Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit is seeking a Coordinator to take a lead advisory role to a portfolio of partner organizations on how to develop and implement adaptive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems.
In the first year, the Coordinator will work on a joint program involving implementers working issues surrounding youth employment, SME finance and technical and vocational training.
The position may expand to other engagements as the Right-Fit Evidence Unit grows in Kenya.
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, will report directly to the Right-Fit Evidence Engagement Manager based in the United States, and will receive additional oversight and support from IPA Kenya’s country management team.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
As its core business, IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence Unit at IPA is a newer effort aimed at helping organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions.
In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit will provide to consulting and direct services implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-
effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
The M&E / RFE Coordinator will be the primary on-the-ground staff member delivering technical Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning support to an ambitious program of grants, all of which will be touching on youth workforce development in one way or another.
The Coordinator will work closely with implementers from the private, public, and nonprofit sector, in order to build their capacity in using adaptive and learning-
oriented M&E. With oversight from the Engagement Manager, the Coordinator will :
Assist clients to identify M&E questions to test the assumptions in their ToCs, and to design cost-effective approaches to rigorously test these assumptions
partners learning event
Preferred additional qualifications