Partnerships Evaluation Manager

Organization
Kiva
Contact Information
https://www.kiva.org/careers

Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a mission driven technology company. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with a mission to alleviate poverty. We aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives.”

In just 10 years, Kiva has raised over $700 million in loan capital for more than 1.6 million borrowers in over 85 countries. Kiva’s lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level – targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continuing our expansion into new areas such as local lending in the US, student loans, water, clean energy.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva\’s team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.

Job Description

Kiva seeks to pursue its mission through quantifiable results and measurable impact. To do so, we collect and analyze data from our field partners, their loan products, and other sources, as well as evaluate external research. As an organization that operates at the intersection of Tech, Non-Profit, and Finance, we seek to look at data from many angles, with a strong emphasis on efficient and cost-effective methods.

The Partnerships Evaluation Manager will manage impact data collection efforts, maintain data management tools and systems, and perform data analyses and external research to provide compelling insights and offer data-driven recommendations to the broader Partnerships team. You will become the “go to” expert on our field partners’ impact, while working closely with people on both the Partnerships and Development teams to define key metrics, ensure proper instrumentation and tracking, and assist with grant reporting. This position will report to our Director of Strategic Initiatives.

This is a great opportunity for a talented person who wants to creatively develop rigorous and innovative approaches that support Kiva’s mission.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

Data collection, management, and analysis
-Oversee process to collect impact data from our field partners to update Impact Scorecard and report on key metrics for external grants and Managed Lending Accounts.
-Maintain data management system for all impact data and associated scoring models; manage changes and additions to models as needed.
-Develop new systems, as needed, to collect data from partners, loan products, and borrowers.
-Conduct data analysis on country-level financial indicators and microfinance market saturation.
-Create and maintain models for goals and projections, both for Partnerships Team and specific grant and Managed Lending Accounts.
-Conduct ad hoc data analysis and data quality investigations.

Monitoring and evaluation
-Work closely with the Kiva team, external evaluators, and funders to establish appropriate evaluation questions and methodologies.
-Set the quality standards for Kiva’s global development research in the sectors we fund by keeping track of trends, academic research, and news.
-Travel to the field up to six weeks per year for monitoring and evaluation and regional conferences.

Communication
-Disseminate key reports with synthesis to Partnerships Team; work with Marketing and Communications to craft lender-facing blog posts on regular basis.

Qualifications:

Required
-A Bachelor or graduate degree in a related field (economics, business, international development)
-3-5 years work experience in analytics, monitoring and evaluation, and/or international development with a quantitative focus
-Demonstrated knowledge of data collection, quality checks of data, presentation of data, and data management
-Strong data analysis skills, particularly using Excel and SQL
-Knowledge of R, SPSS, or other statistical language
-Ability to think creatively and provide thoughtful, agile insights
-Ability to develop, maintain, automate, visualize, analyze, and communicate reporting to key stakeholders
-Capacity to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
-Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred
-Direct experience working on or managing one or more Monitoring and Evaluation field studies preferred
-Familiarity with data exploration and business intelligence platforms

A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva\’s culture.  We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

Additional Information

We accept applications on our website. To apply, visit www.kiva.org/careers.