Village Enterprise

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Village Enterprise Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya
Oct 04, 2017
Contract
Village Enterprise is seeking a Program Associate who will use his/her expertise to assist with Village Enterprise’s dynamic field-level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team and activities. Program areas of involvement include: enumerator supervision, data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, data management, report writing, field visits, training-of-trainers, innovations in monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies, and design and oversight of special projects. A minimum time commitment of two years is required. ' Job Description Data Collection Role (45% of position duties): Manage enumerators in region to successfully carry out data collection for each of three cycles per year plus non-core program data collection. This includes creating schedules, budgets, timelines, and data collection plans, as well training enumerators on surveys or other data collection assignments, monitoring data collection progress, conducting data quality reviews, and collecting feedback from enumerators on behalf of the M&E team; Assist with the collection of field-level monitoring data in various villages across Uganda; o Assist with data entry including core program data, special research and report data, and attendance data; Other data collection tasks as assigned Monitoring & Evaluation Role (40% of position duties): Participate in special project evaluations, and review of M&E tools; Assist with creation of innovative tools for monitoring and evaluation and/or refinement of existing tools for monitoring and evaluation; Develop monitoring plans for pilot projects in conjunction with the programs team; Train staff and enumerators on data collection, interviewing, data entry, data analysis, and other concepts as required for the M&E team; Assist with data compilation, data cleaning, data quality assessment, and data analysis; Assist in analyzing data, and writing narratives for End of Cycle Performance Evaluation reports; Provide weekly reports on data quality; Village Enterprise Program Associate Kenya Other monitoring and evaluation tasks as assigned. Operations Role (15% of position duties): Assist in the adaptation, implementation, monitoring, and expansion of the Village Enterprise core program; Provide support to senior management team in Uganda and Kenya; Train trainers, mentor other employees, and build capacity in country offices; Other operations tasks as assigned. Qualifications We are looking for someone who can execute specific action items on time, work both independently and as a member of a team, and offer innovative ideas. Ideally we are looking for: Education/Experience Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Community Development, Development Studies, Economics, Statistics; At least two years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming. Preference will be given to those who have experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for “pro poor” programs, and/or community development programs in extremely rural areas; Official transcripts/recommendations must be submitted with application. Data Collection Understanding of the elements of data quality Experience collecting data and/or supervising collection of data Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge and Skills Proven ability to design monitoring and evaluation plans, including developing theories of change and logical frameworks Experience developing indicators Understanding of basic methods for data collection (surveys, interviews, performance tests, site visits/observation, focus group discussions, participatory methods, pre-existing data) Experience cleaning data Basic analysis skills Critical Thinking & Technical Skills Proficiency with Google Documents, Gmail, and Android applications; Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and the entirety of the MS Office suite required; Knowledge of/experience with STATA preferred; Must be a very strong critical thinker able to identify potential solutions to challenges in new environments; Must be able to come up with creative solutions in a short timeline/under pressure. Training and Communication Skills Demonstrate ability to communicate key concepts to people with less than Level 5 education;  Show team-building education capacity within the office; Explain and discuss key issues with senior management; Ability to write clear, concise emails highlighting issues, problems, and key information. Work independently and as part of a team Experience working effectively in a highly independent capacity – self-managing, taking ownership of goals, and developing work plans and self-deadlines; Experience working as part of a diverse team with the ability to work via email, Skype and other Internet-based communications; Strong writing and oral communication skills required, as this role will involve report writing and training. Language : English fluency required, Kiswahili and Luo preferred Compensation : Salary Based compensation package Career development: There is potential for project management experience on the ground in East Africa and significant investment in career development. This is a career-track role in international development and social business, offering significant opportunities for advancement at Village Enterprise and at other organizations working in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, poverty reduction, international development, Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) development, microfinance and social entrepreneurship.    
Village Enterprise Kenya
Oct 04, 2017
Full time
Village Enterprise seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to support management of our robust Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) programming. This position will primarily provide support for VE’s core MEL programming and partnership work as well as technical MEL leadership for the development and growth of the Pilots and Research arms of Village Enterprise’s Accelerator. Job Description: MEL Management: (35%)   Monitor implementation of MEL programming Support refinement and development of data collection instruments, including survey development in TaroWorks Work to increase effectiveness and quality of data collection policies and processes Identify tools, resources, and best practices to help improve MEL programming Contribute to ongoing MEL-related professional development for MEL and other staff Manage MEL staff as needed Work closely with MEL Director to prioritize and oversee projects for MEL staff Help design and manage work schedules for MEL staff Guide MEL staff in prioritizing data collection needs for the field Analysis and Reporting Ongoing data cleaning and analysis Collaborate with MEL Director to develop and implement reporting structure for operational and external reporting needs  Work closely with MEL Director in creating and adhering to MEL reporting schedule for Board of Directors and partners Improve and package MEL Onboarding processes for MEL positions Provide orientation and onboarding support for enumerators and other MEL staff VE Learning - Accelerator Research and Pilot Leadership (30%) Provide monitoring, evaluation and research technical leadership for Accelerator Pilots and research initiatives Guide staff through pre-pilot evaluability assessment processes Oversee development and implementation of pilot-specific monitoring and evaluation plans Provide analysis and reporting support for pilots Draft research protocol for new studies; including key research questions, hypothesis, sampling plans, and analysis plans, as well as systems for monitoring implementation of research projects Support implementation of approved research protocol for research projects Contribute to development of data collection instruments for pilots and research projects Help create and manage research and pilots reporting for both internal and external audiences   Information Management: (15%)   Develop expertise in TaroWorks and Salesforce management Lead ongoing data monitoring and cleaning efforts Provide assistance for integration of forms and surveys into TaroWorks Support core program use of Salesforce for program management and reporting Provide staff with technical support for data collection devices as needed Assist in creation and management of MEL information storage systems and ensure MEL data is backed-up on an ongoing basis   Reporting, Communications and Fundraising Support: (15%)   Support creation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as needed and upon request Draft reports, white papers, and grant proposals through collaborative writing and editing as requested Manage relationships with partners as requested Represent Village Enterprise in Partnership/fundraising meetings as requested Support fundraising efforts as requested   Administration: (5%)   Provide management oversight and leadership, as requested by, and in collaboration with, the East Africa Field Management Team Participate in and contribute to mid-management meetings when applicable  Support general operations as needed   Qualifications: Education/Experience Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics, International Development, Community Development, Development Studies; or a related field. At least three years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming. Candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed academic fields with seven or more years of field experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming will also be considered. Data Collection Understanding of the elements of data quality Experience collecting data and/or supervising collection of data Experience conducting data quality assessments Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge and Skills Proven ability to design monitoring and evaluation plans, including developing theories of change and logical frameworks Experience developing indicators Understanding of basic methods for data collection (surveys, interviews, performance tests, site visits/observation, focus group discussions, participatory methods, pre-existing data) Experience cleaning data Descriptive and inferential analysis skills Critical Thinking & Technical Skills Proficiency with Google Documents, Gmail, and Android applications; Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and the entirety of the MS Office suite; Knowledge of/experience with STATA; Must be a very strong critical thinker able to identify potential solutions to challenges in new environments; Must be able to come up with creative solutions in a short timeline/under pressure. Training and Communication Skills Demonstrate ability to communicate key concepts to non-technical audiences; Show team-building education capacity within the office; Explain and discuss key issues with senior management; Ability to write clear, concise emails highlighting issues, problems, and key information. Work independently and as part of a team Experience working effectively in a highly independent capacity – selfmanaging, taking ownership of goals, and developing work plans and selfdeadlines; Experience working as part of a diverse team with the ability to work via email, Skype and other Internet-based communications; Strong writing and oral communication skills required, as this role will involve report writing and training. Leadership skills Experience leading others towards successfully achieving common professional goals o Ability to supervise MEL staff as needed Experience fostering professional growth of subordinates and co-workers Language: English fluency required Knowledge of Kiswahili, Ateso, Luo and/or Lunyoro preferred