Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Senior Associate

Nuru International

About the organization

Founded in 2008, Nuru International establishes locally-led NGO’s in Sub-Saharan Africa which work to eradicate extreme poverty and unlock economic potential in rural farmer communities. This goal is achieved by transitioning vulnerable smallholder farmers from subsistence to professionalized farming as a business. While Nuru staff technically work for separate and distinct locally-run organizations based in various countries, we all operate under a shared vision to cultivate lasting meaningful choices in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the world.

Nuru International has been a fully remote team since 2008 and will continue to be one. All Nuru International staff members work from a location of their choice.


Location: U.S. based preferred, 100% work-remote
Reports to: Livelihoods and Agribusiness Director (LAD)

What’s the job?
As the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Senior Associate you will support M&E and impact programming within local Nuru NGOs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and in future scaling geographies. You will support the advancement and adaption of their existing data-driven decision making strategies. You will bring your knowledge of M&E systems and project management to activities that include research and development, collaboration with academia, and program implementation. A key attribute of the job is building working relationships based on trust and mutual value creation while working remotely. You will work closely with the LAD and Chief Programming Officer (CPO) to achieve the organization’s goals.


What you should have:

Undergraduate degree with coursework in international development, monitoring and evaluation, research methods, statistics, econometrics or related areas with a minimum of 2 years applying your undergraduate skills and knowledge in a professional work setting.
Field experience implementing M&E processes in a developing country (Africa experience a plus).
Understanding and experience in qualitative and quantitative data gathering and how data relates to program design, management and quality; and experience with survey design and digital survey development.
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID’s Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning policies and frameworks.

Who you are:
Independent Self-starter. You are confident working independently in a work-remote environment with minimal supervision. You establish clear priorities, work plans, and meet deadlines. You are efficient, effective, and your colleagues sing praises of your high quality performance.
Strong Facilitator. You are eager to mentor and train staff as partners. Together you execute program activities. You build out, lead, and communicate successful processes with clarity and kindness.
Excellent Project Manager. You manage all aspects of a project from beginning to end. You set strategic program milestones, address challenges, and maintain successful impact measurement systems. You manage multiple projects at one time and overcome interruptions with ease and good humor.

Application instructions

We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Nuru recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Our [email protected] committee and Lean-In group consistently spearhead diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations and learnings across the organization.

Our culture encourages healthy work/life satisfaction, a flexible 100% work-from-home schedule, prioritizes your resiliency, and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. You will receive an equitable and competitive salary based on recent industry data, an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision insurance and a flexible spending account; long-term and short-term disability; 401(k) with company match, generous time off, etc.

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