Nuru International Vacancies Jan 2012

Nuru’s plan to address our partner communities’ water and sanitation needs is central to our overall, holistic solutions.

Water & Sanitation Fellow

The Water and Sanitation Fellow will partner with the community to identify the community’s needs in water collection, accessibility of clean drinking water, water-borne disease prevention and treatment, and education in proper human and animal waste disposal and then design sustainable solutions to meet those needs.


Specific Responsibilities • Train and mentor the Water and Sanitation Program team • Empower local leaders in the Water and Sanitation Program to continually take more and more ownership of the program • Identify the water and sanitation needs within partner communities • Develop and implement water and sanitation interventions to meet the needs in the areas of: clean drinking water; non-potable water daily use; water storage; hygiene practices; community sanitation; family sanitation; etc. • Manage program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals • Ensure the Water and Sanitation Program is truly sustainable and scalable • Design effective, sustainable sanitation solutions for villages and individual households • Help to develop new monitoring tools to evaluate impact of the Water and Sanitation Program • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness

Preferred Skills and Attributes • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Masters preferred

Required Skills and Attributes • At least 1 – 2 years of creating and sustaining water and sanitation solutions for the poor, specifically in marketing sanitation and hygiene products. • Prior experience living and/or working in the Developing World • Solid quantitative skills and experience with Excel • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change • Prior success working closely, leading and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including volunteers • Strong work ethic • Strong leadership and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments

Leadership Fellow

Nuru’s leadership program is designed to create an environment where local leaders recognize and develop their ability to critically analyze and successfully develop effective poverty solutions in constantly changing circumstances. Specific Responsibilities Include: • Co-develop leadership training materials to meet immediate and future training needs in the project with local training team • Translate Nuru’s development philosophy and methodology to the operations on the ground. Ensure that training activities are consistent with this philosophy. • Monitor progress and evaluate impact of Program with M&E team, track progress toward meeting seasonal goals and exit criteria • Make recommendations for improvements and changes to training content, methodology, and framework • Mentor and train Training Team (District Managers and Field Managers) to develop their capacity as training facilitators and curriculum developers • Mentor and train District Managers to develop their capacity to manage Field Managers • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals • Manage program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Collaborate effectively with Leadership Program counterpart on US rotation • Collaborate effectively with International team on international rotation

Specific Skills and Attributes (additional to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows Program): • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Education, Masters degree preferred • At least 2 – 3 years of experience in training and/or teaching • Basic understanding of servant-leadership concept • Commitment to the Leadership Program’s training philosophy and methodology • Experience in writing curriculum • Knowledge of how to assess learning • Prior experience living and working in the Developing World • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change • Strong leadership and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments • Experienced in managing people and supporting them to meet their goals • Strong project management and communication skills

Healthcare Fellow

The Healthcare Fellow will partner with the community to identify the community’s needs in prevention and treatment and then design sustainable healthcare system solutions to meet those needs.
Specific Responsibilities: • Train and mentor the Healthcare Program team (including Community Health Workers) • Empower local leaders in the Healthcare Program to continually take ownership of the program • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals • Adapt and implement healthcare interventions within Nuru’s Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) framework to prevent and mitigate under 5 mortality • Refine CHW trainings and referral and case management systems • Work with the IGA manager to improve the commodity sales system • Develop behavior change communication campaigns • Help to develop new monitoring tools to evaluate impact of the Healthcare Program • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness • Manage program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Ensure the Healthcare Program is sustainable and scalable • Expand Healthcare Program coverage by scaling to new communities

Specific Skills and Attributes (additional to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows Program): • MPH preferred, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing with RN or NP certificate with equivalent experience • At least 1 – 2 years of experience creating and sustaining healthcare solutions for the poor • Solid quantitative skills and experience with Excel • Prior experience living and working in the developing world • Experience with behavior change communication programs • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change
• Strong work ethic • Strong leadership, management and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments

Job title: Foundation Team Leader

Job Description The Foundation Team Leader reports directly to the Country Director/Director of International Operations. He/she contributes to Nuru’s mission by managing the Foundation Team on the ground.

Specific Responsibilities Include • Responsible for meeting seasonal goals of seed projects in all 5 programs areas • Manage Foundation Team to include strategic program guidance, performance evaluations, weekly feedback, strategic planning sessions, and work planning guidance • Responsible for physical well-being of the team and general team morale • Empower, train and mentor the Chairman of Nuru Kenya to facilitate successful 5 year exit • Conduct effective turnover between Foundation Teams • Facilitate third party evaluation of seed project as necessary • Manage all staff and volunteers coming in and out of seed projects • Manage financial resources allocated to the seed project to include budget forecasting, sustainable revenue generation, and supervising the accounting and financial reporting of the District Management Team • Maintain effective relationship with government entities • Manage and coordinate all operations conducted by partners within the seed project

Required Skills and Attributes • Master degree in Business or International Development preferred • Minimum 4 years of leadership experience • Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country • High committed to organization’s mission and theory of change • Prior success working closely, leading and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including volunteers • Experience in working with the poor • Strong work ethic • Strong leadership and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments

Data Scientist

The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing and implementing processes and layouts for complex, large-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes. This position will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Director.

Specific Responsibilities include: • Designing and building large and complex data sets • Thinking strategically about uses of data and how data use interacts with data design • Designing and implementing statistical data quality procedures around new data sources • Performing data studies and data discovery around new data sources or new uses for existing data sources • Implementing any software required for accessing and handling data appropriately • Implementing and handing off data checking and updating procedures • Performing statistical analyses with existing data sets in Excel • Visualizing and reporting data findings creatively in a variety of formats • Researching and implementing software and hardware related to mobile technology Required Skills and Attributes: • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related technical field, Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred • Practical ability to visualize data, communicate the data, and utilize it effectively • 2-4 years of database building or other programming experience, especially within a non-profit industry • Proficiency in specific data analysis packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, and/or Excel) • Strong mathematics and statistics skills • Coursework or practical experience with data mining • Coursework or practical experience building algorithms • Strong problem solving and logical skills • Ability to think creatively and to work well both as part of a team and as an individual contributor • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Nuru

Community Economic Development Program Manager

Nuru’s Community Economic Development (CED) Program Manager is experienced in operational and performance management of rural microcredit and savings programs serving one to two thousand clients in remote, agricultural communities. The fundamental role of the CED Program Manager is to ensure that field operations preserve the integrity and efficacy of the program’s microfinance model, including direct management of CED staff, data and reporting, and supervision of the delivery of rural financial services and training. The program manager is expected to have formal analytical and quantitative skills, professional project management experience, and a background in effective team management.

Specific Responsibilities: • Effectively manage microfinance operations in order to deliver high quality training and services to community members, while ensuring loan portfolio and all lending activities comply with Nuru CED microfinance model guidelines and performance expectations. • Maintain and develop Nuru’s information systems, including basic bookkeeping, Mifos MIS and reporting suite, and integration of reporting needs for operational and accounting systems. • Ensure the CED Program is operationally and financially sustainable and scalable, including efficient management of program budget. • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals. • Train and mentor the CED Program team, empowering local leaders in the CED Program to continuously take more ownership of the program. • Oversee and further develop financial trainings for individuals, groups, and staff. • Improve implementation of CED interventions to meet the needs of Nuru’s members. • Assess and develop Nuru CED’s mobile banking services. • Implement monitoring tools and processes to evaluate impact of the CED Program. • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness. • Recruit new members and scale to new communities within the CED Program expansion framework.

Specific Skills and Attributes: • Masters Degree in Business, Finance, or International Development, MBA strongly preferred. • At least 4 years operational field experience in microfinance (rural credit cooperatives or microsavings and microcredit institutions needed). • Minimum 3 years of project management within micro finance, in an international setting. • Experience setting up and maintaining information systems (experience with Mifos MIS strongly preferred). • Formal data management experience, solid quantitative skills, and advanced level experience with Excel. • Prior experience living and working in the developing world. • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change. • Strong leadership and team building experience. • Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments.

Community Economic Development (CED) Fellow

Nuru’s Community Economic Development (CED) Fellow will be using and maintaining information systems to manage performance and operations of a rural microcredit and savings program serving two to three thousand clients in remote, agricultural communities. The fundamental role of the CED Fellow is to ensure that field operations preserve the integrity and efficacy of the program’s microfinance model, including direct management of data, reporting, and CED staff, as well as supervision of the delivery of rural financial services and training. Fellows are expected to have formal analytical and quantitative skills and field experience in microfinance.

Specific Responsibilities: • Effectively manage microfinance operations in order to deliver high quality training and services to community members, while ensuring loan portfolio and all lending activities comply with Nuru CED microfinance model guidelines and performance expectations. • Maintain and develop Nuru’s information systems, including basic bookkeeping, Mifos MIS and reporting suite, and integration of reporting needs for operational and accounting systems. • Ensure the CED Program is operationally and financially sustainable and scalable, including efficient management of program budget. • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals. • Technical training of the CED Program team, empowering local leaders in the CED Program to continuously take more ownership of the program. • Oversee and further develop financial trainings for individuals, groups, and staff. • Improve implementation of CED interventions to meet the needs of Nuru’s members. • Assess and develop Nuru CED’s mobile banking services. • Implement monitoring tools and processes to evaluate impact of the CED Program. • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness. • Recruit new members and scale to new communities within the CED Program expansion framework.

Specific Skills and Attributes (in addition to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows Program): • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, or International Development; MBA preferred. • Experience working with management information systems (experience with Mifos MIS strongly preferred). • Formal data management experience, solid quantitative skills, and advanced level experience with Excel. • At least 2 years operational field experience in microfinance organization (rural credit cooperatives or microsavings and microcredit institutions preferred). Masters degree in a related field or 2-3 years relevant experience in data management can be substituted for less microfinance field experience. • Minimum 2 years of project management, preferably in an international setting. • Prior experience living and working in the developing world strongly preferred. • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change. • Strong leadership, management and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving • Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments.

Community Economic Development (CED) Fellow

Nuru’s Community Economic Development (CED) Fellow will be using and maintaining information systems to manage performance and operations of a rural microcredit and savings program serving two to three thousand clients in remote, agricultural communities. The fundamental role of the CED Fellow is to ensure that field operations preserve the integrity and efficacy of the program’s microfinance model, including direct management of data, reporting, and CED staff, as well as supervision of the delivery of rural financial services and training. Fellows are expected to have formal analytical and quantitative skills and field experience in microfinance.

Specific Responsibilities: • Effectively manage microfinance operations in order to deliver high quality training and services to community members, while ensuring loan portfolio and all lending activities comply with Nuru CED microfinance model guidelines and performance expectations. • Maintain and develop Nuru’s information systems, including basic bookkeeping, Mifos MIS and reporting suite, and integration of reporting needs for operational and accounting systems. • Ensure the CED Program is operationally and financially sustainable and scalable, including efficient management of program budget. • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals. • Technical training of the CED Program team, empowering local leaders in the CED Program to continuously take more ownership of the program. • Oversee and further develop financial trainings for individuals, groups, and staff. • Improve implementation of CED interventions to meet the needs of Nuru’s members. • Assess and develop Nuru CED’s mobile banking services. • Implement monitoring tools and processes to evaluate impact of the CED Program. • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness. • Recruit new members and scale to new communities within the CED Program expansion framework.

Specific Skills and Attributes (in addition to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows Program): • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, or International Development; MBA preferred. • Experience working with management information systems (experience with Mifos MIS strongly preferred). • Formal data management experience, solid quantitative skills, and advanced level experience with Excel. • At least 2 years operational field experience in microfinance organization (rural credit cooperatives or microsavings and microcredit institutions preferred). Masters degree in a related field or 2-3 years relevant experience in data management can be substituted for less microfinance field experience. • Minimum 2 years of project management, preferably in an international setting. • Prior experience living and working in the developing world strongly preferred. • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change. • Strong leadership, management and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving • Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments.

Agriculture Fellow

Seventy percent of the world’s extreme poor live in rural areas. Because the rural poor are Nuru’s primary partners, the plan to address the community’s agricultural needs will be central to the overall solution. The Agriculture Fellow will partner with the community to identify the community’s agricultural needs and design sustainable solutions to meet those needs.

Specific Responsibilities Include: • Ensure the Agriculture Program is truly sustainable and scalable • Train and mentor the Nuru Kenya Agriculture Program team • Empower local leaders in the Agriculture Program to continually take more and more ownership of the program • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals • Manage program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Manage recruiting of new farmers and scale to new communities within the Agriculture Program expansion framework • Identify the agricultural needs within partner communities • Develop and implement agricultural interventions to meet the needs of Nuru’s farmers: access to farm inputs; education in agricultural techniques; cash crops; organic fertilizers; and linking farmers’ products with fair markets in order to fight chronic hunger and facilitate income generation in partner communities • Help to develop new monitoring tools to evaluate impact of the Agriculture Program • Refine existing program metrics to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness

Specific Skills and Attributes (additional to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows Program): • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Business or Agriculture, MA preferred • At least 2 – 3 years experience in project management • At least 1 – 2 years of creating and sustaining agricultural solutions for the poor • Prior experience living and working in the Developing World • Solid quantitative skills and experience with Excel • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change • Strong work ethic • Strong leadership and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments

How to apply:

Application Process: If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@nuruinternational.org. Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and include how you heard about this opportunity. Please check our Fellows Program Overview t http://www.nuruinternational.org/takeaction/jobsvolunteer.html for more information.

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