Job: Director, Africa Region, Evidence Action

Director, Africa Region

General Management – Nairobi, Kenya

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.  Our two flagship programs reached over 200 million people this year. One of them, the Deworm the World Initiative, was again selected by GiveWell as one of only seven Top Charities on the planet.

About the position

Evidence Action’s Director, Africa region will be overall in-charge of Evidence Action’s program delivery, at-scale monitoring and evaluation, compliance, people management, budget management, government and donor relations, and back-end operations in Africa. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The Director, Africa region will lead a team culture characterized by high achievement and strong professional development through living and inculcating Evidence Action’s values.

The Director, Africa region will be a seasoned professional with at least eight years’ work experience, including five or more years of program leadership and management experience and an interest in expanding their horizons within a mission-driven organization committed to impact at scale. The ideal candidate has experience leading program implementation in developing countries, particularly within Africa…

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Job: Senior Manager, Programs, Evidence Action

Senior Manager, Programs

Programs – Nairobi, Kenya

About the position

Evidence Action seeks a highly motivated professional to work across programs in extensive collaboration with teams across at-scale and emerging programs.  The senior manager’s work will be underpinned by rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, simultaneous management of various projects and extensive engagement across diverse stakeholders. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The senior manager will work on strategy and growth for current programs and incubation / modeling for new programs as they develop.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding credentials, project management capabilities, analytical skills, and presentation skills. The senior manager must be able to function flexibly and independently and have a strong commitment to excellence and high quality of outputs.

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Job: Program Director, No Lean Season, Evidence Action

Program Director, No Lean Season

Beta – Nairobi, Nairobi


The Program Director, No Lean Season will lead the growth of what may be the “next big thing” in evidence-based development. The groundbreaking research behind No Lean Season has pointed towards an incredible opportunity to positively and substantially improve the lives of millions of poor, rural families, making this program one of the most promising interventions to emerge from the field of randomized evaluations in the development sector in recent years.

No Lean Season provides a small travel subsidy to poor, rural households so they can send a family member to a nearby city or town to find a temporary job during the period between planting and harvesting. This is the time in many rural areas when jobs are scarce, food is expensive, and people are likely to miss meals. In studies, the induced migration resulted in significant improvements in household welfare (including consumption and nutrition) during the lean season. Evidence Action Beta is now investigating several critical questions — local price effects, impacts on household well-being, and impacts on non-participating households — to pressure-test the hypothesis that this is a cost-effective means of providing seasonal income support in Bangladesh and elsewhere. If successful, No Lean Season has the potential to improve the lives of millions of the world’s poorest rural families.

The Director will execute the global strategy and management of the No Lean Season program and its partnerships; oversee advocacy and communication efforts; coordinate technical inputs and quality controls; ensure quality service delivery of the program itself; and lead the  expansion of the No Lean Season program should it continue to show promise and evidence of impact. The Director will join Evidence Action’s Beta team, which is tasked with identifying and cultivating Evidence Action’s next flagship programs.

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Africa consultant (legal), Accountability Counsel

From Accountability Counsel: Join our team as we expand in the African continent to support communities demanding accountability. Our growing organization seeks an experienced legal professional to serve as our first Africa-based Consultant.


Accountability Counsel is seeking an experienced, Africa-based legal professional to join our growing global team of advocates for justice as we open a new regional presence in Africa. The Africa Consultant will be part of Accountability Counsel’s Communities Program, reporting to the Global Communities Director, and working in close coordination with our advocates in other world regions. The Africa Consultant will offer legal support for communities in Africa harmed by dams, mines, agribusiness, and other projects where abuses include forced displacement, contamination of vital natural resources, sexual abuse, and silencing of affected people.

The position offers the opportunity to grow Accountability Counsel’s caseload, network, team, and impact in the Africa region, and for rapid career growth toward a director-level position within Accountability Counsel. We are seeking someone equally talented at sensitively working with communities at the local level, as they are at effective international-level advocacy.

About Accountability Counsel

Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice. We envision a world where communities take part in decisions that affect them, and their human and environmental rights are respected.

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Tax Justice Academy

The International Tax Justice Academy organised by Tax Justice Network Africa will take place from 6 to 10 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Registration is open now through 31 August 2017, and early registration is recommended. Learn more and register here »

This year’s Academy will focus on building the next generation of tax justice champions by strengthening the significant role of tax in the quest of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Full course details will be shared soon.

For more information please contact Leila Kituyi on  or visit out website,


Job: Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, Hatua Likoni

Hatua Likoni is a community organization that prepares youth to thrive in Kenya’s workforce by providing promising, low-income students access to the education, career guidance and professional networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya’s growing economy.

Our committed team of ten serves over 350 students enrolled in high school and university. We are proud about our 95% graduation rate from secondary school and 90% transition rate to University. After a 9 year journey our first cohort of students have graduated from university and 100% are already working, earning 4x the average income of youth who have not complete their education.

In 2018, we are planning to open our 2nd office in Mombasa, starting our expansion journey across Mombasa to eventually sponsor 1,600 students annually!

To make this happen, Hatua Likoni is looking for a Fundraising and Communications Coordinator!

Key requirements:
– track record in fundraising and engaging donors
– passionate about youth empowerment
– great writing skills

Learn more by downloading the full Job Description from here:

Happy to respond to any queries!

Manuela Müller | edge

T: +254 737 432119 – How much better can it get?
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Job: Deployment Project Specialist, Echo Mobile

Echo Mobile is hiring a full-time Project Specialist to join our Deployment team in Nairobi, Kenya.
The is an ideal opportunity for an up-and-coming ICT4D specialist in East Africa. Primarily responsibilities will be to provide consulting, project management, and implementation services for our clients, which include a range of leading social enterprises, UN agencies, NGOs, and businesses in East Africa.
I’ve attached a full JD with instructions and links to submit an application at the end. Please pass on to anyone who loves communications, development, and technology and wants to work for a growing Kenyan startup!
Echo Logo Boris Maguire, Head of Deployment

[E] bo… [M] +254 713 927 441 [S] boris.maguire [T] @borismaguire

Echo Mobile provides organizations with powerful mobile communication tools that enable them to intimately understand the constantly changing context in which they operate. More info at