About the Company
Kimetrica is a social enterprise with a mission to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. We help international organizations, governments and nonprofits to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor and taxpayer confidence.
Our services extend from major project evaluations to provision of early warning services, and monitoring the political, social and economic conditions in fragile states. Our analyses inform multi-million dollar policy and project design decisions, often in life-threatening humanitarian situations.
To have an impact, we need to convey technical findings and often highly nuanced messages to non- technical decision-makers.
About the Position
Kimetrica is seeking an experienced Lead Researcher, probably with a background in economics or public health, to lead multidisciplinary evaluation, assessment and monitoring projects. You are likely to have been a Principal Investigator on medium to large-scale research projects and you are dedicated to very high quality research. You will enjoy the challenge of managing large teams on complicated projects with many moving parts. You will have a strong practical understanding of both quantitative and qualitative evaluation design and analysis techniques. Most of our work is among conflict-affected communities or in areas with weak infrastructure, and frequent obstacles requiring versatility, pragmatism, and astute tactical thinking.
In the position, you will be leading one or more multidisciplinary teams and lead the design, analysis and communications processes. You will be working with highly experienced and motivated field survey and evaluation teams, and with strong technical support. Kimetrica uses a suite of high-capability Python-based tools for data capture, analysis, and visualization. Indicatively, projects might include a cost benefit analysis of a project to increase farm incomes, a formal evaluation of the impact a health behavior change intervention, or the design of a system to monitor nutritional conditions in a fragile state. The job requires intellectual curiosity and innovation, and you will keep abreast of the developments in advanced evaluation methods.
Our research aims to influence policy and program decision-making for the better. The ability to frame key strategic, tactical and operational questions will be critical. You will need to convey nuanced and sometimes complex messages to non-technical decision-makers. To achieve impact you will often be required to push clients towards evidence-based decision-making, rather than gut instinct.
The specific objectives of the position are:
Key duties include:
Qualifications and skills
Required qualifications and skills are:
Ideally, the candidate will also have these qualifications:
One of our permanent office locations Addis Ababa, Denver, Nairobi, New York, or Washington DC is preferred. We will consider remote working options for the right candidate.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Job Type: Full-time