Kimetrica’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. We provide software, research, survey, and modelling and impact simulation services for evidence-based decision-making and learning. We work with governments and non-profit organizations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence.
Kimetrica is a social enterprise where we care more about the impact of our work than about corporate profitability. We only hire highly-committed and motivated people who share the same ethos and dedication to the work we do.
We are passionate about our jobs. While we work in different disciplines, we have a common hunger for innovation and discovery. We strive for efficiency in all that we do, practicing what we preach. Continuous learning is part of our culture. Our personal and corporate commitment is to quality and integrity. We work hard, but always make time for family, friends, and fun.
Working for governments and international aid agencies, we had seen large budgets spent on tackling global challenges and in response to disasters. But big decisions were often made based on gut feeling or political expediency rather than on hard evidence. We wanted to do things differently.
From an office in Nairobi, Kenya, a small team started experimenting with new software and research methods to ensure that hard evidence was delivered to decision-makers in a meaningful format. We built prototype tools to measure impact and performance, and to manage disasters. These tools have been continuously refined since then, adapting to new thinking, technological change, and the evolving needs of our clients.
Now we are an international team of more than 70, many still based in East Africa. All our systems are web-based and designed to work from anywhere. Currently, our staff is based in Kenya, Ethiopia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Somalia, South Sudan and the United States. Our unique geographical spread allows us to test technologies and approaches in the toughest conditions and across different cultures.
Despite rapid growth and radical technological transformations, we are still true to our original mission and values. We remain intolerant of waste and inefficiency, and zealous about increasing the impact of social spending. We continue to experiment with new approaches and learn lessons from scientific research and commercial practices that can be applied to public sector and non-profit management.
Mr. Endale Lemma
“Kimetrica provides a strong pool of professionals on quantitative and qualitative surveys, and data management who are extensively engaged in management, coordination and supervision of the data collection.”
The Honorable Mr. Joe Neguse
- US Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado
"Kimetrica's work with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network is truly inspiring. Because of Kimetrica's devotion to this topic, USAID is more effectively able to identify food insecurity throughout the world and save lives."
- Paris 21
"Kimetrica's work, helping to promote the use of new micro-data management tools and data dissemination methods among National Bureau's of Statistics, helped to further our work in NBS capacity development."
As a Senior Software Developer and Engineering Team Lead with more than ten years of experience, Jesaja is knowledgeable in numerous technologies and several programming languages. He has successfully developed custom frameworks and cloud based solutions for different clients in commercial settings and is skilled with service-oriented architectures, leveraging the best technologies based on the context.
He has worked on implementing new features and customizations on several existing open-source software solutions like Document Management and Data Collection Systems. One of his key responsibilities is to provide mentorship and guidance to junior programmers and senior programmers cross training from .Net to Python. Jesaja holds an MA in Technical Journalism from Bonn Rhein-Sieg University.
As Kimetrica’s Marketing and Sales Team Leader, Allan is in charge of identifying relevant business opportunities, engaging potential clients and partners as well as coordinating the development of all Kimetrica’s marketing materials. He also manages Kimetrica’s website and contributes to it editorially. Allan works closely with the head of communications on internal and external public relations as well as on Kimetrica's social media presence.
Allan has previously worked as a Web designer and head of user experience for Kimetrica. Allan holds a bachelor's degree in Business and IT from Strathmore University in Nairobi and a Masters degree in International Business Management from Coventry University in the United Kingdom
As a software engineer, Agnes is part of the FEWS NET7 Hub software team that specializes in the development and management of web-based data warehouse and visualization tools. Her role is to meet client needs by determining algorithms, flows of execution, user interfaces, data structures, libraries, and tools required to fulfill software specifications.
Previously, Agnes led a team that developed and managed web-based M&E and learning applications, where she designed databases and linked activity logical frameworks to monitoring variables and dashboards. She has in-depth knowledge of the requirements of results-based management systems, and is expert at translating client requirements to software applications. Agnes holds a BA in Computer Science from Egerton University.
As a data scientist, Eric leads Kimetrica’s applied science team in the development of crop, pest and livestock simulation models for the World Bank’s DARPA World Modelers project.
He is a seasoned Data Scientist and Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst with more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture, biological sciences (specifically entomology and ecology) and GIS industries.
As survey and CAPI systems specialist, Perry designs research strategies, surveys, data sets and questionnaires for Kimetrica; she contributes to survey training materials and user documentation guides for surveys across East Africa, including refugees and remote areas. She trains enumerators and presents tools for both paper- and tablet-based surveys. Perry manages surveys, which includes organizing and troubleshooting fieldwork logistics and keeping clients up to date.
She supervises survey field teams and is responsible for data management, including maintaining data systems, data quality control and completeness checks. Perry conducts data cleaning, data analysis and reporting. Finally, she facilitates meetings and workshops to present key findings of surveys. Perry holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, Jomo Kenyatta University.
Marion has over 12 years experience in project logistics and administration. As the Senior Operations Specialist, she ensures that Kimetrica’s core East Africa operations are timely, safe, cost-effective and compliant with relevant laws and regulations, client requirements, as well as the company’s internal procedures. Marion supports several teams working on projects spanning multiple locations across the region where she oversees field operations including procurement for projects assets, supporting enumerator recruitment and training, inventory management of all client and company assets and travel management for staff and consultants.
Marion also serves as the primary out of country contact for security matters, liaising with the teams in the field, security partners and the relevant office based staff. Marion holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from KCA University, Kenya, and is pursuing an MBA in Project Management from Kenyatta University, Kenya.
As an experienced researcher and data analyst, Elizabeth brings to Kimetrica skills in survey design, evaluation methods, data quality control and management, as well as extensive field work experience. She works in the research department, assisting with desk reviews and reports writing, including monthly atmospheric reports and quarterly reports on political, economic and social development for USAID/Burma.
She also conceptualizes quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical methods to support evaluation design and implementation, digitizing tools, and enumerator training. Her know-how includes monitoring and evaluation, business analysis, survey management and quality control. Elizabeth holds an MPH from the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University, Bangladesh, and a BCom in Management, Information Systems from Daystar University, Kenya.
As accounts assistant, Faith manages accounts payables, bank reconciliations, tax returns, journal entries, annual company audit, cash reconciliations, manages payroll and finance correspondences. She confirms proposed budgets, does invoicing, and ensures compliance with laws for the Kenyan office.
Faith also secures financial information by completing database backups. Faith holds a BA in Finance and Accounting, Kenyatta University.
Girum Haile has 15 years of experience in designing, managing, leading, and coordinating research activities in Ethiopia and Liberia. He brings extensive knowledge and direct survey field experience in survey design, including sample design, survey instrument development, data capturing, data management (data quality check, tabulation, data analysis using appropriate software like SPSS), and report writing and dissemination. Mr. Girum has experience in training of field personnel (data collectors, supervisors, coordinators) and field supervision.
He has served as a Statistician, Researcher, and a Census Cartographic Field Supervisor with the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia. He has done many short-term consultancy services for various private firms, NGOs, and UN agencies in the area of survey management and data collection (both quantitative and qualitative). Girum is currently serving at Kimetrica as a Technical Advisor. Holds M.Sc in Population Studies/Demography (specializing in Reproductive Health) from Addis Ababa University.
As finance and administration specialist at Kimetrica, Abesha is the lead on accounting, office management, operations compliance & human resources for the Ethiopia office. Abesha has 15 years of experience in finance, program management and general office administration, and has worked for private and non-profit international organizations.
Her work has included planning, budgeting and budget management, financial reporting, project accounting, expense management, payroll management and use of Quickbooks. She has experience in procurement management, office travel management and human resource management. Abesha has completed Level II ACCA and is fluent in English and Amharic.
As software tester and help desk assistant, Hamelmal advises on software security and performance at Kimetrica, including load and stress testing procedures and review of security mechanisms. She provides technical support to clients and provides continuous feedback on Helpdesk / CRM processes to improve the procedures and ensure the organization is up-to-date with current trends.
Hamelmal also tests software applications to ensure that all bugs are detected and reported in a timely manner. Hamelmal is an accomplished software developer, manager and technical support provider with over a decade of experience. She holds an MS in Information Systems, Addis Ababa University and a BSc in Information Systems, Addis Ababa University.
As senior software engineer, Girum develops python-based (Django framework) data warehouse application and prediction model simulation tool for Kimetrica. He leads the customization of the design and development of result-based project management, data collection and analysis tools for the Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project. Girum also designed and developed software tools in the automation of household economic analysis (HEA) methodologies for Ethiopian Disaster Recovery Management & Food Security Sector.
Girum holds an MA in Project Management, Addis Ababa University; an MSSE Software Engineering, HiLCoE, School of Computer Science & Technology; a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science, HiLCoE, School of Computer Science & Technology; and a BSc in Theoretical Physics, Bahir Dar University.
As senior software developer, at Kimetrica Henock is responsible for software development using the .NET platform; core tasks include liaising with the PRIME Project Client and refining requirements, developing features and reports, and providing support to users.
Henock manages software projects using Agile/ Scrum methodologies and holds responsibility for software application specification and design. He ensures code conforms to Kimetrica’s quality assurance standards. Henock holds an MS in Information Science, Addis Ababa University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering, Addis Ababa University.
Andrew is a skilled and dedicated Human Resource Professional, with more than ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. He has an extensive background in HR generalist affairs, including experience in recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits administration, compensation, policy development and legal compliance, all skills he is able to apply in his current position as Head of Human Resources at Kimetrica.
He holds a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from Colorado State University and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from Divine Word College.
As human resources and project administration specialist, Jacqueline uses her background in psychology to provide the best in human resource administration and to develop a satisfying working environment for Kimetrica’s employees and consultants, and she develops systematic company processes.
As a specialist in human resources, she is responsible for the hiring and onboarding of staff for Kimetrica’s Famine Early Warning System Network Technology Support Contract (FEWS NET TSC). Jacqueline is also responsible for maintaining staff and project-related files for the company. She holds a BA in Psychology and Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado.
He uses C#.NET programming to build three-tier web applications, server and client-side programming, and dynamic link library (.dll) files. He has in-depth knowledge of the requirements for web-based management systems and is expert at translating client requirements to software applications. Joseph holds a BA in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
As Head of ICT Infrastructure, Douglas is in charge of all infrastructure management and maintenance at Kimetrica. He develops cloud infrastructure strategy and performs regular reviews of the internal infrastructure setup. Douglas certifies cost effectiveness of all ICT services offered by Kimetrica, and manages the database administration.
He also provides technical support for both clients and the entire office staff, and presides over all the systems’ IT security for clients and staff. He regularly reviews Kimetrica’s IT systems to enforce industry standards. Douglas holds a BSc in Computer Science, University of Nairobi.
As geospatial information system specialist at Kimetrica, Joan produces GIS and remote sensing project deliverables. She undertakes satellite image classification and analysis of agricultural areas, and processes demographic, welfare, and agricultural data for the data warehouse project. Joan is responsible for metadata development of all geospatial and data libraries for data warehouse.
She supports data acquisition and maintenance, and assists in processing cartographic project deliverables, and geostatistical and remote sensing data analysis. Joan holds an MSc in Geospatial Information System & Remote Sensing, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering & Geospatial Information System, JKUAT.
As a data scientist at Kimetrica, Peter develops physical and machine learning models using Python, scikit-learn and keras. He develops dashboards to visualize model outputs, in order to verify trends and accuracy live-time. Peter writes unit-tests to ensure the code works as expected and conducts literature reviews of the domain models to keep them up to date.
He also writes Python scripts for data preprocessing and basic data analysis. Peter has more than six years of content development experience. He holds a Bsc Geospatial Information Science and Remote Sensing, Dedan Kimathi University.
As part of the operations team at Kimetrica, Nicholas specializes in supporting the projects general procurement, logistics and operations portfolio at the Nairobi office. Nicholas has 12 years of experience in logistics procurement and management, having worked for NGOs, and in oil, gas and automotive engineering sectors.
Nicholas holds an Advanced Diploma in Project Management from ICM UK, and a Technical Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems, from City And Guilds UK.
As assistant GIS analyst, Lanem does research on data sources, data cleaning, digitising, and analysis. He supports the applied science team with economic, health status and accessibility modelling. Lanem worked on the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Method for Extremely Rapid Observation of Nutrition status (MERON) projects.
Lanem holds a BSc in Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. Lanem holds a BSc in Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
As data engineering assistant, Leila is part of the Applied Science Team in Kimetrica's technical department. She performs and assists in tasks under the mandate of the Data Engineering and Acquisition Team; these include, sourcing data online across different domains based on client requirements, and with a view to enhance Kimetrica's data warehouse as well as cleaning and normalization of raw data to comply Kimetrica's ontology, and enabling integration of the data into the data warehouse.
Leila holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi.
As Kimetrica’s survey manager, Mihretu liaises with the Statistics Office of Kenya to facilitate the selection of Enumeration Areas (EAs) where surveys will be carried out. He participates in the development and refinement of survey tools, including questionnaires, interviewer’s manual, supervisor’s manual, listing manual, forms, etc. He works with the local language translation team and Kimetrica staff to ensure that the data collection tools are refined and consistent with the English version. Mihretu ensures that tools are digitized, and tablets are ready for CAPI.
He runs pilot exercises to test survey instruments and software in the field, trains supervisors and listing agents, and ensures data quality. Mihretu has more than five years of experience in data quality management and data entry. He holds an MSc in Demography (Population Study and Reproductive Health), Addis Ababa University; an MA in Educational Research and Program Evaluation, Addis Ababa University; and a BED in Mathematics, Jimma University.
As a product manager, Steve creates strategic products that support Kimetrica’s many projects and programs, and acts as a bridge between its research and technical teams. He is a skilled data scientist and a valuable contributor to Kimetrica’s research efforts, developing interactive analytics tools and databases that advance strategic goals while meeting customer demands and expectations. Steve brings several years of experience in research, modeling, and data analysis in international development and sustainability.
Prior to Kimetrica, Steve was Lead System Administrator at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. Steve holds an MA in International Development from the University of Denver, and a BA in Math and Philosophy from Rutgers University.
As an administrative assistant in the Nairobi Office, Faustine takes care of Kimetrica’s office needs. She maintains cleanliness and does basic secretarial work. She keeps track of cleaning and office supplies and makes sure they are well stocked. Faustine plans to pursue a diploma in procurement.
As part of the Human Resources team, Swapnil manages various functional aspects of the Human Resources department. She provides day-to-day support to employees companywide, and assists with projects and processes across a full range of HR functions. Swapnil brings more than eight years of experience in the Human Resources field.
Prior to Kimetrica, she worked for Avaya India Private Limited, Zensar Technologies Limited, HSBC Technology India and DaVita Inc. Swapnil holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
As survey coordinator with more than 10 years experience in research and evaluation, Anteneh manages all end-to-end activities for Kimetrica’s large-scale surveys, including survey planning (including budget and training plans); sample design implementation; questionnaire design and pre-tests; enumerator training; coordination of field logistics; fieldwork monitoring and supervision; data quality assurance assessment supervision; data entry, data cleaning, and data analysis; documentation of survey processes; report writing; and technical assistance and oversight of day-to-day implementation of surveys based on agreed timelines.
Anteneh holds an MSc in Population Studies (Demography), and a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies, both from Addis Ababa University.
As an ICT support analyst at Kimetrica, Emilio is responsible for daily operations administration, hardware and software research and procurement, and for providing support for information management services.
With a strong focus on empowering people within the organization, Emilio combines their degree in Computer Information Systems & Wide Area Networks with ten years of delivering excellent customer service and technical solutions. Emilio holds a degree in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Psychology, both from Range Community College.
As a Contract Assistant, Andrew collaborates with the Contract Manager to provide project support and documentation at Kimetrica. He arranges travel, assists with compliance, conducts reporting, and maintains general office support. He also facilitates staff and consultant recruitment.
Andrew brings experience in research, data analysis, and administrative support to Kimetrica. He most recently worked as a legal research associate where he conducted investigations for a large corporation. Andrew holds a B.A. in International Studies from Washington & Jefferson College, and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University.
As data science specialist at Kimetrica, Yared works on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) world modelers project, which aims to develop models using population, conflict, household economics, water, markets, health and and humanitarian operational responses to to estimate the level of food security in in fragile states. In that capacity, Yared is responsible for the following machine learning pipelines: predicting refugee flows across nations; predicting the flow of internally displaced people in Ethiopia and South Sudan; and predicting the probability of conflict at a local level.
Yared has more than nine years experience in data science, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building. He holds an MA in International Development policy from Duke University; an MSc in Agricultural Economics, Haramaya University; and a BA in Economics, Haramaya University.
As Head of Communications, Selma works with the marketing department to expand Kimetrica's brand, manages communications, and helps keep Kimetrica’s website relevant and up-to-date. With a background in journalism, Selma edits Kimetrica's reports.
Prior to Kimetrica Selma worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, and later as a photography editor for the New York Times, the New Yorker and FORTUNE magazines. She worked as a consultant for the United Nations World Food Programme, most recently, as Head of Regional Communications in Bangkok. Selma holds a BA in modern languages and literature from Concordia University.
As the project manager for a USAID project in Southeast Asia, Amber oversees the work of Kimetrica's technical, research staff and in-country sub-contractors. She also serves as a research analyst and gender specialist on other projects, where she conducts and analyzes both primary and secondary research, contributes to methodological developments, and ensures that projects maintain a gender-focused lens. In addition, Amber managed the process evaluation for the African Risk Capacity (ARC) disaster risk insurance payout in Senegal. She regularly works on projects for USAID, the World Bank and UNICEF.
Amber brings over 15 years of experience in applied research, project coordination and administration. She holds an MA in International Development from the University of Denver, where she specialized in post-conflict gender equality and in migration, and a BA in Theatre, Film, and Television from the University of Colorado.
Andrew is a software project manager and oversees Kimetrica’s software development process and team for a large USAID-sponsored database aimed at understanding and reducing the impact of global food insecurity.
Andrew has more than seven years experience delivering project management services within the IT industry, in the fields of software and application development, business process improvement, and data management. Andrew has a Master’s in Project Management from the University of Maryland’s University College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Elon University.
As an Applied Scientist and Senior Economist, Ahmad develops econometric and machine learning models to analyze food insecurity and economic problems. He is currently focused on developing the market price model, household economic, and cost intervention models.
Prior to Kimtrica, Ahmad worked as an assistant professor and conducted research in transportation economics. Ahmad holds a Ph.D. and an MA in economics from the University of Arizona, and a BSc in Electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology.
Mehlam is a software engineer based in Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for the development of software features, identifying solutions to customer requirements, designing scalable solutions for high-integrity data requirements, and data acquisition for the Kimetrica Data Warehouse among others. He also specializes in geospatial and remote sensing analysis for research projects and evaluations to provide sound Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based solutions.
Mehlam is pursuing a BA in Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. Mehlam is fluent in Kiswahili, and proficient in Hindi and Gujarati. Mehlam is also a wildlife photographer who likes to spend his free time taking pictures of Africa’s rich animal life and nature.
As the Finance Manager for USAID's Afya Uwazi Kenya third-party monitoring (TPM) project, Agnes oversees finances and administration, and ensures compliance with USAID’s regulations and Kimetrica’s internal procedures. She carries out operational activities, such as start-up, mobilization, demobilization, and activity-specific procurements, and supports field team logistics. In addition, she prepares periodic financial projections and reports, leads the activity’s financial reviews, and analyzes and troubleshoots financial issues.
Prior to Kimetrica, Agnes worked with the social enterprise Samuel Hall; CARE International; Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF) Belgium, and the NGO National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE). She brings more than 15 years of experience encompassing all aspects of financial and administrative management (accounting, data collating & analysis, budgeting, grants management, and reporting). Agnes has a strong appreciation and understanding of the need for corporate accountability and transparency, cost-effective delivery of large budget projects and programs, and compliance with company policies and procedures. Agnes holds a BA in Economics from Moi University. She is a certified accountant and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
As senior software developer, Hussein is one of Kimetrica’s chief software developers, leading Kimetrica’s Data Engineering and Acquisition Team, which focuses on developing highly-curated data sources, tools and technologies that help ingest datasets from various sources and standardize them for usage across different projects. He works directly with clients to migrate data into other systems. Hussein plays a key role in developing data collection tools, data collation and cleaning scripts and training field staff for MERON (see more in What We do section of our website).
Isaac provides IT support to all Kimetrica departments and staff, which includes hardware and software installation; configuration and upgrade of common office software; troubleshooting connectivity issues; and monitoring and maintaining the corporate LAN and WAN. He also assists with procurement, inventory management and tracking of the company’s ICT equipment, as well as administration of select corporate systems.
Before his current role, Isaac served as Kimetrica’s administrative assistant, providing a wide range of administrative and logistical support to company staff, consultants and clients. He holds a Bachelor of Business Information Technology degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
As Chief Research Officer, Claire leads a team of 15 researchers and survey experts across multiple country offices. She provides strategic direction to major research projects, manages and builds strong client relationships, develops academic partnerships, and keeps the team abreast of new and innovative techniques and methods in research design and implementation.
Claire has over 20 years of experience in research, analysis, and business consulting. For the last 12 years, she has focused on quantitative and qualitative evaluation research and operations. Her areas of expertise include disaster risk management and risk finance, social and child protection, food security, and poverty measurement. Before turning to the field of evaluation and development assistance, Claire worked in software development. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, and a BA in French and International Studies from Washington University.
Mehari is an expert in monitoring and evaluation and population-based survey design and management. He is responsible for managing Kimetrica’s surveys in Africa. As a demographer with a long history of managing national surveys, Mehari provides our clients with in-depth knowledge and skills on all facets of survey management, from sample design to enumerator training to quality control.
In addition to managing large population-based surveys, Mehari provides technical support in monitoring humanitarian conditions in some of the world’s most challenging environments. His work in this area includes training monitors in qualitative and quantitative data collection, the use of communications technology, such as satellite telephones, for data transmission, and the implementation of security protocols to ensure field staff safety.
As Chief Technology Officer, Steve leads Kimetrica's Technology Department. He sets technical product vision, oversees the engineering process, and is the executive responsible for Kimetrica's technical programs. He is focused on facilitating partnerships and ensuring Kimetrica's customers achieve maximum benefit from the use of technology. Steve brings a diverse set of experiences to Kimetrica, from remote sensing and geospatial technologies, to large-scale data analysis, analysis support technologies, data science, and technology portfolio management.
Prior to Kimetrica, Steve has worked with a wide range of government organizations dependent on up to date and accurate information about the world spanning diplomatic, public policy, health, defense, and intelligence domains. Steve holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Virginia.
As Project Director, Sarah is responsible for leading the Famine Early Warning (FEWS) Data and Learning Hub activity, to manage, share, and facilitate use of data, information, and knowledge to help achieve the FEWS NET goal of sustainably preventing food insecurity and famine. Sarah has focused her career on the improvement of livelihoods and unleashing the potential of women and men around the world through agriculture, natural resource management, information technology, gender equality and inclusion, good governance, and civil society.
She is highly skilled in strategy, program management, applied research, monitoring and evaluation, and learning modalities in complex and changing environments. With more than 30 years’ experience in development, and a doctorate in political science from Binghamton University, Sarah is a three-time chief of party for USAID activities and has served as a subject-area program leader many times. Before joining Kimetrica, Sarah served as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting Practice Director at Panagora Group Inc. She has worked for many international and US development organizations in technical leadership roles and is passionate about implementation science and the use of evidence to inform decision-making.
Lameck brings more than a decade of experience in monitoring and evaluation of food security and nutrition and agricultural projects, complex survey design and implementation. Lameck holds a degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences from Monash University and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the James P Grant School of Public Health.
Asegid is a Senior Software Project Manager and the Managing Director of Kimetrica’s Ethiopia office. Asegid and his team provide M&E software system design, customization, training and support services to clients.
He has over 20 years experience working with the United Nations in the areas of IT systems support, software development, and software team leadership using Agile software development methodologies. Asegid has a degree in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University and a Master's degree in Software Engineering from Westminster University.
As Head of Operations, Lawrence is the lead on procurement, travel and administration operations compliance, human resources and accounting for Kimetrica’s East Africa office. An experienced logistician and administrator with over 12 years of experience in operations and accounting, he has previously served as Kimetrica’s Regional Finance Manager and Accountant.
Lawrence brings years of experience in donor financial accounting with both corporations and International Non-Governmental organizations. His areas of expertise include budgeting, grants management, budget tracking, and support for and training of other finance and non-finance staff in partner organizations. Prior to Kimetrica, he worked in field financial spot checks and logistic as well as internal audits in Somalia, Kenya & Ethiopia for Save the Children International and Save the Children/Finland. Lawrence is pursuing an MBA in Corporate Management at KCA University (Kenya) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.
As Chief of Party, Rob is responsible for leading food security analysis and third-party monitoring in remote, hard-to-reach communities. He is also responsible for providing regular reports and advice to donors, humanitarian organizations and NGOs.
Rob is an agriculture and livestock specialist, with over 20 years of experience working with rural communities in East Africa. This experience provides him with a unique insight into the lives of agricultural and pastoral communities in the region, and the multiple factors that influence their food security. Rob holds a degree in Agriculture from Wye college, University of London, and a Master’s degree in Tropical Animal Production and Health from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh.
As Chief of Party for the Afya Uwazi third party monitoring (TPM) of the health supply chain in Kenya, Ravi oversees a team of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) specialists and technical experts focused on strengthening accountability and transparency for critical and essential medicines and health commodities. Ravi brings extensive experience working in monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Kenya health system. Having worked in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia for more than 25 years, he has a strong perspective on what works and what does not in development.
His passion is making evidence useful to drive meaningful change for people in need. Ravi applies a gender, equity, and social inclusion lens to his work, with a particular interest in expanding community engagement to ensure that social systems are accountable to their beneficiaries. Ravi contributes his expertise to a variety of civil society initiatives and social movements in Kenya and internationally. Ravi holds a PhD International Health from the Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from United States International University Africa, a Master of Public Health from Boston University, and a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University.
As Deputy Chief of Party, Lena provides technical assistance and support to the Chief of Party and Field Monitors for Kimetrica’s East Africa office. She is responsible for contract management and compliance. She recruits, trains, and assists with the field staff management.
Lena is a financial business manager,with profound experience as point person and liaison for the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Food for Peace' (FFP) on contractual matters. At USAID she played a lead role in the development and revision of all deliverables, and provided more than 12 years of technical and food security support services to USAID/FFP's Washington and overseas field FFP Country Backstop Officers and implementing partners. Lena attended Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration; she's earned an M.B.A. degree from Averett University with a concentration in Global Business.
As Senior Food Security and Early Warning Advisor for the FEWS NET Hub, Sarah is responsible for supporting the team with strategic planning, drafting and editing project deliverables, gender analyses and administrative oversight. Sarah has focused her career on promoting agriculture as an engine of prosperity and human development for men and women engaged in smallholder agriculture. Most of her work experience has been in Africa, designing, directing and managing large multi-country field projects in very poor countries faced with civil insecurity.
With a doctorate in international agricultural policy from Stanford University, Sarah also has expertise in policy research and action-oriented analyses of complex situations. Before coming to Kimetrica, Sarah served most recently as Chief Economist at the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). Beyond agricultural production and markets, she has technical and analytical experience promoting, monitoring and evaluating food and nutrition security (socio-economic studies, gender, HIV and famine early warning systems).
As Kimetrica's Chief Software Architect, Roger manages ICT and software development teams focused on transforming concepts for new technologies into web-based decision support tools. These tools are allowing our clients to manage projects and make decisions in ways that have never been possible.
Roger has over 20 years of experience developing software products for the private, public and non-profit sectors. His experience ranges from designing enterprise resource planning software through to decision support tools for the United Nations and USAID. The software products Roger has developed are used by frontline staff working in war zones and by government and UN decision-makers charged with analyzing humanitarian problems and making funding decisions for response actions. Roger has a degree from Oxford University in Mathematics.