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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
  • Village Enterprise is a 501 non-profit organization that equips rural Africans living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses.
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    Impact Creation Lead - Kitale Office (Kenya)

    Job Location: East Africa (Soroti Office (Uganda), Gulu Office (Uganda), or Kitale Office (Kenya)

    Reports to: Vice President, Impact

    The Impact Creation Lead guides organizational impact creation efforts. This position leads Village Enterprise staff in use of innovation to drive impact for business owners across Sub-Saharan Africa. Primary job duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Impact Creation Design
    • Support Vice-President, Impact in design of strategic direction of impact creation programming
    • Support Vice-President, Impact in design of process to ensure ideas from staff of all levels are considered for the Impact Creation pipeline
    • Support Vice-President, Impact in finalization and documentation of Impact Creation Pipeline standard operating procedures

    Impact Creation Process

    • Manage pipeline of program activities and pilots designed to increase impact across the Village Enterprise Graduation program
    • Guide Impact Creation Unit adherence to standard operating procedures for impact creation programming
    • Advice Impact Creation Units on best practices, including but not limited to application of Human Centered Design and Lean Impact, necessary for successful impact creation programming
    • Inspire active Impact Creation Unit participation throughout an entire Design Challenge
    • Drive quality of Impact Creation programming throughout an entire Design Challenge
    • Coordinate with Africa field operation and cross-functional teams to ensure necessary support for impact creation programming
    • Supervise and build capacity of Impact Creation (IC) team to support Impact Creation Units, as relevant
    • Assist Impact Creation Unit presentation of Design Challenge results to decision makers
    • Facilitate successful handover of Impact Creation programming that is ready for scale
    • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with external stakeholders as needed to drive forward Impact Creation programming

    Organizational Capacity Building

    • Train Business Mentors on Human Centered Design and Lean Impact
    • Offer periodic training (virtual and/or in-person) to staff on Human Centered Design and Lean Impact
    • Maintain Human Centered Design and Lean Impact training materials
    • Build institutional capacity to learn from Design Challenges, maximizing the utilization of resulting data

    Communications & Fundraising

    • Create Impact Creation reports as needed for Village Enterprise’s communications efforts
    • Support Impact Creation Unit creation of Impact Creation reports
    • Represent Village Enterprise in partnership/fundraising/communication meetings and events when appropriate
    • Identify conferences and journals for submission of research papers, white papers, posters, or presentations to advance organizational dissemination of Impact Creation efforts and learning


    • Field office finance and support pertaining to Impact Creation activities
    • Support for Innovation Summit as needed
    • Other tasks as needed

    The Impact Creation Lead will

    • Hold a degree in International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, International Development, or a related field; preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree (completed)
    • Have at least 7 years of experience working in international social impact programming
    • Have at least 2 years of experience working at leadership level in international social impact programming
    • Have at least 2 years experience conducting monitoring, evaluation, and research for social impact programming
    • Demonstrated understanding of Human Centered Design, or demonstrated aptitude to learn Human Centered Design
    • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Impact, or demonstrated aptitude to learn Lean Impact
    • Experience collaborating digitally across staff and teams
    • Willingness to travel extensively throughout east Africa and beyond as requested
    • Strong interpersonal adaptive leadership skills
    • Ability to successfully lead Impact Creation Units comprised of diverse staff from all geographies and all levels of the organization
    • Ability to coordinate with Africa field operation and cross-functional teams to ensure quality of impact creation programming

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    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager – Kitale, Kenya

    Reports to: Vice President, Impact Contract: Full Time, 2 years with opportunity to extend Start Date: April/May 2020 Location: Kitale, Kenya
    Job Description:

    • MEL Management: (50%)
      • 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 o Work closely with Vice President, Impact to prioritize and oversee projects for MEL staff
      • Help design and manage work schedules for MEL staff o Guide MEL staff in prioritizing data collection needs for the field
    • Analysis and Reporting
      • Ongoing data cleaning and analysis o Collaborate with Vice President, Impact to develop and implement reporting structure for operational and external reporting needs 
      • Work closely with Vice President, Impact 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
    • Information Management: (35%)
      • Develop expertise in Taro Works and Salesforce management
      • Lead ongoing data monitoring and cleaning efforts
      • Provide assistance for integration of forms and surveys into Taro Works
      • Support core program use of Salesforce for program management and reporting
      • Provide M&E staff with technical support for maintaining data collection devices as needed
    • MEL Manager
    • 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: (10%)
      • 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
    • Other: (5%)
      • Provide management oversight and leadership, as requested by, and in collaboration with, the East Africa Field Management Team
      • Participate in Impact Creation Units as relevant
      • Participate in and contribute to mid-management meetings when applicable 
      • Support general operations as needed



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics, International Development, Community Development, Development Studies; or a related field.
    • Master’s degree in relevant field preferred. 
    • At least three years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming. 
    • At least one year of experience at the manager/supervisor level  

    Candidates with the following competencies are strongly encouraged to apply:

    • Understanding of data collection and the elements of data quality 
    • Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge and Skills
    • Critical Thinking & Technical Skills
    • Training and Communication Skills.
    • Work independently and as part of a team 
    • Leadership skills 
    • English fluency required

    Method of Application

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    Please apply FOR Impact Creation Lead -  Kitale Office (Kenya) through the  Apply button on this page.   Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

    To Apply Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager – Kitale, Kenya: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the set criteria are invited to send their Cover Letter and CV (Maximum 3 pages) including 3 referees, salary history and expectation to: [email protected]  addressed to:  The Human Resource Coordinator Subject Line: ‘MEL Manager, Kenya’  Applications will be accepted until Friday, 10th April, 2020. Kenyan nationals will be given strong priority.

    Note: Please do not contact Village Enterprise to inquire as to the status of your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline: Applications will be accepted through April 05, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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