Impact Coordinator

Seattle, WA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Splash is an international charitable organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, founded in 2007. Our mission is simple: “We clean water for kids.” Small, young and growing, Splash is in a unique position to be groundbreaking in the global health and “WASH” sectors, able to try new approaches to address the needs of urban kids. In ten years, we have brought and continue to ensure safe drinking water to over 400,000 children in cities around the world.
Our core values guide everything we do including every hiring decision we make. They are:
• People - People first. People second. People third.
• Quality - Beautiful products that function and last.
• Honesty - No drama, no surprises, no BS.
• Joy - Kids at heart, seeing potential everywhere.
• Mistakes - Make them, don’t repeat them.

The Job

The Impact Coordinator will support Splash’s Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) efforts by coordinating Splash’s work to gather, consolidate, and ensure data quality and integrity of our process, output and outcome data across all program areas and countries. The Impact Coordinator will work with the Senior Manager of Impact and Learning, the global MLE Manager, country-specific M&E Specialists, and the global Programs teams to ensure we are gathering the right data (using the right tools, at the right times) based on our organizational Theory of Change and Results Framework. S/he will work with our Programs team to ensure that we are tracking data in a way that reflects our commitment to quality, transparency, and continuous learning. Primary tasks will include coordinating the frequency, process, and metrics for routine monitoring at Splash sites; supporting country-specific M&E specialists to create and maintain data gathering tools that align with newly established global key performance indicators; ensuring that data collection processes and tools align with Splash technology standards and specifications; facilitating Program team discussions on data collection needs and methods; coordinating the collection of additional primary and secondary data from various sources; and cleaning, organizing, and sharing data with Splash decision makers in Seattle and our international offices.  Data analysis and interpretation will be included within the role of the identified candidate possesses those skills.

The Impact Coordinator is a hands-on and detail oriented project  coordinator with a passion for finding plausible solutions and helping others collect, store, and use data to help guide decisions and actions – even in tough, resource-limited environments. S/he is excited by opportunities to use technology to optimize processes and ensure data quality, and understands the balance between field-driven solutions and scalable processes and tools.  S/he is thorough, detail oriented, and an excellent communicator - even across distances, time zones, and sporadic internet connections.

Primary Duties

  1. Review existing data gathering tools and metrics used in each Splash country office, and coordinate efforts to update and standardize tools to align with Splash’s new global indicators. Maintain these tools in alignment with Program team needs.
  2. Lead the rollout of an organization-wide system for collecting, storing, and using Splash’s progress and impact data (based on global indicators and other key metrics) across six countries.
  3. Support the development of survey questions, assessment tools and research methods that further the evidence base for Splash’s WASH efforts globally.
  4. Support proposal development as well as reporting and compliance needs related to donor communications, grant deliverables and other external reporting.
  5. Identify and understand gaps in data, work with Programs team to address missing information.
  6. Support the Seattle and international programs team to develop, use, and maintain appropriate data collection, storage, and transmission tools.
  7. Provide recommendations and support for data quality assurance, data presentation, and results reporting.
  8. Perform other tasks as needed in support of organizational programmatic and MLE goals.

Compensation & Benefits

Annual salary for this position will be established at time of hire, then reviewed at least annually. Splash provides generous health coverage benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, as well as a 401k plan.

Education, Experience, & Personal Characteristics

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Public Health, Social Science, Public Policy, Evaluation, or related discipline plus at least 2-3 years of work experience, two of which must be in a program and/or data coordination role. Experience in a global non-profit in the health and/or WASH sector is preferred. This position requires a fundamental understanding of types of data, data collection mechanisms, and uses of data; as well as demonstrated experience with project coordination and implementation in resource-limited international settings. In addition, candidates must have a strong quantitative aptitude and desire to learn new skills, including particular interest in developing skills related to monitoring, learning, and evaluation. Splash prefers candidates who have demonstrated experience liaising with monitoring & evaluation staff in an international NGO, and experience working with log frames and/or theory of change models. Knowledge of Salesforce, Tableau, or statistical analysis software is a plus. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.

Desired Attributes Include

  1. You demonstrate excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, entrepreneurial environment.
  2. You love data and details but are able to understand and communicate information at a broader level.
  3. You have experience living or working in an international context, and a strong interest in global health, water and advocacy for children.
  4. You are results-oriented and you place a high value on the quality and accuracy of your work.
  5. You have a keen intellectual curiosity and ability to create meaning out of data.
  6. You have strong communication skills and ability to connect with people of various levels in an organization.
  7. You exhibit cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with remote team members using e-mail, Skype, and other such methods.
  8. You are personally motivated by Splash’s mission and goals.

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