Kimetrica Kenya: Head of Research and Advisory Services Job

Job Vacancy: Head of Research and Advisory Services

Company Profile: Kimetrica’s mission is to improve the quality and accountability of service delivery in the non-profit sector through the provision of technical support in monitoring and evaluation and disaster risk management.

We have offices in the US, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Moldova. Kimetrica’s main focus is on monitoring and evaluation of public sector and not for profit projects and programmes.

Our clients include USAID, DfID, European Union, the World Bank, and many international and local NGOs.

Position Summary: Kimetrica is seeking to employ an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation expert to lead our Research and Advisory (R&A) Services.
The objective of the position is to lead the Research and Advisory (R&A) Service on a path to becoming the primary global provider of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) services.
In the context of rapid company growth, the Head of R&A, working with a young and highly talented team, will provide overall management, strategic direction and implementation of Kimetrica’s R&A services.
Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee five core R&A business areas: Survey, Analysis, Data Systems, Strategic Advisory and Reporting
  • Advise project managers on the design, strategy and tactics for all current M&E and DRM projects
  • Manage M&E projects and client portfolios
  • Oversee the design and implementation of research and evaluation projects
  • Oversee the development of analytical tools for M&E and DRM
  • Build strategic alliances with research institutions for developing tools and methodologies and with commercial providers of research and advisory services.
  • Manage and supervise the technical work technical staff and consultants
  • Provide technical input on bids and proposals to Kimetrica’s business development team
  • At least 5 years experience in management consulting or with an international development agency
  • Extensive international work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and a strong and up to date knowledge of M&E methods
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Creative and strong strategic and tactical thinking
  • Postgraduate qualification in economics, public health or related from a top university
  • Willingness to travel for short periods
  • Strong English language communications skills, spoken and written
  • Strong project management skills and leadership qualities
  • Strong inter-personal skills with an ability to persuade, build professional partnerships and communicate complex concepts to mixed audiences
  • Working experience in international organisations
  • Econometric and economic modelling skills and cost-benefit analysis
  • Legal right to reside and work in Kenya
  • Experience in disaster risk management
  • Research publication history and academic profile
Terms and Conditions:
  • Highly competitive salary package
  • Full health insurance
  • One month vacation per year
  • Opportunities to pursue research interests and academic study
  • Fun, friendly and stimulating working environment
  • Based in Kenya or with frequent travel to Kenya
  • Regular global travel for trips of up to 2 weeks
  • Major opportunities for career growth and on-the-job learning
  • Opportunities for flexible hours and working from home on agreed days
  • Sensitivity to child care and other family commitments
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to
Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: Head of R&A Service.
Do not attach copies of certificates.
We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability.
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