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Career Opportunities in M-Lab, Kenya

About the M-Lab: The Lab is our think-and-do tank. A space to micro-simulate projects, extract data, evaluate projects and conduct surveys. 

Simply, this is where we test systems and behaviors that cannot be implemented without being examined in detail. 

We have conducted extensive surveys on user experiences using mobile payment systems for health in many different settings, we have carried out surveys on the effects on donor incentives on health care access and health insurance.  

The Lab designs tests, trains participants and conducts quantitative and qualitative data collection. Currently we have around 20 different tests ideas for a number of different partners. 

We would like to apply the use of the mobile wallet as a payment system on other sectors such as agriculture and education.
 
For this purpose we are currently looking for a highly motivated and pro-active individual with experience in the educational sector and more specifically in the carrying out of donor, private or government sponsored educational projects. 

Job Vacancy: M-Lab Team Leader - Health

Because of expected expansion of the team, we are currently recruiting a highly motived, self-driven and pro-active Team Leader.

M- Lab Team Leader (Health) :
 Reporting to the M-Lab Manager, the Lab Team Leader  will be responsible for the conceptualization, preparation, implementation and evaluation of M-Health Lab Test including the supervision of Field Coordinators and Lab Support Officers assigned to these tests.
 
M-Health Lab Team Leader Position Job Duties:
  • Supervise operations staff to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Lab Manager in determining research budgets and schedules.
  • Track project progress and correct any deviations and delays.
  • Ensure that projects are executed within allotted timelines and budgets.
  • Establish good working relationships with all stakeholders involved
  • Act pro-actively to keep projects from stalling and delaying.
  • Develop and review plans to achieve research objectives.
  • Resolve any problems related to quality and compliance promptly.
  • Analyze operational problems and implement corrective actions.
  • Develop new methodologies to improve quality and productivity of tests.
  • Maintain documentations of problems and their resolutions for reference purposes.
  • Drafting concepts for new test or sales models.
  • Development of research and data-collection instruments
  • Analysis of data and writing of reports to the client
  • Proactively identify and conceptualize new business opportunities and innovative ideas for future development of the department.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences, Rural Development, Community Mobilization or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in designing, implementing managing, and evaluating community-based health care programs that support the priorities of the Basic Package of Health Services
  • Proven experience in managing and supervising teams on the ground, both motivating and mentoring as well as monitoring.
  • Proven experience in writing of concepts and reports.
  • Pro-active attitude and be able to think outside of the box.
  • Willingness to work in informal settlements and occasional travel to (rural) Areas in other parts of the country.
  • Kenyan nationals only.
Starting Salary: 
 
Gross Salary: 70,000 - 90,000 Ksh/month 
 
This gross salary is dependent on one’s level of expertise. 
 
The gross salary is subject to statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF) 

Starting date:
 March 2016

Job Vacancy: M-Lab Field Coordinator – Education
 
M- Lab Field Coordinator Job Purpose: Reporting to the Lab Team Leader and Lab Manager, the Lab Field Coordinator is responsible for the formulation and implementation of Lab Tests in the area of education. 

Primarily we would like to integrate mobile wallet use in the education sector. A concern for instance is how the mobile wallet can be used to connect donor aid with schools, or for example how it can be used for children with special needs that require specialized equipment to enable them to learn in schools. 

M- Lab Field Coordinator Job Duties:
  • Conceptualize new test models involving the mobile wallet and quality education.
  • Recruitment and training field agents and any other identified stakeholder so as to implement the proposed model.
  • Work with the Lab Team leader in determining research budgets and schedules.
  • Support with the development of research and data-collection instruments by carrying out pilots.
  • Receive, resolve and/or revert complaints from the various actors to the Lab Manager and Team Leader.
  • Pro-actively detect problems and opportunities and find solutions to different issues related to the lab projects and maintain documentation for reference purposes. In addition, track test progress and correct any deviations and delays.
  • Identify partners who Dodore can engage with so as to scale up the projects.
  • Approach actors in the education sector i.e. donors, NGOs, Government and market the proposed models for scalability.
  • Make logistic arrangements in carrying out of internal and external Lab meetings.
  • Assist in other tasks that may be assigned by the M-Lab Manager or Team Leader.
Requirements:
  • Recently obtained or about to complete a Master’s degree in a Social Science / Education or a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science degree with 3 years of work experience.
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience in designing, and implementing research projects, preferably educational projects.
  • Proven experience in supervising teams on the ground, both motivating and mentoring as well as monitoring.
  • Proven experience in writing of concepts and reports.
  • Ability to carry out data entry and analysis using SPSS and excel will be an added advantage
  • Pro-active attitude and be able to think outside of the box.
  • An active network in the educational sector (educational institutions, donors, NGOs, government) is considered an advantage.
  • Willingness to work in informal settlements and occasional travel to (rural) areas in other parts of the country.
  • Kenyan Nationals only.
Gross Salary: 50,000- 70,000 Ksh/month 
 
This gross salary is dependent on one’s level of expertise. 
 
The gross salary is subject to statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF) 

Intended Starting date: 22nd February 2016

Job Vacancy: M-Lab Field Coordinator – Agriculture
 
M- Lab Field Coordinator Job Purpose: Reporting to the Lab Manager and Team Leader, the Lab Field Coordinator is responsible for the formulation and implementation of Lab Tests in the agricultural sector.
 
M- Lab Field Coordinator Job Duties:
  • Conceptualize new test models of how the mobile wallet can be of use in the agriculture value chain. Can mobile wallet technology be used to connect buyers and sellers or donors and beneficiaries along the agricultural value chain?
  • Approach actors in the value chain and market proposed models
  • Recruitment and training actors in the value chain, field agents and any other identified stakeholder so as to implement the proposed model.
  • Work with management in determining research budgets and schedules.
  • Support with the development of research and data-collection instruments and carry out pilots.
  • Receive, resolve and/or revert complaints from the various actors to the Lab Manager and Team Leader.
  • Pro-actively detect problems and opportunities and find solutions to different issues related to the lab projects and maintain documentation for reference purposes. In addition, track test progress and correct any deviations and delays. 
  • Identify foreign partners who Dodore can engage with so as to scale up the projects.
  • Internally test mobile technology and mobile payment systems and identify potential problems for end users of these systems.
  • Writing of concept notes and reports.
  • Make logistic arrangements in carrying out of internal and external Lab meetings and actively participate in these meetings.
  • Assist in other tasks that may be assigned by the M- Lab Manager or Team Leader.
Requirements:
  • Recently obtained or about to complete a Master’s degree in an agriculture related subject or rural development
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience in designing, and implementing research projects, preferably agricultural related projects.
  • Proven experience in supervising teams on the ground, both motivating and mentoring as well as monitoring.
  • Proven experience in writing of concepts and reports.
  • Ability to carry out data entry and analysis using SPSS and excel will be an added advantage.
  • Pro-active attitude and be able to think outside of the box.
  • Willingness to work in informal settlements and occasional travel to (rural)Areas in other parts of the country.
  • Kenyan Nationals only.
Gross Salary: 50,000- 70,000 Ksh/month 
 
This gross salary is dependent on one’s level of expertise. 
 
The gross salary is subject to statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF) 

Intended starting date:
 22nd February 2016

Application Process:
 

In order to apply for this job strictly send your cover letter and CV as one file to recruitment@dodore.org i.e. convert both cover letter and CV to PDF and merge to one PDF file.
 
 
The detailed CV should have referees who can be contacted to attest on the applicant’s suitability for the position

Cover letter should be customized to this position

Strictly mention your name and ‘Application Field Coordinator – Agriculture’ in the subject of your email.

Incomplete applications and applications beyond the deadline will not be accepted.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 5th February 2016

For more information: www.dodore.co.ke

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