Social Impact Measurement

Position: Social Impact Measurement

Employer: Engineers Without Borders

Location: Ghana, Uganda or Kenya

Deadline: July 23, 2018

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: July 23, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Looking for a challenge? Jumpstart your professional development while working on the most complex problems in our world. Engineers Without Borders Canada is recruiting for 12-month placements with innovative startups in Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana.

This Social Impact Measurement Fellow role is a 12-month contract with EWB Ventures in Ghana, Uganda or Kenya.

About EWB Ventures:
EWB Ventures is a seed-stage investment vehicle backed by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We are dedicated to supporting early-stage, highly scalable, innovative, for-profit, social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We make tailored, long-term investments of up to $100,000 in ventures with high potential to drive systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways.

About the Role:
EWB Ventures has been working over the past 16 months to develop an evaluation plan to measure the impact of EWB’s investments on entrepreneurs, and the impact of entrepreneurs on beneficiaries. The team is seeking a Fellow to build on this early evaluation work to finalize and begin implementing an evaluation plan.

This opportunity is tailored to candidates looking to make an impact in shaping a highly innovative model in disrupting poverty, contributing to the SIM community, and de-risking seed-stage ventures through SIM. We are looking for someone who has the courage to question the status quo and ask difficult questions, yet has the humility to listen and commit to personal growth through honest self-assessment. The most suitable candidate is someone who has a background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, experience working with marginalized groups, and a demonstrated ability to work in an East or West African context.

- Work closely with the S&I Team to understand and contribute to the development of the EWB investment model using evaluative data
- Review and refine the S&I Team’s impact thesis, logic model, indicators, purpose and use statements, stakeholder engagement table, and key evaluation questions
- Use the already developed evaluation pieces above to select data collection methods and finalize an evaluation plan for EWB’s impact investing work, to measure the impact of both EWB’s investment on its ventures, and the ventures on beneficiaries
- Review the quality of existing data collected from EWB ventures, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which the data can be aggregated and/or provide baseline statistics for impact evaluation
- Provide text and key findings to the EWB Communications Team to use in communications pieces
- Collect and analyze Fellow Learning Capture data
- Implement S&I Team data collection, analysis and reporting for compliance with EWB’s Volunteer Cooperation Program grant
- Facilitate S&I Team learning and improvement using evaluation results
- Develop evaluation infrastructure and resources for EWB as directed by the Impact Evaluation & Learning Manager
- Represent EWB at SIM events in your African region, such as events hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs


- Passion for evaluation and commitment to alleviating poverty;
- 3+ years of professional experience in program evaluation, impact evaluation or social impact measurement; or graduate education in evaluation methods, economics, public health, sociology, research methods or similar social science;
- Intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to learn;
- Some analytical and quantitative skills, such as descriptive statistics;
- Some qualitative data collection and analysis skills, such as interviews;
- Familiarity with mixed methods research;
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously;

- Experience living/working in a developing economy – East or West Africa a big plus;
- Graduate degree;
- Experience with statistical software (R a plus);
- Familiarity with participatory research or transformative evaluation;
- Experience with survey design and implementation, interviews, data cleaning and data management;

Please note: You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant in order to apply. No exceptions.

The program is costs covered. All costs relating to the placement are either paid for directly by EWB (airfare, insurance, vaccinations, trainings) or indirectly through a living stipend, which covers basic living expenses (food, accommodation, local travel) for a modest lifestyle in your placement country. Fellows also receive an honorarium upon completing their 12 month contract, to assist with repatriation costs in Canada. While it is not likely that you will be able to use the stipend to cover previous expenses (ex. student loans), EWB will support you in extending the non-repayment period on student loans as much as possible.

Additionally, EWB offers a range of benefits including insurance, a settlement allowance, professional development opportunities, and more.

Ready to Apply?
Apply before Monday, July 23rd:

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