Title: Data and Systems Manager
Location: Virtual position; Washington, D.C. Metro Area home base is preferred
WHO WE ARE
Solar Sister is a movement of women, men, allies, and partners who care about the well-being of people and planet. Our vision is a brighter world, powered by women entrepreneurs. We eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We are creating a deliberately woman-centered network of entrepreneurs to bring the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
Our model is simple: each Solar Sister entrepreneur buys her lights and cookstoves from Solar Sister, then sells and delivers them — woman-to-woman — to her family, friends, and neighbors. We provide essential services and training that enable women entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses in their own communities. Since our founding in 2010, Solar Sister has supported over 5,000 entrepreneurs, distributed over 400,000 clean energy products, and reached nearly 2 million people.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
At a time of programmatic growth and opportunity, Solar Sister seeks a mission-driven, energetic, and nimble Data and Systems Manager to drive Solar Sister’s investment in data science and analytics. This position will work closely with Solar Sister’s executive management, partners, and in-country Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Managers to build the internal systems and infrastructure needed to support Solar Sister’s full implementation of all data science projects. The Data and Systems Manager will also be responsible for integrating data science across programs on an ongoing basis and for training staff across all three Solar Sister offices on how to use these data to bolster operations and programming. This holistic approach will increase Solar Sister’s long-term sustainability, by adding the foundational building blocks critical to an organization-wide commitment to and capacity for strategically integrating data science into our impact journey.
The Data and Systems Manager will work across projects, but at the outset will primarily support a new initiative that will focus on using data science to gather insights, analyze customer data, and predict market characteristics. This will generate data both for clean energy entrepreneurs and for Solar Sister staff to use to make data-backed decisions as we scale into additional emerging markets. As part of this, they will champion an organizational culture shift from a focus on data being primarily for donor reporting or indicator tracking to using data for programmatic course correction and decision making by staff at all levels of the organization.
The Data and Systems Manager will join a lean 5-member US-based team, and – working alongside colleagues in Africa, including the Tanzania and Nigeria M&E Managers – they will partner closely with the CEO, Impact Associate, and Director of Programs to design and implement new data-driven programming and to create and manage the data science and systems needed to support this programming. Additionally, the Data and Systems Manager will work to strengthen Solar Sister’s data systems and processes to ensure smooth and effective tracking of the business as usual and new programs that align with donor expectations and contractual requirements.
Specifically, the Data and Systems Manager will:
WHAT SKILLS YOU BRING
WHO YOU ARE
The following knowledge, skills, and experiences are nice to have:
HOURS AND LOCATION
This full-time position is available immediately. This position is virtual and can work from anywhere in the United States. Washington, D.C. Metro Area home base is preferred. While there is no travel during COVID-19, there may be domestic and international travel once it is safe to do so.
Salary is $70,000 and additional benefits of $500/month reimbursement allowance for medical insurance, 20 days for personal time off, 10 national holidays, and a 2-week closure at the end of the calendar year. Solar Sister offers a flexible work environment that supports the well-being of our team.
If this opportunity calls out to you, please attach the following documents:
1) a tailored cover letter that explains why Solar Sister’s mission excites you and why this particular role is a fit for you; and
2) your resume.
Solar Sister provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Solar Sister complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Solar Sister expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Solar Sister employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.