Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator-. Bead for Life

Bead for Life

Think about the first time someone recognized in you a spark, a talent you hadn’t yet seen in yourself. Remember the way your heart soared when you felt the power of what you could do and be. At Street Business School we are honored to help women living in poverty experience that feeling by turning their spark into a fire of purpose through our entrepreneurial training program. We provide entrepreneurial training programs for women living in extreme poverty through our Street Business School, which is currently expanding globally with a goal of reaching a million women by 2027.
We are proud of our successes!
• We have reached over 52,000 people in Uganda since we started in 2004
• 89% of women who start business during Street Business School are still successfully running that business two years after they graduate
• SBS graduates go from living on $1.35 a day, on average, to $4.19 a day two years later

Why you’ll feel good about working for Street Business School
• You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to see your spark igniting change around the world
• You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do cool and meaningful work
• By supporting the global expansion of our Street Business School your work will directly enable one million women to lift their families out of poverty
• You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other employees with passion, commitment, and drive. We love to help people reach their full potential. We expect everyone to contribute to the organization and grow their skills, and we are committed to supporting staff members at every step along the way
• We support women to solve their own problems creating dignity, ownership and self-sufficiency
• Increasing women’s income not only reduces poverty it also spurs investment in children, creates greater self-esteem, increases bargaining power, and reduces domestic violence
• Eligibility for organization’s modified benefit package including Group personal accident insurance

Job title: 
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Closing date: 
September 21, 2018 - 5pm

Working hours - Part Time (20 hrs)
Location: Kampala, Uganda

About our Monitoring and Evaluation Role
We are looking for a part-time Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and TaroWorks Administrator to join Street Business School's team to support a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) program. We are on the forefront of helping women living in poverty transform their lives through entrepreneurial training, and we are looking for an amazing person to continue to capture and articulate our impact as we scale globally to reach a million women. In particular, we want to capture impact on increases in income, and in women's confidence, and this position will have an opportunity to help pioneer new ways of measuring how a women's increased belief in herself creates transformation in many parts of her life.

This job has your name on it if you:
• Love managing data-driven projects to support philanthropic missions all over the world
• Understand simple, robust, technology-driven solutions for measurement and want to help guide partners in collecting and using data
• Are excited about the potential of numbers to tell a story and want to help be a part of that story by diving into data and helping to translate them through written and visual summaries
• Are curious to learn about digital tools for data collection monitoring data analysis and assessing impact while helping to keep in motion a sea of moving parts on survey tools, and data

What you’ll do for us:
We are looking for a talented person to help us administer our tech-based M&E system, guide partners through tracking program results and reporting our ongoing impact. Get your running shoes on...this is a tactical position that has responsibility for taking our program to a whole new level.

-Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Maintain on ongoing dashboard with current data on all M&E/impact data
• Utilize our data and survey tools to continuously deploy them effectively in the field and provide feedback to the Director of Global Training for continuous improvement for systems
• Facilitate different types of data collection, including qualitative and quantitative methods, and have a deep curiosity to learn how better to understand our impact
• Coordinate data collection by training team members or potential partner enumerators, validating data, overseeing data entry etc
• Perform periodic checks on enumerator and routine checks on data collected to ensure data validity and survey tool appropriateness
• Analyze collected data to determine trends, best practices, and the ultimate impact of all program activities
• Coordinate with Global Training Team to maintain and build relationships with Global Catalyst Partners (GCPs), potentially provide ongoing digital survey training and support
• Report impact in various written and graphic representations, providing powerful and compelling information for our senior leaders, philanthropy and communications efforts, and safely maintain related supporting documents/data
• Coordinate with M&E Specialist in Boulder and potentially with field based project staff
• Any other duties directly in line with this role

-Research and Learning:
• Keep a pulse on research and evaluation activities in the region around women, poverty, income generation and confidence. Work with other team members to create strategies to integrate findings into our program activities
• Coordinate with the Director of Global Training to feed research findings back into SBS Uganda, our Learning Lab
• Build on our momentum to further the strategy, systems and infrastructure for monitoring and evaluating all current entrepreneurial training programs, now and into the future, with creative ideas for improvement

What you’ll need to do this job:

• At least 1-2 years of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning experience with increasing responsibility and tangible positive results (essential). Experience in project management may substituted here especially if the role had a significant MERL component
• Experience working with databases and ICT4D, including a technology based M&E or data collection system (Taro Works preferred) and a willingness to apply these skills to an entrepreneurship program. (Sales force/Taro Works experience is advantageous but not necessary)
• Educational background in M&E, statistics or development studies preferred. Project management and computer science may also be considered. Work experience in these areas can also be considered
• Experience working with or assessing entrepreneurial programs or women’s empowerment program for NGOs in Africa preferred
• Willingness to refine the infrastructure, systems and MERL program with an eye towards constant improvement and ability to implement new system features and updates
• Unstoppable passion for staying up-to-date with best practice in the development world and putting that knowledge into use, including trends like lean data, women's confidence research, entrepreneurship work, and interactive tools to share data (preferred)
• Strong math and computer is essential. Skills in data analysis and a demonstrated fluency for capturing data in a way that will support our global scale up is preferred
• A high level of focus with great attention to detail and ability to set and work flexibly tight deadlines on several large projects with interconnecting tasks and pieces
• Experience working with data platforms, databases, and select technologies to capture and organize data including performing back checks is desirable
• Ability to work independently and remotely, effectively
• Ability to comfortably and effectively work for a manager that is remote

Salary is competitive based on qualification and experience.

Contact/How to apply: 

Please shoot us an email letting us know where you heard about our job and how working for Street Business School would be dreams come true for you. Please also send your resume (to show us how we’d be crazy not to talk to you) to with “M&E Coordinator” in the subject line. While we love, love, love initiative on the job, no phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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