ALG - Impact Associate

Nairobi, Kenya

Full Time

African Leadership Group

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About the Company

ABOUT THE AL GROUP

The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions which share a common vision: transforming Africa and the world by developing and connecting a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. The institutions in the AL Group were founded by Fred Swaniker, a serial entrepreneur who started off with the vision of transforming Africa. Last year, Fast Company recognized us as the most innovative company in Africa for “remaking education for a new era.”

ABOUT THE ALG IMPACT TEAM

The Impact Team is tasked with designing and implementing impact measurement frameworks across AL institutions, overseeing short and long-term studies to assess our progress in developing three million ethical, entrepreneurial, leaders, in Africa, coordinating the collection of impact data from teams at African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and the Room, and analyzing results to produce key insights to share across the Group and with our partners.

About the Role

Do you enjoy thinking about how to track impact, designing systems to track progress, and rigorously assessing programs to glean key insights? Do you love transforming complex data into beautiful, insightful visuals that have the power to influence decisions about organizational strategy, direction, and impact? Are you a high-performing, early career professional passionate about education and evidence-based decision making? The Impact Team at the African Leadership Group is looking for intellectually curious, passionate individuals who know how to identify, analyse, and interpret trends in complex data sets, and who are excited about finding new ways to evaluate our impact across our diverse array of educational programs and network. Your skills will be a key asset in providing crucial insights for the Impact team to report on key learnings to internal and external stakeholders, continuously improve programs, and ultimately expand our impact.


You will be responsible for:

  • Data collection: Designing survey instruments and other data collection tools; designing and implementing monitoring and quality assurance systems; managing and maintaining large datasets

  • Research: Researching innovative evaluation techniques, new measurement frameworks, data collection and analysis techniques, and conducting ad-hoc literature reviews

  • Data analysis: Designing evaluation approaches; cleaning and analyzing results using statistical techniques 

  • Reporting: Developing written reports of different forms (briefs, memos, reports, blog posts) and presentations to illustrate our impact story; developing impactful and visually appealing visuals, leveraging infographics to share results with a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, international development, or related fields, with experience in econometrics

  • At least 2 years of work experience, preferably in quantitative data analysis

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, clean and analyze data, and disseminate results with accuracy

  • Proven experience with developing impactful data visualizations

  • Very good knowledge of R/STATA or Python required 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex topics into writing-based deliverables (e.g. briefs, analytical reports, blog posts, and more) and presentations

  • Self-directed, motivated, energetic, creative, and a problem solver

  • The ability to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines

  • Phenomenal attention to detail.

  • Interest in "big data", machine learning, and data science a plus