The BOMA Project is seeking to recruit a Manager of Monitoring & Evaluation based in Nanyuki to provide overall strategic and operational responsibility for BOMA’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including field-based research and monitoring activities using multiple methodologies; the collection, analysis and evaluation of data and the dissemination of findings to various stakeholder audiences. The ideal candidate is passionate and committed to innovative monitoring and evaluation work and understands the commitment required to establish an early-stage organization as a high-impact, scalable program innovator. Ideal candidates will have experience in fast-growth social enterprise environments with a firm grasp on how programs are designed for impact, scale and lasting behavior change.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will be based in The BOMA Project’s office in Nanyuki, Kenya. The Manager is expected to ensure that monitoring and evaluation is integrated into program design. S/he will seek out innovations and best practice methodologies that will strengthen the quality, design, metrics and evaluation of participant progress in the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project as well provide inputs for program improvements. S/he will also oversee the collection and analysis of community-level data concerning the empowerment, perceptions of self-efficacy and participation of women at community level.
- Foster a culture of learning and metrics-based decision making among BOMA staff and mentors in order to improve individual and organizational performance
- Coordinate the conduct of surveys in the field (including the training of high-performing enumerators) and the collection of data for baselines, poverty wealth ranking assessments, targeting, exit interviews, saturation, business diversification, longevity studies, and focus group surveys.
- Supervise data entry activities as well as implement strategies for quality control
- Using statistical analytical programs and software, analyze collected data for reports for internal use and external distribution to partners, foundations, multi-laterals and government agencies
- In close coordination with the field team, monitor the recent roll out of mobile devices for data collection by mentors on business progress, mentor performance and other aspects of the REAP program
- Build on the existing methodology for the performance evaluation of BOMA Village Mentors and the mentoring program
- Provide oversight for data collection and analysis on the social and political empowerment of women, their levels of participation in the community and their perception of self-efficacy
- Actively participate in grant writing/proposal processes and reporting for donors and others
- Represent BOMA publicly to present evaluation methodologies and BOMA studies to a variety of audiences (existing and potential funders, government officials, foundations and conferences)
- Stay abreast of international research trends that may affect outcome measures or data collection methodologies
- In consultation with BOMA leadership, develop and nurture potential partner relationships that advance the mission of BOMA
The Evaluation and Innovation Manager will report to the Nanyuki-based Country Director, in close coordination with the Founder/CEO, and the Field Operations Director. Two Princeton in Africa Fellows and the Systems Administrator (Salesforce, Taroworks and mobile data collection) will report directly to the Manager; indirect responsibility for data entry activities supervised by the data administrator.
The ideal candidate will have experience with a social enterprise or entrepreneurial organization (non-profit and for profit) and understand scalable impact-driven programs; special consideration given to candidates who have had experience with poverty graduation models. They must have strong project management skills, be a great communicator (both written and oral) and understands what it takes to establish operational excellence. Lastly, they must know how to think strategically in order to be a leader in an organization that seeks to establish lasting impact with 100,000 women and children living in extreme poverty.
- Social enterprise experience with organizations that have ambitious commitments to impact and scale.
- Studies in econometrics and behavioral economics.
- Digital communications experience – ideally with project management and workflow software programs.
- A passion for development work in challenging environments. The ideal candidate comes to this work because s/he loves great challenges.
- A flexible outlook while also knowing how to get things done. The ideal candidate understands time management, project workflows and a commitment to execution at the highest levels.
- Bachelors required, masters preferred. Studies in statistics, econometrics and research methodologies essential
- Field experience in a developing nation, preferably East Africa; demonstrated ability to work in other cultures
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems
- Fluency in stata or similar required
- Experience with customized Salesforce applications and digital data collection
- Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, WIBA and medical evacuation, work permit, if required. Stipends for internet and phone.
If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to Jectone Oyugi, Manager of Finance and HR, at The BOMA Project at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants will be required to submit a minimum of three references after the initial CV review.
BOMA is an equal opportunity employer.