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Job offer: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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MiCRO is recruiting a monitoring and evaluation specialist (M&E specialist)

We won’t be modest about it – you are really going to enjoy working for MiCRO.  The rest of the team already does and wants to find like-minded colleagues to join us as we continue to expand.

We are a small and dynamic social business whose work makes a difference to the vulnerable low-income population of the world.  The reason we love our work so much is that we tackle issues that create solutions for development challenges, financial inclusion, climate change, and agricultural productivity, all at the same time.  We have the support of highly reputable donors and investors, as well as a global reinsurance company.  But at the end of the day, it is the talent of the individuals within the immediate team that is MiCRO’s secret ingredient for success.

There are not many jobs that require you to travel to such a beautiful part of the world as MiCRO does.  Have you seen the real Central America?  Not just the cities, but the expanses of lakes, national parks, beaches and farmland.  It is in all these places that our clients live.  They are the vulnerable, low-income population of Latin America.  In the work that we do, we need to understand their lives and the challenges they face day-by-day, to design risk management solutions that make them more resilient to the unpredictable natural hazards around them.

We are a small team, but with a diverse range of skills.  Nobody can brainstorm and implement solutions better than we can. We are excited for you to join our team and bring your fresh ideas to the table, but you can expect a range of challenging questions from our lawyer, or our actuary, or our business development manager, and most definitely from our CEO – as we all do with our own ideas and plans.  We all challenge ourselves to think outside the box and take initiative, and that is why we believe we can do something world-leading in our work.



What to expect?

We work very hard, but we enjoy what we do.  Knowing that we are making a difference to the lives of people that really need it gets each of us out of bed in the morning.  MiCRO launched its first ever product in Haiti in 2011.  Although we hope to expand globally in the future, we are currently focused on the work at hand in Latin America.  Our current countries of operations are are Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, we will soon start in Mexico and others will follow suit.

Our team works mostly virtually, and in continual conversation over Zoom, Skype or email.  We try to meet in person at least every 2 to 4 months. We do not expect you to relocate, but for ease of time-zones and travel, we have a very strong preference to hire somebody based in the Americas.

Our dream candidate would be based in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, or El Salvador, where you could work even closer with one of our existing team members.

We know you are a talented individual and we will pay you accordingly.

What are we looking for?

If you want to succeed in this role, you need to be intellectually curious and ready to take initiative.  We have many problems that we are trying to solve and tasks that we are trying to implement.  You should be ready to take the lead on some of these.

The duties of the M&E Specialist include the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making and general support to the broader MiCRO team,  the maintenance and improvement of MiCRO’s M&E tools, including dashboards and surveys to measure and continuously imcrease the value, reliability and sustainability of our products.

Under the lead of our Pricing Actuary, the M&E Specialist will perform statistical analyses from the initial product design phase, and monitor and evaluate the product during its life cycle, ensuring adequate communication of results to relevant stakeholders.

Successful responses to this ToR will exhibit the following qualities and competencies:

  • At least two years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • An undergraduate degree in economics, actuarial science, engineering or related.
  • Knowledge of database management and ability to handle and interpret data from different sources.
  • Proficiency in Excel and domain of other software such as SPSS, and Power BI.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to speak and write persuasively.
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to think creatively and independently about problems and potential solutions, drawing on both experience of industry best practices and original ideas.
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and accountability. The candidate should be highly organized, innovative, and committed to the goals of the team.
  • Design abilities to show results in an attractive manner is also suitable.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English are required.
  • Experience in insurance or microinsurance is a plus.

The role can be part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s availability and qualifications, and the engagement is targeted for an immediate start.

To understand all this a bit better, check out our website:
http://www.microrisk.org/  Email: jobs@microrisk.org



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