What we do:
Think about the first time someone recognized in you a spark, a talent you hadn’t yet seen in yourself. Remember the way your heart soared when you felt the power of what you could do and be. At Street Business School (SBS) we are honored to help women living in poverty experience that feeling by turning their spark into a fire of purpose through our entrepreneurial training program. We provide entrepreneurial training programs for women living in extreme poverty through our Street Business School, which is currently expanding globally with a goal of reaching a million women by 2027.
We are proud of our successes! With our help:
• Ninety seven organizations in 21 countries worldwide are certified to offer SBS in their own communities.
• SBS graduates go from living on $1.35 a day, on average, to $4.19 a day two years later
• 89% of women who start business during Street Business School are still successfully running that business two years after they graduate
Why you’ll feel good about working for Street Business School
• You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to see your spark igniting change around the world
• You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do cool and meaningful work
• By supporting the global expansion of our Street Business School your work will directly enable one million women to lift their families out of poverty
• You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other employees with passion, commitment, and drive. We love to help people reach their full potential.
• We support women to solve their own problems creating dignity, ownership and self-sufficiency
• Increasing women’s income not only reduces poverty it also spurs investment in children, creates greater self-esteem, increases bargaining power, and reduces domestic violence
• You’ll have great time off benefits, including a paid, organization-wide closure over the holidays
About our Monitoring and Evaluation Role
We are looking for a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation Manager to join Street Business School’s team to support a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) program. We are on the forefront of helping women living in poverty transform their lives through entrepreneurial training, and we are looking for an amazing person to continue to capture and articulate our impact as we scale globally to reach one million women. This position will have an opportunity to help pioneer new ways of measuring the effectiveness of our social franchise model and will suggest other creative ways to interpret data and tell our story.
This job has your name on it if you:
• Have deep understanding of how to build and maintain simple but robust measurement systems, and to work with a range of partner organizations to gather data.
• Are a data geek who loves diving into numbers and doing analysis, but also have a brilliant ability to translate them into powerful and accessible communications that help tell a story of transformation.
• Are an evaluation visionary with the ability to demonstrate impact in a variety of different ways
• Know how to walk the line between generating useful impact stats and getting lost in a sea of survey tools and data
• Have deep listening skills and use them to help meet the needs of the MERL program
• Require little oversight because your follow-through and detail-orientation is to be envied
• Are enamored with impact, and can integrate into, support and lead an existing culture of fun, no-drama, real hands-on teamwork, results focused, and can-do attitude
What you’ll do for us:
We are looking for a rock star to help us dive deeper into evaluating the effectiveness of the replication of the SBS model through partner organizations, tracking our ongoing impact, and maintaining an SMS based M&E system. Get your
running shoes on…this is both a strategic and tactical position that has responsibility for taking our MERL program to a whole new level. In just one week, you might dream up new strategy, crunch numbers, test our technology, and write up our recent findings for the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Key focal areas include:
I. Oversee our existing organizational framework for M&E – why, who, what, when, where
- Why – How do we use data to support organizational learning, partner learning, influencing the sector, communication and fundraising?
- What – Regularly review processes for data collection, analysis, and reporting .
- When – Update current M&E data annually to align with existing reporting cycles; include quantitative and qualitative external evaluations on a somewhat regular basis
- Who – Invest in staff dedicated to ongoing M&E
- Where – Recommend where we should be focusing our M&E bandwidth for maximum benefit, including diving into more specific questions from time to time.
II. Oversee our existing internal data collection
- Review log frame and what is being measured
- Assess what the explicit goals of each program and the process in place to gather both quantitative and qualitative data
- Review existing data for new ways/categories for analysis and oversee cleaning, analysis and reporting
- Oversee and improve current M&E technology platform
- Understand needs of all departments to advise on where new data collection should be prioritized
- Track best practice in the M&E field and bring innovation and recommendations to our work
- Track promising practices in the sector that might inform our approach and disseminate to appropriate teams
- Recommend how we not only emulate what others are doing, but create new ideas, categories, strategies that help us lead the field
IV. External evaluations
- Oversee and liaise with RCT and other external evaluations being conducted by third parties
- Plan for future RCT or external evaluations, including creating partnerships with research institutions and funders
- Coordinate on the dissemination of evaluation results to create maximum credibility and opportunities for growth
- Determine the frequency of reporting to align with organizational goals and cycles
- Lead the dissemination of evaluation results ensuring that information is translated into content that can be easily understood by a broad range of audiences
- Determine ideal channels and audiences for results to be disseminated:
- Develop depth of content periodically and then adapt to different formats
- Website/social media info graphics
- Donor reports
- Annual M&E summary
- Slide deck
- Conference presentations
- Academic papers
- This position will directly supervise an M&E employee located in the SBS Uganda office and interns from time to time
- Any other duties directly in line with this role
What you’ll need to do this job:
- At least 3-5 years of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning experience with increasing responsibility and tangible positive results. This includes strong math and data analysis skills, and a demonstrated fluency for capturing data in a way that will support our global scale up.
- Experience working with databases including a technology based M&E or data collection system and a willingness to apply these skills to an entrepreneurship program. (TaroWorks/SalesForce experience is advantageous but not necessary).
- Educational background in M&E, statistics or development studies preferred. Project management and computer science may also be considered. Work experience in these areas can also be considered.
- Unstoppable passion for staying up-to-date with best practice in the development world and putting that knowledge into use, including trends like lean data, women’s confidence research, entrepreneurship work, and interactive tools to share data.
- A high level of focus with great attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines on several large projects with interconnecting tasks and pieces is essential.
- Experience working with or assessing entrepreneurial programs or women’s empowerment program for NGOs preferred.
- Outstanding writing skills in various formats (we would love to see a sample). Ability to speak powerfully when sharing impact data is a plus.
- Strong project management experience that drives efficiency and excellence in all aspects of work. • Ability not just to interpret data but to provide a new perspective to imagine new and creative ways the data can be utilized.
- Strong English language and general communication skills a must
Compensation:This is a full-time position with a beginning salary range of $60,000 – $63,000 annually depending on experience. Benefits are great including health care, dental and vision benefits, participation in a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, sick time, sabbatical and holidays, including an organization-wide holiday closure.
Please shoot us an email letting us know where you heard about us and how working for us would be a dream come true for you. Please also send your resume and portfolio of work (to show us how we’d be crazy not to talk to you) to jobs@StreetBusinessSchool.org with “M&E Manager” in the subject line. While we love, love, love initiative on the job, no phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.