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Associate, Research and Evaluation at The Pharo Foundation, Nairobi

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

Research and Evaluation

  • Responsible for designing and estimating the potential impact of Foundation’s new programs; primarily in education, water, health and agriculture. This includes active involvement in the program design process and implementation of creative evaluation tools.
  • Identifying the best econometric approaches to measuring impact, considering local constraints.
  • Managing day-to-day research and evaluation activities. These include:
    • Regularly assessing progress in the field;
    • Supervising and training field staff;
    • Ensuring that basic quality standards are met;
    • Cleaning and analysing data;
    • Contributing to the production of research reports.
  • Regular travel to project locations in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Somaliland, as needed.

Institutional / Administrative

  • Helping the CREO build an integrated Research and Evaluation (RE) department within the Foundation, involving field staff in multiple locations. This will involve:
    • Creating/updating the institutional documents laying out the Foundation’s research and evaluation approaches and strategy;
    • Writing guidelines for the Foundation’s evaluation proposals, field data collection activities, cleaning and documentation standards, pre-analysis plans, and end-products.
    • Establishing a library of STATA and/or R codes for use across the organisation.
  • Assisting the Chief Research and Evaluation Officer (CREO) in other critical RE tasks and projects, including developing and engaging with a network of international development researchers and practitioners across the continent.

Technical Competencies:

  • Creative and entrepreneurial self-starter, with a focus on execution and results.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas, summarize problems, and identify key lessons, clearly and effectively.
  • Highly proficient in STATA and R, with experience writing statistical code for data management, cleaning, and analysis.
  • Basic understanding of economics, econometrics, and statistics.
  • Highly proficient with survey platforms, like KoboCollect or SurveyCTO.
  • Excellent writing and presentation (e.g., PowerPoint) skills.
  • Ability to manage field surveys, focus groups, and randomized evaluations.
  • Ability to multitask and balance multiple work assignments.
  • Most importantly, excellent interpersonal skills. In this position, you will be required to work efficiently with teams in a variety of different countries and contexts.
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