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Head of Research and Advisory Services Job in Kenya

Kimetrica Vacancy Announcement:  Head of Research and Advisory Services

Revised 25th February 2014 for immediate recruitment

Company Profile: Kimetrica's mission is to improve the quality and accountability of service delivery in the non-profit sector.

We do this through the provision of monitoring and evaluation products and services, including M&E software, evaluations, training, and advisory support, working at corporate, policy and at project levels.

We have offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Moldova, and the US.

Our clients include USAID, DfID, European Union, The World Bank, and many international and local NGOs. 

Position Summary: The objective of the position is to lead the Research and Advisory (R&A) Service on a path to becoming the primary global provider of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) services.

In the context of rapid company growth and working with a young and highly talented team, the Head of R&A, will provide strategic direction to and overall management of the implementation of Kimetrica’s R&A services.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the five core R&A business areas (Survey, Analysis, M&E Systems, Strategic Advisory and Reporting)
  • Advise project managers on design, strategy and tactics for all current M&E and DRM projects
  • Develop and rollout quality assurance standards for all Kimetrica R&A products and services
  • Oversee the management of M&E projects, research and advisory contracts and projects
  • Oversee the development of analytical tools for M&E and DRM
  • Contribute to research and advisory products, e.g., evaluations and strategic frameworks
  • Build strategic alliances with research institutions and private companies to strengthen our international capacity and profile
  • Develop key client relations and bring in new clients for Kimetrica and provide technical inputs on bids and proposals to Kimetrica’s business development team


  • At least 5 years experience in management consulting or international development
  • Extensive international work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Creative and strong strategic and tactical thinking
  • Postgraduate qualification in economics, public health or related from a top university
  • Willingness to travel for short periods
  • Strong English language communications skills, spoken and written
  • Strong project management skills and leadership qualities
  • Strong inter-personal skills with an ability to persuade, build professional partnerships and communicate complex concepts to mixed audiences

  • Econometric and economic modelling skills and cost-benefit analysis
  • Legal right to reside and work in Kenya
  • Experience in disaster risk management
  • Research publication history and academic profile

Terms and Conditions:
  • Highly competitive salary package
  • Full health insurance
  • One month vacation per year
  • Pension and investment benefits
  • Opportunities to pursue research interests and academic study
  • Fun, friendly and stimulating working environment
  • Based in Kenya or with frequent travel to Kenya
  • Regular global travel for trips of up to 2 weeks
  • Major opportunities for career growth and on-the-job learning
  • Opportunities for flexible hours and working from home on agreed days
  • Sensitivity to child care and other family commitments

To apply, please send cover letter and CV to   

Please put in the subject line of your e-mail:  Head of R&A Service.

We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability.

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