes and optimizing existing ones.

  • You welcome and navigate complexity well. You pay attention to detail and also zoom out to consider the bigger picture. You can apply big ideas and also break them down into everyday tools, processes, and plans.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and embracing the challenge of driving new initiatives in an environment of growth and change.

  • You are highly organized, think ahead to anticipate workflows, create/request clarity on priorities, accomplish tasks with quality and attention to detail under a deadline.

  • You are very proactive, suggest ideas and take initiative in problem solving.

  • You are curious about emerging technologies and love to explore how they could be applied to strengthen MEL.

  • Proven experience in M&E and in facilitating teams and organizations to adopt MEL practices

  • Strong experience linking Theory of Change with quantitative & qualitative data

  • You have strong analytical skills. You are excited by what is between the lines and beneath the numbers. You enjoy working with different types of data from multiple sources and analyzing it to find trends, answer questions and inform decisions.

  • You have used various software applications for data management and analysis. Advanced skills in Excel and/or Google Sheets are required. (SFF currently uses Salesforce as our CRM).

  • You have experience implementing a nimble, thoughtful M&E plan for social sector orgs (NGOs, social enterprises) that lead to learning and improvement.

  • You have experience leading or facilitating data discussions and reviews with teams and training and supporting them to incorporate M&E practices into their work

  • Ability to tailor, creatively package and share data, knowledge and insights from M&E initiatives to various audiences, making M&E accessible/understandable to various audiences.

    Collaborative and service-oriented across cultures and departments

  • Proven ability to build and maintain meaningful collaboration with colleagues across cultures and time zones.

  • You balance being meticulous and action-oriented. You roll up your sleeves to get the job done and provide value.

  • Great interpersonal and active listening skills and bring an open mind, curiosity, and humility when entering conversations with others. Ability to adapt to different working styles and contexts.

    How to Apply

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