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Innovation Network: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer

The Organisation

Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods works with many of the world’s leading visionary organizations across the corporate, social and government sectors.  Current partners include the governments of Kenya and Uganda, plus Care International, BRAC and PSI. Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the state of the art mHealth, communications, the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies to drive impact.

The Opportunity

We have created a Community Health Innovation Network to research, test and demonstrate the viability of community based technical innovations.  The Network will house and explore a wide range of initiatives that will integrate traditional public health interventions with technology and diagnostic software and hardware. 

We are seeking an innovative and dynamic monitoring and evaluation professional to join the LG Monitoring & Evaluation team as the MEL Officer.  This team will design the research methodology and approach for each new initiative being tested, set the baseline and target metrics for all initiatives, and implement appropriate monitoring tools to ensure that we are adequately measuring progress and results.

The MEL Officer will support the Senior Researcher in the development of strategy and the implementation of effective M&E processes. You will collect qualitative and quantitative data, audit progress and measure success.  You will also continuously use data to generate key reports and learnings related to the Innovation Network’s performance and impact.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and coordination of evaluation frameworks, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys for all initiatives within Living Goods’ Innovation Network.
  • Assist in documenting, disseminating and promoting the utilization of generated knowledge internally and externally.
  • Ensure the use of appropriate M &E methods and that all learnings, data, successes and failure are captured for reporting and dissemination.
  • Ensure the alignment of research and M&E activities with the Innovation Network goals, and contribute to the refinement of the project work plans to identify targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
  • Monitor project activities and track activities against the results[A3] [C4]  framework and tracker.
  • Coordinate data collection to monitor the initiatives and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data.
  • Visit the field to validate data and to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets.
  • Capture and present the Innovation Network results and implications internally and externally.
  • Generate timely indicator reports to track progress against key indicators.
  • Communicate findings, issues and challenges to Innovation Network colleagues and LG Senior Leadership.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, health management, development studies, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional-level experience working in monitoring and evaluation of a public health or developmental program that includes the application of statistics and/or epidemiology.
  • Experience and skills with an ICT background is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices is essential, including plan development, conceptual frameworks, and logic models.
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
  • Relevant experience in Kenya and/or the East Africa region is desired.
  • Familiarity with local health systems support is desired.

 

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply through our applicant tracking system.  https://livinggoods.org/careers/ for more information about Living Goods, please visit:  www.livinggoods.org

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What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

 

Life at Living Goods

Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

 

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