Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Nigeria
Reports To: Nigeria Country Director
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
WHO WE ARE
Solar Sister is a movement of women, men, allies, and partners who care about the well-being of people and the planet. Our mission is to 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 more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, distributed more than 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 M&E Manager to drive Solar Sister Nigeria’s need for dedicated attention and investment in M&E to support the scale and replication of Solar Sister’s business model throughout Nigeria. This position will provide technical support to program implementation teams and support business development opportunities, as needed. S/he will ensure that Solar Sister has the data it needs to understand its impact, communicate that impact internally and externally, and identify operational challenges quickly and effectively through data monitoring.
The M&E Manager will partner closely with the Nigeria team as well as the U.S.-based team to create and manage the M&E systems needed to support data-driven programming. S/he will oversee the collection of data in Nigeria and will clean and analyze these data and use them to provide inputs on the design and implementation of systems and processes to provide data-driven strategic M&E for Solar Sister’s operational and programmatic impacts.
The M&E Manager will work across all projects, but at the outset will focus primarily on supporting a new initiative to collect feedback from staff and entrepreneurs about what types of data will be useful for them, and will work with members of the Leadership Team and external data science partners to find ways to collect these data and to train staff and entrepreneurs on how to apply it to achieve business results. As part of this, s/he 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.
Specifically, the M & E Manager will:
WHAT SKILLS YOU BRING
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
HOURS AND LOCATION
This full-time position is available immediately. This position is based in Lagos, Nigeria. This role may require travel within the assigned territory or based on job needs.
Salary range NGN 350,000 – NGN 400,000 Monthly and additional benefits of medical insurance, 20 days for personal time off, all national holidays, and time off during 2-week office closure at the end of the calendar year. Solar Sister offers a flexible work environment that supports the wellbeing 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 CV/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.
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