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Job Description

Position : Program Associates

Employer: Village Enterprise

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship

Job Title: Program Associate

Reports to: Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Location: Kitale, Kenya with trips to Soroti and Hoima, Uganda

Compensation: Salary Based compensation package

Duration: Minimum of 1 year, opportunity to extend.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Start Date: September 1, 2015

Village Enterprise is an innovative microenterprise development organization working in East Africa to reduce poverty by creating sustainable businesses. Find more here: http://www.villageenterprise.org

About the Job: 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.

Job Description

Data Collection and Analysis Role (50% of position duties):
Manage enumerators in each office to successfully carry out data collection
Assist with the collection of field-level monitoring data in various villages in Kitale;
Assist with data compilation, data quality review, and analysis of all field data;
Assist in analyzing data, and writing for each of End of Cycle Performance Evaluation reports;

Monitoring & Evaluation Role (35% of position duties):
Participate in special project evaluations, and reviews of M&E tools;
Develop monitoring plans for all pilot projects in conjunction with the programs team;
Train staff and enumerators on data collection, interviewing, data entry, and data analysis;

Operations Role (15% of position duties):
Assist in the adaptation, implementation, monitoring, and expansion of Village Enterprise;
Provide support to senior management team in Uganda and Kenya;
Train trainers, mentor other employees, and build capacity in country offices;
Act as a liaison between the Field Operations Team and US-based Development Team

Qualifications: our ideal candidate will have the following:
Education/Experience

  • Degree in Community Development, Development Studies, or Economics;
  • At least two years of experience in environmental conservation, “pro poor” programs, and/or community development programs in extremely rural areas;
  • Official transcripts/recommendations must be submitted with application.
  • Critical Thinking & Analysis 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, SPSS, or SAS preferred;
  • Training and Communication Skills
  • Show team-building education capacity within the office;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team

Language: English fluency required, Kiswahili highly preferred

How to Apply

Email cover letter and CV to Andrew Doty [email protected] with the subject line: “Monitoring and Evaluation Program Associate Application”.

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