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The Monitor, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Lead (work from home position) will report to the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC) Program Director. The MEL Lead is a full-time position, focused on an intervention in Kenya, designed to serve two purposes:

1) To provide insights into hidden barriers to opportunities for marginalized young women to lean into Kenya’s workforce.

2) To reach young rural women from marginalized communities through an innovative approach to the collection of data and information which will inform Gender Strategy globally.

Job Overview: The contract is for a 13-month Pilot (12 months of implementation + 1 month for program evaluation) with a view towards scale-up options in Kenya. The MEL Lead will develop and support the achievement of MEL objectives for two interventions: 1) an innovative journalizing intervention (with 300 participants); and 2) a rural young women intervention through the implementation of ‘HER Lab’, an economic empowerment incubator for rural young women which is based in West Pokot, Kenya.

The MEL Lead, and all members of the programming team, will work from home offices. This is a youth-led intervention in Kenya, and all Kenyan team members, with exception of the Program Coordinator, Fellows, and Psychologist, will be alumina of the Global Give Back Circle; young women between the ages of 25 – 30.

- The Journalizing part of the intervention involves a structured process (utilizing laptops and tablets) of weekly journal entry, collection and cataloging among 300 participants / 4 different groups: 1) 100 young women from marginalized backgrounds who are currently attending college / university in Kenya; 2) 50 secondary school students from marginalized backgrounds; 3) 100 Form 4 graduates from West Pokot, East Pokot and Baringo who will attend ‘HER Lab’ for 12 months; and 4) 50 rural young women from West Pokot who fell through the cracks of the education system and have unmet educational needs. The end goal is to learn how SHE defines and pursues dignified and fulfilling work. Through weekly journal entries, a team of six Cataloging Assistants will read the entries and tag ‘patterns’ which will inform the MEL objectives. The MEL 2 Lead will advise on ‘pattern’ detection and the process for cataloging patterns so that they can inform the evaluation and learning agenda of the intervention.

- The ’HER Lab’ part of the intervention involves the implementation of GGBC’s ‘HER Lab’ Program.

‘HER Lab’ provides a robust platform for learnings related to Kenya’s most marginalized population. Baselines and evaluations are woven into a 12-month 21st Century Skills program which includes digital skills, coding, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, value-added agriculture, beading, hair design, and reproductive health, with course additions such as plumbing, welding, electrical wiring, carpentry, and masonry. ‘HER Lab’ will be evaluated for scale-up in other rural communities and in refugee communities. It will also be evaluated for application with young women with disabilities.

- A Kenya-based Program Coordinator will oversee the implementation of both interventions. Two Program Managers will manage programming activities associated with the Journalizing intervention (team of 6) and the ‘HER Lab’ intervention (team of 6). In addition to Programming Staff, the intervention will also engage an Accountant, Database Manager, Entrepreneurship Fellow, MEL Fellow, and a part-time Psychologist.

- The MEL Lead will support the Program Coordinator in the delivery of the MEL objectives. The Program Coordinator also reports to GGBC’s Program Director.

Responsibilities & Duties

- Participate in weekly meetings with the GGBC Program Director (based in US).

- Participate in weekly meetings with the Program Coordinator (based in Kenya).

- Produce at least two white papers / articles on this innovative approach to informing gender strategies with respect to how SHE defines and pursues dignified and meaningful work.

- Build capacity in one of Kenya’s best universities by working with a boots-on-the-ground MEL Manager assigned to the MEL objectives of this intervention. (MEL Manager will report to MEL Lead).

- For the Journalizing Intervention:

- Commit to weekly review sessions with the Program Manager (based in Kenya).

- Contribute to the Design and Development of 1) The Visioning & Journalizing Workshop (delivered via Zoom by the PM) for all participants; 2) Templates for Journalizing; 3) Framework for Data Collection & Cataloging; and 4) Strategy for Weekly Reflection Topics.

- Lead the ‘Pattern Tracking’ part of the Journalizing intervention.

- Provide the Program Coordinator with a Monthly Updates on all MEL matrix (data and supporting narrative).

- Provide MEL inputs into the Monthly Updates prepared by the Program Coordinator for review by GGBC and the Foundation.

- Provide MEL inputs into the Mid-Point Review & Analysis prepared by the Program Coordinator. 3

- Provide MEL inputs into the Final Review & Analysis prepared by the Program

Coordinator.

- Provide inputs into the scale-up recommendations to broaden the reach of the

Journalizing intervention post-pilot.

- For the ‘HER Lab’ Intervention:

- Commit to weekly review sessions with the Program Manager.

- Design all baselines and surveys for the ‘HER Lab’ Program, incorporating methods to measure Frames-of-Reference, Behaviors & Access to Networks.

- Provide the Program Coordinator with a Monthly Updates on all MEL matrix (data and supporting narrative).

- Provide MEL inputs into the Monthly Updates prepared by the Program Coordinator for review by GGBC and the Foundation.

- Provide MEL inputs into the Mid-Point Review & Analysis prepared by the Program Coordinator.

- Provide MEL inputs into the Final Review & Analysis prepared by the Program

Coordinator.

- Provide inputs into the scale-up recommendations to broaden the reach of ‘HER Lab’ post-pilot.

Qualifications

- Master’s Degree or Ph.D. student in Gender Studies, with expertise in monitoring and evaluation.

- Experience in or knowledge of the process of Storytelling as a means to gleaning insights to inform strategy.

- Demonstrated experience working as a collaborative member of a project team.

- Demonstrated experience working remotely / virtually with a project team.

- Excellent written communication skills.

- Demonstrated experience preparing MEL Reports.

- Demonstrated experience writing white papers and/or articles.

- Understanding of journalizing to inform strategy & understanding as to how patterns are detected, analyzed, and distilled into learnings.

- Experience building capacity in others (managing or mentoring).

The Monitor, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Lead (work from home position) will report to the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC) Program Director. The MEL Lead is a full-time position, focused on an intervention in Kenya, designed to serve two purposes:

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
400 E. 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, United States
Suite 12B

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