Earn over 8000 Dollars monthly as Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow at Village Enterprise

Organisation:
Village Enterprise
Reports
to:
Senior Director of
Programs and Operations
Salary:
8000 US Dollars per
month
About
US:
Our client Village
Enterprise is a non-governmental organization located in Kakamega-Kenya, and
Soroti and Hoima-Uganda. Village Enterprise equips people living in extreme
poverty with resources to create sustainable businesses and is seeking to
recruit self-motivated, dynamic and results-oriented candidates for the above
role.
Key
Performance Areas:
  • The
    fellow will manage Field Monitoring and Evaluation Program, including in
    data collection and analysis, development of surveys and tools and
    cooperating with M&E Partners throughout East Africa.
  • The
    M & E fellow  Lead field-level
    Monitoring and Evaluation activities, overseeing all phases of Monitoring
    and Evaluation Program
  • The
    M&E Fellow will also support East African Staff to implement and
    improve the organization’s core program, supervise interns and regional
    manager, and monitor program implementation. 
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.     
M
& E Role:
  • Manage
    and assess Village Enterprise Business Owner targeting (an ultra-poor
    targeting process)
  • Design
    and lead special project evaluations, write reports for funders
  • Oversee
    and increase the quality and efficiency of core and special project
    monitoring
  • Manage
    relations with external evaluation partners for a planned impact
    evaluation
  • Supervise
    the training of staff and enumerators on data collection/interviewing,
    data entry, analysis and other tasks as required
  • Provide
    oversight for Microenterprise Development Plan data collection and
    analysis
2.    
Operations
Role:
  • Assist
    in the implementation, monitoring and expansion of the Village Enterprise
    core program
  • Provide
    management oversight and leadership, in cooperation with the Senior
    Director of Programs and Operations, Country Directors and field staff in
    Kakamega-Kenya, Soroti and Hoima-Uganda
  • Promote
    a strong work ethic among the Regional Manager and Business Mentors
  • Train
    trainers, mentor other employees and build capacity in country offices
  • Act
    as a liaison between the Field Operations Team and Development Team in the
    US 
 Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
  • Masters’
    degree is required with concentrations in Development or Agricultural
    Economics, International Development, Public Policy, Statistics or other
    applied social research strongly preferred.
  • Previous
    experience in both quantitative and qualitative evaluation preferred.
  • Ability
    to design and implement research based on randomized control trials,
    regression discontinuity, propensity score matching and other methods
    preferred.
  • Experience
    in Management/leadership role is preferred
  • Experience
    living/working/traveling in a developing country or emerging economy
  • Experience
    in project design, business planning, product innovation or other
    entreneurial activities
  • Must
    be a very strong critical thinker able to identify potential solutions to
    challenges in new environments
  • Must
    be able to use Excel to analyze data, budgets and financial reports
  • Working
    independently and as part of a team
  • Experience
    working effectively in a highly independent capacity-self managing, taking
    ownership of goals, developing work plans and self deadlines.
  • Experience
    working as part of a diverse team and willingness to work via e-mail,
    Skype and other internet based communications.
  • Strong
    writing and oral communication skills required, as this role will involve
    report writing and training at times 
  • Dedication
    to producing and executing high quality projects, tasks and
    recommendations quickly  with a high level of accuracy and systematic
    attention to detail
  • Passion
    for innovative approaches to poverty reduction around the world, including
    but not limited to social entrepreneurship and business development in
    Africa
  • Strong
    evaluation design, survey design and data analysis
  • Willingness
    to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa
  • This
    involves living in areas where there are few other foreigners/experts few
    stores and restaurants, limited access to electricity at times, unpaved
    roads that lead to bumpy /uncomfortable car rides during field work.
  • Experience
    in curriculum development.
  • This
    role will require curriculum development for Village Enterprise’ Training
    Program
  • Strong
    IT Skills preferred including database management, network setup &
    troubleshooting
How
to apply:
Please follow the
instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to
disqualification.
  • Write
    an Application letter and CV/Resume.
  • Merge
    these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
  • Do
    not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large
    for our inbox.
  • Include
    the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email
    address and send your application by email to: villageenterprisejobs@nftconsult.com
  • Only
    successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please
    contact our offices directly
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