Director Performance, Evidence and Insights, Kenya 105 views

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, relentlessly innovate to ensure both impact & health system strengthening. At Living Goods, you will have the opportunity to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative environment, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

Your Charge

The position is responsible for leading monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning across the organization to ensure Living Goods and its partners deepen impact, continuously learn and improve, and builds strong evidence of strengthened community health systems, high-impact community health practices, and ultimately improved RMNCH outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities


Develop and oversee delivery LG´s learning agenda against LG´s theory of change and to constantly drive greater impact.

Build research approaches and partnerships that monitor and measure program impact in line with LG´s theory of change.

Lead the development of the M&E framework of the organization including the design of relevant KPIs to support the organization strategic plan and theory of change

Develop and manage the MERL budget

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Drive the development of a cohesive reporting mechanism across the organization as well as performance management dashboards

Ensure the integration of M&E activities into all programs and projects.

Oversee data quality across the organization and ensure robust frameworks and approaches are used across partner delivery and modalities as well.

Drive the development of efficient program review mechanisms and feedback loops with the program and program delivery teams to encourage an adaptive, learning approach

Disseminate relevant learnings and insights to internal and external audiences to support impact, learning, and advocacy goals


Drive high-quality deep-dive analytics that strengthens program impact and design as well as generates additional evidence for program improvement and advocacy.

Transform the use of data and analytics across Living Goods into a strategic capability and enabler of improved service delivery and cost-efficiency.

Research, insights, and evidence

Technical lead and expert in research particularly implementation science.

Oversees the design of high-quality evidence-informed research that will provide evidence, inform program design and influence the wider field


data analysis

data quality

data science

global health

health systems

monitoring and evaluation

performance management

public sector

results based management

senior manager

shared services


Identify, cultivate and manage partnerships with global research and analytic partners

People management

Recruit and manage the Performance, Evidence, and Insight team including staff and consultants and ensure strong coordination of different technical workstreams

Set up effective shared services (structure and ways of working) to provide high-quality cross-functional and cross geography support

Bring out the best in people and build a culture of high performance and engagement in line with the organization’s values

BD & Advocacy

Create, publish and disseminate LG research, policy, and analytic products to drive the organization’s role as a thought leader in the global health community and with relevant external stakeholders.

Is the MERL technical lead and provides thought leadership to facilitate the development of high-quality proposals.

Drive the development of high-quality program reports and analytics to support grant reporting and communication efforts.

Skills and Competencies

Good Interpersonal skills, Communication and Collaboration, People management, Data analysis, and management using statistical packages including SPSS, Stata, R-Studio, and My SQL.

Strong knowledge of planning and implementing program monitoring and evaluation methodologies and frameworks.

Strong knowledge of program design and implementation, including results-based management, use of log frames, and key performance indicators.

Demonstrated ability to communicate and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders including senior managers, Boards, team members, private and public sector partners, and young evaluators.

Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.

Membership in professional evaluation associations, notably in emerging African and Indigenous Evaluation networks; and/or a professional certificate in evaluation is highly desired.

Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

University degree in International Development, Economics, Evaluation, Data Science, Social Science, Social Innovation, or other relevant fields.

Minimum 8 years of evaluation management experience including managing evaluation teams, specialists, and partnerships, and reporting to senior management and Boards.


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and annual performance bonus pay opportunity. This is an opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.


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