About BongHive
BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Since 2011, we’ve been organising issue-specific workshops and seminars, running developer groups on a variety of topics such as gaming and robotics, provided strategic and practical business advice, incubated startups and hosted a wide range of industry networking events. We run a host of new programmes all focused on identifying Zambia’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, bringing them into our space and turning their ideas and projects into scalable businesses.  Here is a list of the projects our MEL extraordinaire will be working on:
  • Discover – a three week monthly bootcamp to give those with great ideas the tools to refine their ideas and launch their businesses
  • Launch – a three month programme launched startups try to gain market traction through a semi-structured process tailored to each startups’ needs as well as being paired with mentors and being able to access professional services
  • Thrive – an open-ended programme for Zambia’s most promising startups where they can work from BongoHive and are surrounded by professional assistance, mentors and investors
  • Workshops – a series of issue specific in-depth workshops geared at equipping participant startups with tangible skills and outcomes that will immediately impact their business
  • Events – a wide variety of events geared towards startups and the technology community taking place both during business hours and over evenings and weekends
  • Community Groups – in addition to our events, we support multiple groups that share the same ethos as BongoHive and as such are given access to our space to host events
Role Overview
BongoHive seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead to support the organizations commitment to employing a robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) practices to demonstrate our development, impact and accountability. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead in collaboration with BongoHive Senior Management and relevant stakeholders will develop BongoHive’s approach to monitoring and evaluation / impact assessment – in order to strengthen accountability, demonstrate impact and drive programme improvement. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead will also in collaboration with programs staff devise reporting forms and protocols, using digital data collection tools where appropriate.
Essentially, in this full-time role, you will be responsible for all things monitoring, evaluation and learning.  We have a suite of different programmes as well as partners and funders.  Your role is to set up outcomes and indicators to help us drive decision making and understand the impact of each one of our programmes.  You NEED to love what you do and passionately believe in BongoHive’s goal of driving the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Zambia.
  • Create the MEL framework, process and tools for all BongoHive programming
  • Create a series of quantitative and qualitative tools for startups to use on evaluating their businesses’ performance and then teach the created material during relevant programmes
  • Collect and effectively store all reoccurring and one-off monitoring qualitative and quantitative data
  • Analyse the collected data, identify trends and track performance to targets
  • Present this information to the team in a clear and usable manner at regular intervals
  • Ensure that beneficiaries’ and partners’ MEL requirements are met
  • Support any external evaluation when required
  • Share organisational and market learning both internally and externally on a quarterly basis
Suggested Experience & Qualifications
  • MS Office and particularly a great understanding of Excel is a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field
  • Five years of working experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Believes in the power of business to drive positive social and environmental change
Not required but would get our attention:
  • Leadership experience with a quickly growing startup or small business is a huge asset
  • A track record in understanding the needs of startups and small businesses
  • International education and/or experience
  • Teaching experience
Job Details
This is a full-time role from our office in Lusaka.  The salary is in line with the industry and the title is Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Lead which reports to the Executive Director.
Personal Traits
  • Strong voice and a leader
  • Confident
  • Collaborative
  • Results-oriented
  • Visionary yet pragmatic
  • Creative
Are you a Woman?
Although this position is open to men and women alike, we are strongly encouraging women to apply.   Women are 49.59% of the world’s population so women need 49.59% of the awesome jobs, like this one.
Want to Apply?
Email your resume to along with a concise introductory email telling us why you’re awesome and the perfect fit for this role.  Don’t bother sending us a cover letter, particularly a generic one because they’re boring and don’t tell us much.  Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2016.
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